International relations: Hasina inaugurates nuclear power plant construction (The Hindu) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated construction work on the much-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Ishwardi, located in the western part of the country. Doklam is in our area, says China (The Hindu) The Chinese military on Thursday hinted at maintaining sizeable presence of its troops near the area of Doklam standoff during winter, asserting that the region is in Chinese territory. Such a strange silence: India's stand on the Rohingya crisis (The Hindu Editorial) India’s reticence on the Rohingya crisis undermines its democracy and global standing Indian Constitution and Polity: SC junks Centre’s plea for more time to publish draft NRC in Assam (Indian Express) The Registrar General of Citizen Registration had sought more time and Attorney General K K Venugopal had backed the request. Should Padmavati be screened? (The Hindu) There is no provision for banning a film in the certification rules Responsibility without power (Indian Express) That the government in Delhi is elected yet circumscribed points to a constitutional anomaly. Apex court should correct it. Social Issues: Buried in the rankings din (Indian Express) Gender gaps come in the way of business competitiveness. India should take its slide in The Global Gender Gap rating seriously. Delhi tops crime chart among metro cities (The Hindu) Despite the marginal dip it witnessed in crime against women, Delhi continued to record the highest number of such cases in 2016 among metropolitan cities, according to the latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau on Thursday. Spurt in rape cases, with M.P., U.P. leading the table (The Hindu) There was an increase of 2.6% in crimes in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Thursday. Protecting children from ‘abduction’ (The Hindu) Over three crore Indians living abroad have cross-border marriages. When such a diverse family unit breaks down, children suffer as they are dragged into an international legal battle between their parents Many cybercrime cases not investigated (The Hindu) More than 12,000 incidents of cybercrime were reported in 2016, but nearly the same number of such crimes carried forward from the previous years had not been investigated, the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said. Dealing with data (The Hindu Editorial) The dawn of the information age opened up great opportunities for the beneficial use of data. It also enhanced the perils of unregulated and arbitrary use of personal data.
Economy: GDP growth rebounds to 6.3% in September quarter (The Hindu) India’s economy regained momentum in the September quarter as the manufacturing sector shrugged off any teething impact from the July 1 implementation of the Goods and Services Tax to propel gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 6.3%. ‘Services, agri slowdown, a concern’ (The Hindu) Setbacks in agriculture can have cascading effect on inflation, says Assocham Environment: Some animals are more equal than others (The Hindu Editorial) It is time we gave priority to animals on the basis of the threat perception