A sum of Rs 56,536 crore was sanctioned to the school education department in 2019-20, from which the finance ministry is likely to cut Rs 3,000 crore. The funds cut was discussed at a meeting between officials of the HRD and finance ministries, reports Kritika Sharma.
PM Narendra Modi is projecting himself as Problem Solver No. 1 — a leader who corrects historical wrongs, resolves the problems left by the previous Congress governments and even Jawaharlal Nehru, writes Ruhi Tewari.
India invested 25 years after Cold War to de-hyphenate itself from Pakistan. Modi & Amit Shah have squandered those gains purely for domestic consumption, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s National Interest.
Over 37 lakh people are entitled to cashless treatment under CGHS and ECHS, which are meant to ease public access to quality healthcare. But with the Modi government yet to settle dues totalling Rs 1,700 crore, top hospitals claim to be hard-pressed for resources, reports Himani Chandna.
Every few years, the Western world seeks out, creates and builds bard of brown world’s pain. First it was Arundhati Roy, now it is Rana Ayyub, writes Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.
Dog squads are usually reserved for Western breeds, but Thenga, the mongrel, has outperformed them in training and been recruited to the State Disaster Response Force, reports Simrin Sirur.
The custodial killing of Hyderabad rape-murder accused and its celebration shows India is in a crisis. Such fast-track ‘justice’ directly challenges the Chief Justice of India’s authority, writes Nitin Pai.