The PM batting for reforms at an impressive gathering of business leaders in Mumbai, is extensively covered by the Press. The Economic Times writes - "Declaring that the ongoing economic downturn is an opportunity to correct weakness, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made a strong pitch for reforms.
The Government's response to Arvind Kejriwal's remarks on governmental in-action over HSBC's alleged money laundering operations in India, is also given prominence. The Hindustan Times headline reads "government claims it is hot on black money trail".
The Asian Age reports that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs will be writing to the Finance Ministry - seeking a through probe into allegations that militant outfits were using HSBC bank to pump money into the country for terror activities.
"Anna announces fresh campaign against corruption" which he will launch next year on 30th January, death anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi with a nation wide tour, writes the Hindu.
At a function in Delhi, Defence Minister AK Antony reiterated that there would be no hasty decision on revoking the much debated Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu & Kashmir as infiltration attempts are on the rise, reports the Sunday Tribune.
Hindustan Times informs us that Aung San Suu Kyi - Myanmar's opposition leader, will travel to India on Diwali at the invitation of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. She will deliver the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture on November 14.
And finally Asian Age reports that bone fractures will now heal faster, thanks to a drug molecule developed from a tree found in the Himalayas. A Lucknow based team of Scientists who made the discovery says it is a compound from the bark that stimulates bone formation.