Must Read News Articles – April 27

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Aadhaar-PAN linkage meant to plug tax leaks, says SC: Slamming a tendency in the country to evade taxes, the Supreme Court referred to the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to the Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Income Tax returns as an instance of the government’s efforts to bring “new and new laws to stop leakages.”

A shrinking home for endemic birds: 17 Western Ghats species have smaller ranges than what experts at IUCN estimated.

‘Govt. school teachers often away on duty’: It is not neglect but systemic issues that require them to take up other tasks, says study across 6 States.

J&K court spells steps to stop pollution, encroachment of Dal Lake: J&K HC spells out steps to preserve Dal Lake.

SC seeks law to regulate NGO funds: Finds new guidelines insufficient for systematising accreditation, fund utilisation and audit of NGOs

No port deal during PM’s Colombo trip: The Prime Minister is only signing a broad MoU on economic cooperation while in Delhi.


The world is still flat: The IMF’s outlook for world economic growth exudes optimism, but it’s too early to celebrate.

Politics and the police: The SC verdict reinstating a DGP limitsthe political executive’s discretion in transfers.

Navigating between friends: Any narrowing of the U.S.’s rhetoric-action deficit vis-à-vis Iran will impact India.

A solution in search of a problem: The proposed new avatar of the National Commission for Backward Classes is unlikely to providea credible and effective social justice architecture.


SEBI to grant one licence to brokers, clearing members: Market regulator SEBI on Wednesday decided to grant a unified licence to brokers and clearing members to operate in commodity derivative as well as equity markets.

Reorient social sector subsidies: NITI Aayog: India’s social sector subsidies should be reoriented so that beneficiaries don’t become dependent on them, the NITI Aayog said.

Indian Express

India’s medieval counter-insurgency: The Maoist attack in Sukma underlines that our internal security paradigm is well past its sell-by date.

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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