The Sivakasi firecracker unit blaze, and the Promotion Quota Bill being tabled in the Rajya Sabha amid high drama, are two stories reported prominently by many papers of the day.
'First Coalgate victim: Maharashtra minister may be told to quit', under that headline Hindustan Times writes that a decision on State Education Minister Rajendra Darda's fate may be taken after Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi returns from abroad in two days, but he may resign before that. In a related report, the paper says that a dozen more FIR's in Coalgate will be filed soon.
'1.7 crore rupees siphoned under CBI's nose', reads the Times of India headline. Busy probing mega scams across the country CBI officers seem to have left their own backyard unguarded. A Data Entry Operator has been found to have illegally withdrawn 1.67 crore rupees in installments from the official salary account of the country's premier investigation agency, reports the paper.
Under its lead headline 'Dragons cash for flight', Mail Today writes that the Chinese defence Minister Stuns officials with 1 lakh rupee gift to IAF pilots.
The Tribune writes that alarmed at reports of about 100 army solders committing suicide annually since 2006, Defence Minister AK Antony has asked the three Services to come up with additional suggestions to improve living conditions, and methods to curb suicidal tendencies among jawans.
Union Minister Sachin Pilot joining the Territorial Army as a Lieutenant has been reported by most papers.
The Hindu writes that according to a study by The University of Athens, e-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes invented in China in the year 2000 can damage your lungs.
And finally The Times of India says that in what could be a landmark move to improve India's abysmally low organ-donation rate, the Director General of Health Services has proposed that post-mortem examination can be done after organ retrieval, if the cause of death is not attributed to the organs which need to be retrieved.