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PM Modi has changed the way the Prime Minister interacts with the bureaucracy

Red tape be damned, Modi is creating a new bureaucracy tailored to his vision

PM Narendra Modi has begun reaching out directly to officers, keeping tabs on their performance, and setting goals, for better implementation of his policies.
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‘India needs work on education and skilling to up its human capital rank’

World Economic Forum’s Saadia Zahidi says India can rise from its 103rd rank in the Global Human Capital Index, as it has a good...
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India has failed to tap its human capital, ranks 103rd in World Economic Forum index

The Global Human Capital Index sees India finish 103rd among 130 countries, behind Sri Lanka and Nepal, and just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. In...
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Modi govt’s 2022 agenda: 33 per cent of IIT students must be women

Department of Science and Technology to hold camps at district level to coach 50,000 senior secondary girls for IIT JEE, as well as convince...
Delhi High Court acting chief justice Gita Mittal recently supervised a visit to district courts in the city-state to check their functioning

Delhi High Court’s acting CJ cracks the whip on subordinate judiciary

The Delhi High Court has directed the abolition of a dozen lower courts and transferred 87 judicial officers in a bid to improve judicial functioning in Delhi.

Triple talaq: Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan unveil draft law to protect Muslim women

One of the petitioners in the triple talaq case said the top court does not clearly state what the status of the victims of instant divorce would be.
Centre plans to regulate fees of private medical colleges

Centre plans to regulate fees of private medical colleges

UGC asked to form a committee, to be headed by retired HC judge, to work out fee structures for private medical colleges.
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Apex court asks Maharashtra govt if Aadhaar is mandatory for college admissions

A 17-year-old was denied admission by St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai for not having Aadhaar, which is mandatory under a state law.
President Ram Nath Kovind with Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra.

Medical education mess: CJI Mishra hears over 100 cases in 5 hours

About 50 medical education colleges had moved the apex court in the past few weeks seeking renewal of permission even though the Centre had denied it
Piyush Goyal being sworn in as India's new railways minister

Piyush Goyal will need to improve image of railways, push reforms

The challenge for Goyal would be to manage the unions who put obstacles in bringing in big-bang reforms.

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Imran Khan is sitting on a Jihadi time bomb, demanding evidence over Pulwama a mere excuse

Most countries recognise the Pakistani pattern of behaviour, which explains the almost-universal demand for action against Masood Azhar.
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Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Aircrafts on display, a day before the start of Aero India 2019 air show, at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru | PTI

Aero India gets lukewarm response from industry, empty chairs greet minister Sitharaman

While all major defence aviation companies have turned up at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, many have reduced the size and seniority of their delegations.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.