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By telling the agriculture secretary to redo the presentation before the committee of secretaries, firing of two senior IPS officers and one IAS officer this month on grounds of poor performance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the merit agenda

 
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There must be something attractive about working in non-governmental organizations. Their proliferation remains unmatched. According to a recent survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, there are over three million NGOs in India - nearly double the number of schools in the country.

 
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The government is reported to be considering a social security scheme in which it would introduce either a universal basic income or a dole restricted to the most vulnerable. Let us be clear on one thing. 

 
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Prime Minister Modi has for the last six months kept a continuous refrain for holding Lok Sabha and state assembly polls simultaneously and the supposed advantages that would flow from it. As was to be expected, a number of newspapers and persons are picking up this matter

  Prime Minister Modi has for the last six months kept a continuous refrain for holding Lok Sabha and state assembly polls simultaneously and the supposed advantages that would flow from it. As was to be expected, a number of newspapers and persons are picking up this matter
 
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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the transporter will change its energy consumption mix which will result in savings of R41,000 crore in the next decade as energy costs.

 
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Diverse SC judgments leave a loophole to stifle investigations against public servants.

 
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The Jan Lokpal Bill was accepted by the Congress government in 2013 with amendments and was renamed and passed as the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 

 
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Over the same period, the number of “tiny” public schools — those with a total enrollment of 20 or fewer students — rose sharply.  
 
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Governments are making Aadhaar mandatory in contravention of court orders
 
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Fundamental rights are no gifts of the state, the Constitution only confirms their existence. Our freedom fighters and members of the Constituent Assembly who drafted free India’s Constitution attached great importance to fundamental rights.

 


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At the global level, 2017 is the year of  complex uncertainty.  The arrival of President Donald Trump in the White House is expected to herald unexpected exigencies that could have a bearing on India’s own security dynamic, writes C. Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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The possibility of a Taliban attack targeting Emirati officials is not going down well with analysts writes Monish Gulati
 
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Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The Indo-US strategic partnership has been a source of constant tension in Pak-US ties in recent years. The US has pursued ‘de-hyphenation’ ie dealing with Islamabad and New Delhi relatively independently of each other. The Indo-US strategic partnership has been a source of constant tension in Pak-US ties in recent
 
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Marking the 100th year of its journey in promoting academic research on matters related to Asia and Africa, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London hosted its 'Centenary and Campaign Celebrations' in New Delhi on January 17, 2017 with the Society for Policy...
 
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The year 2017 is set to be another seismic one for European politics with a number of national and regional elections set to test the region’s appetite for far right, nationalist politics in the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. The year 2017 is set to be another seismic one for European politics with a num
 
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spotlight image Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just wrapped up his tour to four Asia-Pacific nations - the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam - Thursday. During the six-day trip, he mentioned the South China Sea disputes on many occasions to keep China in check in the name of maritime security.
 
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Read the transcript of PM Modi's Inaugural Address at Second Raisina Dialogue, New Delhi (January 17, 2017)  
 
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By inviting Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed forces, as the chief guest on this year’s Republic Day celebrations, the Modi Government has signaled importance India attaches to its ties with the Emirates.  
 
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In 2012, former Indian defence minister, Jaswant Singh, had reportedly told American journalist Tom Hundley, “There is no Cold Start doctrine… It was an off-the-cuff remark from a former chief of staff. I have been defence minister of the country; I should know.” India’s new army chief, by boldly shattering the
 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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