15-August-2016

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1.Attack on weaker sections against Indian ethos: Pranab.

At a time when India and Pakistan are engaged in a ‘war of words’, President Pranab Mukherjee asserted that there would no stepping back on New Delhi’s “neighbourhood first policy”.  read more

2.What it means to be independent.

The independence that we celebrate today was won by the Indian people through a prolonged and hard struggle of epic dimensions, read more

3.End the judicial logjam.

Frustration in the higher echelons of the judiciary appears to be consolidating into anger. Poignant appeals have morphed into indignant warnings.  read more

4.Watershed session.

Bucking the trend of intractable stand-offs, Parliament got down to business in the monsoon session that ended on Friday. read more

5.How to be model state again.

Kerala’s development model is in focus yet again as the newly elected Left Democratic Front government is in the process of evolving a vision for the State’s economy. read more

6.New plans instead of new pills.

I recently read Amitav Ghosh’s book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, read more

7.Water panel facing an identity crisis.

The Central Water Commission will formally protest against a proposal to subsume it into a new organisation. read more

8.House panel pitches for better pesticide regulation.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has said the problems associated with unscientific and excessive use of pesticides read more

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1.India set to reject UNHRC team’s move to visit J&K

India is set to politely reject a UNHRC move to send a team to Jammu and Kashmir, pointing out that the domestic human rights panel was already at work while other institutions read more

2.After 30years,trial on India’s 1st national waterway started

The country’s first national waterway, NW-1, from Haldia to Allahabad was notified in October 1986 and commercial transport of coal on Haldia-Farakka stretch started in 2013. read more

3.The ‘Do something’ Nation.

In its 70th year of independence, India is hurtling towards an unknown tryst with long-promised destiny in a way only Indians know how to: read more

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1.Troubled tryst with Inflation.

The only real answer to inflation is to increase our internal production and thereby close the gap between the available supplies and the purchasing power in the hands of the community. read more

2.Judicial logjam is against Public Interest.

Relations between the judiciary and the executive cannot but be exemplary. No doubts should arise on this score.read more

3.Let all working women benefit

Even with adequate legal protection, many working women find themselves in situations where they have to make a choice between job options and motherhood read more

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