Partition or Independence?: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The horror of Partition is gradually coming to displace the idea of freedom. This carries immense dangers.
Role of women
A great divide: (The Hindu, Editorial)
There is a contrast between the status of women and their political presence, as Nagaland and Haryana show.
The child’s right to dignity: (The Hindu, Editorial)
Neither is all sexual contact with children rape nor should there be a blind exemption to sexual violence within marriage.
Post Independence history
From Afghanistan with love & sincerity: (Indian Express, Editorial)
India’s post-Independence magic has been the unity of her ‘Amars, Akbars and Anthonys.’ All her children found their home, and under one ceiling embraced their lost mother, while retaining and celebrating their diversity of beliefs and skills.
We must choose national security as our overriding priority to sustain our position in a troubled world.
NHRC seeks report on Gorakhpur deaths: (The Hindu)
Terming the case a serious violation of the right to life of patients, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the deaths of dozens of children and others.
Article 35A comes under scrutiny: (The Hindu)
The question whether Article 35A, relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, is ultra vires of the Constitution or not is likely to head for a decision before a five-judge Constitution Bench.
SC for videotaping of court proceedings: (The Hindu)
A Supreme Court Bench has mooted the possibility of having audio and video recordings of proceedings in the constitutional courts — the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
Executive and the Judiciary
Centre likely to differ with J&K on Article 35A: (The Hindu)
The Centre is likely to take a divergent opinion from that of the Jammu and Kashmir government on Article 35A, on the grounds that it discriminates against women who marry outside the State from applying for jobs or buying property, which is in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.
India and neighbors
India-China border meet hangs in balance: (The Hindu)
Amid the standoff at Doklam, uncertainty continues over the ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between the armies of India and China on the eve of Independence Day.
Indian Economy. Planning, Growth and Employment
A hasty order: (The Hindu, Editorial)
The order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India imposing trading restrictions on 331 companies suspected of being shell entities is an example of rash regulatory action.
Retail, WPI inflation accelerate: (The Hindu)
CPI inflation quickens to 2.36%; wholesale inflation at 1.88% as food costs surge.
Picking the right lens for NITI Aayog: (Live Mint, Editorial)
New initiatives to transform India require new collaborations, not old battles.
Science and Tech
Ignoring the science behind encephalitis deaths: (The Hindu)
Now, researchers have learnt that a majority of the children being admitted to BRD have scrub typhus — a mite-borne disease endemic in Uttar Pradesh.
Prelims Related News
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