12-july-2016

the hindu
1.Sabarimala: SC to hear arguments on reference plea.

Advocate K.K. Venugopal, appearing for the temple authorities, beseeched the SC to tread cautiously .read more

2.Amicus not to challenge a lawyer’s prowess: SC

Defence lawyer in Delhi gang rape case questions appointment of amicus by court. read more

3.”India’s changed faster since 1991”.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia recounts the importance, and drama, of that historic summer.  read more

4.Consider it seriously

The Law Commission needs to keep in mind the true nature and implications of Article 44 while answering the government’s request on a Uniform Civil Code.read more

5.India, Kenya to deepen security ties.

Modi, Kenyan President say terrorism is a challenge facing the two nations.read more

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1.Impasse in Kashmir.

The upheaval in Kashmir after security forces killed the young Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is yet another grim reminder of the failure of successive governments in New Delhi to address the volatile situation in the Valley in right earnest. read more

2.With his visit to four countries, PM Modi steps up the pace of India’s Africa engagement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just concluded visit to four African nations follows up on Vice President Hamid Ansari’s recent visit to Morocco and Tunisia and the visit by President Pranab Mukherjee to three countries – Ghana.  read more

3.Japan vote bolsters Abe’s bid to amend Constitution.

Voters helped Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan move closer on Sunday to securing the lawmaker support he needs to revise a pacifist Constitution that has been in place since American occupiers created it in 1947.  read more

4.South Sudan back to civil war as fighting enters 5th day in capital.

Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire are shaking South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday in the fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the specter of a return to civil war.Widespread shooting prevented residents from moving around in the city .  read more

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1.What’s stinking in Karnataka police force? The system.

The rot in the Karnataka police force has deepened under the current regime.  read more

2.Fat Tax may stir a Hornet’s nest.

Days after the Kerala government’s budget caught the nation’s attention with its fat tax, the jury is still out on the intention. read more

3.Hiuen-Tsian’s Farewell at Nalanda

Hiuen-Tsiang, the great Buddhist scholar, left China in 629 AD for India and returned in 45 AD. read more

4.Where does the bias against the north east stem from?

In light of the recent tussls that immigration officials had with north eastern activist Monica Khangembam, read more

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