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Pakistani news agencies reporting that law enforcement agencies have picked up "some suspects" connected to the Pathankot air base attack, is highlighted by today's newspapers. The Hindu top headline reads "With only 72 hours to go, no clarity on talks with Pakistan". "Foreign Secretary talks set for delay, NSA's may meet first", headlines The Asian Age.
Speaking in New Delhi at an army seminar, Defence Minister Manohar Parikar said yesterday, "Those who harm the country should receive some pain". He asserted this was his opinion and should not be taken as the govt's thinking - reports The Indian Express.
"Supreme Court wants harsher penalty for atrocious child rapes" - reports The Times of India. The Statesman adds - The Supreme Court, which refused to entertain a plea of a woman lawyers body seeking castration of those convicted for raping toddlers, left the issue of tougher punishment for offenders to the legislature, to dwell upon and decide.
"Mehbooba silence adds to uncertainty in Jammu & Kashmir", headlines Hindustan Times. The meeting with Sonia Gandhi on Jan 7th stoked speculation of a drift in the PDP-BJP alliance and a possible re-alignment in the state. The Asian Age reports that the BJP has put the ball in the PDP's court.
"35 crew members of a US ship get 5 year jail" - reports The Tribune. Rigorous imprisonment has been given to all crew members.
Taking a swipe at religious customs and temple entry restrictions violating women's constitutional rights, the Supreme Court yesterday said - 'no temple nor governing body could bar a woman from entering the Sabrimala Shrine in Kerala', reports the Hindu.