11-July-2016

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1.Govt.to announce recapitalisation of public sector banks.

The Centre is likely to announce the first tranche of the Rs 25,000 crore capital infusion for public sector banks (PSBs), planned for this financial year (2016-17) read more

2.It’s time for an urban upgrade.

A rational, full-fledged review of policing the city is long overdue. To gain the citizens’ confidence, it must also focus on the local police station read more

3.Ending impunity under AFSPA.

“Accountability is a facet of the rule of law.” This established legal principle has acquired fresh significance after the Supreme Court ruled that the armed forces cannot escape investigation for excesses in the course of the read more

4.Storm in the South China Sea.

It is not clear whether the ruling in The Hague this week will bring resolution to the disputes read more

5.India signs five agreements with Tanzania.

Seeking to enhance its ties with resource-rich Tanzania, India on Sunday extended its full support to the country to meet its development needs and signed five agreements, including one for providing a Line of Credit of $92 million in the water resources sector. read more

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1.Growth No longer means jobs.

Where are the jobs? This is the question Prime Minister Narendra Modi is repeatedly asked by his political opponents.One answer he has given recently in media interviews is that the jobs that are being created are invisible in the statistics: loans from the Mudra Bank are enabling self-employment, and as these micro businesses grow, they will add employees, one or two at a time.Hopefully , they will ultimately create millions of jobs in an economy that is releasing one million youth every month into the job market. read more

2.Force of democracy.

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), which provides extraordinary powers of force to soldiers deployed in distur bed areas, has long been a bone of contention between human rights activists and those favouring a strong state response to terror and insurgency . The Supreme Court has now rightly drawn a line under this raging dispute by ruling that indefinite deployment of armed forces in `disturbed areas’ under AFSPA “mocks at our democratic process“ and symbolises a failure of the state.  read more

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1.Farmers cannot be evicted even after expiry of lease period,rules SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has held that a farmer, who is in possession of leased land even after the expiry of the lease period, cannot be evicted if the owner either acknowledges the tenancy or is accepting the rent. read more

2.Wholesale Politics,retail reforms.

This week, 25 years ago, India was informed of the enormity of the crisis of 1991. It was this week that India shifted its gold  reserves, pledging it with the Bank of  England to avert default and preserve its honour. The story was broken by this columnist. read more

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