Manmohan almost gave up n-deal with US, had no foreign policy: Natwar Singh: Indian Express reports that Natwar SIngh could make Manmohan Singh uncomfortable as well. Singh reportedly writes that SIngh had almost given up on the nuclear deal and at one point refuse to meet Condoleezza Rice as well.
Saradha Scam: CBI Raids in West Bengal, Odisha: The New Indian Express reports that the CBI on Thursday conducted 30 raids in various places in West Bengal and Odisha connected with its probe of the Rs.10,000 crore Saradha chit fund scam.
Landslide tragedy: Did Maharashtra ignore eco warnings on Malin?: Hindustan Times reports that the Malin was one of the three high risk villages in a report last year and the ministry of environment and forests had asked for a no development policy here.
Mallya could lose more of United Breweries: Business Standard reports that Vijay Mallya, already cornered over heavy debts for Kingfisher Airlines could now have to give up a part of his shares of United Breweries, the maker of India's largest-selling beer, Kingfisher.
Govt of India is the biggest tobacco offender – and the biggest investor in ITC: The Firstpost article argues that LIC, an insurance company owned by the government is the largest investors in ITC. This make the Indian government the biggest tobacco offender in the country.
SC raps Centre over delay in releasing Haj quota: The Hindu reports that the Supreme Court condemned the government for not releasing the Haj quota for the 36,000 pilgrims scheduled to travel through private tour operators. There are just four weeks left for Haj to start.