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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Mass fraud in Vyapam exam: Supreme Court: Court confirms cancellation of MBBS admissions.


Editorial/OPINION


Swimming out of a numerical soup: In a reasoned and realistic Budget, the Finance Minister missed a couple of tricks while reducing the income tax rate for the first slab and the corporate tax rate for small companies.


ECONOMY


Centre puts onus on States to set factories’ threshold limit: With labour law reforms back on the Centre’s agenda, fresh discussions begin with trade unions today to push through a long-pending overhaul of the Factories Act of 1948.

‘Renewables obviate need for new coal capacity’: The energy that would be available from renewable sources, nuclear and gas plants, both existing and planned, would be enough to meet India’s energy demand for the next 7-8 years.


Indian Express


Not On A War Footing: The defence budget, 2017-18, raises serious concerns.

Be the solution: Ensuring speedy trials requires concerted effort from both government and the judiciary.


Live Mint


Maintaining a tricky balance on IPR: India must strengthen its intellectual property rights infrastructure without giving in to US pressure to do away with the flexibility granted by WTO regulations.


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