India and neighbors
Pakistan blamed India and Afghanistan for the volatile security situation in the region, while denying charges that it is harbouring terrorists who target both the countries.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has floated a five-point proposal at the United Nations to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis.
The State governments cannot wash their hands of their responsibility to crack down on cow vigilante groups.
A few sacks of rice: (Indian Express, Editorial)
That’s what the government’s policy towards the Rohingya boils down to — imprudent, myopic, untenable.
The Centre said while the GSTN application for refund was getting ready, the Centre was in the process of finding other ways of giving refund, if necessary, through a manual procedure.
Tax trauma: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Glitches in the GST regime are increasing the anxiety among Indian businesses.
Science and Tech
From ocean to ozone, the limits of our planet: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Transformative changes must be considered to keep Earth safe for the future.
Shooting in the dark: (Indian Express, Editorial)
The Bullet Train project is economically nonviable. It will not lead to a transfer of technology and serve only a minuscule proportion of rail passengers.
Power for all, always: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Smart technology, involving people in operations could make 24×7 electricity a reality.
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The next launch of the PSLV will be in November-December.
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