Photographs of the devastation caused by super storm Sandy that hit the United States yesterday, are splashed across most papers this morning. New York City and New Jersey were the hardest hit, report the papers. "Death, Devastation, darkness in US", reads the headline of the story in The Indian Express.
The Reserve Bank of India has left the key policy rate unchanged at 8% defying pressure from the Finance Ministry to lower the rate, reports The Business Standard. "RBI holds key rates, but indicates cuts in January" notes The Hindu. "Mint street won't go by fiscal road map," reads The Financial Express's headline.
Hindustan Times reports that the Minister of Telecommunications Kapil Sibal has assured users, that there will soon be relief from pesky calls and unsolicited communication. Sibal too is helpless against SMS menace, writes Mail Today.
The Times of India reports that you may have obtained the Aadhar unique identification number, but now get ready for another biometric-based scheme - The National Population Register - to register all residents of the country. Registration camps will be organised all over Delhi and the process will end by 31st January, 2013, reports the paper.
Delhi has the lowest death rate among major States, reports The Times of India citing the Registrar General of India's latest data. The paper says, against a national average of 7.1 people per 1000 dying every year, Delhi has recorded the lowest death rate of 4.3, while Odisha topped the list with an average death rate of 8.5.
And finally, "Wear your baggage, avoid paying extra to airlines" under that headline the Times of India reports that an Irishman has come up with a coat made of light but strong polyester fibre that has pockets of various sizes that can hold 15 kilograms of baggage. Asian Age also reported this story.