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Cabinet nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a Bill that makes instant triple talaq, or talaq-e-biddat, a criminal offence.

NGT once again bans plastic use in Haridwar, Rishikesh to save Ganga

Reiterating its previous orders, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday imposed a ban on plastic items, including plastic bags and cutlery, in Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Sri Lanka urged to repeal Prevention of Terror Act

Reiterating a long-pending demand from human rights activists and some politicians in Sri Lanka, visiting UN experts on Friday urged the government to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

We expect Indian aid on Rohingya issue

Commending India's role in the 1971 war with pakistan to liberate Bangladesh a senior Bangladesh Minister said here on Friday that Delhi needs to play 'a similar diplomatic role' to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

Centre raises duty on electronic items

The Centre has increased customs duty on several electronics duty including televisions, mobile phones and microwaves, making the import of these goods moe expensive and thus lending a fillip to its 'Make in India' programme.

Cabinet nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a Bill that makes instant triple talaq, or talaq-e-biddat, a criminal offence.

NGT once again bans plastic use in Haridwar, Rishikesh to save Ganga

Reiterating its previous orders, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday imposed a ban on plastic items, including plastic bags and cutlery, in Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Sri Lanka urged to repeal Prevention of Terror Act

Reiterating a long-pending demand from human rights activists and some politicians in Sri Lanka, visiting UN experts on Friday urged the government to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

We expect Indian aid on Rohingya issue

Commending India's role in the 1971 war with pakistan to liberate Bangladesh a senior Bangladesh Minister said here on Friday that Delhi needs to play 'a similar diplomatic role' to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

Centre raises duty on electronic items

The Centre has increased customs duty on several electronics duty including televisions, mobile phones and microwaves, making the import of these goods moe expensive and thus lending a fillip to its 'Make in India' programme.

Editorial

Stalemate at WTO

The recently concluded 11th ministerial conference on the World Trade Organization ended in a stalemate with the member countries divided into industrial and developing lines. India, on its part, is viewing the outcome as a partially successful attempt, as none of it interests were accepted and the defensive interests remaining protected in the loop. The failure of the industrial countries to fast track the e-commerce talks as well as commitments which reduce in fishing subsidies will not be discussed until the next ministerial comes in the year 2019. The United States on its part stated it wanted to clarify the understanding of the 'development' and also was contended that the member countries are using it to gain further exemption from the rules and few of the richest countries are claiming the status. The US also submitted a joint statement along with the European Union and Japan aiming at China on the trade-distorting practices like over-capacity and mandatory technology transfer policies. India and China jointly submitted a proposal to end all trade-distorting farm subsidies of the Western nations. Evaluating this view, India cannot rely on Trump administration for the support on the crucial trade issues at multilateral forums.

Feed the Cure

The Central TB Division stated that the government had a good sum of Rs 500 each month to around 35 lakh diagnosed TB patients to strengthen the fight against the TB disease. These funds are provided to offset the loss of the wages due to tuberculosis and also to cover the travel and nutrition costs. However, there are more provisions and measures to be taken. TB disease hampers the health and triggers malnutrition by attacking the appetite of a person. A study shows that around half of the adult Indian TB patients acquire the disease due to malnutrition. However even with sufficient data, proper measures haven't been taken by the Indian Government about tackling the problem. Only a Rs 500 assistance won't help to tackle the problem if the patients themselves don't adhere to the diet provided by the medical counsellors. The Government needs to evaluate the condition thoroughly and check the pro and cons of the recommendations they make.

Stalemate at WTO

The recently concluded 11th ministerial conference on the World Trade Organization ended in a stalemate with the member countries divided into industrial and developing lines. India, on its part, is viewing the outcome as a partially successful attempt, as none of it interests were accepted and the defensive interests remaining protected in the loop. The failure of the industrial countries to fast track the e-commerce talks as well as commitments which reduce in fishing subsidies will not be discussed until the next ministerial comes in the year 2019. The United States on its part stated it wanted to clarify the understanding of the 'development' and also was contended that the member countries are using it to gain further exemption from the rules and few of the richest countries are claiming the status. The US also submitted a joint statement along with the European Union and Japan aiming at China on the trade-distorting practices like over-capacity and mandatory technology transfer policies. India and China jointly submitted a proposal to end all trade-distorting farm subsidies of the Western nations. Evaluating this view, India cannot rely on Trump administration for the support on the crucial trade issues at multilateral forums.

Feed the Cure

The Central TB Division stated that the government had a good sum of Rs 500 each month to around 35 lakh diagnosed TB patients to strengthen the fight against the TB disease. These funds are provided to offset the loss of the wages due to tuberculosis and also to cover the travel and nutrition costs. However, there are more provisions and measures to be taken. TB disease hampers the health and triggers malnutrition by attacking the appetite of a person. A study shows that around half of the adult Indian TB patients acquire the disease due to malnutrition. However even with sufficient data, proper measures haven't been taken by the Indian Government about tackling the problem. Only a Rs 500 assistance won't help to tackle the problem if the patients themselves don't adhere to the diet provided by the medical counsellors. The Government needs to evaluate the condition thoroughly and check the pro and cons of the recommendations they make.

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