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1.Cabinet clears 23.5% hike in pay for Central govt. staff

Government accepts recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission. Four panels formed to study concerns raised by employees.read more

2.A downgrade for democracy.

Confining it to just the Ministry of Rural Development would be the most retrograde step in democratic decentralisation in over a quarter century. read more

3.News of a ceasefire.

The truce with FARC is a sign of movement towards a more democratic Colombia. read more

4.Why we need to talk about a basic income.

Regular basic income payments can help institute rational responses to illness or hunger.read more

5.SC for debate in ‘triple talaq case’.

As Muslim women seek the Supreme Court’s intervention to end triple talaq and polygamy.read more

1.India’s mining state steps up fight to rein in killer silicosis.

On the road to Budhpura village in district Bundi district rise small hills, read more

2.Now,cognition science has answer to psych disorders.

Bengaluru: How does the brain function? What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?  read more

3.Reform the bureaucracy-Cadreism in government offices is worse than casteism in society.

Bureaucracy is a hated word the world over, and more so in India. read more

1.Racist attacks on Africans will backfire.

Africa has always been a troubled continent, intensely exploited and savagely colonised  read more

2.UNICEF Report lays bare stark reality of india.

India has a long way to go before it can attain the millennium goal in terms of infant mortality rate. read more

3.SC to examine if its interference on triple talaq violates rights.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first examine to what extent it can step in to see whether Muslim laws governing family issues interfere with Constitutional rights. .read more

4.Cabinet approves Mineral Exploration Policy.

NEW DELHI: IN order to give a boost to the country’s mining industry, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP) read more

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