Most papers of the day carry pictures of actor Amitabh Bachhan carrying the Olympic torch on its relay leg between the city of London and the borough of Southwark on Thursday. Accompanying the picture are exciting headlines like "Olympic fever hits London" - The Asian Age; and "The Olympics are here, fasten your seatbelts" - The Times of India.
"Forest officer held in US for 'sexual assault", under the headlines the Indian Express reports that a senior Indian Forest Service officer of Orissa-cadre, 52 year old Surendra Prasad Mohapatra, who is in the US for a two-week training course, has been arrested by the police in Pennsylvania following a complaint of "sexual assault" by a maid at the hotel in which he was staying. Other papers also carried this story.
Papers reorted about Team Anna's campaign losing steam on its second day.
"Marans got 549 crore rupee bribe in Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI" that is the lead headline in The Times of India.
"With 73 per cent rainfall deficit, Haryana stares at drought", under that headline the Tribune says that the sowing of the Kharif crops has already been affected. In a related story The Hindu writes, "Elusive monsoon forces contingency plan".
"Gogoi does a Nero?" wonders the Pioneer and says, Blames media, claims Assam is not burning.
"Every Olympian will get a 40,000-rupee job", reads a Hindustan Times's headline. The paper reports that the Govt. has decided to offer all the 81 athletes participating in the London Olympics coaching jobs with the Sports Authority of India.
The vandalising of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's statue by activists of the UP Navnirman sena has been reported by many papers. "UP tense as Maya statue vandalized", writes the Asian Age. The Indian Express says, "Statue broken, govt makes amends."
And finally, "Arrogant bosses are poor performers," says the Times of India. They can drain the bottom-line because they are typically poor performers who cover up their insecurities by disparaging subordinates, leading to organisational dysfunction, reports the paper citing a research.