The Telangana issue continuing to remain on the boil - is extensively covered in the Press. "To douse Seemandhra anger, government may go slow on Telangana", headlines Hindustan Times. The Asian Age writes that the Union Home Minister has ruled out imposition of Presidents Rule in Andhra Pradesh but said that the govt is looking at the option of clamping the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to deal with the prevailing power crises.
The Army calling off the military operation in the Keran sector is the other lead story. The Tribune headline reads, "15 day Keran operation ends, Army Chief blames Pakistan". The Pioneer writes that the DG Military Operations has formally raised the issue with his Pakistan counter part and lodged a strong protest.
The Indian Express writes that a marathon legal struggle for a level playing field brought something to cheer about for at least 4 crore people with disabilities in India - as the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a minimum 3 per cent reservation for the disabled in all Central and State govt jobs.
"India suffered the steepest cut in the IMF revised growth forecasts for the year", writes the Economic Times, adding - "IMF slashes 2013-14 forecast for India from 5.6 per cent to 3.8 per cent".
And finally, The Times of India writes that British pharmaceutical company Glaxo SmithKline has announced that a vaccine against Malaria may become a reality in two years, after results have showed that it effectively protected infants up to 18 months after vaccination.