Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reaching out to farmers in Punjab after winning the vote on FDI in multibrand retail, is given prominence by news papers. "FDI good for Punjab farmers says PM" is the top headline in The Tribune. The Indian Express writes "House won, PM woos 'progressive' Punjab farmers". The Statesman writes that activist Arvind Kejriwal has demanded a Referendum of FDI in Retail.
India's abysmal performance in the current Test series against England is highlighted by the Press. "Can Team India get any worse"? writes Hindustan Times. The paper adds - 'Will our Selectors and Cricket Board ask the hard questions and find the right answers?
"BJP cracks the whip ahead of Yeddyurappa Rally" - headlines The Hindu. The paper writes, 'On the eve of BS Yeddyurappa's rally on Sunday - where he will take charge as President of the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), the bjp made it clear that legislators and MP's would have to resign from the Assembly or Parliament if they wanted to attend the rally or associate with the K.J.P.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Dec 14 - fueling speculation of a non-BJP non-Congress alliance in the works, report The Indian Express.
The Hindu writes that even three weeks after the death of Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackerey, there has been no move to dismantle the elaborate makeshift memorial where he was cremated.