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Must Read News Articles – May 4



The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


SC puts critics of Aadhaar-PAN linkage in a spot: Can a person who is voluntarily a part of a tax regime choose to say he will pay his taxes only in the certain way he wants to? Does he have a right to choose?

Patna HC sets aside ban on ENA: The Patna High Court on Wednesday set aside the Bihar government’s decision to ban production of Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA) by several distillery and liquor companies in the State.

NITI Aayog for less teaching, more research: To ensure that investments in research better translate to more products and bolster “innovation and development” The National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) Aayog has recommended that faculty at “world class” institutions prioritise research and be allowed to “reduce their teaching responsibility,” if required.

UID can stall fake PAN: Centre: Tells SC that ‘conscientious objection’ does not make Aadhaar discriminatory.

BrahMos missile achieves rare feat: The Army carried out a successful test of the advanced BrahMos Block III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday. This is the second consecutive test of the missile in two days.

‘Data leaks not from UIDAI, but from States’: Leaks of Aadhaar card details are not from the UIDAI, but at the State level, the Union government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.


Editorial/OPINION


The dragon beckons: India should ask China if it’s willing to address its concerns so as to enable participation at the BRI meet.


Economy


Package to resolve NPAs gets Cabinet nod: The government on Wednesday cleared a package to resolve the persistent rise in non-performing assets that is plaguing public sector banks and denting credit growth.

Govt. mulls changes to UDAN scheme to attract more players: The Centre may introduce changes to its regional connectivity scheme or UDAN to attract more players in the second round of bidding.


Indian Express


Space Games: ISRO’s South Asia satellite is a move towards using technology for diplomacy.


Live Mint


Why India should tax agricultural income: The political establishment must move beyond a reflexive rejection of the very concept of agricultural tax.

Understanding NITI Aayog’s action agenda: NITI Aayog’s Three Year Action Agenda forms part of a larger vision document which spans a seven-year strategy and a 15-year vision till FY32.


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