Social Issues: EWS patients also ‘overcharged’ at Fortis: The four-member committee appointed by the Haryana government to has also found faults with the treatment of patients from Economically Weaker Sections at the hospital. ‘Manuscript magazines’ a hit among statisticians: Government staff rediscovering their creative side through Malayalam calligraphy Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath says UPCOCA will be the remedy for crime: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said the proposed UPCOCA bill would help check crime and sought cooperation from the Opposition parties for its passage. Goa sets up task force to fight drug menace: Admitting the need to control rave parties, Goa state government had formed an Anti-Narcotics Task Force, comprising members of various law enforcement agencies, to draw a comprehensive action plan to combat trafficking of drugs. ‘Farm reforms, job creation to be priority’: Post polls, ‘doubling farmer income, skills mission revamp high on agenda’. Outrage in Satna: (Indian Express Editorial) Vigilante violence against carol singers, state response, raise questions about protection of minority rights in MP
Polity: Plea in SC seeks OBC status for farmers: The Supreme Court has decided to entertain a writ petition seeking ‘farmers’ who do not fall within the creamy layer to be recognised as Other Backward Classes (OBC) as an occupational group irrespective of their caste and religion. ‘Link policies to Aadhaar by March 31’: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has fixed March 31, 2018 as the deadline for insurance policy holders to link Aadhaar and PAN, or Form 60, to their policies. International: Rafale deal has better terms, cleared by CCS, says Nirmala: The Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with France for 36 Rafales was arrived at to meet the critical requirement of the Air Force (IAF) and was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Parliament was informed on Monday. Trump to unveil ‘America First’ national security strategy: Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition
Economy: Focus on income mobility: (Hindu editorial) We must look at the number of people moving up and down the economic ladder and ways to help people up Environment: Environmentalists allege winter forest fires in Charmadi range are ‘engineered’: Forest fires in the otherwise completely green landscape of the Western Ghats during the winter at Somanakadu valley of Barimale in the Charmadi range has set off alarm bells among the greens in the locality. Science and Technology: Hidden figures of Indian science: (Hindu editorial) It is strange how India ignores some of its best intellectuals. For a safe cyberspace: (Hindu editorial) Cybersecurity needs to be integrated in every aspect of policy and planning.