Continuing tension between India and Pakistan over recent incidents along the Line of Control dominates front page headlines. With Pakistan protesting the killing of a soldier in firing from the Indian side, the Times of India reports the official Indian position as saying" Pak soldiers killing response to provocation". The comments of Hafiz Saeed,the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, that violence in Kashmir could get ugly are highlighted in the Asian Age, the Hindustan Times and the Times of India.
The Supreme Court's observations on the lack of safety for women in the capital are prominently noticed in the press. "Safety has to come back to Capital" reports the Hindu on its front page. The Hindustan Times informs that the Justice Verma panel that was set up to review rape laws has received more than 60,000 suggestions.
The government's defence of a controversial clause in the Information Technology Act which was invoked to arrest two young girls in Maharashtra for their Facebook posts is prominently noticed. "Section 66A of IT act not bad in law: Centre to Supreme Court" reports the Indian Express. The Statesman quotes the Centre as saying "IT Act does not curb freedom of expression".
The Statesman carries an interesting front page story on how a Bangladeshi man arrested in Mumbai by the Immigration Branch of the police revealed that he had obtained a UID Aadhar card by paying a bribe of 2500 rupees.
The lavish praise accorded to Chief Minister Narendra Modi by leading industrialists and business leaders at the Vibrant Gujarat business summit is widely covered in the press. However, the Financial Express in its report "Vibrant Gujarat more show than substance" writes that other than two business groups, no other industrialist committed any investments in the state.