Governance

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Manipur University students, teachers want V-C out, say strike could impact state’s BJP govt

Two panels have been set up by Centre to look into charges of financial fraud against V-C, but students and faculty say they won’t call off strike till he resigns.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at a rally

Modi govt is very ‘unstable’ for top IAS secretaries, transfers them too often and abruptly

Finance, HRD, I&B, WCD ministries have their fifth secretaries in Modi govt’s 4 years, home and health on fourth.
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J&K bans 30 TV channels, including Pakistani news outlets & religious programmes

Geo News, Dawn News and entertainment channels of ARY among those banned, cable operators feel the order is a threat to their business.
Kathua

DNA tests destroy samples, say experts as row erupts over Kathua rape victim’s missing hair

Forensic experts say DNA test is a process where a biological sample can be fully or partially destroyed.
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Women have constitutional right to enter Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court

Women cannot be discriminated against with regard to offering prayer in a temple, observed the apex court.
Ravi Shankar Prasad

There’s no move to increase retirement age of judges: Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad rubbishes speculation that Centre was planning to raise retirement age of SC judges from 65 to 67 and 62 to 64 years for HC judges.
UGC

UGC tells universities to put controversial quota system for teachers on hold

The move to stop the department-wise distribution of quota comes after a meeting of NDA constituents with the PM.  New Delhi: The ministry of human...
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Throttled by activists at home, Indian GM seed firms find great demand overseas

Mahyco inks deal with Kenyan government to export GM cotton seeds, JK Agri Genetics finds Ethiopian Bt cotton market.
Protests against RTI

Modi govt’s plan to make changes to RTI Act an assault on transparency law: Activists 

Bill proposing changes relating to ranks, tenures and pay of information commissioners listed for monsoon session of Parliament.
Kairana bypolls

Is democracy voting itself out in elections?

Once democratic institutions weaken and the only the pretence of elections remain, then democracy in its meaningful form is already gone.

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elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?