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Passport rules changed to help single mothers, orphaned children: In a move to speed up and simplify the passport delivery process, the government on Friday announced a series of steps that would help single mothers, orphaned children, and sadhus obtain passports with ease.

NITI Aayog rolls out health index: The government think tank NITI Aayog on Friday rolled out a ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index that will rank various States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators.

Pranab against ordinance route to amend Enemy Property Act: The Amendment Bill aims to make changes to the Enemy Property Act to guard against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan and China after wars.

HC: Property of parents-in-law not matrimonial home: The right to residence is available to a woman against her husband and not against the parents-in-law in a property owned by them, the Delhi High Court has reiterated.

Draft Central, State GST laws approved: The Goods and Services Tax Council has moved a significant step closer to finalising the draft Central GST (CGST) and State GST (SGST) laws that must be passed in Parliament — along with two other laws — to bring the GST into implementation.


INTERNATIONAL


China open to India joining economic corridor: China on Friday signalled that it was ready to consider India’s participation in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).


Editorial/OPINION


An equal music, a beautiful society: No aspect of life in India from the exalted heavens of the classical arts to the most mundane pits of bodily waste can escape the totalitarian structure of caste.


ECONOMY


Japan drags India to WTO against steps on iron, steel imports: India has imposed minimum import price (MIP) on imports of certain iron and steel products.


ART AND CULTRURE


‘Urban planning kept the peace in Harappa’: Ensuring efficient water supply and sewerage for every city can reduce conflicts, says Indus Valley Civilisation expert Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, who believes the strategy is an important lesson to be learnt from the Harappans.


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