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This UP town sells IAS-IPS dream to lakhs without caring for the reality of a lack of jobs

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In this sleepy UP town, lakhs are sold an IAS-IPS dream but no one gets selected

Thakurdwara is home to dozens of UPSC coaching institutes that teach youth to pursue the IAS-IPS dream. Lakhs of students from poorer and less privileged families also flock to the town in the hope of bagging Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ government jobs. But hardly do anyone get selected, reports Sanya Dhingra.

Delhi’s cab, auto drivers are upset with Kejriwal, AAP. But here’s how they plan to vote

Delhi’s cab and auto drivers say AAP govt’s free bus rides for women has hurt them, but are all-praise for his freebies and education reform, report Aneesha Bedi and Tarun Krishna.

No soft Hindutva, no Left Revolution, Kejriwal establishing a new centre in Indian politics

A soft-nationalism is in full glow in AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal’s politics in Delhi. It is a new political experiment and its efficacy will be known in the results of the Delhi assembly election.writes Rama Lakshmi.

Why Modi is using Nehru to try and demolish the Gandhi dynasty and Congress 

For Modi, Nehru is a recurrent target to attack. Not just because he believes Nehru cast India in his ‘flawed’ image but also to chip away at Gandhi dynasty, Congress, writes Shekhar Gupta.

Why Narendra Modi has taken the big and the bang out of the Budget

Modi likes the Budget to be a low-key, routine, annual statement of accounts. Big bang announcements can be made through the year, when it suits his politics, writes Shekhar Gupta.

How a phone call led to arrest of J&K cop Davinder Singh & two Hizbul terrorists

It was an innocuous phone call made by self-styled Hizbul Mujahideen commander Naveed Babu’s brother that sent the south Kashmir police into a tizzy early last month. It is this phone call that eventually led to the arrest of Srinagar airport deputy superintendent of police Davinder Singh and two Hizbul terrorists last month, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

Why I converted to Islam and buried my Hindu identity: Dalit Camera founder

Periyar had suggested Ambedkar convert to Islam. After years of research, I too found Islam to be the only religion in India that could annihilate the caste system, writes Raees Mohammed.

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