The official function to mark the completion of three years of the UPA-2 Government dominates the front pages of most papers of the day. "Govt. praises itself but admits 'uncertainty', 'difficult decisions' ahead" reports the Indian Express.
All the papers report about two horrible accidents that took place yesterday. "25 perish, 43 hurt as Hampi Express hits goods train" writes the Pioneer. The Tribune reports "26 Badrinath pilgrims die in bus mishap".
The CBI's arguments in the special court in the Arushi Talwar-Hemraj twin murder case are prominently noticed. "CBI charges Talwars with murder, destroying proof," reports the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer quotes the CBI as saying, "Talwars killed Arushi, Hemraj".
Most papers take note of the passage of the Copyright Act (Amendment) Bill, 2012 in Parliament. "Copyright Bill cleared: artists now entitled to lifelong royalty," reports the Hindu. The Tribune writes on its front page "No Bismillah Khan will now die in poverty".
The Asian Age, the Pioneer and the Indian Express report that alarmed by the recent killings of two tigers by poachers in the Vidarbha region, the Maharashtra government has issued shoot-at-sight orders against poachers stalking eastern Maharashtra's forests.
In a special story, the Hindu writes that the Supreme Court has said that rapists should be awarded a minimum sentence of seven years, which can be reduced only in special circumstances. The Indian Express reports that the Delhi High Court has ruled that a complaint of domestic violence by the victim is enough for a magistrate to act without seeking a report from a protection officer.
A big-ticket corporate fraud case gets prominent attention in the press as the Times of India reports on its front page "Reebok alleges 8,700 crore rupee fraud by sacked MD, COO". This story is also noticed by the Hindustan Times and the Pioneer.