Provisions of the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance cleared by the cabinet to tackle crimes against women are scrutinised in the press today. Hindustan Times reports "Hiring 'trafficked' domestic help could land you in jail". The Statesman writes on its front page "Women's groups slam ordinance" while The Hindu highlights the fact that "the Ordinance spares police, armymen".
Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir's address at the first convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi National Law University at Patiala is widely noticed. The Hindu quotes him as saying "400 cases of crime against women disposed off in a month". Regarding media reports about the brutality of the juvenile boy in the Delhi gangrape case, The Times of India reports him as saying "No proof juvenile most violent".
Most papers take note of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdulla's support to the all girl rock band from Srinagar. "Omar tweets in support of all-girl Valley rock band" writes The Tribune on its front page.
The Times of India in its front page lead about the rural employment guarantee scheme writes "NREGS records a sharp slide in job generation: Dalits and women big losers in flagship scheme".
In business news, The Financial Express lead says "US jobs increase gives markets a lift", adding that this has pushed the Dow Jones industrial Average index above 14000 for the first time since 2007.
A cheating scandal at Harvard University is keenly noticed in all the papers. "60 Harvard students suspended for mass cheating" reports the Times of India.
The attack on the micro-blogging platform Twitter by anonymous hackers is prominently noticed in the press. "Twitter hacked, 250 thousand user accounts affected" reports the Asian Age.
It's hard to believe that an egg could cost 1 crore rupees and even harder to believe that it could be sold for a mere 500 rupees in Madhy Pradesh. The Times of India reports "Worth 1 crore rupees, dinosaur eggs sell for 500 rupees in MP fossil belts."