14-02-2017

the hindu
1. Swimming out of a numerical soup.

In a reasoned and realistic Budget, the Finance Minister missed a couple of tricks while reducing the income tax rate for the first slab and the corporate tax rate for small companies

Several commentators have remarked that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for 2017-18 lacks much fizz. But everything has to be viewed in perspective. This year’s Budget was presented at a time when there are several storm clouds hanging over the economy.

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tio
1. Judicial appointments: CJI signals end of row soon.
Hints At A Consensus Over The Memorandum Of Procedure
The long-running feud between the judiciary and the government over procedures for appointments in the higher judiciary could end with Chief Justice of India J S Khehar saying on Monday that the memorandum of procedure (MoP) would be finalised by the month-end.

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2. Two Hands
India should isolate Pakistani government while enhancing people-to-people interactions
In signs of a nuanced approach to Pakistan, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) recently took on the mantle of a sponsor for the Karachi Literature Festival.

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