Socialist challenger Francois Hollande becoming President of France, ousting conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, landing on Sunday in Kolkata for a three days visit to India, are two stories widely reported by most papers of the day.
The derailing of the Punjab Mail near Rohtak has also been carried by papers. The Tribune writes, "Punjab Mail derails near Rohtak, 26 hurt" and adds "8 bogies jump off track 50 m track fracture may have caused the accident and railways order probe".
"Advani must face conspiracy charges in Babri Case: CBI to Supreme Court" writes the Times of India in its lead story.
In a special report, the Hindustan Times writes that Adopting a child is set to get easier and quicker with a simplified procedure, time bound approvals and specialized centres in every district being among a series of steps planned to speed up the procedure.
Referring to the crisis in the BJP's Rajasthan unit, the Asian Age writes, "BJP facing a Raje storm in Rajasthan" The Indian Express says "Raje tightens the screw, MLA's 'resign', want her as CM candidate".
"I am in the Dark", says Pranab on choice as President", writes the Hindustan Times. The Asian Age, the Indian Express and the Times of India have also carried this story on their front pages.
"Passport details under RTI law", says the Times of India, and further writes that in a decision that could kick up a controversy the Central Information Commission recently said that information provided by a person while applying for a passport could be disclosed under the RTI act.
AND FINALLY, last night was surely not a dark one - Papers write that a super full and extra bright Moon dazzled the night Sky on Sunday as the lunar body came 50,000 km closer to earth. The moon was seen 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than other full moons in 2012.