Ceasefire violations will be part of India-Pakistan talks: Jaitley - The Hindu
The Anti-UPSC stir, Congress not eligible for leader of opposition post, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely's assertion that the government is committed to bringing back black money from abroad are some of the top stories today.
The Hindustan Times reports of the Attorney general A K Mukul Rohatagi telling the speaker Ms. Sumitra Mahajan that Congress is not fit to be the leader of opposition due to lack of numbers.
"IAS aspirants take to streets - several injured in protests after UPSC issued admit cards says the Hindu. Civil Services Aptitude Test CSAT favours candidates from science background, discriminates against humanities students says the paper.
"India Presses Food Security Button at WTO meet" is the Economic Times headline. "Citing food Security, India calls to block WTO pack" says the Indian Express.
The Times of India says that the government eyes merger of State Bank of Patiala with State Bank of India, and United Bank with IDBI. There are 27 state run banks in the country including 5 subsidiaries.
Kabaddi has its roots in Indian mythology, it has a tradition too of the tournaments that date back 100 years says a feature in the Hindu. The pro Kabaddi league and the World Kabaddi league have come as a breath of fresh air.
Malaika Goel, a class VI dropout and the youngest member of the Indian contingent has picked up silver in the 10 m airpistol event reports the Indian Express. "What's in a degree, is probably one would say".
The death of the renowned classical singer Sushila Rani at the age of 96 has been reported by almost all papers. She had been the recipient of many awards like; Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award, Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Maharashtra Rajya Sanskritik Puruskar.
And finally, a Karnal teen aged girl SAMADRITA MANDAL from the same school as Kalpana Chawla - the first Indian American astronaut, has been chosen by NASA for a two week astronauts' camp, reports the Tribune.