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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Soon, group housing scheme with PF funds: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has mooted a group housing scheme which will enable members to form cooperative housing societies and use their entire provident fund savings towards buying land, constructing homes or paying housing loan instalments.

Ukraine lauds India for support over Crimea: The First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, said that his government appreciated India’s neutrality.


Editorial/OPINION


Rolling back Ordinance Raj: The Supreme Court’s verdict that ordinances are subject to judicial review, and do not automatically create enduring effects, places a timely check on a power rampantly abused by governments.

Case for targeted basic income: The idea of a basic income is not new.

Peace is a process: The absentees at the Astana talks on the Syrian conflict hold the cards for the next steps.


ECONOMY


Situation on inter-connection better, says TRAI: Terming the overall Points of Interconnect situation as “better” than before, regulator TRAI has said Vodafone and Idea Cellular are meeting norms in all circles, while for Bharti Airtel the congestion level is beyond the permissible limit in eight circles.


Science and Technology


‘Smart glasses’ that automatically focus on what you see: The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping reading glasses may soon be over, thanks to the new ‘smart glasses’ developed by scientists, including one of Indian origin.


Indian Express


Zero sum game is up: As its friends befriend India, Pakistan’s ruling elites must come to terms with new regional, global realities.

After the quake: Bhuj shows that disaster management practice remains technical, instrumental.


Live Mint


Digital payments don’t need fiscal intervention: There is no compelling need to give tax refunds to consumers.


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