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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Aadhaar must for access to Survey of India maps: The SoI maps prepared for defence and civilian purposes are considered a standard reference for the shape, extent and geographic features of the country.

Govt. to get tough on traffic offences: The Lok Sabha on Monday cleared amendments to the motor vehicles law that will substantially increase the penalty for traffic violations, allow learner’s driving licences to be issued online and penalise contractors for faulty road designs.

Only Parliament can allow additions to OBC list: Backward Classes Commission gets constitutional status(Constitution 102nd Amendment Bill).

SC asks how children end up in J&K mobs: When told that security forces’ indiscriminate use of pellet guns against mobs in Jammu and Kashmir is creating a “nation of blind people”, the Supreme Court on Monday retorted by questioning the sense of humanity of the very people who form the mob and use children as cover while engaging security forces in pitched street battles.

Australian uranium to arrive soon: Australia’s promise on uranium was announced even as both countries signed six agreements, including one on countering terrorism.


Editorial/OPINION


Transformative visit: India assures Bangladesh on Teesta water sharing, as the two countries broadbase ties.

Till the next port of call: France and India must do more together in the Indian Ocean, given our shared interests of maritime security.

A short history of a big deal: The Teesta treaty continues to dominate relationsbetween India and Bangladesh

Mind the treatment gap: Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act will require a restructuring of health-care services.


Economy


‘Healthcare needs innovative funding’: Alternatives needed to boost healthcare spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030.

Hasina invites Indian companies to Bangladesh, promises SEZs: The nation needs $20 billion a year to take advantage of demographic dividend.


Indian Express


Judicial prohibition: Supreme Court curbs on sale of alcohol call for a clearer demarcation of separation of powers.

Australia in the Bay of Bengal: Strategic cooperation between India and Australia can contribute to the construction of a stable maritime order in the region.


Live Mint



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