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No dip in candidates who want to join armed forces but here’s why fewer made it since 2017

While number of applicants for defence-qualifying exams have remained nearly constant, there is a decline in the number of academically sound candidates.
File photo of Chirag Paswan

India belongs to everyone — BJP allies object to ‘hate speeches’ over Shaheen Bagh

Akali Dal and Lok Janshakti Party said hate speeches can’t be justified and that a community can’t be isolated on religious and caste lines.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar: Liberal darling in Bihar to 2019’s big political disappointment

CAA-NRC has focused attention on Nitish Kumar's 'idhar chala, main udhar chala; jaane kahan main kidhar chala' politics.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Allies isolate BJP over National Register of Citizens — 10 of 13 NDA constituents oppose it

The JD(U), AIADMK, Akali Dal, LJP & all NDA allies in the Northeast have categorically said they will not support the NRC.
A file photo of Lt General M.M. Naravane. | Photo: ANI/R Raveendran

Thoroughbred infantryman, soft-spoken, firm: How officers describe next Army Chief Naravane

Lt Gen M.M. Naravane will take over the reins of the 1.3 mn-strong force after present Army Chief General Bipin Rawat retires on 31 December.
Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena not attending NDA meet on Sunday, break up just a formality: Sanjay Raut

The Shiv Sena, a long-standing constituent of the NDA, fell out with the BJP over sharing the CM post, a few days after the results of the Maharashtra assembly polls were announced.
A workshop held by Sir Syyed Educational and Social Welfare Society

More Muslims got govt scholarships under Modi govt than during Congress-led UPA-2

There were 2.37 crore Muslim beneficiaries of govt scholarships during Modi's first term, while the figure under Manmohan's second was 2.33 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | File photo: PIB

New data explains the unwavering support for Narendra Modi despite sagging economy

There is certainly anecdotal and empirical evidence to suggest that the welfare schemes that the NDA took up cast a wide net.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | File photo: PIB

40 things Modi has promised to achieve by 2022

Narendra Modi now wants you to think of 2024 to make you forget all that he promised to deliver by 2022.
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Outdated courses to rampant ragging: Why India’s National Defence Academy needs urgent help

NDA instructors pass on the same unethical practices they picked while being ‘groomed’ by the flawed leadership development programme.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.