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"India, Pak Foreign Secretory talks likely in Jan", is the top headline in The Indian Express. The understanding reached between the Pakistan and Indian foreign secretaries when they spoke on Thursday, was that there was no point in delaying the talks indefinitely, and that a date after January the 20th would be suitable to both countries."
"Kejri says will bring back improved odd-even plan" is the top headline in Hindustan Times. The improved version would include pruning the list of exemptions and adding more buses. Arvind Kejriwal urged Delhites to observe the restrictions voluntarily.
"Congress Boost in Punjab as Badal nephew joins", headlines the Asian Age. Manpreet Singh Badal, estranged nephew of Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, formally joined the Congress party on Friday. The paper adds that Capt. Amarinder Singh, Congress Punjab Unit Chief, has virtually emerged as the Chief Ministerial face in next year's Assembly Elections.
The Pioneer tells us that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to create a world record next week in his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi, when he hands over devices and aids like hearing implants, laptops, Tablet PCs, Daisy players, Wheel chairs and smart canes worth eight crore rupees to over eight thousand differently abled persons.
Hindustan Times writes that the government told the Supreme Court on Friday that it was contemplating a law on passive euthanasia in the country. NGO 'Common Cause' has demanded that a person suffering from terminal illness be allowed to make a 'living will' indicating that he or she not be kept on live support in case there is no hope of cure.
And finally, the Times of India informs us that according to a new study by an Indian origin researcher at the Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health - Standing desks in class rooms could make children smarter, as continued use of standing desks was associated with significant improvement in executive function and working memory capabilities.