GS 2 T.N. recommends release of all seven Rajiv case convicts A meeting of the Tamil Nadu Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, on Sunday evening recommended to Governor Banwarilal Purohit that all seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case be released under Article 161 of the Constitution. U.P. Bill to restore anticipatory bail clause referred to President The State Assembly had on August 30 approved the Bill that aims at restoring the provision of anticipatory bail in the State. The proposed legislation will have to be sent to the Union government for final approval, as it proposes amendments for the State in Section 438 (anticipatory bail) of CrPC. Too close for comfort? The India-U.S. 2+2 meeting on September 6 between the Defence and Foreign Ministers of the two countries appeared to be a singularly one-sided affair. Washington was calling the shots, and New Delhi was trying to wriggle out of U.S. pressure without much success. A greater transformation In reading down Section 377, the Supreme Court has showed the way to deepen democracy Bail over jail The chain of arrest, custody, and remand must be linked only by due process Why not Dalit? The government advisory on the use of the word shows its intent to further marginalise the community CPEC won’t lead to a debt trap, says China Foreign Minister Wang says on Pakistan visit that only four of the 18 projects use concessional loan GS 3 2 irrigation facilities in Telangana get heritage tag Sadarmatt anicut across river Godavari in Nirmal district and Pedda Cheruvu in Kamareddy district chosen Endangered ‘Pondicherry shark’ spotted near Kakinada Field biologists from the EGREE Foundation have spotted ‘Pondicherry shark’, an endangered species protected under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, near the Kumbhabhishekam landing point in the city. Cloudy forecast Developed countries, especially the U.S., need to commit funds to limit climate change IAF prepares to induct Rafale jets Though the Rafale jet deal has been caught in a political firestorm, the Indian Air Force is quietly readying infrastructure for the new fleet and training its fighter pilots to fly the aircraft.