Closure of the audacious Parliament House strike of the 2001, with the hanging of convict Afzal Guru, is highlighted in the Press. " Afzal hanged, buried in Tihar ", headlines The Asian Age. "Executed within 80 days of Kasab", records the Sunday Times. "We finally got justice today", writes The Tribune, citing family members of victims of the attack.
The Pioneer reports that Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has flayed a report of the Central Statistical Organization and said, it had ignored signs of a turnaround. He added that the economy would clock a 5-5 % growth rate in the current fiscal and 6.7% in 2013-14.
The Tribune reports that the Aam Aadmi Party, led by Arvind Kejriwal, will contest all Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in future, to weed out corruption from politics.
The Indian Express, quoting US President Barack Obama writes,"The core of the Al- Qaeda is on the path of defeat, due to the relentless actions being taken by his administration against terrorist groups.
Not many of us are aware of the richness and necessity of Wetlands in our lives. These are nature's water storage and purification zones and a paradise for wildlife. Unfortunately Wetlands today have become mere dumping grounds for garbage, throttling water bodies and falling prey to rising pollution and urbanization, writes the Hindustan Times.
And finally, Times of India informs us,"Yoga in a portable pod' becomes a hit". Coming in the shape of a portable rubber pod for stressed out corporate workers, the pod is hooked on to the mains and heated, making one burn more calories,after which a yoga instructor puts people through their paces.