Here's a wrap of the top stories picked from morning newspapers
The Hindustan Times has reported that India and Saudi Arabia have launched a Strategic Partnership Council to guide their ties in areas ranging from trade to energy security. PM Modi, who was on a day-long visit to the Kingdom, has called for a new conflict resolution mechanism in an increasingly multipolar world. PM Modi and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed the agreement for the Strategic Partnership Council.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis could take oath for his second term on Thursday or Friday despite thr spat with ally Shiv Sena, The Times of India has reported. The BJP is hopeful that Sena will come around by not pressing its demand for a 50:50 split in ministerial berths and rotational chief ministership.
A far right EU MP, who was partof the delegation that visited Kashmir on Tuesday, has said that Europe should act as an honest mediator or broker between India and Pakistan if the two countries want, The Indian Express reported quoting Bernhard Zimniok. The MP, who represents Germany's far right party AfD added that European union should not take sides in the India-Pak conflict
A government panel will examine the problems faced by telecom operators and suggest ways to revive their financial health, amid plunging industry revenues and mounting debt, business paper Mint has reported. A committee of secretaries under the cabinet secretary will consider the demands of telcos and suggest ways to alleviate their financial stress