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A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
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’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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