Siachen survivor Hanumanthappa remains critical: Army - The Hindu
The brave survivor from Siachen and revelations by David Headley dominate the headlines this morning. "Miracle at 20,000 feet ! Nation prays for Siachen survivor" is the lead in the Pioneer. Times of India states "35 feet under snow for 5 days, air pocket kept him alive". Mail Today reveals "Siachen's lone survivor is a yoga expert".
"ISI told me to get spies from Indian Army" the Pioneer quotes David Headley. The Hindu notes him as saying he was "Not paid by ISI or LeT", also reporting, the US has provided NIA with details of the phone used by him to videograph key targets.
"Maharashtra bats for women's rights in Haji Ali shrine" covers the Pioneer on its front page, saying, the government told the High Court, that the Board must prove the ban on entry into the Sanctum Sanctorum was part of religious practice in Islam.
"Builders aren't gods" quotes the Hindustan Times of a Delhi court saying, builders cannot demand hidden charges and are liable to pay compensation for delaying delivery of property. "Telcos rejig tariff plans to comply with TRAI order" notes the Hindu Business Line, adding, mobile bills to go up as 30-40 plans may be withdrawn. Economic Times reports, "Telcos may find a way around Ban" by offering their own apps through intranets at lower cost or even free.
Times of India reports "Bad Loans push three government banks into red". Indian Express writes "Facts dispute claims by banks: write-off gallops, recovery crawls". "Starved for cash, Railway Minister may hike fares in budget this year" informs Hindustan Times. On a more positive note, the Asian Age mentions " Rail passengers can now give 'ratings' to stations", a likely initiative in the coming Rail Budget to unleash competition and instill accountability.
T20 cup in march may not have Pakistan team " as Pak board wants neutral venues but ICC has no such plans, reports the Hindustan Times. And finally, the Hindu Business Line reveals, according the new research, certain drugs, currently used to treat heart diseases may be effective in the treatment of cancer.