Must Read News Articles – July 5

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Social issues

The terrorisms we overlook: (The Hindu, Editorial)

The state’s association with terror — in mob lynchings or in extortion — is not compatible with freedom.

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Issues related to governance

SC open to liquor sale on city highways: (The Hindu)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday prima facie observed that there may be nothing wrong in de-notifying particular stretches of highways running inside city limits as city roads and such de-classification does not violate its order that national and State highways across the country should be liquor-free zones.

Centre may partially lift AFSPA: (The Hindu)

The Centre is considering partial removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

‘Make registration of marriages compulsory’: (The Hindu)

The Law Commission of India has recommended compulsory registration of marriages to protect gullible women who become victims of fake marriages.

Allow deposit of old notes, Supreme Court tells Centre: (The Hindu)

Cautioning the government against depriving genuine persons of their hard-earned money and property, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Centre cannot close all options for such persons.

An argument without Aadhaar: (Indian Express, Editorial)

Traditional understanding of privacy may not suffice in an age of digital identities. Supporters and opponents of UIDAI are missing the point

Effects of developed and developing countries policies

Signs of a Persian gulf: (The Hindu, Editorial)

New Delhi needs to work with Tehran to resolve bilateral irritants affecting economic ties.

International groupings and agreements

‘ASEAN seeks greater role by India’: (The Hindu)

Vietnam hopes India will support freedom of navigation in South China Sea.

India talks tough with U.K. on terrorism: (The Hindu)

India has been speaking with greater candour in recent weeks about obstacles in its relationship with Britain, highlighting how efforts by the British government to take forward the relationship, particularly via a post-Brexit trade deal, could struggle.

The rebirth of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: (Live Mint, Editorial)

When the new TPP, excluding the US, begins to flourish, American businesses will be wishing Donald Trump had not cancelled their tee time.

India and neighbors

On India-China Himalayan face-off, China may just have a case: (Indian Express, Editorial)

The Chinese are right to complain that India is violating the treaty in sending its troops across at Doka La. But the issue is not that simple.

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Science and Tech

Drug-resistant TB higher among children than expected: report: (The Hindu)

While detection of tuberculosis (TB) in children remains a challenge, it has now emerged that Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is higher among children than expected.

Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment

Intermission: (The Hindu, Editorial)

A higher rate can sometimes be counterproductive, restricting the growth of the sector, and eventually resulting in lower revenues.

‘Display new GST price on products’: (The Hindu)

The prices of products made before July 1 whose tax burden has increased under the Goods and Services Tax can be increased as long as manufacturers advertise the raise in a local newspaper, the Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

Tap GST for jobs data: PM-appointed panel: (The Hindu)

The Centre could use lakhs of firms registered under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the sample frame to capture employment data through a new Annual Survey of Enterprises, the task force to improve India’s data on jobs set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommended.

UDAY covers 97% of discom debt: Centre: (The Hindu)

‘86% of restructurable debt revamped’.


India’s quest for armed drones: (Live Mint, Editorial)

Given India’s complex security challenges, UAVs have the potential to aid the Indian military not only in fighting wars but also in intelligence and surveillance.

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