Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Probation cannot be solved by a minister in a hurry

By: Editorial

Reforming probation is too important to be jeopardized by a rush to results for partisan political purposes

Summary:

The article states that so far two problems have haunted successive home and justice ministers. The first is that three fifths of prisoners who have served sentences of less than 12 months reoffend and the second being that there’s no system of support for them on release and these days no cash is required to set up one.

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Probation: the act of testing
Contentious: quarrelsome

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:A tale of two verdicts

By: Editorial

The principle that unexplained delay on the part of the executive will be a constitutional limitation on carrying out an execution stands reconfirmed by the Das judgment.

Summary:

The article is about the approach to the question of whether prolonged delay in disposing pleas for clemency should be granted for commuting death sentences into life terms.

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Clemency: the act of showing mercy
Expedient: tending to promote some proposed object
Verdict: a judgment

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:Power with responsibility

By: Editorial

It would add to the credibility of India’s atomic energy establishment if it widens the ambit of such reviews by making them truly independent and transparent.

Summary:

The article is about the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to switch on the Kudankulam power plant. The author states this decision has two sides, one being the relief to the center who had invested hundreds of crores of rupees there and the second being that relief to the Tamil Nadu government who desperately needed electricity.

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Caveat: a warning or caution.
Foisted: impose fraudulently.
Proficiency: skill or expertness.

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