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Must Read News Articles – March 18




The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


SC raps States on massive police vacancies: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the personal appearance of home secretaries or authorised joint secretaries of six States together with a definite roadmap to fill up the long-pending vacancies in the States’ police forces.

700 medicines made affordable for poor: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Central government had fixed prices for 700 medicines for the benefit of the people as part of a comprehensive healthcare policy.

Plastic bullets to replace pellets in J&K: The Union Home Ministry said on Monday it would introduce less lethal “plastic bullets” to be used against protesters in Jammu and Kashmir.

SC refers anti-defection law issue to larger Bench: Plea urges second look on status of expelled legislator with regard to Tenth Schedule.


Editorial/OPINION


Why the Jayalalithaa case matters: By dismissing Karnataka’s review petition, the Supreme Court might have struck a blow against public interest.

Legally enabling: The HIV/AIDS Bill provides a solid base for further empowerment and treatment access.

The great climate churn: Regional and global planning is essential to combat extreme events.

Redefining citizenship: The absence of a constitutional right to vote has consequences.


Economy


Cyber response unit to be set up, says Reserve Bank: The Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), which met on Monday, discussed the setting up of a Computer Emergency Response Team for the Financial Sector (CERT-Fin), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said.

‘No need for borrowing freeze’: Government may borrow if it follows fiscal deficit path, says FRBM panel chief.


Indian Express



Live Mint


Bhim: India’s ticket to a cashless economy: Converting the promise of the online payments app into digital dividends for India will require a concerted effort.


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