18-12-2016

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1.Packaged food labels may soon carry details of salt, sugar content.

Food and beverage companies may have to compulsorily disclose additional information on the sugar, salt and sodium content of their packaged products, as part of a proposed revision of food labelling laws, said a top official of India’s apex food regulator.  read more

2.J & K has no sovereignty: SC

Setting aside HC verdict, court says residents of the State are citizens of India

: Jammu and Kashmir has “no vestige” of sovereignty outside the Indian Constitution, and citizens of the State are “first and foremost” citizens of India, the Supreme Court has held.

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3.Tajikistan, India step up security ties.

Tajikistan and India signed an agreement on Saturday against terror financing and money laundering.

Addressing presspersons, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, who is on a five-day visit to India, said his government would continue to work to stabilise Afghanistan.

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4.India, Pak. Nurse myths on Indus treaty, says Professor.

As India and Pakistan continue to exchange barbs over the 56-year-old Indus Water Treaty (IWT), Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, an ecological engineering and climatology expert, says both countries “nurse many myths” around the treaty.  read more

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1.J&K cannot claim sovereignty outside Constitution's purview.

Though Jammu and Kashmir enjoys special status under Article 370, it cannot claim sovereignty outside the Indian Constitution for being an integral part of the country and its residents are “first and foremost“ citizens of India, the Supreme Court has ruled.   read more

2.Centre forms panel to study Indus water treaty with Pak.

The Centre has formed an interministerial task force, to be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra, to look into all the strategic aspects of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan. A formal notification to this effect was issued on Friday , a top government functionary said on Saturday , adding other members of the team include NSA Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Secretaries in ministries of Finance, Environment, Power and Water Resource.  read more

3.India, Tajikistan to boost trade through Chabahar Port: Modi

India and Tajikistan will work closely on developing trade and transport links through the Chabahar Port in Iran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday after the signing of agreements with the Central Asian nation on enhancing economic ties and curbing double taxation, money laundering and terrorism.  read more

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.No Rupees for Rabi.
2.Known unknowns and why it makes sense to move GST to 2018.

Frequently a dilemma is best illustrated by an analogy. Here is a  political dilemma reflected in an analogy from cricket.
A team wins the toss and is batting well. In the dug-out, padded up is its best pinch hitter. Suddenly, the well set batsman is run out and a storm breaks out. Now the pitch is, to borrow from commentators, doing things and has turned unpredictable. Does the team send in its pinch hitter or a grafter to consolidate?

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3.J&K has no sovereignty outside Indian Constitution.

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