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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


EC: Ministries, departments cannot bypass us: Noting that the Ministries of Defence and Finance, besides NITI Aayog, had taken certain decisions that disturbed the level playing field in the poll-bound States, the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday requested the Cabinet Secretariat to issue instructions to all government departments for strict adherence to its guidelines.

Stealth frigates deal with Russia stumbles on costs: The multi-billion dollar deal between India and Russia for four stealth frigates has run into trouble over pricing and local construction with Transfer of Technology (ToT).

Odisha rejects panel on Mahanadi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that the Odisha government has rejected the Centre’s negotiation committee on Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh.


Editorial/OPINION


A stomach for gut research: If Indian science doesn’t wake up, it could lose out in the revving, global race to understand the mysteries of the gut.

Why India needs to step up its fight: In 2015, the country accounted for 60% of new cases of leprosy globally.


ECONOMY


Bilateral trade hit by banks’ reluctance to transact with Iran: India’s trade with Iran is yet to be fully normalised even a year after the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran.

India Post gets payments bank licence to start services: India Post has received payments bank licence from the Reserve Bank of India to start rollout of banking operations commercially under the permit.


Indian Express



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