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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Maintain law, order on SYL canal issue: SC: Even as Punjab denied any liability on its part to share water with Haryana, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stood firm by its decision to construct the Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal and urged the neighbouring States to maintain law and order at any cost.

There’s poison in the air: Nearly a third of Indian cities have breached annual pollution limits mandated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) between 2011 and 2015, according to figures from the Union Environment Ministry-affiliated organisation.


Editorial/OPINION


Ageing with dignity: We may be a young nation, but we need to gear up to meet the needs of the elderly.

A foreign policy of cruel populism: Leaders like Donald Trump are offering a harsh cultural agenda to address the West’s economic problems.

Tackling the Islamic State: Despite some disillusioned youth leaving the group, its endurance remains evident.

A pit stop to change attitudes: Pit emptying must become central to India’s efforts to eliminate open defecation.


Economy


TRAI told to review tariff plans: Mobile phone operators have been facing severe headwinds since Reliance Jio started services.

Centre doubles solar park capacity to 40,000 MW: The Cabinet has approved the doubling of solar park capacity to 40,000 MW, which will entail an additional 50 solar parks to be set up at a cost to the government of ₹8,100 crore.


Indian Express


Reaching for the stars: ISRO launched a record 104 satellites on a single launch vehicle. The bar will be raised further when India fires its most powerful rocket ever, the GSLV Mark-III.

Holes in the security net: Demonetisation shows India’s social welfare measures like MGNREGS to be worryingly patchy.

Court self-corrects: SC decision on surveys critical of judiciary is a step towards bringing contempt provision in line with spirit of democracy.


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