Must Read News Articles – March 31

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

Lok Sabha clears Finance Bill: Five of Upper House’s amendments rejected.

Delhi to extend $5 billion credit to Dhaka: India interested in railway projects and road transportation and maintenance.


Next steps on GST: The spirit of give and take must continue to operationalise the new indirect tax regime.

A clean-up act: no compromise over air quality: The Supreme Court has signalled there can be no compromise over air quality.


Centre picks airlines to connect 43 regional airports: Adding 43 new destinations with the launch of RCS.

Board moots EPF for unorganised sector: The Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday recommended to the Centre to extend social security benefits to more than 61 lakh workers in the unorganised sector.

Indian Express

Bumpy ride: Changeover from BS III to BS IV car emission standards happened over seven years. There are lessons to be learnt.

A time for electoral reform: A debate in Rajya Sabha last week raised important questions. These, like the Election Commission’s proposals and recommendations, must no longer remain unaddressed.

Live Mint

Urgent next steps in banking sector reforms: We must accelerate recoveries from non-performing assets, recapitalize public sector banks, and introduce reforms that will increase the efficiency of these banks.


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