The twists and turns in the controversy over the Army Chief's revelation that he was offered a bribe by an equipment lobbyist, make for headline news this morning. "Antony throws bribe bomb back at chief". Says General V.K. Singh didn't want action taken against Tejinder Singh", reports Hindustan Times.
The informal chat between Dr. Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani in Seoul, is also noticed in the press. "Manmohan, Gilani see trade and power propelling bilateral relations", read a Hindu Headline.
"Beant assassin to hang on Saturday, Punjab government seeks clemency", reports the Times of India. Hindustan Times writes that - A court in Chandigarh reaffirmed its earlier order to hang Beant Singh's killer Balwant Singh Rajoana on March 31st, even as Chief Minister Badal rushes to Delhi to seek clemency.
"Nuclear protest leaders blink, call off their fast at Koodankulam", headlines the Indian Express. The paper adds that the protestors have indicated their willingness to hold talks and that work at the plant was resumed after a seven-month impasse.
The Times of India writes that, "Petrol could cost 15 rupees less if Delhi follows Goa's lead, by doing away with sales tax on petrol.
And finally, the Tribune writes, "Meet 'Daria-i-Noor', the 'Koh-i-Noor's' little known sibling. Details found in an 1840 document reveal that the sister diamond - 'Ocean of Light' was quarried from the Golconda mines and also became part of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's famous treasury, and was confiscated by the East India Company. The diamond is said to be currently in a vault of a Bangladeshi Bank, says the paper.