Updated on 7 October, 2019
Polity Page 10 EDITORIAL: A Bill that undercuts key constitutional values: There is ample evidence that the protection of minorities is not the genuine objective of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Page 13: Centre ‘in the dark’ on detentions, curbs: To an RTI query, Home Ministry says it has no info and directs the applicant to the J&K administration. Page 12: Budget work to start on October 14: The Finance Ministry will start its pre-Budget work from October 14 onwards, according to a circular it sent to all Ministries and Departments. Page 10: Sedition annoyance: On the case against celebrities: The lower judiciary should not act reflexively on frivolous, politically motivated complaints. Page 11: Criticism is not sedition: The threat of sedition leads to unauthorized self-censorship and has a chilling effect on free speech. Social Issues Page 4: An oasis of knowledge within Tihar prison walls: From computer applications to English, inmates are learning and imparting new skills to each other at an institute opened recently on jail premises. Page 15: Scholarships: Saksham Scholarship Scheme and Pragati Scholarship for Girls International Issues Page 1: Dhaka says it’s reassured by Modi’s brieﬁng on NRC: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s foreign policy adviser Gowher Rizvi says Dhaka officials won’t comment on what politicians say. Page 14: No talks unless U.S. stops hostile policies: N. Korea: North Korea said on Sunday it has “no intention” to continue nuclear talks unless the U.S. takes steps to end hostilities. Page 10: Best friends for now: On New Delhi-Dhaka ties: India and Bangladesh share a great relationship, but areas of concern remain.
Economy Page 10 EDITORIAL: A road to economic revival runs through agriculture: The current growth slowdown is an ideal time to implement doable agricultural reforms. Page 1: Centre’s steps help to cool off onion prices: Onion producers, however, have called an agitation, with one farmers’ group threatening a strike if the export ban is not lifted. Environment Page 1: Supreme Court Bench to hear Aarey forest case today: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea against the felling of 2,646 trees at the Aarey colony by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL). Page 13: India starts sharing maritime data: The Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) set up last year has started functioning as an information-sharing hub of maritime data. Page 9: RERA Act applicable to plots sold under the industrial project: The Tamil Nadu Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (TNREAT) has upheld a ruling by the Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TNRERA).