Two all Party meetings one convened by parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu and the other by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, and another meeting of NDA constituents under the chairmanship of Narendra Modi held yesterday just before commencement of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, are discussed extensively in the Press. The Statesmen says "NDA readies for big fight to take on Congress". "Govt senses an opening to partly salvage Session" is the Times of India's top headline, as the Congress's tough 'No resignations, no House' stance found scant support at the meeting.
The Indian Express writes of a letter senior BJP MP Shanta Kumar wrote to party Chief Amit Shah. In the letter he said that the Vyapam scam had dented the image of the NDA government and made all party workers bow their heads in shame.
Hindustan Times reports - A bright spot which promises to usher in 'good days' for the economy is that power plants now have 20 to 45 days of stock of coal, as against the earlier stocks of two or less days. This transformation has been made possible by an unprecedented surge in Coal India's output.
"Delhi's Top Cop throws rule book at Kejriwal" - headlines Mail Today. The face-off between the Delhi Police and the AAP government intensified on Monday, following a meeting between Police Commissioner BS Bassi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting ended on a tense note - with Bassi making it clear that he was not answerable to the Delhi government.
The Hindu reports that CBSE has warned schools against coercing parents to buy additional books for their wards, books printed by publishers other than NCERT, as such books are costly, voluminous and unscientifically designed.
And finally, Asian Age writes that British cosmologist Stephen Hawking backed by Russian Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Yuri Milner, yesterday launched the biggest ever search for intelligent life in the Universe - in a 10 year, 100 million dollar project to scan the heavens.