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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Make justice system sympathetic to sexual abuse victims, says SC: The time has come for criminal justice system to mold a survivor-centric approach in dealing with cases of sexual violence, especially for victims of child abuse for whom the trauma will scar them for life, the Supreme Court observed.

‘Need to link Aadhaar with details of voters’: Noting that “there is an emergent need to link Aadhaar with the electoral details of voters”, the Election Commission of India has given a mixed response to the Supreme Court on providing absentee voting rights, like electronic voting and proxy voting, to over 300 million domestic migrants in the country, saying there is no foolproof mechanism to verify their identity and block duplicity.


INTERNATIONAL


‘Soft border approach can bring India into CPEC’: A focus on establishing “soft borders” between India and Pakistan, rather than a final settlement of boundaries in Kashmir, can lead to New Delhi’s rapid integration into an expanded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Two U.S. howitzers arriving for tests: In a first, India is buying 145 M-777 artillery guns made by BAE Systems, in a $737-million deal.


Editorial/OPINION


A goods and services tangle: The Centre is determined to introduce the GST from April 1, 2017.

Speak up for the Rohingyas: How India responds to the crisis will give a clue to its aspirations as a South Asian power.


ECONOMY


Lesser cash will help cut deficit, raise defence spending: ‘Fake currency, terrorism results of heavy dependence on cash economy’.

Withdrawal of notes will boost credit flow: The demonetisation move would also enable banks to channel these to productive assets and offer differentiated interest rates to borrowers while lowering the risk of bad loans in the future.


Indian Express


Old faultlines, new crisis: The recent violence in Manipur is a result of years of pent-up anger against the United Naga Council’s divisive politics.

The Parched Nation: Pakistan may be heading towards a water crisis that could be a tipping point.


Live Mint


Privacy without principles: Privacy principles born in the 1970s that still inform the law globally are now on the verge of obsolescence.


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