12-August-2016

the hindu
1.When policy attention is the best remedy

In the sphere of fundraising for medical research, 2014 will go down in history as a uniquely successful year in which philanthropist Bill Gates  read more

2.The Supreme Court’s mundane burden

Shortage of judges, inadequate infrastructure and resource constraints are perennial problems of the judiciary. read more

3.Turkey talks tough with the EU

Turkey’s European Union Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, has yet again said his country cannot overhaul its counter-terrorism laws in return for visa-free travel facilities for Turks.  read more

4.A chance to narrow India-China differences

Ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to New Delhi, officials at the Minstry of External Affairs (MEA) are taking stock of the precarious state of India-China relations.  read more

5.Seeing the new normal in Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, faces a terrible identity crisis.  read more

6.Citizenship Bill referred top joint select committee

A united opposition in the Lok Sabha on Thursday forced the BJP-led NDA government to send the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to a joint select committee of Parliament.  read more

7.India joins Norway, Canada with longest maternity leave

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill would vault India to the third position in terms of the number of weeks allowed for maternity leave,  read more

8.Union Territories have their identity, says SC

At a time when the Arvind Kejriwal government has sought clarity over the ratio of power between his Cabinet and the Centre in administering the national capital,  read more

9.Russia- Ukraine spar threatens to revive Crimea conflict

Ukraine’s President put his Army on combat alert on Thursday along the country’s de facto borders with Crimea as a war of words between Russia and Ukraine threatened  read more

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1.RS passes bill, maternity leave raised to 26 weeks

Cutting across party lines, elders in Rajya Sabha today passed a Bill that provides for 26 weeks maternity leave, even as some members sought norms for paternity leave  read more

2.’Complete one river interlinking project, study its impact before going for others’

Anil Madhav Dave, who took over as the country’s environment minister last month, has long been a practicing environmentalist and river conservationist.  read more

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1.North-East Headlines: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

The Northeast has never been so much in the news as in the last few days. Never before has it managed to edge the ‘mainland’ out of the headlines.  read more

2.The Gathering storm in SCS

Late last year, during a state visit to the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping had asserted that his country had no intention of militarising the disputed region in the South China Sea. read more

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