Must Read News Articles – December 27th, 2018


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Sex workers, lawyers seek to amend language of anti-trafficking Bill

The anti-trafficking Bill, set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha, has triggered disquiet among sex workers and lawyers about the proposed law’s potential to criminalise all adult sex work in the absence of a clear distinction between the victims of sexual exploitation or human trafficking and persons who voluntarily opt to provide sex to make a living.

Being a good neighbour

India must shed its zero-sum style foreign policy-making, and work towards South Asian integration

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Another olive ridley nesting site soon

It has started preparing the beach at the Bahuda river mouth in Ganjam district to lure the endangered turtles to come over for mass nesting next year.

Television services will not be affected, says TRAI

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday clarified that customers will not face any disruption of their TV services due to implementation of its new regulatory framework for broadcasting and cable services.

No lessons learnt

The disaster that struck a coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills district on December 13, trapping at least 13 workers, is a shocking reminder that a fast-growing economy such as India continues to allow Dickensian mining practices.

The shape of growth matters

While there are many refreshing improvements in NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ from the erstwhile Planning Commission’s plans, there are also concerns about some of the strategies recommended.

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile

The final test comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to pull out of a key Cold War-era nuclear weapons pact,

Centre tightens rules for selling online

The government on Wednesday said e-commerce companies would be barred from selling products sourced from firms in which they have stake in or control over.

 

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