Most Papers lead today with the Madras High Court decision, declining to dismiss a petition against the election of Home Minister P. Chidambaram to the Lok Sabha in 2009. "High Court doesn't dismiss poll plea but strikes down its key charges", writes the Indian Express. "P. Chidambaram faces trial in poll case, insists its not a set back, "says the Hindustan Times, while" the Asian Age writes," No Court relief, but P. Chidambaram unmoved".
Referring to the Union Cabinet skipping the discussion over the amendment to be made in the pension Bill, the Times of India opines "Govt proposes, Mamata disposes' Pension Bill". The Mail Today writes, "Lady Dada strikes again", while the Pioneer says, "Center bows : Pension Bill on backburner."
Papers report that the new Army Chief, General Bikram Singh has lifted the discipline and vigilance ban imposed on Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag, paving the way for his promotion and appointment as Eastern Army Commander.
"Violence Mars Punjab Civic Polls", says the Tribune, writing that the first phase of Civic Polls ended in Punjab yesterday amid reports of violence, booth capturing, rigging and bogus voting.
"Panetta losing patience with Pak", writes the Asian Age, adding that the US defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Pakistan on Thursday that Washington is losing patience over its failure to eliminate safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops in Afghanistan.
Under the headline, "Sabavala fetches record 22 crore rupees", The Hindustan Times writes that Vespers I, by India's foremost modernist, Jehangir Sabavala sold for a record 253650 pounds at Bonhams annual summer sale of contemporary south Asian "Art on Thursday.
And finally, "Is Airplane headache" real? Yes, writes the Times of India, saying that this unusual, specific head pain, severe usually on one side of the head and near the eye, should now be considered a new sub type of headache as per Italian researchers who also suggest a list of Criteria, doctors can use to diagnose it.