Must Read News Articles – May 15

The Hindu

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India, Pak. to fight it out in The Hague for Jadhav today: Pakistan will be presenting its case using past precedent where India has refused the ICJ jurisdiction.

Xi evokes Panchsheel as India skips meet: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday proposed five principles of peaceful co-existence or Panchsheel — the brainchild of China, India and Myanmar in the 1950s — as the mantra for advancing the Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI), and as a vehicle for achieving sustainable globalisation.

Rs. 11,000 cr. to be spent on roads in Naxal-hit areas: Centre to begin connectivity project in 44 districts soon.

Alert sounded on malware: IT Ministry asks stakeholders to protect digital payments ecosystem.

Minority status only if trusts enrol on NITI site: Educational trusts and societies seeking minority status will now be required to register as non-governmental organisation with the NITI Aayog, whether they need government aid or not.

Policy tweak to speed up defence purchases: Under a proposed change to defence procurement policy in select areas, acquisition will continue even if only one foreign original equipment manufacturer ( OEM) is shortlisted after competitive evaluation, resulting in a single vendor situation.


Be scientific: On GM mustard for farms, the Centre must privilege reason over politics in taking the call.

Clamping down on crime: The police’s perception of public safety and their own role is changing, but too slowly.


Centre may execute proposed social security law in phases: The Labour Ministry may implement its proposed social security law in a phased manner, exempting small factories employing up to 10 workers, from its ambit initially.

GST: What still needs to be done: The GST Council has met 13 times to finalise the minutiae of the five laws that will help bring the new tax regime to reality.

Indian Express

Why India is not part of the Belt and Road Initiative summit: The dragon is spitting repeated streaks of fire. How long can the elephant be left behind?

A Moment Of Reckoning: To preserve judiciary’s independence, appointment process must be transparent.

Live Mint

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