SC slams Centre on judges' appointment; opposition targets BJP (Roundup): The Supreme Court on Friday rapped the Centre for sitting over the top court collegium's recommendations on appointment of judges to various High Courts, prompting the opposition to attack the Narendra Modi government for what it said was deliberate
Almost all the National Dailies have given top slot to the Pakistani mission staffer held for espionage. Pioneer headline says, "Pak spy-ring Mission busted" while Times of India writes "Pak official held, expelled for spying; ties take another hit". "It's spy vs spy: India, Pak expel a mission staffer each within hours" reports the Indian Express."Shock for Delhi house owner" notes the Statesman, of the real owner of the address on Mahmood Akhtar's forged Aadhaar card.
The Indian Express highlights "Geelani has bandh calendar for every school except that of his grandchild " as schools across the Valley have remained shut for 111 consecutive days.
'We'll prove to the public Mistry's lying' the Times of India quotes Tata Sons, of the dismissed chairman's charges. 'Mistry has little room to manoeuvre legally' The Hindu cites sources in the legal fraternity.
"Saifai village head turns chief mediator in Samajwadi crisis" informs the Hindustan Times..
The Asian Age reports, former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho "Pul's caretaker hangs self in same bungalow".
"Bad Air Day" states the Hindustan Times, of the Air Quality Index in Delhi hitting the highest possible 500 in 3 locations on Thursday.
"Cabinet clears 'strategic sale' of some PSUs" is a front page story in the Asian Age.
Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation to be banned soon, says The Hindustan Times.
" Supreme Court to hear toll campaign's plea against High Court order on DND" making passage free for Delhi-Noida commuters, states the Hindu.
Delhi zoo to open only after 3 months due to the bird flu epidemic, is a story in the Hindustan Times.
And finally, All academic degrees, certificates and awards in the country would soon be digitally available for verification, with the establishment of National Academic Depository, reports The Hindu.