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1.Politics stretches list of Smart Cities from 100 to 109.

Contrary to his long-standing dictum of “jitna aata, utni roti” (only as many chapatis as the quantity of flour or cutting the coat according to the cloth) — Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is slowly yielding to political compulsions by allowing more cities to participate in the upcoming Smart City Mission competition. read more

2.India abstains on vote for LGBT rights at U.N.

AIndia avoided taking a position on the need to end discrimination based on sexual orientation at the Human Rights Council of the UN, as the Supreme Court is yet to “pronounce” on the issue of rights of LGBT persons, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.read more

3.India’s air defence system achieves a hat trick.

Scoring a hat-trick, India on Friday successfully test fired the new surface-to-air missile developed jointly with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast in a third consecutive trial of the air defence system. read more

4.Playing by the new ‘matlabi’ rules.

Words give reality life. Some do so better than others offering nuance as in twenty shades of grey  read more

5.Heeding the 24X7 potential.

Removing regulatory barriers to employ more people in various areas of economic activity is a national priority.  read more

6.Srilanka must stay the course.

The frequent human rights updates in Geneva provide an occasion for the world to discuss Sri Lanka’s post-war situation, especially the progress made in investigating the excesses during the last phase of the civil war that ended in 2009.  read more

7.Ministry seeks law panel’s opinion on uniform civil code.

The Union Law Ministry has asked the Law Commission to examine in detail all issues pertaining to the Uniform Civil Code and submit a report to the government.  read more

8.Skill banks to train worker for global market.

PM’s plan to make India HR capital to take off in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar.read more

9.India’s thriving biodiversity: 445 new species added in 2015

The most discoveries were made in the Eastern Himalaya region, which accounts for 19 per cent of the total discoveries.read more

10.CAG moots the possibility of auditing Reserve Bank.

Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shashi Kant Sharma said there is a need to consider whether financial regulators  read more

1.SC: 24k cr in bank,nothing done for worker’s welfare.

The Supreme Court on Friday slammed the Centre and states for doing nothing to improve the condition of poor construction workers despite collecting Rs 24,000 crore as construction cess to be solely spent on workers’ welfare. read more

2.Centre asks Law panel to examine uniform civil code.

The government has referred the issue of implementation of a Uniform Civil Code to the Law Commission for its views before it firms up any opinion on the subject.  read more

3.Global Village is a myth.

In London, Malcolm Imrie, my literary agent, once went to pick up food from a restaurant owned by a Turkish man.  read more

1.A Home-Grown War Machine.

India’s indigenously designed and developed light combat aircraft.  read more

2.India abstains as UN body votes to appoint homophobia in investigator.

India has abstained from th UN Human Rights Council vote on Appointing an indipendent investgator to look into cases of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,read more

3.What mysteries stumbled out of Netaji’s files.

With govt taking proactive steps to demstify the life of national leaders Subhas Chandra Bose,read more

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