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Return land to Singur farmers: SC : The Supreme Court , in a landmark decision says the land, acquired by Tata Motors to set up a plant, be returned to the farmers. It was the Singur land deal that led to the fall of Communist government in West Bengal.
The brunt of development should not be faced by those who have the least voice in governance, and agricultural workers fall at the bottom of it.
Brazilian Senate impeaches Rousseff
: In an impeding crisis, the Senate has impeached Rousseff. She had succeeded , by popular mandate Lula Da Silva, becoming the first woman to become President of Brazil.
Republic of Unreason
: If the Parliament were to pass the Surrogacy Bill in its current format, it would surely lead to the denial of Constitutional right to equality. Read on to know more.
Do we need a minimum wage law?
The government recently announced that a minimum wages of Rs. 10,000 would be stipulated under law. This would be done by an executive order. The industry protested and the order never came. Do we need a minimum wages law? How easy will it be to enforce it?
A ‘green’ rap on the knuckles
: The National Green Tribunal has sent a notice to state top officials on implementation of Biological Diversity Act.
Outwards to Africa
: India and Africa together have one fourth of land area of the world, one third of population burden and one half of disease burden. And yet, our spending on S & T is less than 1 % of our GDP.
Advance the Budget
: In an editorial piece, an argument is made that the Budget needs to be advanced by a month or so. The current arrangement of having it in the last week of Feb leads to wastage of time.