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Social issues

Complicated terms of engagement: (Hindu, Editorial)

The question of consent is one that must lie with the individual woman.


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Constitutional and quasi-judicial Bodies

Procedure to remove ECs vague, says petition in SC: (The Hindu)

‘It affects the top poll body’s functional autonomy’.

International groupings and agreements

For the sake of the Indo-Pacific: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Rex Tillerson’s India visit should occasion a review of Washington’s immigration policies. New Delhi needs to remove barriers to innovation.

New U.S. policy is a ‘game-changer’, says Ashraf Ghani:

Talks with PM, officials come ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s crucial visit.

Indian and neighbors

We can’t let the India-Pakistan relationship be hostage to dispute:

The former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. says the two neighbours must be friends before sorting out disagreements.

Government Policies

Promises to keep: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Centre’s initiative on Kashmir offers hope. Let the dialogue process also engage the Hurriyat.


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Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

2.11 lakh crore for PSU banks to boost lending: (The Hindu)

The Centre on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to infuse ₹2.11 lakh crore capital over the next two years into public sector banks (PSBs) saddled with high, non-performing assets and facing the prospect of having to take haircuts on loans stuck in insolvency proceedings.

The argument against a fiscal stimulus package for the Indian economy: (Live Mint, Editorial)

The benefits of a fiscal stimulus are uncertain but the risks are clear.

Bitcoin will crash: (The Hindu, Editorial)

It has proved many of its critics wrong over the years, but its long-term prospects may not be too bright.

Infrastructure and investment models

5.35 lakh crore for new road project:

The Centre on Tuesday announced a ₹5.35 lakh crore road construction package, called BharatMala Pariyojana, in a bid to spur the economy as private investment remains moribund. This follows a Cabinet nod to build 34,800 km of roads nationwide, including in border and coastal areas.

Shedding light on Saubhagya: (Hindu, Editorial)

The electrification scheme needs to be thought through more carefully.


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