ISRO's successful 100th mission putting into orbit two foreign satellites; and the passing away of the founder of Amul 90-year old Dr. Verghese Kurien, who transformed India from a milk-deficient country into the world's largest milk producer are the two stories widely reported in today's papers.
After the Ministry of Earth Sciences concluded that the 'empirical method' used by Indian Meteorological Department for weather forecasts has become obsolete, India is building a new system to predict the monsoon, reports Hindustan Times.
Many papers have written about Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray backing Sushma Swaraj for PM, putting paid to any possibility of support for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. 'Sena Stumps NDA, backs Sushma as PM', writes Hindustan Times. The Hindu says, 'Bal Thackeray Bats for Sushma as PM'.
'Government makes it harder for docs to stay on in US', 'Stops issuing no obligation to return papers', reports the Times of India.
Although Islamabad repeatedly claims that its Hindu minority community people are safe and not leaving Pakistan, a group of 171 Hindus landed in Jodhpur on Sunday, reports the Asian Age, under its headline, '171 Pak Hindus flee to India'. Their group leader says that they were seeking refugee status in India for the sake of 'self-respect', religious freedom and their children's future, reports the Hindu.
'Promotion quota from June 1995', under that headline the Statesman writes that the Centre proposes to implement reservation in promotion for SC's and ST's in government jobs with retrospective effect from June 1995, according to the Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session.
'Spare the Rod or Go to Jail' under that headline Mail Today writes that a Cabinet Note proposes changes in law, for jail upto 7 years for corporal punishment.
And finally, the Times of India writes that intake of Vitamin A in the diet could help control several forms of cancer and exposure to the Sun protects us from 15 types of cancer.