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China Study Group examines disengagement method

The China Study Group (CSG) headed by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Tuesday discussed future strategy for disengagement on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.The CSG reviewed the outcome of the fifth Corps Commander level talks held on Sunday and also discussed the future strategy, a defence source said. The CSG…

SC restraint on discharge of SSC females officers pending their claim

The court on March 17 had upheld the women officers’ right for a level-playing field in the Defence Services to overcome “histories of discrimination”.   The court had earlier said they should be considered for the grant of permanent commissions The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the government from discharging Short Service Commission (SSC) women…

The NEP’s four year degree proposal: Lessons from the DU experience

Six years after Delhi University’s (DU) four-year degree experiment ended in ignominy, with the University Grants Commission (UGC) shutting down the programme after vociferous protests from a section of students and faculty, the National Education Policy (NEP) has brought the concept back into the spotlight and recommends its implementation across the country.For the then DU…

Curfew, clampdown in Kashmir ahead of August 5 anniversary

Special Operation Group Jammu and Kashmir Police use drones to monitor the situation during a curfew in Srinagar on August 4, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad PDP leader detained as the party called for observing the day as “Black Day” The Kashmir Valley wore a ghost town look ahead of the first anniversary…

Coronavirus | Karnataka’s daily cases touch new high of 6,259

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 6,259 new COVID-19 cases, the highest on a single day. Previously, the State recorded a similar number on July 30 when 6,128 people tested positive. The case total now touched 1,45,830 and with 110 new deaths, the toll stood at 2,704.Coronavirus, August 4 updatesTelangana’s COVID-19 cases rose, as more tests were…

Pakistan’s brand-new map an expression of “political absurdity”

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi   | Photo Credit: REUTERS These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor international credibility: MEA Pakistan’s new political map is an exercise in political absurdity, the Ministry of External Affairs said after Prime Minister Imran Khan launched it on Tuesday which included the entire Indian territory of Jammu…

Coronavirus India lockdown Day 133 live updates | Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 cases cross 1 lakh-mark

The World Health Organization warned Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for coronavirus (COVID-19), despite the rush to discover effective vaccines. The agency urged governments and citizens to focus on the basics of public health and disease control in order to suppress the pandemic.The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given…

Process to give women officers Permanent Commission in the Army kicks off

Captain Tania Shergill leads a men’s contingent as they march past at the 2020 Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar Army headquarters in the process of convening a special selection board After receiving the formal Government Sanction Letter (GSL) for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to…