13-03-2017

the hindu
1.India to lose presence on U.N. scientific panel.

No candidate was fielded for elections to the Commission on Legal Continental Shelf

Even as India strenuously lobbies for seats in global high tables such as the United Nations Security Council and the Nuclear Suppliers Group,

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2.SC cracks down on judicial delays.

In a slew of guidelines for High Courts, it sets deadlines for hearing, disposing of criminal cases

Non-performers and “dead-wood” among judges should be weeded out as the judicial service is not just a job to be done with but a mission to serve the cause of justice, the Supreme Court held.

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1. Govt likely to ease FDI rules for retail.
Broad Contours Ready, Big Win In UP Polls Will Give Room To Move Fast
The government is expected to move swiftly to is expected to move swiftly to ease foreign investment rules for the tightly-policed multibrand retail sector after BJP’s resounding win in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

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1.Too big to succeed split Uttar Pradesh into smaller states.

It is springtime—the metaphor for change. This week a new regime will take charge in Uttar Pradesh. Will poll promises get converted, will hope triumph over history? In governance, size does matter and the odds, given the size, are stacked against the state.  read more

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