India and neighbors Strident Pakistan presses for UN envoy on Kashmir: 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. Hasina floats five-point peace plan: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has floated a five-point proposal at the United Nations to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis. Government policies ‘It is for States to crack down on cow vigilantes’: 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.
Indian Economy Centre to hasten GST refunds: 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. Infrastructure 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 24x7 electricity a reality.
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