The government's game changer direct cash transfer scheme will come with a free gift next year - Aadhar enabled smart phones for around 400 million of India's poor writes the Hindustan Times.
The Indian Express on its front page writes that allegations against two high court Chief Justices, whoes name were recently recommended for elevation to the Supreme Court, were found to be baseless and therefore they were to be ignored. The Hindustan Times has also reported this story.
An anonymous bidder has bought the letter written by Mahatma Gandhi in 1922 to Rabindranath's elder brother Dwijendernath at seven times its pre sale estimate, at 49 thousand 250 pounds at a Sotheby's in London. A limited first edition of the Indian Constitution was also sold for 39 thousand 650 pounds to a private collector. The Tribune and Statesman have covered this story.
With fresh snowfall being reported in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, tourists from all over the country are flocking to the hill stations. According to the Times of India, along with freezing pipes and frozen diesel even ATM machines are freezing and can be operated at around noon in Himachal Pradesh.
IPL style auction brings big bucks to hockey writes the Times of India in a front page story. According to the paper, the yet to start hockey India League became the sports most lucrative tournament with the Indian Captain Sardar Singh being the most sought after player. Mail today has also covered this story.
And finally, the Pioneer writes that the sprawling agricultural land in Katarnia Ghat wild life sanctuary, near Dudhwa reserve in Uttar Pradesh, is now home to tigers. The forest department now boasts of a tiger population of 10 tigers per 100 square kilometres. This has set an example of an effective buffer zone management of Tiger reserves in the country.