Must Read News Articles – April 26

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

SC pulls up trial court in Sabarmati train blasts case: A Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Tuesday gave the trial court in the 2000 Sabarmati train blasts case six months – October 31, 2017 deadline — to complete the proceedings.

China wants government-level talks on Kolkata-Kunming trade corridor: China on Tuesday stressed on the need to upgrade negotiations on the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM–EC) to the government level as the third meeting of the joint study group.

Odisha’s famous tiger dance losing its charm for many: Though the biennial Thakurani Jatra festival of Berhampur showcases the famous tiger dance or ‘Bagha Nacha’, experts feel that the standard of this folk form has gone down over the years.

Judgment turns focus on removal of police top brass: Supreme Court judgment reinstating T.P. Senkumar as Director-General of Police in Kerala has brought the spotlight back on the issue of executive privilege in appointing and removing top officials.

SC seeks common law against cross-border cattle smuggling: Asks Centre to extend rules framed for Nepal to Bangladesh.

Surgical strikes here to stay: Included in joint doctrine of the services as a possible response to terror.

India, Sri Lanka slip on oil, trade deals: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday for official meetings expected to announce several MoUs on developing energy and infrastructure projects in Trincomalee and fast-tracking negotiations for an upgraded free trade agreement — the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA).

Boots on the ground alone won’t help: Experts say that rather than just a security-centric approach, a coherent policy is required to quell unrest.


A call for reform: The IMF could turn irrelevant unless it reforms to keep up with rival global institutions.

The expanding universe of IP: Granting data exclusivity for clinical trials would undermine access to medicines.


Merging PSU banks will help: RBI’s Patel: ‘This will aid in handling stressed assets problem’.

14 States to pass GST Bill by mid-May: New tax regime will soften inflation, says Revenue Secretary Adhia.

NITI Aayog moots taxing agriculture income: Government think-tank NITI Aayog has suggested that agriculture income be brought under the purview of personal Income Tax in a bid to curb tax evasion.

Indian Express

The Sukma syndrome: Absence of strategic clarity, over-dependence of states on Central forces, have crippled the fight against Maoists.

Live Mint

The absurdities of the United Nations: In recent years, the UN, meant to render succour to the world’s miserable, has also been delivering relief of the comic kind.



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