BJP splits with Shiv Sena, to contest Maharashtra polls with Mahayuti allies
The Supreme Court's decision to cancel all 214 captive coal blocks allocated to private companies on public-private joint venture is covered prominently by all the papers today. 'SC quashes allocation of 214 coal blocks since 1993, spares just 4 'headlines the Times of India. The Hindustan Times says 'SC axes 214 coal block allocations, spares four' adding that the SC gives government 6 months to frame new policy, owners of 46 working mines also have till March 2015 to wind up operations.
India demonstrating its space prowess with the successful insertion of the Mass orbiter carrying five payloads in the orbit of the Red planet is another story that finds prominence in today's papers. 'India keeps historic date with Mars; Mangalyaan cost $ 74 million, making it the worlds cheapest inter planetary mission' writes the Hindu. The Tribune says 'India's moment of glory in Mars, ISRO becomes first agency to achieve feat in maiden attempt'.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon be beamed live on DD and AIR from 7 RCR his official residence. Modi's October 3rd address on All India Radio may mark the beginning of a new trend that would see him frequently turning in to the State broadcasters for communicating with the public on key issues reports the Hindustan Times.
And finally, if you want to beat the blues eat fruits and vegetables writes the Times of India.