Must Read News Articles – August 3, 2018


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Prosecution under Benami Act stuck

The prosecution of accused persons in almost 100 confirmed cases instituted under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act has been scuttled as the special courts meant for the purpose have not yet been set up across the country.

Adultery law violates the dignity of woman, says SC

The time has changed since it was commonly accepted that it is the man who is the seducer and not the woman, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, while questioning if the ‘archaic’ law on adultery would stand the test of right to equality.

Managing perceptions

From the viewpoint of pragmatism, the Centre had no choice but to amend the SC/ST Act

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Bandipur: Ministry ‘overlooks’ key issues

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) — which has proposed to the State government to lift the ban on night traffic through Bandipur — seems to have overlooked key issues brought to light in reports by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and other agencies, including the local police.

Discounting logic

The draft e-commerce policy has too many echoes from the licence-raj era

Data localisation is no solution

A fundamental error that the Srikrishna Committee seems to have made is in its belief that the location of data should determine who has access to it. The reason that Indian law enforcement relies on an outdated Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) process to obtain data stored by U.S. companies is because the U.S. law effectively bars these companies from disclosing user data to foreign law enforcement authorities.

Drafting a data protection Bill

The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, recognises privacy as a fundamental right. It has provisions to protect personal data as an essential facet of information privacy.

Private sector investment may see rise

The value of new project announcements by the private sector rose for the first time in two years in the June 2018 quarter, analysis by The Hindu of the latest data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) showed

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In the city of saris, khadi goes organic

Weavers from Chirala, which derives its name from word chira (sari), have carved a niche for themselves, making silk and cotton fabrics for men and women for centuries

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