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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Selection to UPSC can’t be whimsical, norms need to be followed, says Delhi High Court

Hearing a plea against cancellation of of interviews by the selection committee, the court said state's failure in following discipline can lead to misgovernance.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to postpone civil service exam slated for 4 October

The apex court also refused to consider plea for clubbing the exams of 2020 with next year's saying it will have a cascading effect.
Headquarters of Union Public Service Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint File photo

Why UPSC is insisting on holding civil service exam on 4 October despite aspirants’ protests

Worried about rising Covid-19 numbers, aspirants have filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking a postponement of the exam, but UPSC has cited JEE & NEET exam to stick to the date.
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Attempts being made to project a nationalist channel as anti-national — Sudarshan TV to govt

I&B ministry sent show cause notice to the channel on 23 September, saying its 'UPSC jihad' show violated the programme code. The channel filed a 950-page reply to the notice.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC asks UPSC about arrangements for civil services prelims amid Covid-19, floods

Opposing a plea for the postponement of the exams, the UPSC counsel told the apex court that the date was fixed for 31 May and cannot be deferred again.
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Indian Muslims in govt battle Sudarshan’s ‘UPSC Jihad’ and Sarkari Musalman traitor tag

Running UPSC coaching institutes from mosques is bad optics. But it’s a result of lack of secularisation, not a diabolical design to infiltrate the secular State.
File photo of Editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News Suresh Chavhanke

Supreme Court giving Sudarshan News case a constitutional colour is curious

The facts of the case are so cut-and-dried that Supreme Court's constitutional question about seeking a balance between free speech and right to equality doesn’t arise.

‘Lava’ birthday cake for Modi, free speech vs hate speech in ‘UPSC Jihad’ & Delhi riots cases

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News Suresh Chavhanke

‘UPSC jihad’ show an investigative report, says Sudarshan News editor, wants SC to lift ban

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, Sudarshan News editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhank said he wants to "expose anti-national activities."
File photo | Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik arrive for questioning by CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, at Santacruz, Mumbai, 28 Aug | PTI Photo

‘Drugwood’, ‘Umar Lobby Secret Tape’, ‘UPSC jihad’ — You aren’t watching news but masala TV

A reporter climbs Ladakh mountain, another asks a postman why he tore down Kangana Ranaut’s office, and yet another calls an FB session a ‘secret tape’. TV isn’t news anymore.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Gold sales this festival season to be India’s worst since 2008

Covid and weak economic growth are likely to push sales below last year’s 194 tons to the lowest quarterly numbers since 2008, according to a consultant at Metals Focus Ltd.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.