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  • LIFE BEYOND GILTS FOR INSURANCE FUNDS

    It is notable and welcome that an expert committee constituted (गठित/निर्मित/क़ानूनी) by the Insurance Regulatory (नियामक) and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has recommended diversifying (विविधीकरण/चित्रित करना)..

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  • SPEEDY, DECISIVE: ON TRIAL COURTS

    Two crimes ended in death sentences for the principal perpetrators(अपराधी/मुजरिम) last week — one emblematic(प्रतीकात्मक/द्योतक) in the way it sought to uphold caste pride and the other an abominable(घृणित/घिनौना) instanc..

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  • DIVORCE AS CRIME: ON INSTANT TRIPLE TALAQ

    The Centre’s proposal to make instant triple talaq an offence punishable with three-year imprisonment and a fine is an unnecessary attempt to convert a civil wrong into a criminal act. By a three-two majority, the Supreme Court has already declared, and correctly, that the practice of talaq-e-biddat,..

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  • STALEMATE AT WTO: ON U.S. OBSTRUCTION

    The 11th biennial(द्विवार्षिक) ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation ended in a stalemate(गतिरोध/स्थिति में अवरोध), with countries divided along industrial and developing lines. India is seeing the outcome as a partial success; ..

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  • REVIVAL RISK: ON ECONOMY WOES

    The Centre’s bid to dispel(दूर करना/छितराना) the pall of gloom over the economy has been helped in recent weeks by a sovereign(शासकीय/शासक) rating upgrade from a global agency and a sharp improvement in India’s rank on a World Bank index for ease ..

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  • THE OUTSIDER: ON ADULTERY LAW

    There is no doubt at all that a reconsideration(पुनर्विचार) of the law on adultery is long overdue(विलंबित/पुराना). By agreeing to have another look at the constitutional validity of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, under which men can be prosecuted(अभ..

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  • STARTING OVER: ON RAHUL ELEVATION

    Rahul Gandhi spent so many years stepping(कदम उठाना) up to become president of the Congress party that once he was elected unopposed, the biggest surprise remained the timing: in the middle of an Assembly election campaign in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf. Indeed(..

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  • A MASSIVE VICTORY

    Given Nepal’s mix of the first-past-the-post system and proportional representation, the final picture of its new Parliament may take some time to be clear. But it is already evident(प्रत्यक्ष/स्पष्ट) that the Left Alliance is on course to win more than 70% of the 165 pa..

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