The CBI introducing a fresh twist to the on going 2G scam probe is given prominence in the Press. "CBI casts 2G probe net wider, pulls in the NDA" is the top headline in the Hindustan Times. "Spectrum dirt at BJP door step, raids on Airtel, Vodafone", reports the Times of India. The paper adds that irregularities for allotment of spectrum in 2002, when late Pramod Mahajan was Communication Minister, amounted to a loss of Rs 508 crore to the exchequer.
The Sunday Tribune writes, "Manmohan discusses uranium sale with OZ Prime Minister", adding that Australian PM Julian Guillard made it clear that she would take forward her proposal to lift the ban on Uranium sale to India, as she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali.
The Asian Age writes that the war of letters between Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and UP Chief Minister Mayawati shows no sign of letting up, with Mayawati sending off another letter to the minister rubbishing allegations of corruption in implementation of NREGA. "Maya returns NREGA salvo", headlines the Statesman.
The Financial Express quotes Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "Despite slow down, still expect 7.5% growth". He said in Bali that though the global economic situation is showing severe signs of stress, emerging market countries in Asia, including India, are contributing to the recovery of the world economy.
And finally, The Sunday Times informs us that according to research conducted at the Harvard University - Barefoot running or running with basic footwear seems to be making a comeback worldwide.