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Rajasthan’s Jan Soochna, mother of RTI, is the ultimate weapon against petty corruption

The Right to Information gives way to the government’s duty to publish. The Centre and all states must emulate Rajasthan.
Raj Yadav, Hari Chandana, Ashish Singh, and Awanish Sharan | By special arrangement | ThePrint

These IAS officers are scripting stories of change across India & making lives better

IAS officer Hari Chandana Dasari is leading a ‘green’ movement in Hyderabad, while Sikkim commissioner Raj Kumar Yadav ensures supply of power & water to villages.
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User-friendly doormats to safe players: The many types of public servants in India

It's a tragedy that inefficiency and non-accountability overtake many at incredibly fast pace after the initial grand entry.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
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The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

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Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.