AP Assembly rejects State Re-organisation Bill to create separate Telangana
Several news papers cover Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's request to the Delhi Lt. Governor, asking for the setting up an SIT to enquire into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Statesman writes - this request is set to further strain ties between AAP and the Congress, which provides external support to it.
Regarding the UPA government's unwillingness to let the killers of Rajiv Gandhi escape the noose - The Indian Express reports - "Government to ask Supreme Court to review ruling on death penalty". The week old ruling stated that 'delay is a ground for commuting death penalty to life sentence'.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given a go-head for the removal of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, writes the Pioneer after the mishandling of rescue and rehabilitation work following last years devastating flash floods. He is to be replaced by the seniormost cabinet minister Indira Hridayesh.
The Delhi 7.69 crore heist may unravel a transnational betting and hawala network reports the Indian Express, as part of the cash belonged to a south Delhi diamond merchant. The cash might have been sourced from Mumbai as part of a transaction between betting cartels in Mumbai and the national Capital.
"Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize" writes Mail Today. A former Norwegian minister has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker - Edward Snowden - for contributing towards revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against other nations and of citizens.
And finally, "New stem cell technology may revolutionize treatments, writes the Times of India. Hailed as a game changer, a simple lab treatment has turned ordinary cells from mice into stem cells. If this works in man, a wide range of cell therapies can be made available - by using the patients own cells as starting material for treating illnesses like cancer, diabetes and Parkinsons.