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File photo | Rahul Gandhi at the Ideas for India conclave, London, May 2022 | Twitter/Rahul Gandhi

In Rahul Gandhi-Jaishankar clash on diplomats, why India’s national interest is the loser

Rahul Gandhi called India’s IFS officers ‘arrogant’, while Jaishankar called them confident. In all social media noise, the point on China got missed.
A Delhi school student studies online via WhatsApp | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget proposals for digital schooling split experts. Some keen, others want more offline focus

Modi govt's Budget has, in fact, made a push to make offline education more robust, but some experts feel it's not enough. Edtech sector has welcomed the announcements.

Defence

A military band rehearses for the Beating Retreat ceremony | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Abide With Me’ dropped from Beating Retreat ceremony, ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’ to replace it

Iconic hymn, said to be a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi, has been played to conclude Beating Retreat ceremony since 1950. Decision taken for ‘all tunes in line-up to be Indian’.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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