India Canada may trade off wish lists-FTA(The Hindu) Upcoming trade talks will see both sides discussing issues such as high pulses tariff, travel curbs India to face UK in ICJ Election(The Hindu) The government is putting “all efforts in” to ensure the election of its nominee Judge Dalveer Bhandari for the International Court of Justice, after receiving a setback at the United Nations on Thursday. Hope flouts on a Boart: Rohingya(The Hindu) Rohingya desperate to flee persecution continue to gather on Myanmar’s beaches to await their saviour – a boatman from Bangladesh who will ferry them to safety, for a price. The Hindu reports on the strange alchemy of commerce and compassion.
Indian Constitution and Polity
CJI Mishra asserts himself in SC amidst corruption storm(The Hindu) Disapproving of a judicial order that had decided the composition of a Bench for hearing a corruption case, a five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, on Friday ruled that it is the prerogative of the Chief Justice to decide what matter is heard by which judge. Jadav will be permitted to meet his wife, says Pakistan(The Hindu) Pakistan on Friday offered to let Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian naval officer convicted by a military court for alleged espionage, meet his wife on humanitarian grounds. BSF raises concern with Pak rangers(The Hindu) India and Pakistan on Friday decided to resume the meetings between “sector commanders” deployed along the International Border (IB). Centre approves creation of a National Testing Agency(The Hindu) The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.
EAC has clear road map to create jobs (The Hindu)(The Hindu) Globalisation an ‘irreversible historical trend’: Xi Jinping(The Hindu) “We should support the multilateral trading regime and practice open regionalism to allow developing members to benefit more from international trade and investment,” he said GST slashes on 178 items ahead of Gujarat Elections(The Hindu) The Goods and Services Tax Council on Friday sharply reduced to just 50 the number of items in the highest tax rate of 28%. Slippery oil rally-On oil prices(The Hindu Opinion) The price of oil has risen sharply in recent weeks leading to renewed forecasts of a sustained bull market in the price of the commodity.