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1.Punjab law to stop sharing Ravi,Beas water illegal: SC

Sounding the death knell for the hopes of thousands of Punjab farmers set to re-claim their lands acquired for the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal and triggering a political crisis in the poll-bound State, the Supreme Court on Thursday  read more

2.Don’t treat subordinates as slaves:HC

Higher authorities in paramilitary forces such as the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cannot put their subordinates “in a state of slavery” and attempt to enforce discipline among them by curbing their personal liberty, the Madras High Court Bench here has said. read more

3.The forgotten war.

On October 24, the Communist Party of India (Maoist) lost around 30 of its cadres in a covert operation jointly organised by the Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh and the Special Operations Group of Odisha. This occurred in the densely forested region of Malkangiri district in Odisha.   read more

4.Making climate rules at Marrakech.

The United Nations conference on climate change now under way in Marrakech, Morocco, has the ambitious task of drawing up the first steps on enhanced finance and technology transfer, which is vital to advance the Paris Agreement that entered into force on November 4. India’s negotiating positions at the ongoing   read more

1. SC asks Punjab to share water with Haryana

The Punjab-Haryana water dispute flared up ahead of Punjab polls due early next year with the Supreme Court on Thursday declaring as “unconstitutional“ the state’s 2004 law which had unilaterally scrapped a 1981 agreement to share Ravi and Beas waters through the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. The agreement with Ha ryana and Rajasthan became a poll issue in 2004 as well when the then Congress government in Punjab, led by Amarinder Singh, passed a law terminating the pact ahead of elections. Delivering a ruling 12 years later, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice A R Dave said Punjab could not have unilaterally terminated the agreement by unconstitutional methods. read more

2. Why stick to `no first use' on nuke policy.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s penchant for off-the-cuff comments came to the fore once again on Thursday when he wondered why India should be bound by a `no first use’ (NFU) of nuclear weapons policy . Shortly after, both Parrikar and his ministry were quick to clarify that what he had said was “his personal opinion and not the government’s official position“.  read more

3. Easing of pricing policy will hit access to essential drugs: Public health groups

Public health groups have raised concerns over the government’s plans to overhaul the drug pricing policy and ease regulatory framework, contending that such a move will impact access to affordable medicines.  read more


Vocational training of prison inmates is an important step in rehabilitating convicts.
Last year, around 17% of the 4,19,623 prisoners were trained in various crafts, including carpentry, weaving and tailoring  read more

5. SC slams Centre for not resolving pollution crisis

“Do you want to wait till people start dying?“ the Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Thursday after they failed to come up with a comprehensive plan to tackle Delhi’s pollution crisis.  read more

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