Delay in disposal of mercy petition can not be a ground for commuting a death sentence to a life conviction is the headline story of almost all dailies. Settling the debate on the issue, The Supreme Court has ordered Devender Pal Singh Bhullar to be hanged. The Mail Today covers it under the headline "year of the Hangman" and Asian Age under "For terrorist, death stays death".
The Hindustan Times on its front page reports that former BJP President Nitin Gadkari has put his party in an uneasy situation by claming that a senior leader had asked for his help to pull down the UPA government.
West Bengal Governor M.K.Naraynan apologized to the students and teaches of presidency University stating that he had failed its student by not fulfilling his responsibility writes The Tribune.
According to the Pioneer a study has revealed that social media is likely to influence 160 high impact constituencies out of the total of 543, in the next general elections.
Most papers have carried the story of Pran, one of the meanest villains ever cast in Hindi films, being chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke awards. The Asian Age headline reads along with his photograph, "at 93, and 400 films later, Pran gets Phalke".
The Hindu story on its front page reveals that Piplantri village in Rajasthani's Rajsamand district, has a unique way to save the girl child and environment. For the past several years, people in the village plant 111 trees every time a girl is born. The community ensures these trees survive, attaining fruition as the girls grow up. In all, there are over a quarter of million trees planted so far!
Five year after Slapgate, Sreesanth 'cries' again The Times of India says that in a surprising move, the unpredictable and emotionally volatile Kerela pacer took to Twitter to rake up the ghosts of the 'slapgate' incident from IPL-I.