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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


Supreme Court bans sale of BS-III vehicles from April 1: The health of the citizen is more important than the commercial interests of the automobile industry, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday and ordered a freeze on the registration and sale of BS-III fuel compliant vehicles by “any manufacturer or dealer” on and from April 1, when the next level and environmentally friendly BS-IV fuel emission standards are scheduled to kick in.

Lok Sabha passes GST Bills after marathon debate: Historic step towards a new indirect tax regime.

SC directs Centre to prepare media guidelines for police briefings: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to prepare fresh guidelines for the police to brief the media, keeping in mind the protection of rights of both the accused and the victims of crime.

How BS-IV engines cut emissions drastically: BS-III vehicles with mechanical fuel pumps use fuel less aptly.


Editorial/OPINION


The modern way: The government should use the new mental health law to strengthen primary care.

The dragon at the NSG high table: India’s bid for NSG membership will continue to see hurdles, with China being vocal in its opposition.

Economy


SEBI eyes one registration for equity, commodities brokers: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will soon approve a single registration mechanism for brokerages that are present in both commodity and equity segments.

‘Close loss-making branches’: The Centre has asked 10 public sector banks to consider selling stakes in joint ventures and subsidiaries and also to close down loss-making domestic and international branches to improve their financial health.


Indian Express


Cyborg vs AI: Intelligent machines are going to steal jobs. Humanity may need to evolve to retain its place.

An end with dignity: We need a patient’s bill of rights to address information lag in medical delivery.


Live Mint


The Indian rupee: Flirting with overvaluation: The RBI has not intervened in the currency market because it is already battling excess liquidity in the financial system.

A body blow for political transparency: There is a dramatic mismatch between what ails political finance in India and the government’s ‘reform’ measures.

 

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