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Amid rising child abuse, Centre wants new guidelines on safety, activists say it's lip service

Tokenism and repackaging old provisions: Centre’s response to rise in child abuse

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar ask NCPCR to formulate guidelines on child abuse; activists say it’s pointless because they already exist.
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees pose a national security threat to India

Rohingyas are a ‘serious’ threat, Centre tells Supreme Court

The central government is going to state its final stand on deporting Rohingya refugees in the next hearing on 3 October in the Supreme Court.
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.

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Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane at the Army Day Parade | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Indian Army under Gen Naravane is correcting history – shifting focus from Pakistan to China

Then-Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon became focussed on Pakistani threat and India lost track of China. The new Army chief could be changing that.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.

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Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Modi-Shah’s BJP govt has failed India’s youth and is now stuck fighting them

Six months after returning to power with a huge mandate, Modi govt is losing the youth — its most ardent voters who are now pessimistic, hopeless and even angry.