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The Hindu


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T.N.’s new jallikattu law faces challenge in Supreme Court: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea by the Animal Welfare Board of India, Compassion Unlimited Plus Action and animal rights activists to stay the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed by the State Assembly.

Transparency puts India on list for failing to curb corruption: The annual index of Transparency International issued on Wednesday for 2016 placed India with Brazil and China in the 40th position. India’s condition showed growth with inequality, it said.

India, UAE sign strategic partnership pact: India on Wednesday sealed 14 agreements, including a comprehensive strategic partnership, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Editorial/OPINION


Marching with a clear message: The global resonance of the Women’s March on Washington sent out the signal that the silent majority will register its resistance against rising intolerance and prejudice.


ECONOMY


Centre yet to decide on digital payments report: The Finance Ministry is yet to take a final view on the suggestions made by a panel of Chief Ministers on encouraging digital payments, which include a recommendation to levy a handling charge on cash transactions over Rs. 50,000.


Indian Express


The republic’s paradox: India celebrates both democracy and elections. But is the latter dominating the former today?

Shot in the arm: Mission Indradhanush marks the Centre’s commitment to building a healthy India.


Live Mint


The case against universal basic income: At this stage of development, there is no reason why the government should transfer cash to the entire population.


 

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