India and neighbors
Talks underscored the need to avoid recurrence of Doklam-type crisis.
Section 377: SC to start hearing: (The Hindu)
High interest after privacy verdict.
In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than Jammu & Kashmir, too: (Indian Express, Explained)
Part XXI of the Indian Constitution, ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’, includes, apart from Article 370 — Temporary Provisions with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir — special provisions for 11 other states, listed under Articles 371, 371A-H, and 371J.
International groupings and agreements
Modi’s 10 ‘noble commitments’ for BRICS: (The Hindu)
PM calls for coordinated action on counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and disaster management.
Back on track: (The Hindu, Editorial)
India and China must address bilateral issues in a sustainable way, pursuing the BRICS spirit
There is a Rohingya in all of us: (The Hindu, Editorial)
By contemplating deportation of the hapless refugees, India undermines itself.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
Irked by slow progress, even as goods trade talks move fast.
‘Undersea line from Iran to port cheap gas’: (The Hindu)
Proposed 1,300-km line can save $1 billion annually; will avoid Pakistani waters.
Distress Signals: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Falling growth, lack of jobs, erratic rains are grim portents.
Is a progressive GST possible?: (Live Mint, Editorial)
The short answer is no. The long answer then is to focus on correcting the unfairness and skew in goods and services tax (GST), with greater redistribution.
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