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1.Apex court refuses to lift ban on jallikattu.

Questioning the need to “tame” a domestic animal like the bull, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by Tamil Nadu to review a 2014 apex court judgment banning jallikattu . The court further held that the event had nothing to do with the exercise of the fundamental right of religious freedom.  read more

2.A pivot to China?

Till 1750, the Asian giants produced half of global economic output before gunboats and colonisation reshaped trade, and subsequently production and consumption. There is now a consensus that the locus of global wealth is again going to be in Asia. The implication of the interruption, or reversal, has not been explored as the strategic dimensions continue to be seen through a Western prism. read more

3.A challenge and an opportunity.

A year and a half after China and Pakistan >announced plans for an Economic Corridor, the CPEC, to connect “Kashgar to Gwadar”, the two countries operationalised the trade route this week, with the first shipment moving to Gwadar port and on to the Gulf and Africa.  read more

4.White is the new black.

A week into the demonetisation drive, we are in the midst of a painful transition. In a televised speech >on November 13 delivered in Goa, the Prime Minister sought 50 days’ reprieve, though he did not tell us what exactly we should expect.  read more

1. NHRC issues notice to home ministry.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the home ministry after it received a complaint accusing the government of adopting a “draconian approach“ towards renewal of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence to NGOs of `human rights defenders’. read more

2. India has 2 cr illegal Bangladeshis: Govt.

The government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that there were around 2 crore Bangladeshi immigrants staying illegally in India. The number of illegal Bangaldeshi immigrants, who now almost equal the population of Australia, shows a rise of around 67% over the 1.2 crore estimate given out by the UPA government in 2004 but withdrawn soon after.  read more


The 500 and 1,000 notes in your wallet, if you haven’t got them replaced yet, have been consigned to history. Here’s a look at the journey that brought us here.  read more

4. SC rejects Tamil Nadu plea to review jallikattu verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events in the state and bullock-cart races across the country .  read more

5. More than 20 nations join India-led International Solar Alliance.

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, moved to the next level with more than 20 countries, including India, France and Brazil, inking its framework agreement on Tuesday on the first day it was opened for signature on the sidelines of the UN climate conference (COP22) here on Tuesday .  read more

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