2015 IAS toppers Tina Dabi, Athar Khan break social stereotypes to tie the knot


HIGHLIGHTS 1.Tina Dabi topped the civil services exams, Athar Aamir Khan came second in 2015. 2.The couple chose Jammu and Kashmir’s picturesque Pahalgam as the wedding venue. 3.While the families did not oppose the wedding, religious fringe groups called it a case of love jihad. The relationship that floored India a couple of years ago was finally solemnised. Indian Administrative Service (IAS) power couple Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan tied the knot on Saturday, April 7. While Dabi topped the civil services exams, Khan came second in…

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Defying all odds, autorickshaw driver’s son Ansar Ahmad Shaikh cracks UPSC

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Defying all odds, including religious discrimination that forced him to adopt a Hindu identity, a 21-year old Muslim boy from Maharashtra has cracked the prestigious UPSC examinations, the results of which were announced on Tuesday. Since the results came out, the candidate, Ansar Ahmad Shaikh, son of an autorickshaw driver and brother of a garage hand, has been besieged with calls and visits from well-wishers, friends, relatives, media-persons and even strangers. He hails from the Shelgaon village in Jalna district in the heart of drought-hit Marathwada region and considers the…

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