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The Supreme Court putting a stay on the summons issued by a special court to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the coal block allocation case is the front page highlight in most papers.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark that Sonia Gandhi was acceptable as President to the Congress party only because of her 'white-skin' is also widely noticed on the front pages. "Giriraj hits new low, sparks row with racist jibe at Congress", reports the Times of India. The Asian Age writes "BJP President Amit Shah gives minister warning not to embarrass party, Modi govt.".
The case of a woman illegally staying at the IAS training academy at Mussoorie using a fake identity card is prominently noticed in many papers. "Fake woman trainee stays at IAS academy for 6 months", writes the Tribune. In its story captioned "Mussoorie IAS Academy in honey trap?", the Pioneer flags this incident as a security breach as it says the woman in question is untraceable now.
The death of Sunita Tomar, the face of India's anti-tobacco campaign, after battling oral cancer is noticed in all the papers. In the backdrop of the head of a Parliamentary panel questioning the links between tobacco and cancer, the Indian Express observes "Tobacco doesn't cause cancer? Sunita's death is one tragic answer".
Observing that Chennai has emerged as a medical capital with a growing number of surgeries being conducted there, the Times of India states "Hospitals drive docs to do avoidable surgeries to meet corporate targets".
In a special front page story the Mail Today reports that the government is working on its hiring policy to make it mandatory for aspirants to government jobs to have a skill certification.
And finally, the Kashi Vishvanath Temple in Varanasi is set to get a 15 lakh rupee high tech modular kitchen reports the Asian Age.