11-03-2017

the hindu
1.Post-truths in Tamil Nadu.

These are by no means the best of times. Most nations across the globe are today facing problems of varying magnitude.  read more

2.Partial cover.

The enhancement of paid maternity leave for women in the organised sector to 26 weeks from 12 is a progressive step, one that should lead to closer scrutiny of the difficulties faced by unorganised workers who fall beyond the scope of any worthwhile labour welfare measures. read more

3.Is noise the only way to get noticed?

Why political parties must give local politicians a bigger stake in larger issues of the day.

Fringe elements affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been in the news ever since the party came to power. Activists who pretend to be associated with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh too have had their day in the news.

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4.Enemy Property bill passed amid walkout.

Government of India should have right over such assets and not the heirs of citizens of enemy countries, says Jaitley

The Rajya Sabha passed the The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 on Friday, in the sixth attempt after ordinances were passed to keep the Bill alive, following fierce objections by the Opposition parties.

As the government introduced the Bill for consideration in the Rajya Sabha, the entire Opposition walked out. The government’s determination to pass the Bill was evident as 10 Union Ministers were present in the House to ensure that it was passed.

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1.Only bilateral solution possible on J&K,says India.

India has again reiterated that only a bilateral solution to the Kashmir issue is possible amid signs that new UN secretary general Antonio Gutteres was looking at ways to break the deadlock between the two nations. Responding to reports that Guterres was considering opening a conversation with senior Indian and Pakistani officials on Kashmir, government sources said “Our position on addressing all issues between India and Pakistan bilaterally has not changed.“   read more

2.When Compassion isn’t enough.
Society must wake up to the rights of those living with disabilities
I live my life on a wheelchair. I cannot move my lower limbs. I have only partial use of my arms and hands. I cannot hold a cup; I cannot even comb my own hair.

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1.Enemy Property Act passed in RS amid walkout.

NEW DELHI: Amid a walkout by the entire Opposition, the Rajya Sabha on Friday passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 that seeks to amend the Enemy Property Act, 1968.  read more

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