The government achieved 'broad consensus' on the long-pending Land Acquisition Bill, paving the way for the contentious legislation, to be taken up for consideration and passage in the Budget Session, that resume on Monday, reports the Indian Express.Another story that has been widely covered by newspapers is that of the Joint Parliamentary Committee Draft report, giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 2G spectrum allocation, saying he was 'misled' by the then Telecom Minister A. Raja whose assurances stood 'belied'.Perhaps for the first time in the history of Pakistan, a retired Army General fled the field to avoid arrest. Almost all papers have covered the story of former dictator of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, fleeing from the Islamabad High Court to avoid arrest. The Hindustan Times covers it under the headline, 'Musharraf faces arrest, flees court'.The Tribune, on its first page, writes that the Foreign Trade Policy has included major measures to revive the Special Economic Zone and allowing exporters in all sectors to import capital goods at zero per cent duty under the Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme.
The national capital got its first ever tagline, 'Dildaar Dilli'. Delhi has always been referred to as, 'Dilli Dil Walon ki', but the new tagline, chosen through a competition, was conferred on the initiative of Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, reports the Pioneer.Over 50 million subscribers of the retirement fund body, EPFO, will be able to apply on line for transfer and withdrawal of their provident fund from July 1st, a move aimed at speedy settlement of claims, reports the Times of India.According to Mail Today, legendary English umpire Dickie Bird's greatest ever in tests is an interesting collection as the only Indian in the list is Sunil Gavaskar.