On Land Ordinance, Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal Unite to Embarrass Centre
"On eve of session, PM seeks opposition help" is the Asian Age headline. The government has also said it is willing to go the extra mile to accommodate concerns of the opposition parties says the report.
The Indian Express on its front page reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself spoke to John Joseph, brother of father Prem Kumar on the phone. The latter was released from captivity in Afghanistan by the efforts of the Ministry of External Affairs.
The government is in the process of tweaking anti-corruption bill as recommended by the Law commission." "Modi to shield honest babus from anti-corruption bodies says Hindustan Times.
On the coal block auction The Financial Express writes, 13 firms fail to regain coal blocks and impact will be seen on end-use units. While the Business Standard reports that first coal block e-auction earns 1 lakh crore Rupees for 6 states over the next 30 years.
The Asian Age also reports that under " mera Gaon, mera Gaurav" the government will ask agricultural scientists, PhD scholars and students to adopt villages and work under closely with farmers.