The Manmohan Singh government continuing with its reform agenda with the Union Cabinet approving restructuring of Rs. 2 Lakh crore debt of ailing state electricity boards to bring them back on track, and the approval of Rs.2300 crore pension package for ex-servicemen, their wives and physically challenged children are the major stories covered by almost all news papers on their front pages. The Hindustan Times headlines it as " Government gifts 25 Lacs defence staffers, pension cheer" and the Asian Age headline reads" Centre gives SEBs big debt rejig relief".
"No Roaming charges from 2013" says Sibal reads the Hindustan Times front page headline. The paper writes there is good news for the 930 million mobile subscribers of India. Come 2013, they will be able to travel across the country without having to pay any roaming charges.
According to The Economic Times the government has selected 4 areas- finance, infrastructure, energy and industry - to show that " it means business" The Prime Minister's Office has drawn up a list of reforms that include setting up a railway tariff authority, nudging RBI to issue new bank licenses, putting in place a new policy for pricing of natural gas, and ensuring faster clearances for private sector oil and gas producers like Cairn and RIL.
The Hindustan Times, Mail Today and The Indian Express have shown photographs of Indian Skipper M S Dhoni and others on a break from the World T-20 and shopping for shoes and clothes in Colombo.
The Economic Times reports that a 12 year old student of Mumbai's Manik Vidya Mandir has cleared the beginner's module exam conducted by the national Stock Exchange (NSE) for certifying mutual fund advisors. Aditya scored 55 % in the exam in which the passing marks are 50 %. He was the youngest candidate at the NSE's Certification for Financial Markets (NCFM) exam held in July this year - probably the youngest to take this test ever.
And finally, according to Times of India in a survey , at least 40% workers have admitted that weekends are no longer a time to get away from the stress of office as they regularly get weekend emails from their boss!