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Centre plans new rules for IAS officers' deputation

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 13:23
The personnel ministry has decided to amend existing service rules to ensure the availability of a sufficient number of IAS officers for central deputation, officials said on Tuesday.
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Punjab polls: Former Army chief JJ Singh joins BJP

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 13:21
Ahead of the Punjab assembly polls, former Army chief Gen Joginder Jaswant Singh on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chandigarh in the presence of the party leadership, including Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
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Protests in JNU after PhD student molested on campus

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:44
A PhD student of Jawaharlal Nehru University was allegedly molested while walking on the campus around midnight on Monday, sparking a protest by students and bringing into the spotlight again the issue of security in the vast complex.
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3 Navy men killed in blast on INS Ranvir in Mumbai

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:25
Three Navy personnel were killed in an explosion onboard the Indian Naval Ship Ranvir at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, an official statement said.
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Tableau row: Rajnath tries to pacify Didi, TMC sore

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:12
In his letter, Singh hinted since the Central Public Works Department's tableau already featured Bose, West Bengal's float was not included for the parade, without saying it in so many words.
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Public trust declines in govt, media globally: Study

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:25
The annual Edelman Trust Barometer report, released every year during the World Economic Forum's Davos summit, also showed that business has replaced government as the most trusted and is now followed by government and media in that order.
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In letter to states, Centre flags dip in Covid tests

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:03
In a letter to states and UTs on Monday, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja advised them to pay attention to this aspect immediately and increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific areas.
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Now, Clubhouse chat targets Muslim women

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:26
In its notice, the panel said it had taken sou-moto cognisance of a video posted online on Twitter which showcased a Clubhouse conversation on the topic 'Muslim gals are more beautiful than Hindu gals'.
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PM's photo can be used for PM CARES: PMO tells HC

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:06
In an affidavit submitted before a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice M S Karnik, PMO Under Secretary Pradeep Srivastava said the PM's photograph, name and national emblem were also used in the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
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Now candidates must show digital campaigning cost too

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 08:28
The Election Commission has added a new column in candidates' election expenditure returns to submit information on money spent on digital campaigning in the upcoming polls in five states.
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What makes 'Lady Al Qaeda' special for terrorists

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 07:55
Aafia Siddiqui, also known as 'Lady Al Qaeda', is a Pakistani national who was convicted in 2010 by a New York City federal court of attempting to kill US military personnel. She is currently serving an 86-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Demographic Dividend: Has India failed to cash in?

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 07:55
India remains a young nation, but it will not get younger in future. India has not managed to noticeably improve education. Nor has it managed to create employment opportunities, observes Devangshu Datta.
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Third wave may peak in next three weeks: Report

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 07:41
The report, however, admitted that 10 of these top 15 districts are major cities and among them Bengaluru and Pune still have higher infection rates.
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Tight security in Delhi after terror attack alert

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 07:22
Ahead of Republic Day, the Delhi-National Capital Region has been put under a 'very high-security' cover after police received inputs from Intelligence agencies about a possible terror attack, officials said on Tuesday.
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Rahul takes a dig at PM claiming 'teleprompter gaffe'

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 06:53
Several Congress leaders and social media users claimed that it was a 'teleprompter gaffe' as Prime Minister Modi had to pause and then restart his special address to the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda 2022 summit, but BJP leaders and many others pointed out that it was a technical glitch due to which the WEF people were not able to patch the PM and requested him to start again.
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Explain fixing women's seats at 19 in NDA exam: SC

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 06:49
The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Centre to explain why, despite its orders, the intake of women candidates in National Defence Academy for year 2022 has been restricted to 19, the figure same as last year.
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Ex-Maha minister Deshmukh denied bail in PMLA case

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 06:36
A special court on Mumbai on Tuesday rejected a plea filed by former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh seeking 'default bail' in an alleged money laundering case.
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Test for TB if cough persists: Govt Covid guidelines

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 06:29
Anti-inflammatory or immunomodulatory therapy, such as steroids, can have the risk of secondary infection like invasive mucormycosis, when used too early, at higher dose or for longer than required, they highlighted.
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Is The Taliban Breaking Away From Pakistan?

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 06:24
The Taliban's main challenge comes on the financial and economic front and there Pakistan doesn't have the capacity to be of any meaningful help, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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No rethink on exclusion of TN, WB tableaux in R-Day

Rediff News - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 05:55
Some leaders of the non-BJP ruled states also alleged that the exclusion was an "insult" by the Centre.
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