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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.
Prasar Bharati House in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

I&B panel wants information service revamp — with double cadre strength, new media wings

10-member Cadre Review and Restructuring Committee will soon submit a report detailing the recommendations to the government.

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A badly damaged vehicle outside a supermarket following rioting in the Soweto district of Johannesburg, on 15 July 2021 | Photo: Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg

South Africa unrest is worst since apartheid, confronts the failing state with hard choices

South Africa can’t succeed unless Ramaphosa & his successors revive the economy. He’ll need to convince South Africans burnt by years of corruption that days of 'state capture' are over.
File photo of Nykaa store | Commons

Beauty & fashion startup Nykaa plans to seek $4 billion valuation in IPO

The company, founded by Falguni Nayar, plans to sell just more than 10% of the equity, which could raise $400 million or more.

Defence

Senior US commander meets Army Chief Naravane, holds talks on issues of ‘mutual interest’

General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.