Social Issues All that Gauri Lankesh stood for: (The Hindu, Editorial) Her murder is an attempt to kill an idea.
India and neighbors Debt, project delays worry Bhutan: (The Hindu) What concerns us is that the partnership seems to be going backwards. Government Policies State laws repugnant to IBC are void: SC: (The Hindu) ‘Entrenched managements not allowed to continue if they cannot pay their debts’.
Indian Economy Must restore banks’ health in months, if not weeks: RBI: (The Hindu) ‘Lenders should pursue defaulters, not wait for directions’. Social revolution in a JAM: (The Hindu, Editorial) Equality in the digital space is different from empowering Indians in the bricks-and-mortar world. Demonetisation: now a proven failure?: (The Hindu, Editorial) If extinguishing black money was the intention of the move, not even 0.01% of that has been achieved. Covering The Tracks: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Last mile works for maintenance are essential for safe, fast rail travel.

Size of Contingency Fund: Where govt, RBI disagree: (Indian Express, Explained)
  • The issue was who would bear the cost.
  • If the government did, it would add to its borrowings.
  • If the RBI did it, its balance sheet would turn from surplus to deficit.

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