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Army, navy and air force to have uniform retirement age, more years of service

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Defence ministry plans uniform retirement age for army, navy & air force, more years of service

The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) is in the process of finalising an increase in retirement age and also commonality among various officer ranks across the three services. The move is expected to help cut salary, pension bills & address issues of re-employment & staff shortage, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

Taliban’s pick for Kabul University chancellor had called for killing ‘spy journalists’

The appointment of Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat as the new chancellor of Kabul University by the Taliban has sparked furore on social media after some of his old tweets re-surfaced, with questions being raised about his qualifications, reports Tenzin Zompa.

Engineering seats in India hit 10-year low, while management seats continue to grow

23.6 lakh engineering seats were available across India in 2021-22, the lowest since 2012-13, while number of management seats was 4.04 lakh — the highest in 5 years, data from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has revealed, Kritika Sharma reports.

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law, writes Dilip Mandal.

It’s clearer to India than ever that Quad is no military alliance. Everything’s a bit AUKUS

The Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) alliance has been a cold shower on the pretensions of two nations. One of them is India, writes Jyoti Malhotra.

What Jat and Dalit Sikhs say about Congress’ Punjab move and next CM: Survey

Prashnam survey asked Punjab voters who among Charanjit Channi, Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu should be the Congress’ CM face in the upcoming assembly election. Read Rajesh Jain’s column to know what voters said.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Narendra Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by the US Vice-President, writes Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest’.

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