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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Allahabad High Court: triple talaq is ‘cruel’, ‘most demeaning’ to women: Divorce permissible only in extreme emergency, when reconciliation efforts fail.

Centre unveils discounts to fuel switch to digital mode: The Centre is giving a push to alternative payment methods after its decision to withdraw high-denomination bank notes has triggered a shortage of cash that has impacted economic activity and livelihoods, particularly in the rural hinterland.

A more muscular rice variety takes on wheat: Bengaluru researchers raise a high-protein strain that could help diabetics.


INTERNATIONAL


India, U.S. talk defence partnership: India and the U.S. on Thursday finalized the specifications for designating India a ‘Major Defence Partner’ of the U.S.

‘U.K. must remain India’s gateway to EU’: The U.K. must maintain “free and unfettered access” to the European market to ensure it continues to be a gateway for Indian businesses to the EU, Wales First Minister said.


Editorial/OPINION


Making of a mammoth tragedy: The decision to demonetise will cause grievous injury to the honest Indian who earns wages in cash. The dishonest black money hoarder will get away with a mere rap on the knuckles.

A reform at risk: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is keeping his fingers crossed about sticking to the April 1, 2017 target to implement the Goods and Services Tax regime.

Accounting for natural capitalBiodiversity integration into developmental plans is crucial for sustainable development.


ECONOMY


Labour Ministry kept in the dark over made-ups sector labour reform package: The Union Cabinet’s decision to make employees’ contribution to Employees Provident Fund (EPF) optional in the made-ups sector on Wednesday took the Union labour ministry by surprise.


Indian Express


Crossing the chasm: In government’s push for a cashless economy, policy and regulation must focus on competition, innovation.


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