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The Hindu


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Rs. 9.2 lakh cr. back in circulation: RBI chief: Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance here on Wednesday that about Rs. 9.2 lakh crore had been put back in circulation since the demonetisation on November 8.

Respect sovereignty, India tells China: China and Pakistan have fast-tracked work on CPEC, a large part of which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Decrees passed by court can’t be flouted, warns SC: Decrees passed in the Sutlej- Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute between Punjab and Haryana cannot be flouted, the Supreme Court warned today.

India’s first clinical trial to reduce hair loss in cancer patients: The Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) here has commenced the first ever clinical trial in India to address the problem of hair loss in cancer patients during chemotherapy.

India, Sri Lanka in talks on port: Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India.


Editorial/OPINION


Terms of disengagement: Prime Minister Theresa May injects some realism, but not enough, into her vision of Brexit Britain.

The hard road to Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on her government’s plans for Britain’s exit from the EU was many things at once — a declaration of intent, a warning, a motivational talk and a balancing act with several contradictions.

Focussing on the marginal farmer: Farmer suicides are not a new trend. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 2,195 marginal farmers reportedly committed suicide in 2015.


ECONOMY


PMGKY not to apply for non-cash income: Govt: The government on Wednesday clarified that its income declaration scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, will apply only to cash or deposits in bank accounts.

Regional connectivity plan nets proposals to revive 65 airports: AAI received 45 proposals from 11 bidders, covering more than 200 routes.

Cabinet boosts corpus for small enterprises: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval for a larger package supporting small and medium enterprises.


Indian Express


To levy a service charge, or not to: And thereby hangs a tale.


Live Mint


Budget 2017: Government should stick to fiscal targets: The best policy defence for a country like India in an uncertain global environment is to keep its own house in order.

How e-payments can prevent cartelization: The spike in onion prices in 2010 provides an example of the perils of opaque data in informal markets.

Making Indians shift to cashless transactions: Shifting to a digital platform will call for a change in behaviour across many economic transaction contexts on a sustained basis.


 

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