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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


RS passes Disabilities Bill with more benefits: The Rajya Sabha passed the Disabilities Bill with the list of ‘disabilities’ expanded from seven to 21 and the quantum of reservation increased for people suffering from disabilities from three per cent to four per cent in government jobs.


INTERNATIONAL


NSG waiver has attendant risks, govt. tells Lok Sabha: India wants full membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) as the current arrangement with the elite club carries “attendant risks”, the government told the Lok Sabha.


Editorial/OPINION


Demonetisation’s deflationary shock?: That the Centre’s decision to withdraw high-denomination banknotes was going to impact economic activity in the short term was never in doubt.

Rights for the rightful owners: On the tenth anniversary of the historic passage of the Forest Rights Act, tribal resistance to defend their rights is growing even as government after government tries to dilute its provisions.


ECONOMY


Cabinet clears Bill to give autonomy to 12 major ports: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 in a bid to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making.


Indian Express


1971 in 2016India’s relations with Bangladesh have gone well, but countries sharing centuries of history need to be much closer.


Live Mint


The challenges to free movement of labour: As populism reigns in Western economies, India must push back against labour protectionism.

Examining the funding deficit of the judiciary: More judges, more courts, more computers alone may not do much to improve the efficiency of courts or access to justice.

Demonetisation push to labour reforms: Demonetisation has the potential to facilitate an environment that will develop a formal culture in India’s labour markets.


 

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