Must Read News Articles – May 31

The Hindu


Madras HC stays new curbs on cattle trade: Bench puts on hold operation of 2 key rules for four weeks.

Modi, Merkel nudge FTA, sign a dozen agreements: Both leaders press for easing of bilateral trade, investment.

Law panel in moral quandary: The Law Commission on Tuesday sought views from the public and stakeholders on whether or not gambling and betting are “morally correct in the Indian circumstances”.

UAE ready for air traffic pact: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in favour of India’s proposal for a unified bilateral air traffic pact provided the Gulf nation gets access to more Indian airports.


Thought for food: We need to hasten efforts to prevent food waste, at the consumer household level and in the supply chain.

Monsoon’s here: With fears of the impact of El Nino receding, India must make the most of a good rainfall.

Don’t tax the tiller: Even the net benefit of taxing agriculture isn’t worth the cost of monitoring and rolling out such a system.

GST no panacea: Killing tax competition between States is not a great idea.


TRAI to issue regulations on tariffs: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is likely to come out with regulations on tariff assessment, which deals with issues such as promotional offers and predatory pricing, within a month.

Indian Express

Illegal and senseless: The proposed total ban on cattle slaughter goes against Supreme Court decisions on the matter since 1959.

An Anti-farmer Proposal: Suggestion to tax agricultural income shows gap between policy makers, farmers.

Live Mint

Why nuclear power still makes sense for India: As a clean energy source, nuclear power is best suited to gradually replace coal for India’s core energy demand.

The Reserve Bank of India is changing again: While RBI’s central board has certain powers, these have been rarely used to oppose finance ministry action.



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