All major papers of the day have reported about the promotion quota for SCs and STs Bill having been taken up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha yesterday. Hindustan Times says that the Bill is set to be passed on Monday with all Parties ''except the Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena'' backing it. The Asian Age states, "Maya 'wins' quota tussle, isolates SP". "UP anti-quota staff on strike", under that headline Hindustan Times says that nearly 18 lakh UP government employees went on a flash strike yesterday after Rajya Sabha took up the quota in promotion Bill.
The Times of India on its front page quotes a study which states that Indians now live longer with the life expectancy of Indian men having gone up by 15 years to 63 years and that of Indian women by 18 years to 67.5 years.
A Delhi court allowed Zee Group Chairman Subash Chandra's plea for undergoing a lie detector test as per the advice of his doctors and in the presence of his lawyer in connection with the alleged Rs.100 crore extortion bid case related to Congress MP Navin jindal's firm.
The Indian Express reports that the Supreme Court has allowed private medical colleges in India to hold their own entrance examinations for admission to under-graduate courses for academic year 2013-14.
The Hindu reports the Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal saying that nationwide mobile number portability will be rolled out February next year, allowing users to retain their numbers even if they move from one State to another.
The Supreme Court has ordered that no new cars will be delivered by auto dealers in the Capital without installing high security number plates reports Hindustan Times.
And finally, if you are looking for your perfect kind of toast at breakfast table you have reason to be cheerful. A student in USA has developed a smart toaster which can cook bread to a person's exact preferred shade of brown without burning it, reports The Times of India.