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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Budget before polls gets green light from SC: Presentation of the Central budget has nothing to do with State Assembly elections.

Private schools need govt nod before hiking fees: SC: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal filed by the committee of private unaided schools against a Delhi High Court order that schools located on land allotted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) should take prior permission from the government before raising their fee structure.

SC for daily drug dosage regimen for TB patients: The Supreme Court on Monday gave the government nine months to replace the thrice-a-week dosage norm of tuberculosis drugs with a daily dosage regimen recently approved by the World Health Organisation to curb relapse and deaths during treatment.

UAE signals a ‘Look East’ policy: Its troops will march in the Republic Day parade as an indicator of its power in the Indian Ocean.


Editorial/OPINION


The price of fiscal folly: Borrowing to distribute for consumption is to be guarded against. When — as now — the government has debt outstanding, launching the universal basic income would amount precisely to that.

Our democratic deficit: The Oxfam report shows that wealth is a good proxy for the ability to influence politics via pieces of legislation or campaign contributions.


ECONOMY


N.K. Singh panel submits report on FRBM Act: With a little more than a week before Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the Budget, the N.K. Singh panel submitted its report on revising the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act to Mr. Jaitley.

India rejects attempts by EU, Canada for global investment agreement: India had asked all nations, with which it has BITs, to re-negotiate those agreements on the basis of the new draft text of BIT.

‘Use Aadhaar e-KYC to verify mobile users’: TRAI has also recommended that the use of Aadhaar-based e-KYC be permitted for outstation customers.


Science and Technology


What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change: Researchers assert that bit of history gives clues about what food security could be like in a world that is fast accepting the reality of global warming.


Indian Express


Reclaiming the Gulf: The region is eager to see India return to its traditional role as a major economic and security partner.


Live Mint


The right processes for a good budget: A transparent policymaking process is necessary for taking the right decision and obtaining a buy-in from stakeholders.


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