The lack of consensus within the NDA on the issue of Presidential candidate, is covered on the front pages of today's papers. "NDA develops Presidential election strategy rift", reads the headline in the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times headline says, "Sushma remark on Ansari lacking stature, splits NDA".
Newspapers carry photographs of the capsized boat's wreckage being pulled out from the river Brahmaputra. Hindustan Times writes that the local authorities struggle to ascertain the death toll, as bodies could have been washed down-stream to Bangladesh.
The Indian Express reports that the Supreme Court has given the Army full 'discretion' to choose between a court martial and a criminal trial for the seven officers, accused of killing five persons in an encounter in Pathribal over 12 years ago.
The Supreme Court has directed that the writ petitions filed by three convicts facing the death sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, be transferred to itself from the Madras High Court, for a fair hearing, reports the Hindu.
'I'm not joining politics, says Sachin', reports Hindustan Times. The paper further says that breaking his silence on the controversy over his nomination to the Rajya Sabha, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said, "I want to make it clear that I am not a politician. I am a sports person and will continue to be one."
Peel off the tinted film on your car windows by Friday as the Supreme Court has banned black film of any percentage of tint, writes the Times of India. Only car windows that have been tinted by manufacturers are allowed.
AND FINALLY, the Hindu writes that a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace features 87 detailed 'anatomical' drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Had these been published during his life-time, they would have been placed him as a scientist on par with Galileo and Newton.