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Co-Operative Societies’ Act.

A bill to amend the Co-operative Societies Act, 1912, has just been published in the United Provinces Gazette: The object of this Bill is to provide a more efficient machinery than is at present given by the Co-operative Societies’ Act, 1912, for the realization of contributions found by a liquidator …

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Hide Control.

A Press Communique [issued in Calcutta, October 3] states: In the Gazatte of India of the 21st September appear two notifications under the Defence of India Act and rules by which power has been taken to prohibit the transport by rail of raw cow-hides into Madras and Bombay presidencies from …

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False association

Pakistan’s neo-Deobandis are defaming the school’s foundational philosophy The neo-Deobandis of Pakistan are a blot on the reputation of the Darul Uloom Deoband (in picture), India’s premier Islamic seminary. Supported by Saudi money, they have adopted a form of Wahhabism that stands in direct contradiction to the original philosophy of …

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The new deals

As the U.S., Canada and Mexico strike a trade pact, the world must watch carefully After more than a year of intense negotiation, the U.S., Canada and Mexico managed to arrive at a revised trade agreement on Sunday to replace the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Even though …

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Pawar games

Sharad Pawar may have said more than he meant when he defended PM Modi on Rafale If Maharashtra often appears to be on the cusp of a political realignment, it is in no small part due to the posturing and shadow boxing of the old warhorse, Sharad Pawar of the …

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A flight path with obstacles

India’s drone use policy makes the possibility of a red tape-free flight very slim At Agroscope, the ‘Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research’, in Nyon, Switzerland, agriculture scientists fly a drone to study nitrogen level in leaves, not for a farm as a whole, but for each individual plant. …

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‘Swachh Bharat has become a people’s movement’

It has brought about behavioural change, empowered women and broken caste barriers, says the Secretary to the Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry In his office, Parameswaran Iyer keeps a countdown calendar to October 2, 2019, the deadline for all of India to become ‘open-defecation free’. On Tuesday, the countdown dipped …

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In the court of last resort

As Ranjan Gogoi takes over as the new Chief Justice of India, it’s his own warning he must heed In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland , there is a segment called “The Mouse’s Tale”. It features a dialogue between a dog (called Fury) and a mouse. Fury is bored, and …

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Artificial sweeteners toxic for gut microbes: Study

Artificial sweeteners toxic for gut microbes: study Artificial sweeteners and sport supplements may be toxic to digestive gut microbes, a study warns. The study, published in the journal Molecules , indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners — aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k.PTI Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/artificial-sweeteners-toxic-for-gut-microbes-study/article25107135.ece

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Europe fires to worsen even if climate goals met

‘Wildfires to worsen even if climate goals are met’ Even reaching the most optimistic goals in the Paris climate treaty will still increase the area of southern Europe devastated by forest fires each year by between 40-54%, scientists at the University of Barcelona warned on Tuesday.AFP Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/europe-fires-to-worsen-even-if-climate-goals-met/article25107133.ece

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