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What Indian politicians, bureaucrats and military really think about each other

Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
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How WhatsApp is tackling Indian bureaucracy’s biggest challenge – last mile accountability

In Maharashtra, Odisha and Haryana, WhatsApp is facilitating greater coordination within the local bureaucracy.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

Modi govt reshuffles top secretaries, Ajay Kumar Bhalla to be next home secy

Power Secretary Bhalla will serve as OSD in the home ministry until Rajiv Gauba retires, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg will replace Bhalla.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

IAS, IFS, IRS officers hail Modi govt crackdown on ‘corrupt’ colleagues

Most IAS, IRS, IFS officers ThePrint spoke to welcomed Modi govt’s move to forcibly retire 'corrupt' officers and said it would make bureaucracy productive.
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Influx of lateral entrants: Is it reform of bureaucracy by Modi or dilution of IAS grip?

Modi government is expanding its plan of recruiting people from outside the civil services into the ranks of joint secretary, deputy secretary and director.
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BJP came to power in UP to end goonda raj but it’s Yogi’s police who are now running amok

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India is hoping for a stable govt post-Lok Sabha polls, but bureaucrats not so much

Bureaucrats are unanimous in their conclusion about five years of this govt: Modi is following Indira Gandhi’s model of committed bureaucracy.   
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India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.
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There is growing civil-military dissonance and acrimony in India’s defence ministry

The Indian military needs to introspect and ensure that no one has the cause to cast aspersions on its personnel.
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Civil-military tension over privileges: Bureaucrats pampered or have forces overblown it?

The defence spokesperson had responded to a photograph showing a civilian officer’s car with a flag on the bonnet, pointing out misuse of privileges.

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Harappan meat row not the first. Museums and gods have always collided

Historical facts take a backseat when you have gods on display. And it’s not just the babus in National Museum, museums struggle with religious artefacts world over.
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Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.