The education ministry is coming up with plans to recognise in-service training received by ‘Agniveers’ as credits for graduation. On June 14, the Union defence ministry unveiled the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, a pan India merit-based recruitment scheme for inducting youngsters into all three services of the armed forces. Under this scheme, …

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Imagine the Indian Penal Code as a rambling, ramshackle bazaar. Rambling, because its 23 chapters and 511 sections supply numerous legal provisions that the police and the courts would want to maintain law and order. Ramshackle, because the bazaar has stood for 160 years, its shaky colonial-era underpinnings denied the …

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