Friday, February 3, 2023


‘IAS officers who are assigned to home state cadres more likely to be corrupt, underperforming’

A new research paper suggests letting Indian Administrative Service officials work in their home states may be opening the door for greater corruption.

Indian Forest Service, the other IFS which is foreign in its own land

IFS officers claim they are not recognised for their work unlike IAS & IPS cadre; S. Manikandan was killed by a wild elephant in a Karnataka forest.

Two years on, Modi’s ‘Stand-Up India’ is still on its knees in Maharashtra

PM Modi’s pet project to boost entrepreneurship among SCs, STs and women has reached only 12% of targeted beneficiaries in state.

Large Lancet study finds anti-depressants do work. Indian docs say problem is attitudes

A study of unprecedented scale was recently published in the journal Lancet regarding the effectiveness of antidepressants. It turns out, they actually work

Protect Indian languages, end preference to English, says RSS

Decline in the use of Indian language words, use of words of foreign languages is a serious challenge, says top decision-making body of RSS.

Former Delhi HC CJ says ‘unfair’ of Centre to block elevation of Uttarakhand chief justice

Justice A.P. Shah also says 4 judges who have questioned Chief Justice of India didn’t breach any code of conduct and had instead upheld constitutional values.

Haryana aims for new gender selection record, wants 90% of cattle to be female

The state plans to reduce the population of male cattle to the minimum possible, while increasing the population of milk-producing female cattle.

Former Delhi High Court CJ slams judiciary’s use of contempt of court against critics

A.P. Shah expresses displeasure over how SC handled a plea by advocates Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal in alleged judge bribery case.

First arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder case, SIT names Naveen Kumar as an accused

Leader of fringe group Hindu Yuva Sene sent to police custody for five days, was being tracked by the SIT for months in connection with the journalist's murder.

Time has come to end collegium system: Justice (retd) A.P. Shah

The full text of Justice Ajit Prakash Shah's 'Chief Justice - First Among Equals' speech given at BG Verghese Memorial Lecture, The Media Foundation Friday.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaking at a conference post-Budget | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Where Budget 2023 excels—fiscal prudence to reviewing ‘Covid spending’

The sanctity of budgeting has been preserved amid a lot of expectations, given that this is a pre-election year budget.
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad 2 April 2014 | Reuters/Amit Dave/File Photo

Adani Group’s surprising move — cancels fully subscribed Rs 20,000 cr...

Trigger could be news that Credit Suisse won't accept Adani bonds as collateral for loans. Gautam Adani says not ‘morally correct’ to continue with FPO amid stock price volatility.


India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.