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WHY IS THE NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY BEING STARVED OF RESOURCES?

LESS PRIVILEGED SECTIONS OF INDIAN POPULATION ARE STILL VULNERABLE IN COURTS
Author: Yash Agarwal - Published 16-09-2020 15:57 GMT-0000
While analysing the Union Budget and the Demand For Grants (DFG) as presented by ministries for a Member of Parliament earlier this year, one startling revelation stood out. The Ministry for Law and Justice had a rather barebones demand placed for approval before Parliament, vis a vis other ministries whose presentation for grants ran into multiple pages. A particular allocation within the DFG specifically caught my attention, mainly because it was allocated a negligible amount. Besides, the allocations were decreasing every year. Believe it or not, it pertained to the resources allocated to the National Legal Services Authority (NLSA).

LETTER TO JUSTICE MISHRA: CONSTITUTION, NOT CONSCIENCE

IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO ATONE FOR SOME OF HIS DECISIONS
Author: A J Philip - Published 16-09-2020 15:54 GMT-0000
It is your parting comment that you wrote your judgements on the basis of the dictates of your conscience that prompts me to write this letter.

FIERCE CAMPAIGNING IS ON IN MADHYA PRADESH FOR BY-POLLS IN 27 SEATS

SCINDIA’S POLITICAL FUTURE DEPENDS ON SUCCESS OF HIS LOYALISTS
Author: L S Herdenia - Published 16-09-2020 15:50 GMT-0000
Although dates for polling in 27 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh are yet to be announced, both Congress and BJP have launched campaign with full fury. M.P. Congress chief Kamal Nath and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the company of Jyotiraditya Scindia are visiting the constituencies where by-elections will be held. They are addressing public meetings flouting all the corona norms. People attending public meetings are not seen wearing masks and maintaining distance. In the course of their speeches, they are using unparliamentarily language. For example Kamal Nath described Scindia as traitor and in retort Scindia says the real traitor is Kamal Nath who did not implement promises given in the Congress “Vachan Patra”.

CHINESE LEADERS ARE SWEET IN TALKING BUT OPPOSITE AT LADAKH BORDER

WILL IT BE ANY DIFFERENT AFTER RAJNATH SINGH’S STATEMENT?
Author: Sushil Kutty - Published 16-09-2020 15:47 GMT-0000
Chinese President-for-life Xi Jinping is smarting and his smooth-faced PLA generals, tough as nails, are feeling the heat in the freezing Himalayan cold. Battle-hardened Indian Army jawans have given to the battle-hungry PLA troops a tough time climbing to heights they are generally not used to.

DICHOTOMY IN GOVT’S FANCY INVESTOR-FRIENDLY REGIME

SACRIFICING LONG TERM GOALS FOR SHORT TERM GAINS
Author: K Raveendran - Published 16-09-2020 15:44 GMT-0000
The reported remarks by a key Toyota executive in India about how the company looks at its business in the country in view of the high levies on the passenger car segment typically signifies the lack of consistency in the Modi government’s much-trumpeted policy of making India more investment-friendly.
SPORTS: CRICKET IPL

DELHI CAPITALS HAS ENOUGH FIREPOWER TO BE TITLE CONTENDER THIS TIME: ALL-ROUNDER AXAR PATEL

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 15-09-2020 17:36 GMT-0000
New Delhi: All-rounder Axar Patel believes that Delhi Capitals has enough firepower to be a serious contender for the title in the 13th Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) commencing in UAE from 19th September.

NEW BOOK EXPLORES AND PRAISES CUBAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR THE PEOPLE

U.S. BLOCKADE COULD NOT STOP ADVANCES OF MEDICAL TREATMENT OF DISEASES
Author: W. T. Whitney Jr. - Published 15-09-2020 10:20 GMT-0000
If they are paying attention, progressives worldwide know that Cuba provides health care that saves lives and prevents disease more effectively than does the United States, its major capitalist enemy. They know that Cuban health workers have been caring for people throughout the global South and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Europe, too. And the word is out that Cuba educates vast numbers of physicians for service in much of the world.

TUG-OF-WAR IN GERMANY BETWEEN FORCES FOR PEACE AND MILITARISTS

LEFT WING LINKE’S PARTY CONGRESS IN OCTOBER HAS CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE
Author: Victor Grossman - Published 15-09-2020 10:17 GMT-0000
I’ll never forget the day my father’s ancient jalopy got stuck boarding the New York-Jersey City ferry; two wheels on the dock, two on the boat, the motor stalled, my father frantic, my mother scolding, cars behind us honking, and me, just 6, looking at the swirling waters below. Two muscular ferrymen finally pushed us back on land.

LAWYERS MUST SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, SAYS INDIRA JAISING

INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY IS ENSURED BY VIGILANT BAR
Author: Amrita Nair - Published 15-09-2020 10:14 GMT-0000
The motto of the courts, as one sees, is “Satyamev Jayate” that translates as: “The truth shall prevail.” Speaking at a webinar held by The Lawsters on the subject, “The nature of the Legal Profession: Its role, challenges and limitations”, senior lawyer Indira Jaising remarked, “One can never know what the truth really is as we, as lawyers, are no eye witness to what happened. Our role is to serve the seekers of justice and help the court do justice.”

BORIS JOHNSON IS FACING THE WORST CRISIS OF HIS TENURE AS BRITISH PM

MAJORITY OF TORY MP’S ARE FED UP WITH HIS ARBITRARY STYLE OF FUNCTIONING
Author: Arun Srivastava - Published 15-09-2020 10:11 GMT-0000
Majority of the Tory MPs are for removal of Boris Johnson as the prime minister for his handling of the law breaking Brexit bill. While more than 40 Tory MPs have made their intention clear that they would vote against their own government, two former prime ministers Tony Blair (Tory) and John Major (Labour) have joined hands to condemn Boris Johnson's law-breaking bill. They have warned Boris that trust in the UK will take a major blow and he risks instability in Ireland if he pushes through his law-flouting Brexit bill.

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