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Must Read News Articles – April 15



The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


India seeks access to Jadhav: India on Friday again sought consular access to former Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav now facing the gallows in Pakistan, which has not addressed 13 earlier requests for the same.

BHIM-Aadhaar will be an economic giant: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BHIM-Aadhaar (a digital payment platform that uses the Aadhaar number) in Nagpur on Friday on the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, and hoped that the digital platform would be an “economic giant” like the Constitution, through which Dr. Ambedkar empowered the common man.

New UGC vice-chairman soon: A search-cum-selection committee interacts with candidates.

Allahabad HC becomes ‘pilot project’ for case backlog study: SC refers to delay in disposal of cases at the cost of gross human rights violations.


Editorial/OPINION


Cross signals across the Himalayas: India must realise that China is no longer willing to remain a status quo power.

Doctors under siege: Workplace violence against health-care workers can only be checked in the backdrop of improved infrastructure.


Economy


‘Maintain EPFO interest rate at 8.65%’: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has opposed the Finance Ministry’s request to cut the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) interest rate to 8.6%, from the 8.65% recommended by the fund’s central board of trustees.

RBI, banks trade charges over cash crunch: While banks say cash supply is skewed, RBI asks them to improve logistics.

‘Digital trade zooms 23 times’: Post-demonetisation, 15,000 institutions have gone cashless, says NITI Aayog.


Indian Express


Sinking Valley: New Delhi’s strategy of containment by force has failed, there is a deepening death wish in Kashmir.

Many a slip: Systemic glitches impede government attempts to rid economy of black money.


Live Mint


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