20-July-2016

the hindu
1.CAG audit nails Centre’s claim on LPG subsidy saving.

The audit has also found substantial systemic problems with the Direct Benefit Transfer in LPG scheme, called Pahal by the government.read more

2.SC rejects consecutive life terms,says its an anomaly

Like any human being, a convict too has only one life and cannot serve consecutive sentences of life imprisonment, read more

3.Will data do us apart?

It may look petty to squabble over GDP data, but policies based on the wrong reading of reality almost always end in tears.  read more

4.Facing an uncertain tide.

The Sunderbans is ecologically fragile and climatically vulnerable.  read more

5.Centre lets microbeads off the hook

To NGT query, three Ministries either pass the buck or say no studies have been done on them.read more

6.Panama agrees to sign tax treaty.

Indian agencies believe this will help them expedite probe into the “Panama papers”.read more

7.Rural areas pose hurdle for small finance banks

The lenders want the central bank to relax norms for three years, which the RBI may not consider.read more

8.Centre injects Rs.22,915cr into 13 public sector banks.

The remaining amount, to be released later, will be linked to performance.read more

tio
1.A convict cannot be awarded two consecutive life terms: SC

In a landmark ruling on punishment in multiple murder or rapecum-murder cases, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said a trial court could award multiple jail terms followed by a life sentence to those convicted of heinous crimes and order these to run consecutively . read more

2.Criminal defamation not a barrier for free speech: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said some people appeared to have misunderstood its judgment upholding the criminal defamation provision in IPC and thought that their right to free speech had been curtailed.   read more

3.Are liberals soft on terror?

“Liberals in Pakistan have been an endangered species for a while …liberals everywhere are winning only rarely.  read more

tie
1.Kashmir deserves a healing touch.

A great deal has been, and is being, said about the Kashmir imbroglio. But, we are not saying the one thing that needs to be said.  read more

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