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The Modi Government passing its first major economic reform measure, with the Rajya Sabha approving the Insurance Laws Bill to raise FDI cap in the Insurance sector from 26% to 49 %, is prominently covered by today's papers. "Together, the BJP and Congress push insurance door open, - NCP, BJD, ADMK also stand up to support", is the top headline in The Indian Express. "Finally, Acche Din to arrive for Insurance" - headlines The Economic Times.
Most papers carry photographs - of senior Congress leaders, led by Sonia Gandhi, in a display of support to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "Sonia leads solidarity march to Manmohan's residence" writes the Statesman, after he was summoned as an accused by a special CBI court, over the alleged Talabira-Hindalco Coal Scam.
Hindustan reports that the Union Home Ministry has told the J&K government to book the recently released separatist leader - Masarat Alam - at the first possible provocation, amidst an increasing attack from the Opposition, after it emerged that the anti-India campaigner's release could have been thwarted. Alam and his associates are to be kept under tight surveillance.
Mail Today reports that the Intelligence Bureau has alerted the government about fraudulent lottery schemes, run across India, by an organised syndicate in Pakistan possibly linked to Dawood Ibrahim, that sucks out huge amounts of money from gullible Indians, to the tune of over 4 lakhs crore rupees.
In an exclusive The Times of India writes - The government is looking at sweeping changes to the Law governing the Employees Provident Fund, and has suggested doing away with the mandatory 12% contribution by employees in certain cases, while retaining the employer's share.
And finally, The Asian Age reports of the launch by Google, of a virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life.