Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Simrin Sirur


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The plea was earlier dismissed by the High Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Modi govt will have to wait on All India Judicial Services. Top judiciary main opposition

AIJS aims to draw better talent to the district and subordinate judiciary but the higher judiciary does not want to give assertion over the lower courts.
Representational image | Flickr @CIFOR

Why Modi govt push for atmanirbharta in palm oil production could come at a cost to environment

The National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm hopes to address a major issue — dependency on imports for edible oils — but given the nature of palm oil farming, has raised concerns.


Major Kamlesh Mani with Gawhaur Mir, 16, of Chanjmulla village | By special arrangement

Army Major finds a friend in Kashmir teen who can’t speak or hear, sponsors his education  

Major Kamlesh Mani said he met Gawhaur Mir, 16, during a routine patrol in Chanjmulla, Kashmir. Mir comes from a big family of nine members, of whom four can’t hear or speak. 
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.