72 year old veteran Gandhian and anti graft crusader Anna Hazare's decision to begin a fast unto death to press for a comprehensive anti corruption watchdog law is the lead story across papers today. "Hazare fast feeds nation's demand to fight corruption", says the Hindustan Times. The Mail Today writes - "Activist gets huge support for a powerful anti corruption watchdog - Jittery Congress's saffron smear on Anna Hazare".
"PAC quizzes Anil Ambani, Telecom CEOs on 2G scam'' is the Hindu lead story. The Times of India and Statesman have also carried this story. The Mail Today writes ''Tough talking PAC boss Joshi makes Congress run for cover."
Having helped India scale the Pinnacle of world Cricket, coach Gary Kirsten bidding farewell to a job he held for 4 years, is also reported by papers on their front page. "Kirsten bids farewell; thanks Dhoni, Sachin" writes the Asian Age, while the Pioneer says "Gary gets us cup, takes away bagful of memories".
Plastic bag manufacturing factories in Delhi may have to shut shop, following the government's decision to ban the manufacture of plastic bags. "Full stop for over 100 plastic bag factories", writes the Hindustan Times.
The Tribune writes that the Election Commission is fighting a losing battle against "Cash for votes". "Money power at play in Tamil Nadu poll" says the paper. In related news, the Times of India writes that as per the Election Commission, 43 crore rupees have been seized in 3 poll bound states.
The Times of India writes that a life size portrait of Emperor Jahangir, dating back to the 17th century has sold for around 10 crore rupees becoming the most expensive Mughal Painting sold at an auction.
And finally, its official - long work hours can kill. The Times of India writes that research indicates, over 11hrs a day in office ups heart disease risk by 67%.