The government making it clear that it is not averse to debating the FDI issue in Parliament and the Launch of the ambitious Direct Cash Transfer scheme in 51 districts spread across 16 states from 1st January are the lead stories in most papers.
"Facebook arrests; 2 cops suspended, magistrate shifted" writes The Tribune." 2 Zee editors arrested for Rs. 100 crore extortion bid", writes The Times of India, reporting that Delhi Police's crime branch arrested 2 editors of the Zee group on Thursday, acting on a complaint by Congress MP Naveen Jindal who had accused the two of trying to extort Rs. 100 crore worth of advertisements from his company in return
for dropping stories linking the Jindal Group with Coalgate.
Under the headline "Government hunts for elusive bug" The Mail Today writes that the DoT wants hundreds of sophisticated phone interceptors with the private sector to be surrendered.
On the row between the BJP and its suspended party member, MP Ram Jethmalani, The Indian Express headline quotes the veteran lawyer saying: "Will throw notice in dustbin if it has no merit"
Sachin Tendulkar's remarks on his batting performance are the lead story in The Hindustan Times. "I am not getting runs, now its your call : Sachin to selectors", writes the paper.
"Bangalore sets an example in SMS Gateway" reports The Statesman, writing that the Karnataka police became the first security force in the country to launch an SMS status information about service requests and stage of FIR's.And finally good news from the stock markets. The Financial Express writes that Indian stocks soared on Tuesday rallying to their highest level in nearly 3 weeks, with markets rejoicing in the wake of an affirmation by Moodys investors service that the outlook on
India is stable.