Five must-read stories—February 25
The stories you can’t miss
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operatives have managed to copy eight out of 10 security features in the new ₹2,000 note, a joint report of the Intelligence Bureau and National Investigation Agency has alerted the government after last week’s seizure along the India-Bangladesh border, reports The Tribune.
Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday said Universal Basic Income (UBI), as proposed in the recent Economic Survey, can be put in place only after withdrawal of the existing welfare projects. A PTI report in The New Indian Express.
A rare genetic disorder has left 84 people in Arai—the largest village of J&K’s border district Poonch—with disfigured hands, and hence unable to register for Aadhaar cards, which need fingerprints. An Indian Express report.
In a rare gesture, India has decided to throw open its border roads to help Bangladesh construct border outposts in Chittagong hill tracts, known for its inhospitable terrain, reports The Hindu.
After being ad-free for the eight years of its existence, WhatsApp is clearly seeing an opportunity now in connecting its millions of users with enterprises, reports The Financial Express.