Maoists in Odisha releasing one of the two kidnapped Italians is the lead news today. Most papers have published photographs of the Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo, talking to reporters after his release at Sorada village. 'Fate of two hostages, including BJD MLA, unknown', reports the Tribune.
The Hindu and the Tribune show Anna Hazare during his day long fast at Jantar Mantar yesterday. 'No takers for team Anna's Parliament barbs' under that headline the Pioneer writes that Anna fails to muster strong crowds. 'Anna wants FIR against 14 ministers' says the Statesman; and the Asian Age lists these ministers.
The Financial Express and The Asian Age have a picture of Dr Manmohan Singh and the South Korean President greeting each other at Seoul, where the PM has gone for the nuclear security summit.
Sachin Tendulkar figures in most dailies today. 'Sachin blasts query on retirement plans and keeps options open for the next world cup' writes Mail Today. 'Sachin raring to go' says Hindustan Times.
An interesting editorial in the Tribune titled 'Petrol for Peace' talks about India agreeing to export petrol, gas and diesel to Pakistan. The paper calls it 'a significant development from various angles' and writes that the Trade will help cement Indo Pak ties.
Planning to buy a Maruti? Well, the prices of its cars have been hiked by upto 17,000 Rs because of the excise duty hike, report the Hindustan Times, The Hindu and the Financial Times. This hike will affect all models, including the Alto and SX4 write the papers.
Tea has many benefits, we all know that. And we can add one more to the list now' Want baby? Drink 2 cups of tea daily. Beverage ups pregnancy chance by 27%' writes the Times of India, quoting researchers at Boston University.
Want to know the size of your brain? Get an idea now by counting your friends! Hindustan Times writes of a study by Oxford University which says that 'brain size decides friends count'!