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The Hindu


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Ordinance to clear path for holding Jallikattu in TN: Centre gives nod for draft of proposal submitted by State; ordinance likely to be promulgated soon.

Air pollution action plan comes into force: EPCA stops short of implementing tougher measures like hiking parking fee and blanket ban on diesel generator sets.

AG seeks recall of verdict backing Lodha report: A new Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra on Friday came in for an unexpected surprise when Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the first time in the BCCI-Lodha Committee spat, seeking a complete re-call of the Supreme Court’s July 18 judgement upholding the Lodha reforms.

SC rejects plea for details on CBI chief’s selection: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to further direct the Centre to place before it the minutes of the meeting of a high-powered committee, comprising the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition, selecting Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director.


Editorial/OPINION


Catching a sport by its horns: Irrespective of the legislative, judicial or political outcome, there is no doubt that pro-jallikattu protesters have won the day. But this triumphal moment also calls for introspection.

Living in a hotter world: The world has turned the page on 2016 with the worrying revelation that it was the warmest year on the instrumental record since the late 19th century, and the hottest of three record-breaking years in a row.


ECONOMY


Draft steel policy to enable Rs.10 lakh crore investments: The Steel Ministry has proposed setting up greenfield steel plants along India’s coastline to tap cheap imported raw materials such as coking coal and export the output in a more cost-effective manner, as part of the new draft National Steel Policy of 2017.

Centre shifts disinvestment advice to new department: In keeping with its ongoing efforts to streamline the disinvestment process, the government transferred the role of advising the government on how to utilise the proceeds from disinvestment from the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) to the Department of Economic Affairs.

China’s GDP growth beats expectations: Economy expands 6.8% in Q4, but risks loom from mounting debt as bank loans climb to a record.


Indian Express


You, US, and good health: India-US partnership has been fruitful in the health sector. There is more to be done.


Live Mint



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