Black Friday: 4 terror attacks in Valley, 21 dead
The Prime Minister's statement in the Rajya Sabha on the controversial remarks made by the Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at a public meeting in Delhi dominates the front pages. "Defensive Modi appeals for end to hate speech deadlock" reports the Times of India. The Tribune writes "Opposition may push resolution denouncing minister's remark".The meeting of the leaders of six parties which emerged from the erstwhile Janata parivar gets wide attention in the press. "Mulayam to oversee Janata Parivar merger" writes the Indian Express. With the Trinamool Congress and the BSP staying away, the Asian Age writes sceptically, "New Janata outfit likely to be a non-starter".
The Hindu carries an exclusive on it's front page saying that the government has scrapped the supply of subsidised kerosene through the Public Distribution System.In a front page exclusive "Delhi on alert for Lashkar strike", the Hindustan Times reports that intelligence inputs suggest that the Pakistan terror group is planning a 'sensational terror attack' in the run-up to US President Barack Obama's visit in January.With questions being raised over the video showing two girls fighting alleged molesters in a bus in Haryana, the Tribune writes "Haryana puts award for Sonepat sisters on hold".The passing away of noted jurist and former Supreme Court judge V R Krishna Iyer is noticed in all the papers. Drawing attention to how he was instrumental in introducing the concept of Public Interest Litigation ,the Hindustan Times describes him as a "revolutionary judge, who helped humanise law".And finally, the list of cricket World Cup probables is out and contains quite a few surprises. "No place for Yuvi, Viru, Gambhir and Bhajji in World Cup probables", reports the Times of India.