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Water release to T.N. begins, State to file plea in SC : Amid continuing protests by farmers in the Cauvery basin area, Karnataka began release of water from the Krishnaraja Sagar and Kabini reservoirs to Tamil Nadu late on Tuesday night as per the Supreme Court’s directive.
Publish FIRs online within 24 hours: Supreme Court : Upholding the right of an accused to information and putting a check on the authority of the police to deprive a person of his liberty, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered States and Union Territories to upload, on police or government websites, First Information Reports (FIRs) within 24 hours of their registration in police stations.
Riot victims live in ghetto-like conditions: Report : Three years on, the victims of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots, which caused nearly 100 deaths and the displacement of more than 50,000 people, are living in ghetto-like resettlement colonies in slum-like conditions with little support from the State administration, noted a new field report, titled ‘Living Apart: Communal Violence and Forced Displacement in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli,’ to be released in New Delhi on Thursday.
‘Centre racing against time for GST rollout’ – The Centre is running against time to meet the ‘stiff’ target rollout date of April 1, 2017 for a new indirect tax regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
Canada hopes to supply more uranium : In April last year, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada, a pact was inked for Canada’s Cameco to supply India 3,000 metric tonnes of uranium over five years at an estimated cost of $254 million.
Attaching highest priority to the health of public sector banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India was not ready for their privatisation and the present characteristics of PSU banks would continue except for IDBI Bank.
Editorial / Opinion
Triple whammy : The egregious practice that many Muslim men employ to divorce their wives instantaneously and without their consent, merely by uttering the word talaq thrice, was rendered legally invalid by the Shamim Ara vs State of UP judgment of 2002 and subsequent orders from various High Courts. But this has not stopped the practice.
Sri Lanka conquers malaria : But what has been stopping India?
The foreign hand isn’t enough – The pursuit of full employment of labour cannot primarily rely on domestic private investment, much less FDI. Only public investment will steady us in the long run, argues the author.