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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Over 80% of city markets are prone to fire: Over 80% of the city’s markets are structurally unsafe and prone to fire accidents.

SC clears plan to verify mobile phone users through Aadhaar: The Supreme Court on Monday approved the government‘s plan to record the identification details of mobile subscribers through an e-KYC (Know Your Customer) mechanism linked to Aadhaar in a bid to enhance national security and prevent fake users.


Editorial/OPINION


Perilous U-turn on Iran: A set of new sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States over a missile test has taken ties between the two countries, which saw incremental improvement over a couple of years, back to the pre-Obama era.

Rewiring the WTO: Growing disenchantment with the existing model of globalisation is also a historic opportunity to frame new rules granting equal opportunities to all in the global marketplace.

Disability and the culture of violence: Disability has been one the end results of violence historically.

Back to basics: Transformational technologies arise from pure science. If India wants to nurture the next big invention, it must ramp up support for research.


ECONOMY


Ministries, sectoral regulators to screen FDI proposals: The Centre had proposed to abolish the FIPB in its Budget for 2017-18.

Implement WTO’s Nairobi Ministerial decisions: India: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said she would soon take up with World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevêdo the need to ensure that processes on outstanding issues — including on food security — of the WTO’s Doha Round negotiations are completed before the December 2017 Ministerial Conference (MC) in Argentina.


Indian Express


Budgeting For Democracy: Parliament needs more funds for research, infrastructure and digital outreach.


Live Mint


The MPC: lost in translation: The infant monetary policy committee needs consistency in its mix of assessment, action and guidance.


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