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SC stays order making Aadhaar mandatory for scholarship

The supreme court has reiterated its position that Aadhaar scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory

RailTel, Google unveil free wi-fi service at CST Mumbai

CST is the 50th railway station where free wifi service has been rolled out across India

Railway budget is history. Here’s the rationale behind ‘budget reforms’

Cabinet okays advancing the date, doing away with plan/non-plan distrinction

“But for black economy, each one of us would have been seven times richer”

Interview with Arun Kumar, retired economics professor, JNU

All you wanted to know about Income Declaration Scheme*

*But were afraid to ask. It is government’s last valiant attempt to bring black money out, and make it productive for economy

Maharashtra Information Commission: Quick turnaround

Maharashtra’s information commission has set a blistering pace to tackle pending backlog, with a top official clearing a staggering 6,000 cases last year

Few Indians approve of the way Modi is tackling Pakistan, says Pew report

Half of them disapprove of the prime minister’s management of India’s volatile relationship with Pakistan

Time to end the marriage of bad money and bad politics

Until a regime of social controls and accountability is instituted for parties and corporates, other steps, howsoever essential and even effective, would ultimately boomerang

UN general assembly acts on antimicrobial resistance

So far, only three specific health issues - HIV, non-communicable diseases, and Ebola – have been discussed in past sessions of the assembly

Railway budget-Union budget merger: Let’s do away with general budget too

It is time the annual song and dance over the general budget ended. No need for a long budget speech. Just table the budget document. That’s it

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