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A naxal strike to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dantewada in Chattisgarh and launch of 3 social security schemes at 115 location throughout the country, grabs front page attention in many newspapers today.
"Hostage drama as PM visits Maoist hotbed in Chattisgarh, Red rebels abduct 250 villagers in Sukma, kill one before freeing others reports The Sunday Tribune. Highlighting the Prime Minister's public address at Dantewada, the Pioneer writes "In Bastar, PM tells Naxals : Drop guns, embrace growth".
Most papers take note of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's attack on the NDA government at a function to confer an award on late journalist Vinod Mehta. "Minorities feel insecure, voices stifled, declares Sonia Gandhi" writes the Hindustan Times.
In a special front page story, the Times of India reports that Justice C S Karnan of the Madras High Court has threatened contempt of court proceedings against Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul accusing him of interfering in his judicial work.
On the continuing debate on the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill, The Hindu quotes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying "GST will economically integrate India".
"Nepal bounces back, slowly but surely" reports The Hindu, adding "But it's a mammoth task, given the scale of destruction in 13 districts in central and hilly regions of the country."
The Asian Age quotes the PM in the headline, "Mamata trusts only me to help state".
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's comments on the Padma Awards are keenly tracked in the press. "Ploitically influential win Padma awards, says Ramdev" reads the Tribune caption.
In a shocking front page exclusive, "Delhi's great baby bazaar", the Mail Today writes "Jharkand women trafficked on promise of jobs, exploited sexually and made pregnant for their babies to be auctioned to city couples for Rupees 1-4 lakhs each".
And finally,.. All the papers carry pictures of Indian soldiers marching at the Red Square in Moscow in the Victory. Day Parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Russia's victory over Nazi Germany.