Most papers of the day have reported on their front pages the controversy surrounding the recording of the Delhi gang rape victim's statement by the metropolitan magistrate. A Mail Today headline reads "Dikshits take top cop war to centre court". In a related story, Hindustan Times reports that the death of a Delhi Police Constable may well be the next flashpoint between the Delhi Police and anti-rape protesters, with the police commissioner saying that the constable suffered multiple internal injuries even as doctors said that he died of a cardiac arrest.
The Indian Express writes that the alleged Samjhauta Express bomber Rajender Choudhary has confessed to being behind the firing on a S A R Geelani a Parliament attack accused.
The Times of India says that the government is discussing bringing in a legislation requiring drug companies to mandatorily disclose payments made to doctors for research, consulting, lectures, travel and entertainment saying that doctors involved in ghost writing to promote pharmaceutical products will also be disqualified.
The Tribune writes that creation of white collar job in urban centres in the organised sector has declined by over 21% across various sectors of the economy.
"IIMs trump Harvard, Stanford in GMAT score, Under that headline The Times of India writes that it is students from IIM Bangalore, not from Harvard or Stanford or even MIT, who excel at GMAT, the entrance test for the creme de la creme of B-schools across the world.
Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a wonderful Twenty-20 debut against Pakistan with dream figures of 3 for 9 in four overs, reports the Pioneer.
The state-of-the-art technology being put in place to keep an eye on every person entering and exiting the Kumbh Mela area, getting lost in Maha Kumbh in 2013 could pose a giant challenge, says The Times of India.
And finally, Hindustan Times reports that the coming year promises to be a treat for sky-gazers as a rare supercomet is rushing towards the Sun from the outer solar system and at its peak in November 2013 is likely to outshine the Moon.