Almost all papers have reported about the creation of the separate Telanaga state. The Hindu carries the story on its front page under the headline. "Congress brass bent on Telangana State".
"Sharif's covert K-Plan" reads the Mail Today headline. The paper elaborates that an anticipated New York-meeting between Dr. Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly has raised hopes on both sides. The South Block however remains circumspect, having received inputs about a renewed and reconfigured Pakistan's effort to put the Kashmir issue back on the boil.
The main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to boycott next week's Presidential election, paving the way for smooth election of PML-N candidate Mamnoon Husain writes the Statesman.
In a Taliban-like dictat, Aligarh Muslim University has asked its female students not to wear Jeans or T-Shirts in College. Violations would attract a fine of Rs. 500. Also, female students can not use Internet in the hostel nor visit cinemas, restaurants and hotels reports the Hindustan Times.
Martyrs who laid down their lives in 1999 Kargil War were remembered and honored by the Chiefs of the three forces. The Asian Age carries a photograph of top officials as they paid their respects at Amar Jawan Jyoti, at India Gate.
And finally, The Times of India reports that Kawa Brass band, a group of Jaipur based artistes, was invited to perform at the welcome ceremony of the royal baby at Buckingham palace. The band played the tunes of the Lullaby "Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu" followed by "welcome home" by the Beatles and "Papa Kehtey Hai Bada Naam Karega".