Most newspapers this morning have reported the story of BJP President Nitin Gadkari paving the way for Rajnath Singh. 'Gadkari crashed out in the last lap, Rajnath next BJP chief', reads a Hindustan Times headline, while The Asian Age says, 'Gadkari opts out of race; RSS blue-eyed boy Rajnath to be BJP chief'.
Newspapers have also noticed the story of former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala's sentencing for illegal recruitment of teachers. The Times of India under the headline '5-time ex-Haryana CM Chautala, son sentenced to 10 years in jail' says that two IAS officers are among 8 others to get 10-year terms.
The Hindu reports that telecom companies have threatened to stop offering roaming services if the government forces through a policy to make national roaming free of charge.
The Times of India says that in a statement that is likely to calm individuals and comfort global investors, Finance Minister Chidambaram has promised not to raise taxes but increase revenues by simplifying processing and widening the base.
The Asian Age reports that a circular has been issued by the Directorate of Education that the proceedings of draw of lots for general and economically weaker sections for nursery admissions will be videographed and the CD/DVDs shall be submitted to Deputy Director of Education along with lists of successful candidates.
Hindustan Times reports that if a proposal by the Urban Development Ministry is accepted by the state governments, vehicle owners may need to shell out congestion charges to drive in peak hours in busy city areas.
And finally, The Times of India writes that Search giant Google is experimenting with USB keys, or wireless chips built into mobile phones and even jewellery that can act as a physical key to give users access to their account.