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Passing of the Real Estate Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the controversy over Vijay Mallya and the Art of Living culture fest dominate headlines today.
"Bill to protect home buyers gets RS nod" writes the Pioneer. The Indian Express says "New Law almost in : To clean up dirt in Real Estate and empower buyers".
"Sri Sri defies NGT, says won't pay fine" states the Pioneer. "Everything's fine, says Sri Sri, except the fine", observes the Indian Express, quoting him as saying, he would rather go to jail. The Asian Age reports, "Heavy traffic, snarls expected in city for 3 days" noting, in addition, 20,000 weddings today likely to cause chaos on the roads.
"Mallya's 'great escape' rocks Parliament" says the Hindustan Times. The Economic Times states "CBI knew Mallya was flying out of India on March 2nd."
"Uncertainty over Pak team persists", reports the Times of India. The Hindu writes "Pakistan won't send team without 'govt assurances' on security" for the T20 ICC World Cup series, pending a written security guarantee from the Government of India.
"No separate X-ray of tablets, i-pads at airports" in a major relief to flyers, reports the Times of India.
"Govt wants PF cover in 10-worker units" as against establishments employing 20 people or more, as of now, in a bid to ensure social security to a larger section of workers, informs the Times of India.
And finally, a "New radio channel for traffic updates on National Highways" reports the Hindu. The Pioneer says "Safe & Speedy journey ahead as Delhi-Jaipur road HAS its way", of the Highways Advisory Service, to provide live traffic updates on radio.