Pressure mounting on BCCI chief N Srinivasan to resign makes for top headlines in today's papers. The lead headline in the Times of India reads "Finally, Shukla & Jaitley say they too want Srinivasan out". The Indian Express writes, "Pawar calls for MHA probe, sports ministry urges Srinivasan to quit".
The fruitful outcome of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Japan visit is also given prominence in the press. Hindustan Times writes, "It is becoming increasingly clear that the Indo-Japanese relationship is now more than just exports and imports. It is about how Tokyo can transform India". The Indian Express writes that the two countries have agreed to form a joint working group to set up the sale of the first platform with defense uses out of Japan - the US2 amphibious air craft, which finally could be co-produced in India.
Citing the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, The Times of India reports that the Indian economy has probably recently surpassed Japan to become the third largest economy globally.
"Bastar killings : Congress alleges BJP-Maoist nexus', reads the headline of a story in the Statesman which goes on to say that the All India Congress Committee has pointed to an alleged Maoists-BJP nexus behind the brutal attack on a Congress convoy and said that the so-called Maoists and the BJP are working in tandem to serve each other's vested interests.
Mail Today writes that the US, though unwilling to extradite 26/11 Mumbai terror accused David Headley and Tahawwur Rana to India, may allow India access to them for questioning.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan second-in-command Wali-ur-Rehman is said to have been killed in a drone attack in North Waziristan in the early hours yesterday, reports the Hindu.
And finally, the Times of India informs us that researchers in the University of California, have the first evidence that eating probiotic yogurt, can not only alter your gut bacteria but could also change the way our brain responds to the environment.