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Representational image of IAS officers with PM Narendra Modi | Photo: narendramodi.in

IAS, IRS, IIS associations ask officers to contribute to PM CARES after Modi govt ‘nudge’

Govt informally asked associations to tweet cabinet secretary’s 16 April letter, but officers say there is constant pressure to donate to PM CARES.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

India’s anti-corruption chief has a problem — his official car isn’t fancy enough

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File photo of Indian Army personnel | PTI

BJP is using armed forces in polls but Modi govt fighting them in Supreme Court over money

Most of Modi government’s arguments to deny non-functional upgrade to the armed forces won’t stand a layman’s scrutiny let alone legal scrutiny.
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IAS Association activates idle welfare fund to help colleagues fight coal scam taint

The IAS Association has thrown its weight behind former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and two others convicted in the coal block allocation scam.

Coalgate scam: IAS body calls convictions of 3 ‘honest’ officers ‘most unfortunate’

Court said the 3 officers withheld information from ex-PM Manmohan Singh and distorted facts while recommending a private company for allotment of a coal block
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Defence ministry says both police and Indian Army jawans to blame for bust-up at Bomdila

Ministry is probing how a local-level brawl escalated into a war of institutions, after IAS body demanded action against Indian Army personnel.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with then Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif | PTI

Sharif’s dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee & formula for qualification-based postings

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Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.