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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.

Modi govt’s ‘indecisiveness’ on GM crops slowed down research advancement, US agri dept criticises

Report released by Global Agricultural Information Network of USDA cites 'existing policy environment' as a reason for uncertainty in agricultural biotech R&D in India.

Yogesh Yadav, who beat death and paralysis to graduate from Flying Cadet to Flying Officer  

After being paralysed from the waist below in an aircraft crash in 2018, the indomitable airman was commissioned as a Flying Officer of the IAF.

From special status to namaaz ban, ally BJP is playing opposition to Nitish’s Bihar govt

The Nitish Kumar-BJP alliance in Bihar has seen fraught moments before, but now BJP leaders are publicly denouncing the actions of a government of which they are part.

As a woman, I never felt out of place in NDA. But there is still much to be achieved

The desire for instant change may seem natural, but the NDA must be given time to make the environment more receptive for incoming young women.

NDA, military can learn from US how to tweak standards for women without sacrificing fitness

The Supreme Court of India opened gates. Now military leadership must support gender justice and Service imperatives.

Economy on top of Indian minds rather than nationalism. A warning for Modi govt

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Why Nitish replaced RCP Singh as JD(U) president after his induction as Union minister

At a national executive meeting of the JD(U) Saturday, Nitish Kumar appointed MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lalan Singh, as party national president.

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.

BJP and its ally, the CMs of Assam & Mizoram, argue on Twitter as boundary row festers 

While Assam is led by the BJP, Mizoram’s government is run by a coalition led by the Mizo National Front, an ally of the national party.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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