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States weigh options on IAS cadre rule changes

Six of them have written to Centre opposing any such move

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Sports bodies should be manned by sportspersons only, says High Court

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Aquarists surprised to see Miss Kerala in endangered list

It is a native freshwater fish found in Karnataka and Kerala

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All in the fray

Goa polls will see relatively new contenders against established parties

Democratise and empower city governments
The general approach towards urban empowerment, including financial capabilities, has remained piecemeal in India

What Vladimir Putin really wants
The West cannot ignore a determined Russian President any more as Moscow prepares for its next act — on Ukraine

Technology tangle
The rollout of 5G services near airports is posing a challenge to airlines

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The many problems of online anonymity

Pseudonymous social media handles and platforms that encourage them amplify issues around fake news

A dangerous precedent
By holding the Budget before the Assembly polls, the BJP government has shown scant regard for Parliament

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No foreign dignitary as chief guest at Republic Day event

PM will meet five Central Asian leaders virtually

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HAL signs contract for copter export