23-September-2016

the hindu
1.India claims diplomatic win over Pakistan at U.N.

India on Thursday said Pakistan’s campaign to highlight Kashmir at the United Nations had failed even as the Ministry of External Affairs  read more

2.India weighs Baloch leader’s asylum request

In an indication that the government was serious about the Baloch cause, the Home Ministry said on Thursday that it had received Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti’s read more

3.A piroutte on Pakistan

In February this year, shortly after the attack in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir,  read more

4.Getting Railways on track

That it took 69 years after Independence for India to merge the Railway Budget with the Union Budget is an indication of how difficult read more

5.To defer is to defy

The Karnataka government’s decision to ‘defer’ release of 6,000 cusecs of water  to Tamil Nadu till a special session read more

6.Something for everyone

A landmark meeting of 33 people is currently under way in New Delhi. This is the meeting of the newly constituted Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, read more

7.Giving Africa its due

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington, D.C. recently released its latest estimates of global, regional and country population numbers read more

8.Nod likely for Bhagirathi hydel project

After constant persuasion from the Uttarakhand government, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has agreed to “consider”  read more

9.Pakistan hosts Ivy League of terrorism, U.N. told

Consequences of Pakistan’s policy of sponsoring terrorism have spread beyond the region, India told the U.N. General Assembly,  read more

10.Centre names economists to monetary policy committee

The Centre on Thursday named three academics trained in economics as the external appointees on the monetary policy committee (MPC)  read more

11.Consensus eludes GST Council on major issues

Tamil Nadu may not join the rest of the country in rolling out the Goods & Service Tax (GST) from April 1, 2017,  read more

12.Centre unveils sops to boost exports

In the backdrop of the continued decline in growth of Indian goods exports, the commerce ministry extended support to certain new products  read more

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1.Hit where it hurts: India may relook Indus water treaty with Pakistan

As India’s Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan comes under increasing scrutiny in the wake of the Uri attack, read more

2.The Pakistan problem

Accomplished Pakistani diplomacy ran rings around India in the past. Developments at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday ,  read more

3.Getting India’s Act Together

The Uri terror attack has made us a nation of “jabra fans“ (as SRK would have said). read more

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1.Post Merger of budgets, exit 12-month wrap

Some traditions are meaningless and should go.  read more

2.Hot pursuit, cold start & bottled Anger

As anger becomes the most palpable emotion dominating the Indian public sentiment after the latest killing of 18 army personnel in Uri, read more

3.Prenatal sex determination: more cons than pros

Sex selection refers to practice of using medical techniques to choose the sex of offspring. read more

4.NIIF to kick-start funding in next few days: FM

Stressing upon the need for India to quickly perfect the funding the model. read more

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