Executioner in American beheading video appears to be British: official - Hindustan Times
The Pak envoy meeting Kashmiri separatists, the political turmoil in Pakistan, the Telangana survey, a Manipur court ordering the release of Irom Sharmila and BCCI's corrective measures to check the downslide in cricket are some of the lead stories in papers today.
"Pak defiant, envoy continues to meet Kashmir separatists", headlines the Hindustan Times. The Times of India writes "India scoffs at Meaningless Meetings" while the Economic Times states "Repeated poking by Pakistan led to Modi calling off talks" marking a major shift in approach to Pak.
The Hindustan Times also reports "Coup fears: Protesters march on Pak Parliament, army moves in ". The Hindu writes "Imran, Qadri supporters in 'Red Zone".
On the Telangana survey, The Indian Express reports "KCR says 'superhit', numbers on ground tell a different story". The Times of India states, "Hyderabad shut down as Telangana household survey kicks off".
"Iron Lady Sharmila to be released after 14 years" headlines the Hindustan Times, in a box item, saying the charge of attempting sucide could not be established.
"Fletcher sidelined, Shastri put in charge for ODI series" reports the Times of India.
The Hindustan Times carries a story on the front page, "Coal stocks still low, Delhi -NCR face blackouts" reporting, seven units of NTPC have been shut down due to coal shortages. On a more hopeful note, the Asian Age reports of an internal survey by the city administration suggesting setting up of solar panels on rooftops in the city could generate 450 MW of electricity, which is one tenth of the average power consumption of the entire city.
"Pay a fine for littering, urinating in public" warns the Times of India, with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation deciding to penalize citizens throwing in public places with fines ranging from 100 to 500 rupees.
And finally, "Overseas calls to get cheaper soon", writes the Asian Age with new TRAI regulations making it possible for mobile users to make ISD calls at 2 to 10 rupees per minute.