The diplomatic standoff between India and Italy over Italy's decision to not send back the two marines who were facing a trial in India for the killing of two Indian fishermen gets top billing in the papers today. "PM upset with Italy, envoy may get marching orders" reads the front page lead in the Times of India.
The autopsy report on the death of Ram Singh, the main accused in the December 16 Delhi gangrape case, is highlighted in all the papers. "Postmortem report confirms Ram Singh committed suicide" writes the Statesman. In the wake of Ram Singh's death, the Hindustan Times reports "The remaining four accused in the Delhi gangrape shifted to separate cells with CCTV cameras for round the clock surveillance".
In a front page special story the Indian Express writes that from the details of lakhs of its investors which the Sahara group submitted to stock market regulator SEBI, the latter has found only 68 of them to be genuine.
Investigations into the drug haul case in Punjab in which boxer Vijender Singh's name has cropped up are prominently noticed in the press. "Police to move court for boxers samples" writes the Pioneer in the backdrop of Vijender Singh earlier refusing to give samples of his hair and blood. The Tribune reports on its front page "Police alleges Vijender met key accused Kahlon several times".
The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's objection to the move to install full body scanners at airports is reported in the Indian Express. The paper writes that the nuclear safety regulator says that x rays passing through passengers bodies expose them to harmful radiation.
The death of painter Ganesh Pyne is prominently noticed in the press. The Hindustan Times describes him as "A philosopher and reclusive minstrel". In its obituary, the Hindu calls him the "Boatman of the Bengal School".
And finally, the Statesman and the Businessline report that solar powered lamps or "Little Suns" will light up homes in interior parts of Western Rajasthan.