Must Read News Articles – February 3


The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Andhra Pradesh working on system to DNA-tag convicts: State drafting legislation that will enable collection of genetic fingerprints to solve crime, track offenders.


A season to repair relations: It’s time for a comprehensive, open dialogue between India and China to promote communication and connectivity in diverse spheres and preserve the peace on our shared borders.

Neither transparent nor accountable: In the public mind, political corruption is the source of most forms of corruption.

First among allies?: The pressing urgency of post-Brexit trade agreements is forcing the British government into a closer embrace of the Trump administration despite protests.


NPS subscribers can prematurely withdraw 25% of corpus tax-free: The National Pension System or NPS has become a more attractive option for retirement savings with Budget 2017-18 allowing its members to withdraw up to 25% of their accumulated corpus before retirement without tax.

The Triple Agenda: The budget presented yesterday marks a paradigm shift in multiple ways.

Indian Express

The less cash budget: Proposals add up to a series of mutually reinforcing moves to build a digital payments ecosystem.

A moment wasted: Budget makes some good moves on agriculture. But they don’t add up to reforms necessary to meet aspirations in rural India.

Live Mint

Union budget and the need for structural reforms: The budget has done some things right but there is a limit to what can be achieved through stroke-of-the-pen reforms.

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