Must Read News Articles – December 19th, 2018


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Centre drafts child protection policy

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has placed the draft policy on its website and invited comments from stakeholders until January 4. This will be the first policy dedicated to the protection of children, an area that until now was only a part of the broader National Child Policy, 2013.

Restoring the balance

India must remain invested in strengthening democratic institutions in the Maldives

‘There is no question of going back to the paper ballot’

The former Chief Election Commissioner on the EVM controversy, why the Supreme Court’s verdict on criminals in politics is a missed opportunity, and electoral bonds

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NGT raps Ministry over groundwater notification

A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel came down heavily on the Ministry and said that the notification, issued on December 12, was against “national interest”.

Bolstering Paris

The Katowice consensus does not adequately reflect the challenge to limit global warming

Fatal fires: the need for strict safety norms

The devastating fire at the Andheri hospital of the Employees State Insurance Corporation in Mumbai that killed at least eight people is a shocking reminder of the low priority fire safety gets in India.

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