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  • TENNIS: PRAJNESH GETS DIRECT ENTRY IN THE MAIN DRAW OF TATA OPEN MAHARASHTRA    (25-01-2020)
    Pune: Country's no 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran became the first Indian player in the third edition to make cut into the singles main draw of Tata open Maharashtra scheduled to take place at Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium in Pune from February 3 to 9.
  • BADMINTON: AWADHE WARRIORS AIM TO CONTINUE WINNING STREAK AGAINST SINDHU’S HUNTERS    (25-01-2020)
    Lucknow: A badminton treat awaits fans here on Republic Day as the home team, the Awadhe Warriors is all set to take on former champions Hyderabad Hunters on the second day of the Lucknow leg of the PBL to be held at the Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy.
  • TABLE TENNIS: WOMEN CHALLENGE FOR TOKYO BERTH ENDS    (25-01-2020)
    New Delhi: India's women paddlers yet again faltered to deceive in the first playoff match as France defeated India 3-2 in the 2020 ITTF Qualification Tournament for Tokyo Olympics at Gondomar today. This, effectively, has ended Indian women's campaign in Portugal.
  • TABLE TENNIS: INDIAN PADDLERS MISS CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS    (25-01-2020)
    New Delhi: The Indian men and women’s table tennis squads failed to grab what was a golden opportunity to create history at the 2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament for Tokyo Olympics in Gondomar, Portugal, on Friday.
  • POLICE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH ROLL-OUT 'THREAT TO HUMAN RIGHTS'    (25-01-2020)
    A Metropolitan Police scheme to snoop on Londoners using live facial-recognition (LFR) technology is “dangerous” and a “threat to human rights,” privacy campaigners warned today.
  • SENATOR ADAM SCHIFF MAKES VALID POINT ON TRUMP IMPEACHMENT    (25-01-2020)
    With the words “If right doesn’t matter we’re lost” the chief House impeachment manager, Rep. Adam Schiff, D., Calif., ended a day of testimony in the Senate chamber yesterday where lawmakers proved conclusively to anyone listening that President Trump is guilty of abuse of power.
  • IN A SEASON OF IMPETUOUS LAWMAKING, WHITHER NUCLEAR SAFETY?    (25-01-2020)
    Since returning to power last year with an overwhelming majority in the 2019 general elections, the Modi-led government has passed a series of legislations in rapid succession without any credible dialogue both within and outside Parliament – amendments to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which in effect have diluted the statutory requirement for the National Human Rights Commission to be headed by a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, amendments to the already infamous Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, under which even individuals can now be designated terrorists and their properties seized, dilution of the hard-fought ‘Right to Information Act’, which in essence diminishes the independence of the office of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and other information officers, to the latest onslaught of the CAA-NRC-NPR combine, which is being seen as an attempt to disenfranchise particular sections of Indian society – have raised legitimate concerns that the Centre is in an unprecedented rush to appropriate for itself disproportionate powers to meddle with India’s public institutions, weaken democratic oversight, muzzle the right to information, and punish ‘inconvenient’ activists, human rights defenders, and even local communities who are resisting the usurpation of their lands and other community resources for large-scale industrial projects.
  • ROADMAP TO MAKE INDIA A 5-TRILLION-DOLLAR ECONOMY    (25-01-2020)
    The Budget is all about allocation of resources towards social sectors such as education, health, infrastructure, and agriculture. Ideally, the government should spend/allocate funds toward any sector, in a fashion, which requires the most. Take for example the agriculture sector. There are around 500 million farmers with more than 50 per cent of the Indian labour force depending on agriculture and allied activities. As there is an indication that there is a fall in consumption expenditure (first time in four decades), the question is how do the public policymakers give money in the hand of the rural folks? Take for example the interventions in the agricultural sector. Do the policymakers go for subsidy schemes such as farm loan waiver, or do they build more cold storage? Or do they build more food processing units? Each one of these interventions comes with a cost and therefore the government should intervene in a fashion so that it gives maximum benefit for the economy.
  • ARVIND KEJRIWAL-LED AAP REMAINS THE HOT FAVOURITE IN DELHI    (25-01-2020)
    Ask a man on the street or people living in posh localities, who they would vote for in the coming Delhi elections and their prompt reply would be—“Arvind Kejriwal”. It appears a wave is building up for Kejriwal and, on his party, the Delhi Chief Minister is certain of a second term. These are the same Delliwalas who had voted for Narendra Modi in 2014 and 2019.
  • INDIAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM BEGIN NEW ZEALAND TOUR WITH A 4-0 WIN    (25-01-2020)
    Auckland (New Zealand): The Indian Women's Hockey Team kick started the first tour of their Olympic Year with a confident victory over the New Zealand Development squad here on Saturday.