The assertion by the general secretary of the Janta Dal United KC Tyagi that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had failed to check the riots of 2002 is prominently noticed on the front pages of many papers.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar's comments on the stability of the UPA government are prominently noticed on the front pages of the papers today. "Key UPA ally Pawar says govt. vulnerable, polls around corner" reports the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer writes "Pawar wants UPA to name PM choice for 2014".
The controversy over reports that Law Minister Ashwani Kumar had vetted the CBI's report on the coalgate scam before it was submitted to the Supreme Court is highlighted in many papers. "CBI to inform SC, Center vetted coalgate report" writes the Times of India.
Reactions to the Supreme Court's decision to not commute Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's death sentence to a life term are widely noticed. The Asian Age, while reporting that Press Council chairman Justice Markandey Kathju has written to the President, quotes him as saying "Commute Bhullar sentence". The Tribune draws attention to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal's reaction as it writes "Bhullar's hanging may disturb communal harmony, says Badal".
In a special story on the Centre's strategies to deal with naxalism in the country, the Hindustan Times reports "400 centrally-funded police stations planned in red zone". The paper adds that these weill be spread over 26 districts.
The dramatic fall in gold prices is highligted in all the papers. The Hindu's Business Line reports "Gold prices slump below Rs.28,000 per 10 grams on global cues". The Asian Age says "Gold fall is steepest in history".