Complicated terms of engagement: (Hindu, Editorial)
The question of consent is one that must lie with the individual woman.
Constitutional and quasi-judicial Bodies
Procedure to remove ECs vague, says petition in SC: (The Hindu)
‘It affects the top poll body’s functional autonomy’.
International groupings and agreements
For the sake of the Indo-Pacific: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Rex Tillerson’s India visit should occasion a review of Washington’s immigration policies. New Delhi needs to remove barriers to innovation.
Talks with PM, officials come ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s crucial visit.
Indian and neighbors
The former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. says the two neighbours must be friends before sorting out disagreements.
Promises to keep: (Indian Express, Editorial)
Centre’s initiative on Kashmir offers hope. Let the dialogue process also engage the Hurriyat.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
2.11 lakh crore for PSU banks to boost lending: (The Hindu)
The Centre on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to infuse ₹2.11 lakh crore capital over the next two years into public sector banks (PSBs) saddled with high, non-performing assets and facing the prospect of having to take haircuts on loans stuck in insolvency proceedings.
The argument against a fiscal stimulus package for the Indian economy: (Live Mint, Editorial)
The benefits of a fiscal stimulus are uncertain but the risks are clear.
Bitcoin will crash: (The Hindu, Editorial)
It has proved many of its critics wrong over the years, but its long-term prospects may not be too bright.
Infrastructure and investment models
The Centre on Tuesday announced a ₹5.35 lakh crore road construction package, called BharatMala Pariyojana, in a bid to spur the economy as private investment remains moribund. This follows a Cabinet nod to build 34,800 km of roads nationwide, including in border and coastal areas.
Shedding light on Saubhagya: (Hindu, Editorial)
The electrification scheme needs to be thought through more carefully.
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