The Union Government's ordinance to make the existing criminal law against rape much 'stiffer', receives top-slot in the Press. "Ordinance moots death if rape victim dies or slips into coma"- headlines the Times of India and Mail Today writes "People Power forces Tough Anti Rape law".
Diesel rates to go up 40 to 50 paise per month reports the Tribune, with Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily saying this would continue till losses on the nations 'most used fuel' are completely wiped out.
The Asian Age reports that though the Supreme Court was 'critical' of sociologist and writer Ashis Nandy making remarks against backward classes at the recent Jaipur Literary Festival - it has 'stayed' his arrest.
"Rushdie storm still Simmers", writes the Asian Age, with Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie claiming that he was Invited to the Kolkata Literary Meet and the organizers of the Lit Fest saying that he was Not invited in the first place. The Times of India writes "Rushdie says Didi blocked his visit."
"China poised to take control of strategic port in Baluchistan", reports the India Express. This operational control of a deep-water Pakistani seaport would serve as a vital economic hub for Beijing and a key military outpost - according to officials.
Business Standard reports that 'Aam Aadmi party' convener Arvind Kejriwal - has accused two of Delhi's three power distribution companies - the Reliance India Structure owned - BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna of 'fudging' accounts to project artificial losses in order to seek tariff hikes. "Kejriwal comes out of hibernation to attack Delhi Government", writes the Pioneer.
And finally, along with a photograph - the Times of India informs us that young Muslim women in India and even in Pakistan can be increasingly seen wearing the bright red bangles of newly married Hindu women, the magalsutra and often the sindoor as a fashion - something that adds to their 'Just Married' look. "Beneath Burqa, a Manglesutra and Chooda", headlines the paper.