The Tribune reports under the headline, "Gang-rape trial begins, victim's friend testifies", that the friend of the Delhi gang-rape victim identified the bus in which Nirbhaya was brutalised as the trial in the case opened yesterday. The Hindu writes that the girl's father says he wants her to be referred to as a brave girl and not as a gang-rape victim.
The Indian Express reports that a Singaporean man of Tamil origin, Wilson Raj Perumal, was the front man for a Chinese criminal syndicate run from Singapore, and had fixed hundreds of football matches across five continents, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling winnings for Asian and European syndicates.
The Times of India writes that the credit card industry in India has been hit by a series of frauds involving unauthorised transactions of around 30 crores over the past couple of months through likely data theft at department stores.
The Asian Age reports that two Marcos squadrons will be deployed in Mumbai and Port Blair with "duck drop" systems fitted on Ilyushin-76 aircraft that will help India's marine commandos to launch a counter-offensive in just over an hour in case of a pirates or terrorist strike through the sea route.
The Indian Express writes that an all-woman Sufi music troupe from Iran is stumped by the controversy that has caused the all-girl rock band from Kashmir to call it quits.
Under the headline, "Wettest February day in 71 years, more rain likely", Hindustan Times reports that 46 millimeter rain recorded on Monday-Tuesday was the highest in 24 hours since 1942.
And finally, The Times of India writes that scientists have found that sunlight cuts diabetes risk by 50% adding that adequate levels of Vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by half.