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Must Read News Articles – April 1



Happy April Fools’ Day ? Stay hungry. Stay foolish.


The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


SC: Ban on liquor sale covers hotels, bars too: “Exempting such establishments near National Highways will dilute objective”.The Constitution preserves and protects the right to life as an over-arching constitutional value.

Can’t ban MPs from other professions: SC: Says conflict of interest argument makes sense but court cannot frame policy

1,900 Indians under probe for links to Panama firms: The Income-Tax Department has launched a probe into the suspected undisclosed foreign assets held by more than 1,900 persons of Indian origin, who either control or have financial interests in close to 3,000 companies incorporated in Panama.
Notify HIV-hit children as disadvantaged group: SC: Supreme Court ordered State governments to consider issuing a notification under the Right to Education law, declaring children living with/affected by HIV as a ‘disadvantaged group’ deserving additional rights to help them gain free and compulsory education, a fundamental right under the Constitution.

Editorial/OPINION


Connected by air: Udan to tap on India’s civil aviation opportunities: 43 cities will be mainstreamed on India’s flight connectivity grid, an outcome of the Udan scheme launched to spur regional flights covering distances up to 800 km.

Sharpening a pro-choice debate: The Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients Bill is a good point to take the euthanasia-related debate forward.


Economy


‘Infra deficit to take two decades to bridge’: Funds needed for transport, water management.

India to support resistance to protectionism at G20 meet: Despite a formal statement by the world’s largest economies being silent on concerns over protectionist measures, India which was a part of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting on March 17-18 said that it strongly supported ‘resistance’ to all forms of protectionism.


Indian Express


Connect small dots: Bringing Tier 2 and 3 cities into the aviation map is a project long overdue.


Live Mint




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