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Swaraj-Qureshi meet at New York called off

India cites killing of policemen, issue of Burhan Wani stamps India blamed ‘Pakistan-based entities’ for Friday’s killing of three special police officers in Kashmir and called off the meeting in New York between Foreign Ministers. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said talks in the current circumstances would be futile …

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India calls off New York meeting with Pakistan

Delhi cites killing of three policemen in Shopian, issue of Burhan Wani stamp India blamed ‘Pakistan-based entities’ for Friday’s killing of three special police officers in Shopian in Kashmir and called off the planned meeting of Foreign Ministers in New York. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said talks in …

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Lawlessness in Ramnad.

Information reached Madura last evening [Sept. 18] that a serious rioting was committed in Kamuthi on Tuesday [Sept. 17]. Kamuthi is an important business centre inhabited mostly by the Nadars, and is situated in the interior of the Ramand district, 56 miles from Madura and twenty miles from the nearest …

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Indian Coasting Vessels.

The ‘Bombay’ is one of a fleet of small steamers built and building to the order of the Government of India for service of Indian coasts. Six of these vessels are being constructed in dockyards. They are of composite construction and are built of materials produced almost exclusively in India …

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Protecting persons with HIV/ AIDS

A law to safeguard rights and prevent discrimination The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act of 2017 safeguards the human rights of people living with HIV and AIDS. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a notification to bring the Act into force …

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Duty to defend

The right-minded lawyers of Rewari and Kosli should defy the resolutions of their Bar Associations The Rewari and Kosli Bar Associations in Haryana have passed resolutions that none of their members will defend the accused in the recent case of gang-rape of a teenage girl from Rewari district. This resolution …

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Moon diplomacy

The South Korean President’s visit to the North has strengthened the peace process The joint visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to Mount Paektu, the mythical birthplace of the Korean nation, on the last day of their landmark three-day summit is a forceful show …

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For liberty’s sake

The stage is set for determining the scope of Article 32 in the activists case The Supreme Court’s intervention following the arrest of five prominent activists by the Pune police last month has been truly extraordinary and raises the bar for protection of personal liberty. The court has granted them …

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Repositioning the Sangh

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s ‘moderate’ outreach is aimed at Hindu centrists The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will never sever its ideological ties with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). But ever since the Narendra Modi government assumed office in 2014, the party has been rapidly metamorphosing into an entity no longer …

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Is the NITI Aayog relevant today?

It is introducing new ideas and bringing about a greater level of accountability in the system The NITI Aayog was formed to bring fresh ideas to the government. Its first mandate is to act as a think tank. It can be visualised as a funnel through which new and innovative …

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