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One in two Indians feel women lack strength, aggression to be in police: Study

A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti 21% of the respondents said they considered a policewoman more honest than a policeman, with...
File image of Police officers at Azad Maidan in Mumbai

A year on, plan to help police get tech-smart remains only on paper

The project was to be a collaboration between IIT-Delhi and a police research unit; stakeholders blame bureaucratic hurdles for delay.
Supreme Court

Two Supreme Court benches. One case. Divergent views

The case — promotion of judges in lower judiciary — relates to a Punjab and Haryana HC order that the court itself has challenged.
Jagannath Temple in Puri | Commons

SC takes up task of supervising yet another temple clean-up, now it’s Jagannath temple

Court appoints as amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium, who is already assisting the SC in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and BCCI cases.
A syringe sits in a bottle of Ketamine

International ‘party drug’ racket busted in three states, British national among 10 held

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence 'conducted a series of raids across Goa, Vadodara (Gujarat) and Raigad (Maharashtra) and seized 308 kg of ketamine. Panjim: The Directorate...
IIT Delhi | Commons

IITs issue fresh JEE Advanced merit list, 14,000 more aspirants now make the cut

The low number of successful candidates had caused worry in the HRD ministry, which has a lot of investment at stake for each IIT seat.
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Modi govt says IPO is an option for Air India after bungled sale

With no interested buyers bidding for its purchase, selling shares in an initial public offering can help the govt retain control of Air India Ltd. and raise cash
UPSC IAS Officers (representational image) | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Any connection between education of top IAS officers & jobs they do is purely coincidental

From a physics grad heading home ministry to an English scholar in agriculture, 49 of 57 secretary-level IAS officers in posts at odds with their educational qualification.
Long shot of KMP Expressway | YouTube

Tale of twin expressways — why Haryana can’t do in 13 years what UP did in 5

The KGP and KMP expressways were conceived together. But while the eastern highway was recently opened, its western twin, beset by an over 10-year delay, is set to miss another deadline.
File photo of Haryana Women's Commission

Women’s commission records statement of IAS officer and boss she accused of sexual harassment

According to the Haryana State Women's Commission chairperson, the preliminary investigation suggested the case was just about harassment.

On Camera

File photo | The Rashtrapati Niwas, now IIAS, in Shimla | Commons

For India to fulfil its destiny, politics can’t decide future of educational institutes

Shimla’s Viceregal Lodge, which houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, was where the future of India was decided. Now, it’s crumbling.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after addressing the nation during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Saturday, 15 August 2020 | Manvender Vashist | PTI

‘Need to Make in India to make for the world’ — Modi’s I-Day call for Atmanirbhar Bharat

In his Independence Day speech, PM Modi urges Indians to work towards reducing India's import bill and consume more local products.

Defence

The Kirti Chakra has been awarded to Head Constable Abdul Rashid Kalas of the J&K Police | Photo: Wikipedia

Police & paramilitary personnel bag more ‘Chakra’ gallantry awards than the military

The ongoing India-China stand-off in Ladakh hasn’t been considered for gallantry awards yet, but could be for the next round, ahead of Republic Day 2021.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s our economy, not her genes, that’ll influence Kamala Harris’ view of India

While watching videos of Joe Biden’s running mate making masala dosa, we should remember American politicians aren’t pro- or anti-India, they are pro-America.