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SC asks list of firms with debts over 500 cr.: Centre asked to provide data on cases pending in Debt Recovery Tribunals for over 10 years.


Editorial/OPINION


Two takes on democracy: This week, a divided Supreme Court placed before us two visions of the public sphere, pitting the ideal of the universal citizen against citizen-electors situated within their social contexts.

Secularising the election: Supreme Court has grappled with the question whether a provision in electoral law that makes it a corrupt practice to use religion, race, caste or language as a ground for canvassing votes in an election.

The Court reigns Supreme: Effective immediately, any BCCI and State associations’ official must be eligible as per the Lodha Committee’s eligibility criteria.


ECONOMY


RBI tells banks to ensure 40% of cash supply reaches rural areas: The Reserve Bank of India has directed banks to ensure that at least 40 per cent of the supply of bank notes should reach rural areas.

Union Budget to be presented on February 1: Departing from convention, the Union Budget will be presented in Parliament on February 1. The Union Cabinet had earlier decided to end the practice of a separate Railway budget.


Indian Express


Quota demands will only grow with jobless growth: While its demographic dynamism requires the creation of more than eight million jobs a year, India is not doing well on that front.


Live Mint


Rewriting the rules of political engagement: The apex court’s decision against canvassing for votes on grounds of religion, caste, creed, community or language moves into tricky territory.

Reclaiming India’s leverage on Tibet: India’s instinctive chariness and reserve on the issue persist, despite an increasingly muscular China upping the ante against it.


 

 

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