Will not support no-confidence motion, says BJP
Most newspapers this morning headline the Supreme Court's ruling, terming Gay sex illegal. Photograph of gay activists protesting against the ruling dominate the front pages.
The Aam Admi Party's Victory rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to celebrate their success into mainstream politics is the other major story covered by most newspapers with photographs.
The Hindu and Mail Today headline the statement made by the Finance Minister and Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. According to Raghuram Rajan Governor Reserve Bank, it will be dangerous to postpone the passage of key economic bills in Parliament as a stable government post elections can not be taken for granted.
The Finance Ministry in principle has agreed to a proposal to allow Reliance Industries Ltd to raise gas prices from April, provided it gives a bank guarantee to cover liability in case gas hoarding charges are proved writes the Hindustan Times and the Business Standard. The Hindu adds that the UK based BP and its Indian partner Reliance Industries will quadruple natural gas output by 2020.
Over two hundred thousand people including more than twenty thousand Indians have applied for an ambitious private mission that will send four men and women on a one way trip to Mars in 2023 to establish a permanent space colony there. The Asian Age and Tribune have covered the story. The Indian Express adds that the largest number of applicants are from the United States.
And finally, if you are a teetotaller the chances of your dying are higher, says a study published in the journal Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. The study has found that those who consumed alcohol in moderate quantities lived longer than those who abstained. The study conducted in the university of Texas has been reported by the Pioneer, Times of India and Hindustan Times.