Must Read News Articles – March 6th, 2019

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Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on immigrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre on a fresh plea seeking to quash a series of subordinate laws which allows the naturalisation of illegal immigrants


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65% of hate crimes against Dalits: Amnesty

More than 200 alleged hate crimes against marginalized people, including 87 killings, were documented by Amnesty India’s interactive “Halt the Hate” website in 2018. About 65% of the crimes were against Dalits.

Fifty years apart, the story of two OIC fiascos

Reaching out to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is morally wrong and politically futile

Pension scheme for workers launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYM) Yojana.


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Tariff hike to hit exports to U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he intends to end preferential trade terms for India under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

Life without GSP

India must not underestimate the impact of the U.S. withdrawal of trade privileges.

India downplays impact of U.S. GSP withdrawal

The Indian government on Tuesday downplayed the effect of the U.S. decision to withdraw trade concessions granted to India under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), with Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan saying that the impact would amount to only $190 million on the value of $5.6 billion in exports to the U.S. that fall under the GSP category.

Masood Azhar’s brother, son held in Pakistan

Pakistan has taken 44 members of banned organisations, including JaisheMohammad chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother, into preventive detention, and put LashkareTaiba (LeT) off_shoots JamaatudDawa ( JuD) and FalahiInsaniyat Foundation (FiF) on its proscribed list.

Fifteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India

Fifteen of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world are located in India, according to an analysis of air quality in several cities around the world.

Assam gets ‘smart’ fence along border

A digital ‘barrier’ has finally filled a 61 km gap on the 4,096.7 km India-Bangladesh border fence three decades after the  project kickstarted.

SC asks petitioners to clarify stand on ‘green crackers’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked petitioners objecting to the use of chemicals like barium nitrate and potassium nitrate in the formulation of ‘green crackers’ to submit a reply detailing their stand on the issue.

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