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The Hindu


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Ordinance to end RBI’s liability: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the promulgation of an ordinance to help extinguish the Reserve Bank of India’s liability towards currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000, which were withdrawn on November 8.

New draft could help India’s NSG entry: A new draft proposal circulated among Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) member-states early this month could pave the way for India to become a member of the elite club.

CCEA approves road project for Maoist areas: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a Rs.11,700-crore project to improve rural road connectivity in the worst-affected left-wing extremism (LWE) districts.


Editorial/OPINION


Tel Aviv on tenterhooks: The UN resolution condemning settlement activity in the occupied territories is not what Israel fears. What troubles it is that the resolution opens the door to a full criminal investigation into Israeli excesses.

Still frowning upon intermarriages: A survey in two diverse areas shows that the desire to stop other people from having inter-caste or inter-religious marriages is not so uncommon.


ECONOMY


Cabinet’s gives nod for International Solar Alliance pact: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the proposal of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy for the ratification of the International Solar Alliance’s framework agreement by India.


Indian Express


Reaching The Milestone: US’s designation of India as a ‘major defence partner’ comes after a two-decade process.


Live Mint


Is the Naga peace deal dead?:The Naga peace process has a default bug of failure. It’s just too darn complicated, this chess game of lives and futures.

The waters of our discontent: The Patidar, Maratha and Jat agitations are symptoms of agricultural distress that can be traced back to drying up of water resources and lack of viable alternatives.


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