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    'Appropriate' Moves To Get Out Of An Inappropriate Fix

    By Sushil Kutty The word "appropriate" is in the eye of speculation after an order passed by a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on the PIL seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya said documents be "put up before an appropriate bench". The question then is: did the bench mean that it was recusing itself from the case as the "four...

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    Indians Stay Top Buyers Of Dubai Properties

    By Saifur Rahman DUBAI: Indians bought property worth Rs42,000 crore in Dubai from January 2016 to June 2017, making them yet again the top foreign property investors in the emirate, statistics released by the Dubai Land Department revealed. "For years, Indians have consistently been the most prolific non-GCC buyers of Dubai real estate. From January 2016 to June 2017, they bought property worth...

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    Nationwide Energy Crisis Grips Afghanistan

    By Sankar Ray The ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit - has hit the road block due to the nationwide energy crisis in land-locked Afghanistan, caused by the decision to cut off of power supply by its northern neighbour Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan demands a cent per cent...

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    West Is Selective In Talking Of Human Rights

    By Ian Sinclair LAST month news website Politico published an extraordinary leaked US government document concerning US foreign policy.Written for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by his senior policy adviser Brian Hook, the confidential May 2017 memo advises that "the US should use human rights as a club against its adversaries, like Iran, China and North Korea, while giving a pass to...

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    Tackling Farm Distress Is Now Core Of 2018-19 Budget Strategy

    By Nitya Chakraborty With the presentation of the fifth budget of the NarendraModi government now only a fortnight away, the policy option at the highest level of the Government has zeroed in on giving a big stress on the removal of farm distress in the 2018-19 budget proposals.Prime Minister NarendraModi who is masterminding the direction of the last full budget of his present NDA...

    • 2 days ago
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    Supreme Court Crisis Yet To Be Solved

    12th January, 2018 would go down as one of the most significant days in the history of judiciary in independent India. Never before the four senior most judges of the highest court of this country, Justice J. Chelameshwar (second senior most judge), Justice Ranjan Gogoi (next in line to be the Chief Justice of India), Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurien Joseph, addressed the media nor the media had any...

    • 2 days ago
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    Judicial Tremors Herald Worrying Time For BJP

    By Amulya Ganguli The revolt of the four senior Supreme Court judges, which targets the chief justice, DipakMisra, has been a bolt from the blue for the BJP. The political scene has darkened even further for the party with the possibility of not faring too well in the Assembly elections being compounded by damaging revelations from the forthcoming inquiries into Justice BHLoya's death. The...

    • 2 days ago
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    With Docket In His Pocket, Chief Justice Is Winning

    By Sushil Kutty When you take on the chief, empirical data shows the chief wins, always. And Tuesday morning A-G K K Venugopal made a U-turn and confessed that despite the morning tea, "differences" remain and the SC dispute has not been "laid to rest" as the Bar Council of India would like everybody to believe. Fact is, there is no saying if the Friday insurrection was...

    • 2 days ago
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    Uneasy truce as the third pillar straightens up

    Sushil Kutty The benches in the Supreme Court are all in an array. How orderly nobody knows. But the Bar Council of India (BCI) said on Monday warring Supreme Court judges are back to being best friends and that the country can heave a sigh of relief after three days in judicial wilderness. Attorney General K Venugopal used the slang "okay" to convey that all is well that ends well. Well,...

    • 3 days ago
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    600 New Medical Colleges, 1,000 Hospitals Needed In Next Decade

    By Nantoo Banerjee India is facing a gigantic task of producing over 2.07 million medical doctors in the next 12 years if the country has to achieve a modest doctor-to-population ratio of 1:1,000 by 2030. Though, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the union health ministry, India has currently around seven doctors per 10,000 people, the actual number of...

    • 3 days ago

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