Must Read News Articles – April 23rd, 2019


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U.S. ends waiver for India on Iran oil

The U.S. will not renew exemptions from its sanctions for importing oil from Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday.

IMA threatens agitation over bridge course proposal

The allopathic practitioners are up in arms over the NITI Aayog’s proposal to bring in a bridge course between the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and the MBBS allowing dentists to practice family medicine with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) threatening nationwide agitation in case the proposal is taken forward.

SC seeks replies from Centre, J&K on highway traffic ban

The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir on a plea seeking quashing of an order which restricts civilian traffic two days a week on the national highway (NH) stretch from Udhampur to Baramulla for movement of security forces.

Hear plea against TikTok ban, SC tells Madras High Court

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Madras High Court to hear and decide on April 24 a plea to lift its prohibition on short-form TikTok mobile video application.

Staff entitled to information on defunct company, says CIC

As Jet Airways’ employees protest their delayed salaries and demand financial support from lenders to revive the airline, the Central Information Commission has delivered a ruling in favour of the employees of another beleaguered aviation company which may empower the former.

A half-written promise

Political parties must steer public debate to crucial issues relating to women’s health and reproductive rights

Sunday, bloody Sunday

Preventing further attacks and keeping the peace are vital in Sri Lanka

Line of caution

The Central government’s decision to suspend trade across the Line of Control between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is bad in conception, and comes at a particularly fraught time.

The court is not above the Constitution

The expectation of citizens is that the Supreme Court will lead by example, not by arbitrary diktat

U.S. warns nations against trade with Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned nations against interacting with Iran in violation of the sanctions. “Any nation or entity interacting with Iran should do its diligence and err on the side of caution. The risks are simply not going to be worth the benefits,” Mr. Pompeo said.

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Down to earth on the ASAT test

Shortly before noon on March 27, India carried out a successful test of an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapon, launching an interceptor missile from the Balasore range in Odisha to hit a live satellite in Low Earth Orbit.

Earth Day: saving the planet may cost $100 billion per year

Saving the diversity and abundance of life on the earth may cost $100 billion a year, say scientists who have proposed a policy to prevent another mass extinction event on the planet.

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