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Must Read News Articles – March 3



The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


India to attend Lahore meet on Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank officials play mediator in two months of diplomatic negotiations.

₹70,000 crore in black money detected: SC-appointed SIT: It will submit its sixth interim report to the apex court in April.

NGT bans camping activities within 100 m of Ganga in Uttarakhand: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered a ban on camping activities within 100 metres of the Ganga.

Half of India-Bangladesh border fenced: BSF to go in for cameras and lasers on riverine stretches; aim is to curb infiltration and smuggling of cattle and currency.


Editorial/OPINION


Campaigning on a budget: To keep election expenditure transparent and in check, the executive-legislature dynamic must be addressed.

The right to choice: The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill of 2014 relaxes the legal limit for abortion.


ECONOMY


‘Public procurement needs to be opened up’: The purchases are estimated to be about 30% of the GDP.

GST levy may go up to 40%, 4-slab structure to remain: The GST levy may go up to 40% after the GST Council proposed raising the peak rate in the Bill to 20%, from the current 14%, to obviate the need for approaching Parliament for any change in rates in future.


Indian Express


GST and the litmus test of land: The Goods and Services Tax will be truly transformational when domains like real estate are brought in its ambit.

Hard cases and good law: An apex court order has thrown light on appreciating mitigating evidence before sentencing death penalty.

The tribal versus development: Chhattisgarh’s adivasis are seen as the main obstacle to huge private profits


Live Mint


The currency swap initiative’s GDP surprise: The numbers could be revised lower as data from the informal sector is incorporated, but it is unlikely to change the underlying story.


 

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