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Protesting police personnel gathered outside the police headquarters at ITO | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Rejig in Delhi Police’s top brass expected as Centre ‘unhappy’ with how protest unfolded

Senior officials said the protest showed that Delhi Police’s top leadership failed to handle the situation, and added that a disciplined force couldn’t be allowed to develop a mob mentality.
ias officers and modi

Only 153 IAS officers got central deputation in 2018-19, down 50% since 2015-16

A total of 340 IAS officers were appointed at the Centre under the central staffing scheme in 2014-15, and 320 in 2015-16, according to govt data.
Workers sort onions at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt must treat farmers as businessmen & introduce ease of doing agri-business index

If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.
Ram Vilas Paswan

States given year’s time to roll out ‘one nation, one ration card’ system

The new system will ensure no poor is deprived of Public Distribution System entitlement if that person shifts from one place to another.
Lok Sabha

Centre gives a lot of money to states for social welfare. A good policy, but only on paper

In the last 18 years, the Centre spent Rs 14 lakh crore on social services. But centrally sponsored schemes are undermining state say.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a gate at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai, India

Why political meddling with central banks, like in India, is a terrible idea

Undoing the consequences of political meddling and restoring faith in a central bank – and the country’s currency – often requires a lot of short-term pain.
Representational photo | Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Centre releases Rs 1,086 cr to 4 states as advance funds for cyclone Fani

The Centre released the funds after the meteorological dept warned cyclone Fani would turn into an extremely severe cyclonic storm by Tuesday.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai

Narendra Modi government now has a great opportunity to reform RBI

Long-term reform requires a vision and the willingness of the government and the new RBI Governor to risk political capital.
Indian Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times

Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

The unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre cannot hold

Narendra Modi’s ministers make headlines for everything but their ministries.

On Camera

Amit Shah raises Shaheen Bagh in Delhi election: BJP’s desperation or trump card?

As pre-poll surveys show a clear edge for Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, BJP is pitching Shaheen Bagh as a campaign issue in the Delhi assembly election.

Defence

Arshad Sami Khan

Role Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row

Adnan Sami's father, Flight Lieutenant Arshad Sami Khan, was part of the raid by Pakistan Air Force that destroyed Patahnkot air base during 1965 war.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.