Five must-read stories—January 4

<b>The stories you can’t miss</b>

Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

NH National Bureau

Supreme Court: Make public list of corporate loan defaulters

A list of corporate loan defaulters will soon be made public as the Supreme Court directed the Centre on Tuesday to provide a compendium of corporate entities, who owe ₹500 crore or more to banks, in four weeks. A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud brushed aside the RBI's objections in October, reports The Times of India.

Anna Hazare files PIL, alleges ₹25,000-crore scam, wants Pawars probed

Activist Anna Hazare moved the Bombay High Court seeking a CBI inquiry into what he termed a "₹25,000-crore sugar cooperative factories scam". Hazare filed two civil PILs and a criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe. A PTI report in The Times of India.

Losses due to GST transition may go up to ₹90,000 crore, warns Amit Mitra

The transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime could cost states up to ₹90,000 crore in losses, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra told the GST Council on the first day of its two-day meeting on Tuesday, reports Mint.

In next CJI JS Khehar’s bio, an unwritten fact: blood donor every three months, for over 40 years

Justice J S Khehar has been donating blood every three months for more than four decades now, something that is known only to a small group of friends and colleagues, reports The Indian Express. He will be administered the oath of office as the 44th head of India’s judiciary on Wednesday.

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ becomes German bestseller

The first reprint of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf in Germany since World War II has proved a surprise bestseller since its release last January, heading for its sixth print run, its publisher said on Tuesday. An AFP report in The Hindu.

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