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The Hindu


NATIONAL


GDP growth pegged at 7.1%, belying demonetisation dragThe Central Statistics Office (CSO) has kept its January estimate for growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016-17 unchanged at 7.1%

Even hill stations will be hotter this year, warns IMDIndia Meteorological Department has forecast “above normal” temperatures across most of the country.

Governance survey: Bengaluru ranks 16 among 21 citiesPatna, Kanpur, Lucknow and Ranchi are ahead of the ‘IT capital’ of the country, in a survey, as far as quality of governance is concerned. Bengaluru is ranked a lowly 16th among 21 cities.

Copper axes point to an ancient culture story – Six copper axes and some pieces of pottery discovered in Sakatpur of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh could point to a separate culture that straddled the Ganga and Yamuna.

Editorial/OPINION


Getting the basics wrong – The Economic Survey 2016-17 tabled in Parliament last month has proposed introducing a universal basic income in India, and has devoted an entire chapter to this new idea.

Back on track?India-China cooperation on Afghanistan could help bring bilateral ties out of the 2016 freeze

Gauging the breeze in ManipurThe 2015 Framework Agreement on the Naga issue is a key concern in these Assembly elections.

Economy


Core sector growth slowsThe growth of eight core sectors slowed down to a five-month low of 3.4% in January mainly due to contraction in output of refinery products, fertiliser and cement.

International

Extremist forces delaying reconciliation: Sri LankaSri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday attributed to “extremist forces” the perceived delay on the part of the Sri Lankan government in moving ahead


Indian Express


The Great deception – According to a study done by Oxfam, the richest 1 per cent of Indians owns 58 per cent of its economy.

The heart of action – State governments and urban local bodies hold the key to fixing our cities and addressing the challenges of unplanned urbanisation


Live Mint



India’s international trade challengesNew Delhi will have to deal with the ripple effects of a Trump administration packed with WTO sceptics

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