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Must Read News Articles – March 29



The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


States get warning to brace for heat waves: Even as the country braces for a scorching summer and temperatures in several States have been going up over the past week, the India Meteorological Department, along with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), is exhorting the States to implement Heat Wave Action Plans.

New Bill on mental illness termed progressive: The Mental Health Bill passed on Monday in the Lok Sabha after almost a six-year-long wait is expected to revive the way mental illnesses are dealt with in the country.

Can’t appoint Lokpal for now, Centre tells SC: Points to amendments in law pending in Parliament.


Editorial/OPINION


Whither human rights in Sri Lanka?: The singular focus on international rights intervention is killing a once-vibrant local rights movement.

Unique distinction: SC’s clarification on Aadhaar gives space for reforms: The SC’s clarification on the use of Aadhaar gives the government space for key reforms.


Economy


Centre may expand social security net: A lower contributory rate of 10% toward EPF mooted.

Northeast may get subsidised capital: DIPP aiming to reduce cost of funds.The Centre is working on an industrial policy for backward areas of the northeast as well as the Himalayan States to subsidise the cost of capital.


Indian Express



Live Mint


Time to nuke the storm in the teacup: It is time for India to undertake a comprehensive review of its nuclear doctrine and kill the unnecessary speculation.

A new paradigm for privacy: If we discard consent we can build a privacy framework that can serve as a model for the rest of the world.



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