(Polity and constitution)
The bill seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants from being investigated for on-duty action, without its prior sanction.
The first race will be held in Moodbidri and the last one is scheduled at Talapady
LG cannot differ with government on tivial issue (The Hindu)
Delhi government counsel and senior advocate Gopal Subramanium says the LG was intervening in the day-to-day functioning of the government
51 pc Indian woman anaemic, 38 pc kids under 5 stunted (Time of India)
Women’s health in India is facing a serious nutritional challenge, with the country on the one hand grappling with the largest number of anaemic women in the world
India and Russia stand united against terror (The Hindu)
Russia’s relation with India is “privileged and strategic” and Moscow shares New Delhi’s counter-terrorism concerns, said the newly appointed envoy of Russia to India.
Economy and development
Remonetise (Indian express)
A year after demonetisation, government must focus on the task of repairing and rebooting the economy.
Pro growth,-pro poor (Indian express, Editorial)
By unearthing black money, demonetisation has widened the government’s revenue base, giving it more resources for welfare projects.
Choking on Air (Indian Express Editorials)
Smog over Delhi is yet another reminder of government failure to act before an emergency
(Agriculture and related issues)
Why farm prices are now more prone to falling than to rising (Indian Express)
The transition from a regime of ‘downward stickiness’ to ‘upward stickiness’ has relevance beyond economic jargon.
Spirit of Paris (The Hindu Editorial)
The climate change meet in Bonn must heed the 2015 targets, despite the U.S. reversal
Developed countries have promised to “mobilise” $100 billion annually from 2020 to help deal with the impacts of climate change. However, there is still no clarity on how the developed countries plan to raise the money
Breach in the pact (The Hindu )
On GATT’s 70th anniversary, globalisation faces a challenge from its chief architect, the U.S.
Edible wild banana species discovered, the second such on the island in two years