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Why Pralay quasi-ballistic missile, tested by DRDO, will be a ‘game-changer’

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Why Pralay quasi-ballistic missile, tested by DRDO today, will be a ‘game-changer’ for Army

Pralay, a surface-to-surface conventional quasi-ballistic missile with a range of up to 500 km, was tested from Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha and ‘met all its objectives’, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

Modi govt assures savings in EPF will be safe, despite Reliance Capital’s payment default

Senior official says govt always has a buffer or surplus from returns it makes on EPFO’s investments, which ensures that employees’ savings remain protected, reports Shubham Batra.

After 4 suicides in a year — 3 by hanging — IISc begins removing ceiling fans in hostel rooms

IISc says ceiling fans being removed ‘to restrict access to any means of self-harm on campus’, on the advice of mental health experts. Plan is to use table or wall-mounted fans instead, reports Soniya Agrawal.

Pakistan’s economy is busted, but Islamabad clearly has access to other, ‘shady funds’

A bankrupt state with a monstrous ego that sees itself as a ‘regional power’ is bad enough. What’s worse is that it’s spreading outwards into South Asia, writes Tara Kartha.

Is Modi a better builder of India or Nehru? They aren’t all that different

Modi critics will say he has put up cement & steel structures but weakened institutions of governance whereas Nehru strengthened them. But some of Nehru’s ideas haven’t aged well, writes T.N. Ninan.

India’s new CDS will have to decide: Where does the loyalty of the military lie

The progress of India’s democracy will, to a significant extent, depend on the moral choices of its leaders – including military leaders, writes Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon (retd.).

What is Modi-Shah BJP’s ideology? You’re wrong if you say Right wing, because it’s Hindu Left

Modi-Shah BJP government is Right only on religion and nationalism. The rest is as Left as the Congress or any other, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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