08-September-2016

the hindu
1.Pakistan told to let diplomats work ‘without hindrance’

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday,  read more

2.Special package announced for A.P.

After a determined Telugu Desam Party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu stuck to his resolve of securing a ‘special status’ read more

3.The equality of entry

When B.R. Ambedkar was asked why he was so passionate about the issue of temple entry for Dalits, he replied:   read more

4.Sri Lanka conquers malaria

Sri Lanka has become malaria-free. On September 5, the World Health Organisation officially recognised this huge public health achievement.  read more

5.Purvi Patel and the policing of pregnancy

Purvi Patel, the 33-year-old woman of Indian origin in the U.S. who had been sentenced to 20 years in prison on the counts of foeticide  read more

6.The Foreign hand isn’t enough

We are increasingly told that the inflow of capital — particularly the foreign direct investment (FDI) variety —  read more

7.India-Japan ties get a leg-up as Modi meets Abe

India and Japan on Wednesday pledged to strengthen ties in the key areas of counter-terrorism,  read more

8.SC concerned over rights violations in tense areas

Noting that “it is not the Line of Control [LoC] but the heart of cities like Imphal” that concerns it more, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised questions about human rights violations in insurgency-hit  read more

9.’FDI in multi-brand retail will have to wait’

The Centre will allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail only after enabling domestic traders and farmers to compete with such retailers thereby ensuring a level playing field, read more

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1.Centre, NHRC clash in SC over human rights body’s powers

The Centre and National Human Rights Commission clashed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday over the panel’s plea to make its recommendations in human rights violations cases, read more

2.Green literacy campaign to be launched today

The Kerala State Literacy Mission (KSLM) will launch environment literacy campaigns in 75 taluks spread across 14 districts of the state on September 8,  read more

3.Chabahar port: Japan shows interest in partnering India

In a likely leg up to India’s efforts to increase connectivity with Afghanistan and Central Asia,  read more

4.India, Russia talk deal on stealth frigates

In what could turn into yet another mega defence deal with Russia, bilateral negotiations have gained momentum for India’s acquisition of four more stealth frigates for around $4 billion.  read more

5.Why Karnataka and TN are Fighting over Cauvery

As protests intensify in Karnataka after Supreme Court directed the state to release waters of Cauvery to Tamil Nadu, here’s a look at one of India’s oldest river disputes read more

6.Her Reproductive Autonomy

The recent Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 reinforces the legendary constitutional historian Sir Ivor Jennings’ comment:read more

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1.SC judge’s ex-colleagues prefer open to opaques

Even as the decision of Supreme Court judge J Chelameshwar to keep away from Collegium meetings set off a nation-wide debate on the current process of appointment of judges  read more

2.Why not put the ball back in court?

The facts highlighted by Justice J Chelameswar in his letter addressed to the chief justice of India, need very serious and immediate consideration because of a growing fear all around read more

3.Obama welcomes India’s ‘growing role’ in Asia-Pacific, hits out at China

In his last visit to South East Asia as the President of the United States, Barack Obama on Wednesday welcomed India’s ‘growing’ role in the region, specifically in the presence of China. During his two terms at the helm read more

4.The Perpectual poll fever

The time for simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies has come. It has many advantages, read more

5.Judges’ appointment is no military strategy

The facts highlighted by Justice J Chelameswar, in his letter addressed to the Chief Justice of India, read more

6.The southeast pack of ten

As per Chinese numerology, eight is considered a lucky number.The Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia each have 88 floors,read more

7.Madala boson may help unlock dark matter mystery

Scientists have predicted the existence of a new fundemental particle – Madala Bosonread more

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