Must Read News Articles – February 27th, 2019


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India bombs Jaish camp in Pakistan’s Balakot

Twelve days after the Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s “biggest” terror-training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot early on Tuesday.

SC pitches for mediation in Ayodhya case

A five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, has proposed a court-monitored mediation process between the Hindu and Muslim parties litigating the Ayodhya dispute, asserting that both sides ought to give it a try even if there was only a “1% chance of success.”

Nagaland Assembly rejects citizenship Bill

The resolution, passed on Monday, denounced the proposed Bill stating that it cannot be implemented in Nagaland as it will impact the “unique history and status of the Nagas under the Constitution”. It was moved by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday.

‘What action can you take against political parties?’

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the stand of the Election Commission of India (EC) on taking action against political parties, which do not comply with its instructions to disclose funding and expenditure details.

The new order in West Asia

The landscape is now tripolar, with Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey competing for influence

Pushing boundaries

The air strikes have delivered a clear, robust message; the follow-up must be restrained

Decolonising Chagos

The stunning opinion of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, that Britain’s continued administration of the Chagos archipelago is unlawful, is a landmark in the effort to decolonise the Indian Ocean and return the islands to Mauritius.

Illuminating Asia’s future

Seoul embraces relations with New Delhi solely based on India’s inherent appeal and worth

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Smart farming in a warm world

Investment and policy reform are needed on priority to help farmers cope with climate change

RBI takes 3 banks off prompt corrective action framework

Three more banks — Allahabad Bank and Corporation Bank, from the public sector, and Dhanlaxmi Bank from the private sector — are now out of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) prompt and corrective action (PCA) framework.

‘Organised retail in India may double by 2021’

Strong macroeconomic factors coupled with robust demographics and Internet penetration will fuel the growth of the retail market in India, which is third largest in Asia and fourth-largest globally after U.S., China and Japan.

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