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We are frustrated with Pak., says Hasina : Bangladesh says that it had its own reasons for pulling out of SAARC and was not influenced by India. Pakistan must stop the export of terrorism everywhere.
Times they are a-changin’ — Dylan gets Literature Nobel : Bob Dylan gets the Nobel Prize for Literature!
Muslim groups reject law panel move on civil code : Law Commission has come up with a Questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code, but Muslim groups say that it threatens pluralistic fabric of India.
Are Chief Ministers ‘public servants?’ : The Supreme Court in its earlier Judgement in Karunanidhi vs Union of India case held that Chief Ministers are public servants.
Voices rise against proposal to amend Citizenship Act: The government’s proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955, which plans to provide citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, is facing stiff opposition.
SC says jails are overcrowded by 150%, laments plight of inmates: Fundamental rights and human rights of people, however they may be placed, cannot be ignored only because of their adverse circumstances.
When Jai Bhim meets Lal Salaam: Dalit politics cannot move forward unless it is willing to articulate the material aspirations of the dispossessed. Similarly, Left politics has no future unless it recognizes that annihilation of caste is vital for any progressive politics.
Is this the final innings?: The Supreme court will likely opine on the binding nature of the Justice R.M. Lodha committee’s directives on the BCCI, and set into motion a transition in cricket administration that is unprecedented in the sports ecosystem.
Putin says India ‘privileged strategic partner’, to ink weapon deal: Russia has said that it remains one of India’s leading suppliers of advanced weapons and defense technology as “India is Russia’s especially privileged strategic partner”. India and Russia are going to sign deal on S-400 air defense missile systems.
India to ban release of potent greenhouse gas: India will no longer permit the release of HFC-23, a family of potent greenhouse gases. It is in the midst of thrashing out a deal with developed countries to amend the Montreal Protocol, a 1987 agreement whereby countries have agreed to limit the emission of gases that destroy the ozone layer.
India focused on offshore rupee bonds: India is focusing on offshore rupee bonds to finance its long-term infrastructure projects rather than green bonds.
Centre backs low GST rate, EU FTA to spur textile jobs: With an eye on job creation, the government is going all out to make the textile sector more competitive by pursuing a lower Goods and Services Tax rate and is even willing to allow automobile and wine imports from the European Union in return for market access for Indian apparel.
Science and Technology
India, Russia to set up agro irradiation centers: India and Russia are collaborating to set up integrated irradiation centers to reduce agricultural losses. The use of irradiation will make it possible to reduce the loss of onions in India.
BRICS trade with world grows 5.8%, India leading: This growth for BRICS is led by India followed by China. Rise of India as an alternative sourcing market to China can put some pressure on China in future. China remains India’s strongest trading partner followed by Russia and Brazil.
The Asian century beckons: India and China should align development strategies and create mechanisms to handle differences. Only when China and India have developed, will a real Asian century emerge.