Must Read News Articles – September 29, 2018


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All women may pray at Sabarimala

Justice Indu Malhotra, who dissented from the majority opinion, says essentiality of a religious practice or custom has to be decided within the religion.

The poor are left to themselves

The benefits being projected in Aadhaar’s name are not backed by the data

Freedom to pray

With its Sabarimala verdict, the SC underlines the Constitution’s transformative power

Dumping an archaic law

Addressing the issue of making the penal provisions of adultery gender neutral, the court held that even then the matter was private, and anything otherwise would be a grave intrusion into the privacy of individuals.

Dissenting opinions will resonate for long

The week saw over 15 judgments from the Supreme Court. Many delivered by Constitution Benches led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra But the four dissents — two by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and one each by Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Indu Malhotra — in separate cases will resonate for long.

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River pollution: NGT directs States to act

Taking suo motu cognisance of a report in The Hindu on the increase in polluted river stretches in the country, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all States and Union Territories to prepare action plans within two months.

Think big

Merely tinkering with import duties will not narrow the current account deficit

‘India can choose local partner to build Gripen’

The Gripen is powered by American GE-414 engine, a variant of which is on the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.

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