Today's Newspapers Headlines
The passing away of Bal Thackeray is the lead in most newspapers. 'Sena Supremo Thackeray dies' is the Hindustan Times headlines. 'Last rites today, body will be kept at Shivaji park for final tribute', writes The Indian Express. 'Ek tha tiger' is how The Pioneer puts it. 'Cartoonist who redrew Maharashtra's politics' says The Tribune. 'Tiger gone, uphill task for Sena' feels the Times of India.
The second big news of the day, which is also not good is another death. 'Liquor baron Ponty Chadha shot dead by his brother in Chhatarpur farmhouse' writes Mail Today, adding 'PSO guns down killer in grisly finale of property feud'. 'Sudden end of a rags to riches story' says the Times of India, and adds this his network cut across party lines. 'Chadha's Rs 6000 crore Wave group has interests in real estate, paper and sugar' writes the Business Line of the Hindu.
Moving on to sports - something to cheer. The Hindustan Times features Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin on its front page. The duo worked in tandem to rout the visitors and forced England to follow on. The sports pages of many dailies show Ojha celebrating after dismissing Pietersen.
Politics in sports too. 'World of IOA gets murkier' writes Mail Today, as loyalties are divided between Chautala and Randhir Singh for the presidential elections of the Olympics Association. The Statesman writes 'IOA election thrown into uncertainty' because of S.Y. Qureshi's resignation.
'Trinamool Congress to bring no-confidence motion against UPA government' is the Financial Express headline today. 'Seeks support of Left, UPA allies, ready to talk to BJP' adds the paper.
In international news - '180 Israel airstrikes on Gaza is one night' informs the Asian Age. 'Israeli air raids batter Hamas headquarters, kill 10' writes the Times of India.
And finally - 'Pi's boat up for grabs' writes Mail Today. The makers of the movie 'Life of Pi' are set to auction the iconic lifeboat. Want to bid? The going rate is 22 lakh rupees!