Andhra: 45 charred to death as Volvo bus catches fire in Mahabubnagar
The verbal duel Over Sardar Patel, the Iron Man of India, between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Prime Ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi is the headlines in all dailies today. "PM, Modi share dais; spar over Patel legacy" notes the Statesman. "Sardar Patel would have made a better PM, says Modi" notes The Hindu. The Indian Express quotes the Bihar Chief Minister : "Nitiesh draws Hitler parallel. Tells Modi: Your's is a language of fascism: why this unnessecary excitement and hurry?"
The RBI's steps to control inflation by raising the repo rate has found mention on all front pages. "No Diwali Cheer, RBI ups rates" says The Hindustan Times; "Home and auto loans to become dearer" reports the Statesman. While the Pioneer opines "Loans may not get costlier. RBI policy gets pro-poor touch" including the launching of inflation Indexed National Saving Certificates.
The ASI stopping its excavations at Unnao has also been noticed by several newspapers. "ASI quits as Unnao's gold rush fails to thrill" says the Pioneer. "ASI plans a fresh dig near Unnao, but no gold hunt" reports the Asian Age.
"Infosys to pay 35 million to settle visa fraud" case in US" reports The Times of India adding that the IT major has been "Accused of using B-1 visas instead of the harder-to-get H1-B work visas to bring an unknown number of staff for long-term stays."
The spectre of the abuse of a minor domestic help reared its head once again the capital city New Delhi. "Locked in for 2 days, 13 year-old maid seeks help" reports the Times of India. "Another abused maid rescued from illegal confiment" says The Hindu, "from the residence of an AIR India empoloyee".
And finally, "Data on SC and STs from 2011 census, released on Monday, showed the child sex ratio among tribals in India was 957, ahead of the 933 among dalits and 910 in the rest of the propulation". reports the Times of India. "The trend suggests that 'backwardness' may actually work in favour of gender justice."