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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


In a first, SC issues contempt notice against HC Judge Karnan: Bench directs him to forthwith refrain from undertaking any judicial or administrative work and return all his official files to the Calcutta HC Registry.

Centre to install 150 quake sensors in Uttarakhand: India is looking to have more than six times the number of earthquake sensors in Uttarakhand to better understand the geology of the region and the evolution of Himalayan earthquakes.


Editorial/OPINION


Growing insecurity in Afghanistan:  The blast near the Supreme Court premises in Kabul that left at least 20 people dead, underscores the growing insecurity in Afghanistan.

Getting back home, safely: Despite extensive experience in conducting evacuation operations of its citizens abroad, India still needs to institutionalise best practices.


ECONOMY


RBI opts for flexibility to ‘move in either direction’: Bond yields climb after debt market participants are surprised by central bank’s shift to ‘neutral’ monetary stance.

Credit Policy: Is it a hit, miss or well left?: For the already available beneficial impact of liquidity on cost of funds, RBI’s stance of no cut would have seemed harder on the economy.

India to pitch global services accord to WTO chief Azevedo: India will make a presentation on Thursday to World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo and India Inc. on New Delhi’s proposal for a global pact to boost services trade.

Digital payment costs are a hindrance: TRAI: The surge in digital payments in the country, driven largely by short-term incentives, will become sustainable if the costs of making such payments are addressed.


Indian Express


RBI signals end of rate cut cycle: RBI has restored its credibility by emphasising its determination to bring down inflation closer to 4% and focus on macroeconomic stability.


Live Mint


Salt to the wound: Government could have undone the damage of demonetisation through the budget. The opportunity has been missed in deference to the whims of global finance.


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