Must Read News Articles – December 24th, 2018


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When Gandhi’s statue is removed in Ghana

It is a reminder of his subsequent evolution, and India’s changed place in the world today

What is altruistic surrogacy?

According to the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, approved by the Lok Sabha last week, it includes contracting a ‘close relative’ as a surrogate by a heterosexual married couple who have been childless for five years of their marriage.

Magistrate can’t order FIR on private complaint: SC

An executive magistrate has no power under the Code of Criminal Procedure to direct the police to register an FIR on a private complaint filed before him, the Supreme Court has ruled.

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222 dead in Indonesia as volcano triggers tsunami

A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials and media said on Sunday.

‘No rise in working women despite high literacy levels’

A rise in literacy levels among women has failed to translate into an increase in the number of working women due to a combination of socio-economic factors such as the importance of education for improving marital prospects as well as higher prestige attached to households which keep women out of labour force, according to a new research.

Capital idea?

The banks recapitalisation plan is per se not bad but funds must be distributed prudently

India needs to open up dredging market: NITI

India needs to open up its dredging market to boost trade by its major ports, which currently cannot handle very large vessels in the absence of proper draft depth, government think tank NITI Aayog has said.

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