How Delhi got jhadu ki jhappi
We begin the day's Press Review with a front-page headline from The Asian Age - "Delhi to get new Chief Minister today, " The Times of India adds that with counting of votes commencing at 8 am, The "Capital Verdict may be out by 1:30 pm".
The Bihar tug of war between Nitish Kumar and Manjhi continues to occupy top slot in the Press. "All eyes on Government," headlines The Hindu. The Statesman writes " In the prevailing fight for chief ministership, both Nitish and Manjhi claim majority.
The Hindu writes, that with the number of indians in the HSBC Swiss account list turning out to be double, Justice M.B. Shah, chairperson of the Supreme Court- appointed Special Investigation Team ( SIT) on black money, said instructions had been given to the Government to identify the illegal accounts.
"India is the world's fastest-growing economy at 7.5% in Oct-Dec, overtaking China's 7.3%, according to a new formula that covers a raft of economic activities, writes Hindustan Times.. The Asian Age, however, writes that the new methodology leads to confusion".
"India is a secular country, but I don't know how long it will remain so", said Justice Vikramajit Sen of the Supreme Court, on Monday, writes The Times of India. During a hearing on PIL seeking recognision for Christian Courts set up under its personal law, he said, the law shouldn't have to recognise dictates of personal law in Civil and family matters, as every religion may say the law should incorporate their personal law. "We have to stamp religion out of civil matters", he said.
"Shashi Tharoor says Afzal guru hanging was badly handled", headlines The Indian Express. He said 'the family should have been warned, given a last meeting and the body returned'. The Congress quickly distanced itself from his observation, which came after 5 J & K Congress MLAs had said it was a mistake not to let Afzal's family meet him.