Must Read News Articles – September 10, 2018


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T.N. recommends release of all seven Rajiv case convicts

A meeting of the Tamil Nadu Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, on Sunday evening recommended to Governor Banwarilal Purohit that all seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case be released under Article 161 of the Constitution.

U.P. Bill to restore anticipatory bail clause referred to President

The State Assembly had on August 30 approved the Bill that aims at restoring the provision of anticipatory bail in the State. The proposed legislation will have to be sent to the Union government for final approval, as it proposes amendments for the State in Section 438 (anticipatory bail) of CrPC.

Too close for comfort?

The India-U.S. 2+2 meeting on September 6 between the Defence and Foreign Ministers of the two countries appeared to be a singularly one-sided affair. Washington was calling the shots, and New Delhi was trying to wriggle out of U.S. pressure without much success.

A greater transformation

In reading down Section 377, the Supreme Court has showed the way to deepen democracy

Bail over jail

The chain of arrest, custody, and remand must be linked only by due process

Why not Dalit?

The government advisory on the use of the word shows its intent to further marginalise the community

CPEC won’t lead to a debt trap, says China

Foreign Minister Wang says on Pakistan visit that only four of the 18 projects use concessional loan

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2 irrigation facilities in Telangana get heritage tag

Sadarmatt anicut across river Godavari in Nirmal district and Pedda Cheruvu in Kamareddy district chosen

Endangered ‘Pondicherry shark’ spotted near Kakinada

Field biologists from the EGREE Foundation have spotted ‘Pondicherry shark’, an endangered species protected under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, near the Kumbhabhishekam landing point in the city.

Cloudy forecast

Developed countries, especially the U.S., need to commit funds to limit climate change

IAF prepares to induct Rafale jets

Though the Rafale jet deal has been caught in a political firestorm, the Indian Air Force is quietly readying infrastructure for the new fleet and training its fighter pilots to fly the aircraft.

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