Must Read News Articles – April 13

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Petrol, diesel prices to be fixed daily: Pilot scheme to be launched in five cities from May 1, to be gradually extended all over country.

‘India breached Tibet commitment’: China reiterated that the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh will have a negative impact on Sino-Indian ties, and accused New Delhi of breaching its commitment on the Tibet issue.

Poll panel throws open challenge to hack EVMs: To all those alleging that the EVMs used by the Election Commission were tampered with in the recent Assembly elections or that they could be hacked, the electoral body has thrown an open challenge asking them to prove the allegations.

Global interest in PSLV soars: Inquiries from prospective customers double after its record launch of satellites.

National Lok Adalat settles over 6 lakh cases in one day: As pendency hampers the justice delivery system, the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), led by Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra, has been quietly chipping away at the backlog and has accomplished its latest feat of settling over six lakh cases in just 24 hours.

Aadhaar robust; the poor have no complaints about it’: Minister says the Centre is enforcing UID under a proper mandate of law, with due regard to privacy and confidentiality.

Centre files curative plea on AFSPA: SC order a fetter on security forces involved in anti-militancy operations.


Ending nuclear lawlessness: The attempt at the UN to ban atomic weapons is based on the premise that all countries deserve equal security.

In a safer lane: States should start preparing to implement the changes in the Motor Vehicles Act.

Powering India-Nepal ties: This is an opportune moment to push for electricity trade with a long-term perspective.

Passage without scrutiny: We must move to a system where every Bill goes through the committee stage in each House of Parliament.


Hold fiscal deficit at 3% till FY20, says N.K. Singh panel: Centre had set a target of 3.2% of GDP in 2017-18.

Panel to suggest norms for Bitcoins, virtual currencies: The committee will also include experts from the RBI, the central government’s think tank NITI Aayog and State Bank of India.

Indian Express

New India, different China: Chinese reaction to the Dalai Lama visit to Tawang this time varied in tone and tenor from previous occasions. There are reasons for that.

Live Mint

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