Must Read News Articles – March 13th, 2019

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Don’t help the Maduro regime: U.S

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale discussed the situation in Venezuela and Venezuelan oil purchases with U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo during their meeting on Monday, Mr Pompeo told the press at a briefing in the afternoon.

To serve the governed: on Official Secrets Act

The Official Secrets Act has no place in a democracy, as the Goswami Commission had suggested in the late 1970s

‘10% quota a step towards casteless society’

The 10% quota law is a step towards a classless and casteless society, the Union government has indicated in the Supreme Court.

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draft NRC: Election Commission

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday assured the Supreme Court that names have not been deleted from the Assam electoral roll on the basis of their exclusion from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published in July last year.


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D-day for Azhar’s UNSC listing: all eyes on China

Since 2001, when the JeM was first listed as an entity, to 2008 in the wake of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, to 2016, after the Pathankot airbase attack, the UNSC has failed to put Azhar on its list, mainly due to opposition from China.

U.K. yet to act on our requests for attachment of assets: ED

The United Kingdom is yet to take action on the requests for provisional attachment of assets belonging to the Punjab National Bank fraud accused Nirav Modi.

We cannot kill jobs in cracker industry: SC

Justice S.A. Bobde observed on Tuesday. He added that if the court could not generate jobs, its orders should not extinguish livelihoods.

India successfully test-fires guided rocket system ‘Pinaka

The Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully tested-fired the indigenously developed guided rocket system ‘Pinaka’

SC rejects miners’ plea on coal transportation

The Supreme Court has rejected pleas by miners in Meghalaya to let trucks move coal in transit before a transportation ban came into effect.

 

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