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It is time to stop agewise employment discrimination

As retirement age goes up everywhere, nations will be forced to deal with increasingly disgruntled old people, who also happen to be most disciplined voters.
Pedestrians walk in front of the office buildings in the central business district in Singapore. | Photo: Sanjit Das | Bloomberg

Singapore to work longer, build higher as it approaches power transition

The new plans come as trade-dependent Singapore grapples with fears of a global recession & intensifying rivalry between its 2 biggest trading partners.
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Modi govt rules out age relaxation in upper caste quota, says no need for it

In letter to Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, MoS Jitendra Singh says age relaxation is given to a group if it fails to compete with other categories despite quota.
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Modi govt unlikely to relax age limit in quota for poor upper castes despite new demand

The latest demand has been forwarded by the social justice ministry to DoPT without any recommendation on relaxing the age limit.
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Bar Council of India’s discriminatory age cap on study of law is nonsensical 

The Bar Council of India's age limit discriminates against those hailing from underprivileged backgrounds.

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Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

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The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.