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Must Read News Articles – April 25



The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


25 CRPF men killed in Maoist attack: Extremists target 74th battalion in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma districtJawans were sanitising the area for a road construction project10-12 Maoists were shot deadin retaliatory firing by securitymen.

Goldman Prize for Niyamgiri hero: Prafulla Samantara led a 12-year battle to stall Vedanta’s bauxite mining.

SC for broad anti-torture legislation: Says India being denied extraditions because countries fear the accused would be treated inhumanely.

Sukhois join frontline squadron in Punjab: The Halwara-based 221 Squadron of the Indian Air Force, “Valiants”, has inducted the frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The squadron used to fly MiG-23s till they were phased out in 2009.


Editorial/OPINION


The best laid plans: NITI Aayog’s shift away from five-year plans requires more substance.

The climate fight is global: The Paris accord requires vigilance by all global actors in view of the U.S.’s changed stance on climate change.


Economy


‘Only six of top 20 H-1B recipients are Indian firms’: Refuting the U.S. government’s comment on H-1B visa lottery misuse by Indian companies, IT industry body Nasscom on Monday said that only 6 of the top 20 H-1B recipients were Indian.

India aims to cut oil products imports as it spurs alternatives: India is aiming to cut its oil products imports to zero as it turns to alternative fuels such as methanol in its transport sector.


Indian Express


Three decades of mistrust: Pragmatic approach and sustained border diplomacy could help Delhi remove apprehensions in Sri Lanka about economic cooperation with India.

A strategic encirclement: India’s political and security establishment needs a strategy in light of China’s naval expansion.


Live Mint


Improving policymaking with Big Data: Big Data analytics can fuel the move to the evidence-based policymaking that NITI Aayog is pushing.


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