The ties between the Congress and its UPA allies the NCP and the Trinamool Congress are scrutinised in all the papers. "Maharashtra turf wars at root of Congress-NCP friction" reports the Times of India. The Pioneer writes "NCP opens Maharashtra front, but wont walk out of UPA". Highlighting what it calls a 'deepening rift' between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, the Asian Age observes "Mamta to go it alone in Panchayat polls".
The arrest of three teachers of a private school in Tamil Nadu is widely noticed. "Three TN teachers arrested for beating 14 year old student" reports the Hindustan Times headline. The Statesman writes "Boy says he was made to drink urine, 3 teachers held". Most papers add that a police probe has found that the student was not forced to drink urine.
In its front page banner headline, the Mail Today writes "Shadow of drought : Agriculture Secretary raises red flag as monsoon proves elusive". The Asian Age reports " Centre, 6 states impact of poor rainfall".
Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya's remarks on the way women should dress, in the backdrop of the recent cases of molestation of women, is highlighted in all the papers. The Times of India reports him as saying "Women's safety depend on their dress".
In a special front page story the Hindustan Times writes that in reply to an RTI application the Reserve Bank has said that there has been a five fold rise in fake currency notes in the last five years in the country.
And finally, details about the suspected shooter involved in a mass shooting incident in a cinema hall in Denver in the United States are widely noticed. " Denver shooter was a loner, brilliant student" writes the Times of India. The Statesman says that the suspect had coloured his hair red and identified himself as the "Joker', the villain in Batman comics.