Must Read News Articles – April 14

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Right to access Internet cannot be curtailed, says SC: Bench against general ban on online content about pre-natal sex determination.

Why no paper trail in EVMs, SC asks Centre: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Election Commission to comply with a 2013 court directive to introduce paper trail in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

India plans to buy three more Scorpenes: India and France will step up negotiations to expand the Scorpene submarine contract after the presidential elections in France in May. India will push for incorporating several upgrades in the proposed three new submarines.

Loyalty benefit for EPFO members: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation subscribers for 20 years or more will get a loyalty-cum-life benefit of up to Rs. 50,000 at the time of retirement.


On a glide path?: Adjusting fuel prices daily at petrol stations is a long overdue reform.

Banking on Teesta: The wheels within wheels in Delhi, Dhaka and Kolkata on the water-sharing issue.


‘Allow anchor investors in SME IPOs’: Investment bankers want the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to allow anchor investors in public issues of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while also enhancing the upper limit for paid-up capital of such companies to allow relatively larger firms to enter the capital market while ensuring institutional investor participation in the dedicated segment.

RBI tightens norms on bank performance: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with a revised prompt corrective action (PCA) framework for banks, spelling out certain thresholds, the breach of which could invite resolutions such as a merger with another bank or even shutting down of the bank.

Indian Express

Live Mint

Hack that EVM, the republic demands it: Indeed the Indian election is not flawless but it is no doubt the least compromised, and least compromising, of all its institutions.

Executive decisions are not for judges: The Supreme Court ban on the sale of liquor is an example of judicial overreach. Such policies are unambiguously in the domain of the executive




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