Five must-read stories—March 4

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Shameful: India will deny children food if they don't have an Aadhaar number

The NDA government has decided that all school children will have to produce Aadhaar numbers to get their free mid-day meal. They have been given time till the end of June to apply for Aadhaar, reports

As cash comes in, digital deals show sharp dip

The surge in digital transactions during the demonetisation period is seeing a sharp reversal with data for February showing a month-on-month decline of 21.3% in the volume of electronic transactions, reports The Indian Express.

SC collegium accepts a govt thorn

The Supreme Court collegium has cleared a set of procedures for appointing and transferring judges after including a provision proposed by the Centre but opposed by the previous Chief Justice of India, reports The Telegraph.

Pakistan makes a U-turn, won’t send back ‘spy’

Two months after Pakistan's top foreign affairs official Sartaj Aziz said there was inadequate evidence against the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Islamabad ruled out his extradition and said an FIR had been registered against him, reports The Times of India.

RSS sacks functionary who put bounty on Kerala CM’s head

The RSS on Friday sacked its functionary Kundan Chandravat who had sparked a controversy by announcing a ₹1 crore bounty for beheading Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. A PTI report in The Hindu.

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