"Gadkari firms get two weeks to explain irregularities" is the lead headline of today's Hindustan Times. The paper reports that following the submission of a "discreet inquiry report" by the Mumbai unit of the Registrar of Companies, the Corporate Affairs Minister sought "mandatory explanation" under the Companies Act from firms owned by the Gadkari family.
The Hindu reports that the disgraced Wall Street titan Rajat Gupta was given a lighter sentence of 2 years in prison, and slapped with fine of 5 million dollars by a US Judge. The story has been covered by almost all newspapers.
"Jindal and Zee TV in a war of words" under that headline Mail Today reports that Congress MP and CMD of JSPL Naveen Jindal, went public with the video of a purported sting on two Zee TV editors and accused the channel of "day-light blackmailing and extortion."
The Tribune reports that the Central Universities are moving towards a single entrance test regime for 1,956 programmes currently being offered at various levels across all 37 institutions put together.
"Govt goes AIR-borne, uses radio jingles to take on Maoists", under that headline The Times of India reports that the government has taken to airing specially produced audio clips, through AIR's regional transmission network in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha, highlighting how Maoists' activities are detrimental to growth.
A mass stranding of whales has been found on the coast of North Andaman Island, but a rescue operation was not possible given the large size of the mammals. This disorientation is largely due to close social bonding where the group follows sick or injured to shallow waters. The story has been covered with photograph by The Asian Age, The Hindu and The Times of India.
And finally, The Times of India reports that scientists have for the first time created embryos using human eggs that contain DNA from three parents, paving way to prevent designer babies from inheriting rare genetic diseases.