Must Read News Articles – April 22nd, 2019

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‘No changes in citizenship Bill needed if Clause 6 implemented properly’

Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, which was signed in 1985 after the Assam Agitation of 1979-85, envisages that appropriate constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards should be provided to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the people of Assam.

Medicine labels in regional language

“Drug names and expiry date during tendering will be in Hindi/regional language too for — polio drop and Iron tablets — procured for children under the government programmes,” said a senior health official.

Serial blasts across Sri Lanka claim 200, several injured

Over 200 people were killed and nearly 500 injured in a series of blasts that shook Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Churches and luxury hotels were targeted in the deadliest incidents since the civil war ended a decade ago.

In his own cause

The Chief Justice of India shows how not to deal with a sexual harassment complaint

Expropriation in the name of conservation

The British government carried out one of the largest land expropriations in history, where the rights to occupy and use forests were transferred from communities with customary and historical property rights to the colonial Central government.

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In a first, east Asian birds make Andaman stopover

Distinguished by the green and brown plumage on its back, the dimunitve Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo (Chalcites basalis) is a native of Australia and New Guinea.

Being fair and transparent

The matter of the Model Code of Conduct and its administration by the EC has been the most frequently reported single issue in this election.

Warming up to the heat from the sun

Use of solar thermal is yet to catch the imagination of investors and users; the key is to incentivise industry to use this less expensive method of heating

205 rail projects report cost overrun of ₹2.21 lakh crore

Indian Railways accounts for nearly three-fifths of 344 Central sector projects that are facing huge cost overruns due to delay in implementation for various reasons.

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