28-October-2016

the hindu
1.No total bar on religion in speeches,says SC

Asked to bar invocation of religion in political speeches, a seven-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday said it could not be expected to give an “exhaustive list” of dos and don’ts to follow in political speeches.  read more

2.Situating law in the land.

With the submission of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government’s affidavit in Supreme Court a few days ago, read more

3.Maduro faces rough weather.

Venezuela has once again been rocked by opposition-led protests after the process to requisition a recall referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro was obstructed last week. Local courts in four states issued injunctions to halt the  read more

4.How to judge the judges.

Recently, the law department in Gujarat, on the recommendation of the Gujarat High Court, cracked the whip on 17 judges from various cadres in lower courts, ordering their retirement for unsatisfactory performance. News reports suggest that these judges were issued notices to improve their performance but their failure to heed to these warnings led to the government taking this drastic step.  read more

tio
1. India may lose half its wildlife by 2020: Study

The world is on course to lose two-thirds of the wildlife population that existed 50 years ago by 2020, with India’s wild animals likely to shrink by half, warns a comprehensive new report on the state of earth’s biodiversity . read more

2. Secularism doesn't mean aloofness to religion, says SC

Amid a high-voltage legal debate on curbing use of religion to seek votes, the Supreme Court asked on Thursday whether secularism meant complete separation of politics from religion and said it would attempt to give a pragmatic interpretation of the law dealing with using religion and caste to promote hatred during elections.  read more

3. Strategic sale of PSUs gets `in-principle' approval of Cabinet

The Cabinet on Thursday approved `in-principle’ a plan for strategic sale in public sector companies and mandated the finance ministry to finalise the list of companies in which the government would transfer management control to private players.  read more

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