18-October-2016

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1.The Kerry effect: Centre lifts curbs on fund transfers by NGO.

The Centre has allowed U.S.-based NGO, Compassion International, to disburse funds to ten NGOs in India, months after it was put on the government’s watch list after security agencies reported that it was funding Indian NGOs involved in religious conversions.  read more

2.Deciding issues of personal law.

Thirteen years ago, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, pleaded in a piece titled ‘Unifying personal laws’ in The Hindu (September 6, 2003):  read more

3.Reimagining BRICS.

With India announcing that all five BRICS member states are united in acknowledging the global threat posed by terrorism, and that those who support terror are as much   read more

4.Court orders and reluctant governments.

“In a Government of laws, existence of the Government will be imperilled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously…(G)overnment is the potent and omnipotent teacher.  read more

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1.Brazil ready to push India’s case at NSG.

BENAULIM (GOA): Despite reservations, Brazil is working with India to help the latter realise its ambition of becoming a member of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). read more

2.Who’s the overconfident Hare?

India has recently deployed 120 tanks in Ladakh, cleared deployment of around 100 supersonic BrahMos missiles in Arunachal Pradesh, and within this year has reactivated and upgraded five advanced landing bases in Arunachal Pradesh.   read more

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