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The Hindu


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SC schedules day-to-day hearings on Cauvery appeals from Feb 7: The Supreme Court asked Karnataka to continue releasing 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water to neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu while posting appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal‘s decision on water-sharing for day-to-day hearing.

Pollution problem: rules tough but implementation weak: Experts say the issue must be tackled in a comprehensive and concerted manner with tailor-made solutions for every source of pollution.

Citizens’ interest best served when public money is not wasted: HC: Public interest is best served when public money is not unnecessarily expended, the High Court said.

Ken-Betwa river-linking project faces new hurdle: Lack of clarity on the funding pattern in the first ever inter-State river linking project. The NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) has recommended that Madhya Pradesh contribute 40 per cent of the project cost, with the Centre contributing 60 per cent.

J.S. Khehar sworn in as Chief JusticeJustice Jagdish Singh Khehar, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, was sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee.


INTERNATIONAL


China’s stance on terror self-defeating, says India: India on Wednesday said that China is following “double standard” on terrorism and asked Beijing to support its campaign to blacklist Pakistan-based terror mastermind Masood Azhar.


Editorial/OPINION


Running into the Chinese wall: The Masood Azhar case is a piece in the fragmenting jigsaw of global terror consensus.

Arms and the region: It is time to look ahead at the challenges that India’s security planners face in 2017.


ECONOMY


TRAI issues paper on net-neutrality: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on the issue of net-neutrality as it looked to formulate “final views on policy or regulatory interventions” on the subject.


Indian Express


Despite history, geography: India and Bangladesh have wasted opportunities for shared advantages. The mistake need not be repeated.

An unfortunate legacy: The colonial category of “criminal tribes” may have been “denotified” but many communities remain unclassified.


Live Mint


The deleveraging risk in emerging markets: Corporate leverage has increased in recent years because of easy availability of money.

Transforming the digital payment infrastructure: Implementing a new payment infrastructure will require careful planning, patience and flexibility.


 

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