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Karnataka speaker exits house with plea for electoral reform

With a new government taking charge in Karnataka, Legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar tendered his resignation, after making a strong plea for electoral reforms and strengthening of the anti-defection law.

Loksabha passes National Medical Commission bill 2019

The Lok Sabha passed the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 (NMC)

Minorities panel draws its remit

The National Commission of Minorities (NCM) has refused to entertain a plea to declare Hindus a “minority community” in those States where they do not form a majority of the population.

Talks and terror: on Afghan peace talks

Afghans suffer from the effects of war even in the middle of peace talks

A straightforward lesson on resolution

By not sorting out conflicts between themselves, India and Pakistan are effectively outsourcing the role to third parties

In Assam, basic dignity at stake

There are concerns over how the State government plans to solve the issue of stateless citizens after the NRC exercise

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India has nearly 3000 tigers, up by a third from 2014  count

India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014, according to results of a tiger census made public on July 29 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amphibious ship LCU L-56 joins Navy

Indian Navy Ship LCU L-56, the sixth of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships, was commissioned into the Indian Navy

GI tag for Rasagola

The rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication after years of controversy around the sweet

Pench, periyar rated top tiger reserves

Madhya Pradesh’s Pench sanctuary and Kerala’s Periyar sanctuary emerged as the best managed tiger reserves in the country

Rajya Sabha passes The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

The Insolvency and bankruptcy Bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Dam safety bill runs into opposition criticism

Opposition MPs in the Lok Sabha expressed deep reservations about the Centre’s decision to introduce the Dam Safety Bill, 2019

Sebi should handle proxy firms disputes

A working group formed to look into issues related to proxy advisory firms has proposed that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) should be the forum to handle disputes between such advisory firms and listed companies.

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