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निराधार है यह ‘आधारोफोबिया’, सिर्फ ‘चीज और वाइन क्लास’ के लिए चिंता का विषय

अगर सरकार आप पर नजर रखना चाहे तो उसे 'आधार' को आधार बनाने की कोई जरूरत नहीं पड़ेगी. लेकिन गरीबों को अपने अधिकारों के लिए उसका सहारा लेने की जरूरत जरूर पड़ेगी.
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Keep calm! Now, bureaucrats to take a call on national anthem in movie halls

The government tells the Supreme Court that playing of national anthem in cinema halls is optional; forms an inter-ministerial panel to frame rules in six months.
भारती निर्वाचन आयोग का मुख्यालय

चुनाव आयोग को भारतीय नेताओं के चंगुल से बचाने की है जरूरत: एस वाय कुरैशी

दिप्रिंट का सवालः क्या पूर्व आइएएस अधिकारियों को चुनाव आयोग का कर्ताधर्ता नहीं बनना चाहिए, ताकि इसकी स्वतंत्रता बनी रहे ?
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We must save the Election Commission from the clutches of Indian politicians

When it comes to political power, the government says- to hell with national interest! It refuses to let go of its power and influence.
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A runaway judiciary is Modi govt’s biggest frustration

There's much room for reform in the government-judiciary relationship. But first, both need to speak the same language. 

Kashmir interlocutor: Modi govt walks in Vajpayee’s footsteps

There are similarities between the two NDA governments' appointment of an interlocutor for Kashmir. NDA-2 was waiting for winter when infiltration is low.
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Maharashtra govt plans to complete farm loan waiver process at breakneck speed

CM Devendra Fadnavis says disbursements to start the day before Diwali, with 80 per cent of the farm loan waiver process to be completed by 15 Nov.
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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 parents. By the 75th year of Indian independence, one-third of students across Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) should be women. That’s the aim for the Narendra Modi government moving forward, in its mission to empower the country’s female population and rectify the gender imbalance across top science and engineering institutes. The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has begun moving on the ambitious plan to train over 50,000 girls for two years in science and engineering, so that they can make a mark in this sector, and also crack the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) – arguably the toughest undergraduate level entrance examination. Course-correction has just begun Women make up just about 8 per cent of the student population across the 23 IITs, and the writing is on the wall –...
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Defence ministry retires 13 babus for non-performance

Group-A officers from Ordnance Factory Service asked to leave; the move is part of larger plan to cut the flab.

PM Modi pulls up BJP MPs for not having govt apps on their phones

The apps were launched in order to connect with the masses and provide them information on various government welfare measures.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

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Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?