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The corporate espionage case continues to dominate headlines today. 'Spygate fire consumes top corporates" is the banner headline in the Mail Today. The net widens. Top executives from five firms, two consultants arrested" is the lead in the Indian Express. The subhead reads ' Cairn , RIL , ADAG, Essar, Jubilant staff held, coal, power paper also leaked : Police, two senior ministry officials under scanner". "Budget inputs were also stolen" headlines the Hindu.
"Manjhi quits race, Nitish to be CM " writes the Hindustan Times. The Tribune states 'Manjhi quits, Nitish back as Bihar CM". The paper adds that he "will take oath tomorrow, told to prove majority in Assembly before March 16".
On the Swine Flu in the country the Pioneer writes " Foul weather helps virus cast its net wide" adding that there were 43 deaths on Friday.
"Centre denies bid to ease out Amartya Sen' writes the Hindu. The subhead reads ' Nalanda board recommended him for another term' "Government refutes Amartya claim" states the Statesmen. While the Times of India quotes Amartya Sen as saying academic freedom under threat".
DD to beam matches for all viewers reports the Economic Times adding " Supreme Court stays High Court order to restrict feed to DTH and terrestrial services". "Supreme Court allows Doordarshan to beam India-centric World Cup matches" states the Statesman.
The Asian Age reports that the Congress on Friday made it clear that it will not back any of Modi government ordinances.
US President Barack Obama will soon fly in a new helicopter whose cabin has been made in India reports the Pioneer.
Delhi High Court orders police protection for Vyapam case whistle blower" headlines the Indian Express.
And finally if you thought playing cards was an idle persons game, you were wrong. Well the Hindustan Times reports that the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that it is, in fact a 'physical sport'.