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1.SC offers to set the stage for peace talks in Kashmir

Even as the Supreme Court offered to set the stage for peace talks between influential voices in Kashmir and the Centre to facilitate the return of normality to the Valley.  read more

2.AIDS control programme running blind without enough testing kits

In a policy shift, the Health Ministry started a ‘test and treat’ policy for HIV patients on Friday. read more

3.India’s choices as America ‘asks’

During his inaugural address in January 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy famously asked his fellow Americans: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” In 2017, it is a question that U.S. President Donald Trump is posing to the world, as he begins to set his imprint on American foreign policy.  read more

4.Generic medicines in a digital age.

The Prime Minister’s recent announcement on making it mandatory for doctors to prescribe only the generic name, and not brand name of a drug, has led to a flutter.  read more

5.No full stops.

Bhutan’s announcement that it is unable to proceed with the Motor Vehicles Agreement with Bangladesh, India and Nepal is a road block, and not a dead end, for the regional sub-grouping India had planned for ease of access among the four countries.  read more

1. SC's flawed curative jurisdiction needs urgent relook, says AG

A day after the Supreme Court dismissed the Centre’s plea to exempt armed forces’ personnel from prosecution for encounter deaths in areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), attorney general Mukul Rohatgi on Friday made a strong pitch for review of the curative jurisdiction and called it “unfair and flawed“.  read more

2. How To Salvage Kashmir

That Kashmir is an integral part of India needs no reiteration.But that very reiteration needs to prompt genuine concern cut ting across partisan political divides, on the pace at which the Valley is spiralling out of control.  read more

3. Flip Flop Model.

This Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new regional air connectivity scheme which aims to put smaller cities on the aviation map. Enhanced connectivity results in economic benefits and should be welcomed.  read more

1.Encircling India: From sukma to J&K.

It seems there isn’t enough of a sense of urgency in the country as a whole either to the clouds gathering over our horizon or to the many signs of our being surrounded.  read more

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