The front pages of most papers of the day are splashed with stories related to the heightened tension between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control. Hindustan Times says, 'Under pressure, Pak asks its men to back off'.
In a related story, The Pioneer reports that exposing the white lies of the Pakistani military establishment, Indian Army has released pictures of landmines that were reportedly planted by Pakistani troops inside the Indian territory along the LOC.
After the the BCCI has apprised the International Cricket Council of the situation prevailing in India following the killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani Army, and after the Mumbai Cricket Association made it clear that it would be difficult to host the matches involving a Pakistani team in the city, the ICC may have to announce a new venue for the matches of the upcoming Women's Cricket World Cup, says The Pioneer.
The Statesman writes that one month after the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a Delhi bus, protesters gathered yesterday at Jantar Mantar in remembrance of the braveheart.
'Litigation explosion ahead', under that headline The Pioneer writes that the likelihood of 15 crore cases in the year 2040 warrants speedy judicial reforms as underlined by the National Court Management System of the Supreme Court.
The Indian Express reports that the cabinet meeting is set to consider the Petroleum Ministry's proposals to increase diesel, cooking gas and kerosene prices, a move the government aims to partly offset by raising the ceiling on the number of subsidized LPG cylinders.
'Aussie breakthrough may offer AIDS cure', reads the headline of a Hindustan Times story which writes that modifying a protein in the HIV virus that causes AIDS will stop it from replicating, thereby protecting people against AIDS.
The Times of India says that the international boxing body AIBA has suspended the Indian Boxing Federation on complaints of manipulations in its organisational elections in September last, as a result of which the Indian boxers will not be able to take part in international events.
And finally, The Times of India has written about the exam evaluation mess in Delhi University after the roll out of the semester system saying that many students have got marks that were more than the maximum possible.