Five must-read stories—February 28

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MLAs let frustration known to Haryana CM after Shah steps in

Nearly a dozen BJP MLAs from southern Haryana have lodged a complaint with the party high command of “being ignored in their own regime”, says The Tribune. Ahead of the state’s Budget Session, that got underway on Monday, party president Amit Shah asked Chief Minister ML Khattar to resolve the MLAs’ grievances, lest the party faces embarrassment on the floor of the House.


How data brokers are selling your personal info for less than a rupee

Your personal data—be it your residential address, your phone number, email id, details of what you bought online, age, marital status, income and profession—is all up for sale. Most of this personal data is sold for less than a rupee per person—the cost of a chewing gum, reports The Economic Times.


Transfer of two HC judges: Centre sends file back to SC collegium

After sitting on the recommendation made by the Supreme Court collegium to transfer one High Court chief justice and two High Court judges, the Narendra Modi government has quietly sent back the recommendations with regard to two High Court judges to Chief Justice of India JS Khehar for reconsideration, reports The Indian Express.


Paramilitary force to use modified pellet guns in J&K

The Central Reserve Police Force has finally come up with a solution to the eyes and face injuries caused on hundreds of protestors due to the use of pellet guns. All the weapons used to fire the pellets would be modified by mounting 'deflectors' on them to ensure the pellets don't scatter in unintended direction, reports The Times of India.


India, China seek common ground on Afghanistan

Despite differences on a number of issues, including over the Nuclear Suppliers Group, UN designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, India and China began to look for a “common ground” on Afghanistan during Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s visit to Beijing last week, says The Hindu.

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