29-October-2016

the hindu
1.Centre is trying to decimate judiciary: SC.

Sparks flew when Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur said the Centre failed to deliver on its assurance that filling judicial vacancies is its “topmost priority”, accusing the government of trying to choke justice by not appointing judges and locking up court rooms en masse.  read more

2.Extending food security.

The Centre’s coercive method has worked. Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the two States that were holding out against pressure from New Delhi to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA), have also fallen in line. read more

3.Range of BrahMos to be doubled.

India and Russia have agreed to double the range of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile that the two produce together.  read more

4.National Anthem: Supreme Court issues notice to govt.

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a plea that government should take measures to ensure that the National Anthem is respected, including that it should be sung only in front of persons who either understand it or are instructed about its meaning.  read more

tio
1. Govt `stalling' appointments to `lock out' judiciary: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday aggressively reacted to the “stalling“ of appointments of high court judges, and accused the Modi government of attempting a “lockout“ in the judiciary and subjecting it to an “onslaught“. read more

2. Niti Aayog to review over 500 autonomous bodies' work.

The government has decided to focus on over 500 autonomous bodies -from the University Grants Commission and Jawahar Lal Nehru University to Delhi Development Authority, Prasar Bharati and CSIR -and has asked Niti Aayog to review the performance of these entities that have mushroomed over the years with little oversight.  read more

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