Militants attack police post in Udhampur; 2 SPOs injured | The Indian Express
The arrest of a Pakistani terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir after he had attacked a BSF bus on the Jammu - Srinagar national highway in Udhampur dominates the front pages. The Mail Today quotes the captured terrorist Naved as saying "I came to kill, its fun". On Pakistan's response, the Indian Express writes "Pakistan silent, news blackout on capture". Highlighting the possible impact on the forthcoming talks between the National Security Advisors of the two countries, the Hindustan Times states "NSA talks to continue despite attacks".
The twin train tragedy in Madhya Pradesh is prominently covered in the press. "29 die as 2 trains derail at same spot, same time". Drawing attention to the state of railway infrastructure in the country, the Hindustan Times writes "Over 35 thousand bridges are 100 years old".
Most papers take note of a Mumbai court order on former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. "Lalit Modi in more trouble: non bailable warrant out" writes the Asian Age. The Times of India add "Ministry of Home Affairs to ask UK to hand him over".
With some media reports stating that after testing samples from Goa, two labs empanelled by food regulator FSSAI had approved Maggi noodles as being safe, the papers today carry FSSAI's denial. "Food regulator denies clean chit to Maggi" reports the Tribune.
In a special story, the Asian Age informs that no police verification will be required for reissue of passports provided the first passport was issued on the basis of a clear police report".
Press reports suggest that the ban imposed by the European Union on 700 pharma products tested by GVK Biosciences has had an impact on the forthcoming free trade agreement talks between India and the European Union. "India defers FTA talks with EU" writes the Business Standard.
And finally, in a sign of changing times, the Tribune reports that India's richest shrine, the Tirumala tirupati Devasthanams has opened a demat account and will now accept shares as donations from devotees.