Defence Minister A K Anthony's meeting with DMK chief M Karunanidhi to discuss possible nominees for the forthcoming Presidential polls grabs front page attention in many papers. "Congress sounds out Karuna on Ansari, Pranab for President"reports the Times of India in its front page lead. Commenting on this meeting, the Pioneer says "Congress marshals allies to checkmate Kalam as Prez".
Most papers take note of the denial issued by the Advisor to the Prime Minister, T K A Nair, that there was any irregularity in the allotment of residential plots to a niece and a friend in Bengaluru. "No illegality in allotment of plots, says PM's advisor" writes the Hindustan Times.
Protests over the suspicious death of 19 year old Manipuri student, Richard Loitam in Bengaluru get wide attention in the papers. The Indian Express writes "Manipur student's death: Protests in Delhi, Bangalore" "Ensure justice to Richard's family, North East students urge Manmohan" reports the Hindu.
The return of a five year old boy and his grandparents after being released from a jail in Bangladesh is widely noticed by the press. "Indian child returns after staying in Bangladesh jail" writes the Tribune. The Indian Express reports that young Ariful Sheikh and his grandparents, who had gone to Bangladesh to visit an ailing relative, were arrested for not having valid documents to stay in the country.
In a front page exclusive, the Mail Today reports, that the HRD ministry has questioned the Comptroller and Auditor General's estimation of 1.16 Lakh crore of unaccounted funds in the ministry. The Ministry contends that the CAG figure is hundred times the real figure, says the paper.
And finally, the Asian Age and the Tribune report that in London surface to air missiles may be placed on rooftops of residential buildings close to the Olympic Park as a security measure for the forthcoming Olympic Games.