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The 2-day BJP National Executive Meet being held in Bhubaneshwar, is the lead story in today’s Press and Party President Amit Shah’s address to party workers is the matter of most top headlines. “BJP is yet to peak, can beat regional parties, says Shah”, headlines Hindustan Times. The Statesman, quoting him, writes – BJP must become a Pan-India party, with a presence from Panchayats to Parliament.
Pakistan claiming to have arrested 3 Indian Intelligence agents in PoK, is another prominent story. The Indian Express reports that police in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir claim to have arrested 3 suspected Research and Analysis Wing agents for their alleged involvement in anti- state activities.
Meanwhile DNA writes “Now, only Medical visas for Pakistanis”. India is planning to escalate the diplomat offensive by restricting visas only on humanitarian health ground to Pakistani citizens, after the Kulbhusan Jadav imbroglio.
Setting a record, the Supreme Court collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar has recommended 51 names for Judges in 10 high courts, shortly after finalising the memorandum of procedure for appointment of Judge in constitutional courts – reports the Sunday Times.
“IITs to add 20% seats to get in more women”.
The Sunday Express informs us that the Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to introduce a supernumerary quota for women from 2018, to improve the gender composition of their classrooms.