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Inquirier.net
Duterte at 3 a.m.he took time to explain his academic record. It was a bit of a convoluted expla
Duterte at 3 a.m.
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 hours ago
he took time to explain his academic record. It was a bit of a convoluted explanation, but you get the point. “I took A.B. Foreign Service. Check it out with Lyceum. … Political Science … I had an accident .. motor accident … Na late ako ng isang... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Rest easy Boss, we will not let you down': Bilahari Kausikan to S R Nathanmemory because it eventually dawned on me that the lessons he intended to impar
'Rest easy Boss, we will not let you down': Bilahari Kausikan to S R Nathan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 hours ago
memory because it eventually dawned on me that the lessons he intended to impart were of great and continuing relevance to foreign service officers. I lived my career in MFA by those lessons and today, in Mr Nathan’s memory, I pass them on to you,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rid Foreign Service of Blundering Politicianswas an avoidable blunder if the handler had had hands-on diplomatic experience.
Rid Foreign Service of Blundering Politicians
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
was an avoidable blunder if the handler had had hands-on diplomatic experience. Mr Kintu is educated, no doubt, but not in foreign service business and on this occasion, his dearth of required diplomatic skills plunged Uganda into the arena of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ugandan Legislator Wants Envoy Sacked Over South Sudan LeaksMr James Mugume, instead of reprimanding him only cautioned him,"Mr Wamai said.
Ugandan Legislator Wants Envoy Sacked Over South Sudan Leaks
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
Mr James Mugume, instead of reprimanding him only cautioned him,"Mr Wamai said. Mr Wamai demanded that staff of Uganda's foreign service be career diplomats and not political appointees as is the case now. An analysis by this newspaper following... Read more
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Business Standard India
UPSC may soon revise the age criteria for the civil services entrance examinationsCommission are the entry point for the nation’s bureaucracy, including the Indi
UPSC may soon revise the age criteria for the civil services entrance examinations
Business Standard India / Posted 15 hours ago
Commission are the entry point for the nation’s bureaucracy, including the Indian Administrative Services, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, among a host of other sector-specific positions. A UPSC-appointed committee... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
VFW post celebrating 70-year anniversaryto join and may apply by visiting any VFW post or the organization’s website at
VFW post celebrating 70-year anniversary
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
to join and may apply by visiting any VFW post or the organization’s website at www.vfw.org. Veterans who do not have foreign service on their records are welcome to join the VFW as social members. “We thank all veterans for their service to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Protest at Singapore embassy in Jakarta over immigration incidentadded: "This was a suitable moment to recall what Mr S R Nathan had once said a
Protest at Singapore embassy in Jakarta over immigration incident
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
added: "This was a suitable moment to recall what Mr S R Nathan had once said about the qualities needed to be a successful Foreign Service Officer of Singapore: patience, calmness, modesty, empathy and good humour. More importantly, he had also... Read more
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The Norway Post
Norway supports democracy in Turkeyand roads were closed through the night, and many have been left stranded at th
Norway supports democracy in Turkey
The Norway Post / Posted yesterday
and roads were closed through the night, and many have been left stranded at the airports in Ankara and Istanbul. The foreign service has mobilised its crisis team and is working diligently to clarify the situation and to provide assistance to... Read more
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DW
How the world sees Germany a year into the refugee crisis |to Mehran Kamrava, who heads the Center for International and Regional Studies
How the world sees Germany a year into the refugee crisis |
DW / Posted yesterday
to Mehran Kamrava, who heads the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, European countries are often considered hypocrites who lecture the Middle East about human... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
VFW post celebrating 70-yearanniversaryto join and may apply by visiting any VFW post or the organization’s website at
VFW post celebrating 70-yearanniversary
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
to join and may apply by visiting any VFW post or the organization’s website at www.vfw.org. Veterans who do not have foreign service on their records are welcome to join the VFW as social members. “We thank all veterans for their service to... Read more
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The Hindu
Centre constitutes task force for cadre review of Group ‘A’Central Servicesand Finance Service in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technolog
Centre constitutes task force for cadre review of Group ‘A’Central Services
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
and Finance Service in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Indian Postal Service and the Indian Foreign Service. The Terms of Reference of the task force is to make a comprehensive study of the structures of organized... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
S R Nathan's life 'exceptional story of fortitude, courage, service': ESM Gohwith distinction in many areas of public service, including social service, the
S R Nathan's life 'exceptional story of fortitude, courage, service': ESM Goh
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
with distinction in many areas of public service, including social service, the Labour Movement, intelligence service and foreign service. During one of their regular lunches, Mr Nathan was inspired to start the President's Challenge in 2000 to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Envoy Leaks Uganda's Secrets on South Sudanthey can share," he said. The diplomatic incident brings to the fore the debat
Envoy Leaks Uganda's Secrets on South Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
they can share," he said. The diplomatic incident brings to the fore the debate about the hazards of staffing Uganda's Foreign Service with political appointees, majority of whom are election losers. This newspaper in an article following the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
‘A diplomat par excellence’: MFA pays tribute to S R NathanMr Nathan died on Monday (Aug 22) at the age of 92. An MFA pioneer, Mr Nathan
‘A diplomat par excellence’: MFA pays tribute to S R Nathan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
Mr Nathan died on Monday (Aug 22) at the age of 92. An MFA pioneer, Mr Nathan spent a large part of his career in the Foreign Service. In 1966, he joined the newly minted MFA as Assistant Secretary and quickly rose to become Deputy Secretary... Read more
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dna
PM Modi orders task force to study central services' structureA services", as per its terms of references. All cadre controlling authorities
PM Modi orders task force to study central services' structure
dna / Posted 2 days ago
A services", as per its terms of references. All cadre controlling authorities like Ministry of External Affairs for Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Finance Ministry for Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others have been asked to provide their... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
S R Nathan, the 'indispensable man for all seasons'was to later serve six years as executive chairman of The Straits Times Press,
S R Nathan, the 'indispensable man for all seasons'
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
was to later serve six years as executive chairman of The Straits Times Press, spent a good part of his working life in the foreign service. He was made Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Masood Khan to take oath on August 24 as Presidentduring which the UN chief had detailed talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif o
Masood Khan to take oath on August 24 as President
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
during which the UN chief had detailed talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Jammu and Kashmir. Before joining the Foreign Service, Khan worked as English lecturer and newscaster. Talking to the media after his election as president of Azad... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte threatens to pull PH out of UNto send an expert to the Philippines to investigate. Bragging about his experi
Duterte threatens to pull PH out of UN
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
to send an expert to the Philippines to investigate. Bragging about his experience in international law and the degree in foreign service that he obtained from Lyceum of the Philippines, Mr. Duterte cursed the United Nations again. “All you do is... Read more
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The Telegraph
Hillary can testify in writing on emails: Judgethe election. The deposition of the senior aide, however, will take place by Oc
Hillary can testify in writing on emails: Judge
The Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
the election. The deposition of the senior aide, however, will take place by October 31. The aide, John Bentel, a career foreign service officer who has since retired, was one of the officials in the state department who seemed to be aware of... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
U.S. judge orders written testimony from Clinton on e-mailsthe election. The deposition of the senior aide, however, will take place by Oc
U.S. judge orders written testimony from Clinton on e-mails
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
the election. The deposition of the senior aide, however, will take place by Oct. 31. The aide, John Bentel, a career foreign service officer who has retired, was one of the officials in the State Department who seemed to be aware of Clinton’s... Read more
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The Manila Times
2016 TOWNS Awards extends nominationWomen in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awards. These women may be involved in a
2016 TOWNS Awards extends nomination
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awards. These women may be involved in arts and culture, business, education, foreign service, government service, law, media, medicine, public administration, social work, sports and science. The... Read more
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Daily News
Handling foreign affairs with professional diplomacyof President Sirisena days after he assumed office “All political appointments
Handling foreign affairs with professional diplomacy
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
of President Sirisena days after he assumed office “All political appointments and appointment of relatives attached to the Foreign Service will be annulled and the entire Foreign Service will be reorganised using professional officers and personnel... Read more
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give me sport
Cleaners for the Olympic village reveal the shocking treatment they receive [Guardian]volunteer inside the athletes’ village, who said all of the cleaners were Afro-
Cleaners for the Olympic village reveal the shocking treatment they receive [Guardian]
give me sport / Posted 5 days ago
volunteer inside the athletes’ village, who said all of the cleaners were Afro-Brazilians from poor backgrounds. “The foreign service companies get a big contract and then pay this shameful amount of money because they choose the poorest... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Scholarship a commitment to nation, not a transaction: Balakrishnanbond is an act of commitment to the nation and not a transaction, said Foreign
Scholarship a commitment to nation, not a transaction: Balakrishnan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
bond is an act of commitment to the nation and not a transaction, said Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the Foreign Service Scholarship Awards ceremony on Friday (Aug 19). Seven youths received the Foreign Service Scholarship at the... Read more
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Christian Today
Clinton accused of favouring 'extremist' policies that would 'punish' Catholicswho is also Associate Professor of the Practice of Religion and World Affairs a
Clinton accused of favouring 'extremist' policies that would 'punish' Catholics
Christian Today / Posted 6 days ago
who is also Associate Professor of the Practice of Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown's Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, agreed about the use of the term. "Her use [of it], and its deeper meaning, are quite consistent with her... Read more
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The Telegraph
That is not the party line: Khurshidforeign policy. Full stop. He doesn't understand. This is a great concern. Ther
That is not the party line: Khurshid
The Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
foreign policy. Full stop. He doesn't understand. This is a great concern. There is another concern that our very talented foreign service has to kowtow to the diktats of a policeman. Q: Are you hinting at NSA Ajit Doval? A: Who is the national... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
ASU senior wins congressional internshipskills that will be necessary for me to advance in whatever career I choose. I'
ASU senior wins congressional internship
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 7 days ago
skills that will be necessary for me to advance in whatever career I choose. I'm looking into the State Department and the Foreign Service, so hopefully this internship will be a foundation for me to advance toward that type of career." Scheduled... Read more
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Scotsman
Edinburgh to name street after medical pioneer Elsie InglisWar and an advocate for women’s rights, Elsie Inglis was instrumental in settin
Edinburgh to name street after medical pioneer Elsie Inglis
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
War and an advocate for women’s rights, Elsie Inglis was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service Committee, an organisation funded by the women’s suffrage movement for the Allied war effort. Councillor... Read more
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The Daily Reckoning
SAIS and Your Inside Connection to the IMFboot camp for the IMF. Many SAIS graduates go directly into the IMF. Other lead
SAIS and Your Inside Connection to the IMF
The Daily Reckoning / Posted 7 days ago
boot camp for the IMF. Many SAIS graduates go directly into the IMF. Other leading career choices are banking, the foreign service and the national security community. My class marked a turning point. Many observers believe the gold... Read more
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The Hindu
Retired diplomat elected PoK presidentChaudhry Latif Akbar got six votes. The Muslim Conference and Pakistan Tehreek-
Retired diplomat elected PoK president
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
Chaudhry Latif Akbar got six votes. The Muslim Conference and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf boycotted the election. Mr. Khan joined Pakistan Foreign Service in 1980 and retired in 2015 after serving as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative... Read more
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USA Today
Yazidi genocide should be more than a labelto comfort and reassure them.” The missing ingredient is the courage of our co
Yazidi genocide should be more than a label
USA Today / Posted 8 days ago
to comfort and reassure them.” The missing ingredient is the courage of our convictions. Robert Silverman, a former Foreign Service officer, is director of Muslim-Jewish Relations at the American Jewish Committee. Read or Share this story:... Read more
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Rappler
In New York, children of Indonesian migrants learn Bahasa Indonesiathere are no tenses, and there is no need to learn masculine and feminine versi
In New York, children of Indonesian migrants learn Bahasa Indonesia
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
there are no tenses, and there is no need to learn masculine and feminine versions of words as in French and Spanish. The Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State estimates that it would take 36 weeks for an English speaker to... Read more
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KERA North Texas
America's Never-Ending State Of WarKERA Interview … the growth of the military: “There are more members of milit
America's Never-Ending State Of War
KERA North Texas / Posted 8 days ago
KERA Interview … the growth of the military: “There are more members of military marching bands than there are of foreign service officers of the State Department. The State Department cannot compete when the military moves into areas.... Read more
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Daily News
In admiration of an eloquent statesmanI recall an effort of mine which did not see realisation. I did much research a
In admiration of an eloquent statesman
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
I recall an effort of mine which did not see realisation. I did much research and prepared a draft of an Act to secure the Foreign Service. But certain politicians took up the position that a separate Act was not necessary and that the Service... Read more
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Business Standard India
All the Prime Minister's officersmust share the charge of politically overpromoting and then underselling Orop.
All the Prime Minister's officers
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
must share the charge of politically overpromoting and then underselling Orop. Vinay Mohan Kwatra (IFS, 1988) is the foreign service mandarin in the PMO. He caught the eye of the establishment when Modi was to leave for the BRICS summit in... Read more
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asianage
Victory for RTIby former diplomat and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, has highlighted, once again,
Victory for RTI
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
by former diplomat and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, has highlighted, once again, the many troubles afflicting the Indian Foreign Service. The committee has expressed grave concern over “inadequate” size of India’s diplomatic corps considering... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Artist was a friend to many of man's best friendsa while and then finished his career in Germany. Cary heard this week from his
Artist was a friend to many of man's best friends
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
a while and then finished his career in Germany. Cary heard this week from his former students. One was the daughter of a foreign service officer who was moved from Pakistan to Iceland and his daughter, Terry Martin at the time, left behind a lot... Read more
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Aljazeera
Can Kashmir anger be a turning point?Folly Bah Thibault Hafsa Kanjwa - Kashmiri graduate scholar at the University
Can Kashmir anger be a turning point?
Aljazeera / Posted 11 days ago
Folly Bah Thibault Hafsa Kanjwa - Kashmiri graduate scholar at the University of Michigan Vivek Katju - Retired Indian Foreign Service officer and has previously represented India in Kashmiri dialogue with Pakistan Kavita Krishnan - Social... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Benghazi survivor shares story with Volusia County Republicansan attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Killed in the attack were
Benghazi survivor shares story with Volusia County Republicans
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
an attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Killed in the attack were Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. In a second attack several hours later at a different compound,... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Vladimir Putin’s powerful right-hand man steps downprofile. Just 44 years old, Mr Vaino, the grandson of a Soviet-era Estonian com
Vladimir Putin’s powerful right-hand man steps down
Namibia Economist / Posted 12 days ago
profile. Just 44 years old, Mr Vaino, the grandson of a Soviet-era Estonian communist party leader, began his career in the foreign service. He joined Mr Putin’s presidential office in 2002, working his way up the ranks with little fanfare.... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Vladimir Putin’s powerful right-hand man steps downprofile. Just 44 years old, Mr Vaino, the grandson of a Soviet-era Estonian com
Vladimir Putin’s powerful right-hand man steps down
Namibia Economist / Posted 12 days ago
profile. Just 44 years old, Mr Vaino, the grandson of a Soviet-era Estonian communist party leader, began his career in the foreign service. He joined Mr Putin’s presidential office in 2002, working his way up the ranks with little fanfare.... Read more
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dna
UPSC exams: Panel submits report recommending reduction in upper-age limitin three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers for In
UPSC exams: Panel submits report recommending reduction in upper-age limit
dna / Posted 12 days ago
in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and... Read more
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The Hindu
Reduction in civil services upper-age limit, panel gives reportin three stages - preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for Indi
Reduction in civil services upper-age limit, panel gives report
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
in three stages - preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Can U.S.-EU Imperialism Truly Be Diplomatic?and manipulated into believing the key to US-AFRICA relations is training our s
Can U.S.-EU Imperialism Truly Be Diplomatic?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
and manipulated into believing the key to US-AFRICA relations is training our students and youth to go into a career in foreign service. If the annals of history provide any indication or blueprint for what the political, social and cultural... Read more
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Asian journal
The glitterati of the 2016 People’s Balland a fashion icon in the person of Miss Paola Isabella Rocha Tornito. From hav
The glitterati of the 2016 People’s Ball
Asian journal / Posted 12 days ago
and a fashion icon in the person of Miss Paola Isabella Rocha Tornito. From having been armed with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Lyceum of the Philippines, socialite Paola has journeyed far and wide and she speaks five languages:... Read more
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J Weekly
In 1936 Games, a Mills College teacher with Jewish roots won silver for Nazi Germanystudent in European languages at Scripps College, with her goal being to eventu
In 1936 Games, a Mills College teacher with Jewish roots won silver for Nazi Germany
J Weekly / Posted 12 days ago
student in European languages at Scripps College, with her goal being to eventually return to Germany and work for its foreign service. In the meantime, she helped Scripps set up a fencing program. In April 1933, shortly after the rise of the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
The case for a Presidential Sanity TestWhen I joined the American foreign service (became a diplomat) way back in the
The case for a Presidential Sanity Test
Daily Maverick / Posted 12 days ago
When I joined the American foreign service (became a diplomat) way back in the early 1970s, I had to undergo hours of questioning by investigators who probed the state of my rather minimal finances, my physical and psychological health, my love life,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
UPSC panel wants lower eligibility age, govt says let’s build consensusmain, and interview — to recruit officers to 23 civil services including the In
UPSC panel wants lower eligibility age, govt says let’s build consensus
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 13 days ago
main, and interview — to recruit officers to 23 civil services including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). The age limit is relaxed by five years for candidates from the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government to Verify 9,757 Civil Servantsand will be permanently deleted from the payroll with effect from September," t
Government to Verify 9,757 Civil Servants
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
and will be permanently deleted from the payroll with effect from September," the statement further reads. However, the government said foreign service officers deployed abroad will be given a grace period of up to January 15, next year to tur... Read more
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Daily Mail
Turkey offers Russia joint operations against IS in Syriaincident. The three-person Turkish delegation in Moscow, made up of representa
Turkey offers Russia joint operations against IS in Syria
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
incident. The three-person Turkish delegation in Moscow, made up of representatives from the military, intelligence and foreign service, is tasked with implementing decisions. Turkish president Erdogan visited Russia's second city of Saint... Read more
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