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1.Respect sovereignty, India tells China.

China and Pakistan have fast-tracked work on CPEC, a large part of which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Asserting its territorial sovereignty, India said on Wednesday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through its territory.

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2.Cabinet nod for listing of 5 insurance companies.

The government’s plan is to divest 25% of its stake in each of them over time.

In a move that could bring significant resources to the exchequer, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved, in principle, the listing of five public sector general insurance companies on the stock markets, with a plan to divest 25% of the Centre’s stake in each of them over time.

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3.Focussing on the marginal farmer.

The sluice gate on the Bhakra main line canal in Khanauri-Kalan village in Sangrur district, Punjab, has become infamous. According to reports, it is a suicide point for farmers and their families.  read more

4.Cabinet boosts corpus for small enterprises.

he Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval for a larger package supporting small and medium enterprises — a promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his New Year’s eve address to the nation.  read more

1. India to China: Respect our territorial sovereignty

India on Wednesday said that China, which is “very sensitive“ about its territorial sovereignty , had failed to show similar respect for New Delhi’s concerns. read more

2. Superbug death spurs drug regulator warning

In the wake of the recent death of an American woman after contracting an infection resistant to antibiotics, the drug regulator has directed the pharma supply chain, including retailers, chemists and drug makers, to strictly follow norms while selling antibiotics.  read more

1.Cabinet okay scrapping of 105 redundant laws.
2.Jallikattu: A movement or flash mob?
3.Viklang or Divyang:What is in a Name?

KOCHI: Sijo Yohannan is a small businessman in Thrissur, Kerala. While most others are looking toward the Budget for tax sops, Yohannan is keenly watching the direction of gold prices. He intends to invest in gold but is waiting for the prices to come down.   read more

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