According to the Hindu the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed concern over misuse of social media for flaring up communal passions. He added that states need to act fast so that small incidents do not lead to riots.
The Supreme Court put on hold the government's massive scheme linking the 12 digit unique identification number being issued to the 1.2 billion population under the Aadhaar Card project writes the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times reports that Aadhaar is not a must to avail welfare benefits.
Even as US President Barak Obama reached out to the country his father came from, Kenyan security forces were locked in a fierce battle with Al-Shabab gunmen. It is reported that, Israeli forces along with British and US agents were also involved in the operation writes the Times of India.
The BJP and Congress slugging it out over Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's comparison of the country's growth rates during UPA and NDA regime have been covered by the Tribune under the headline "Sparring on Growth".
Chancellor Angela Markel secured a hat trick in Germany's parliamentary elections becoming the only major European leader to be re-elected twice since the 2008 financial crisis. The Mail Today, however adds that victorious Merkel faces tough coalition choices.
The papers have reported that a Sikh professor - Prabhjot Singh of Columbia University has been injured in an assault in New York by a mob of 30 people who taunted him, "Osama" and "terrorist". The matter is being investigated by Police as 'hate crime' writes the Hindustan Times.