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How a proposed Rs 3,000-cr fund cut could affect school education, teachers’ salaries

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Modi govt likely to slash school education budget by Rs 3,000 crore citing funds crunch

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.

Ayodhya to Kashmir – Modi is now Mr Closure for all of India’s historical wrongs

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.

Discovery of Pakistan – How Modi & Shah have dramatically re-hyphenated India with Pakistan

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.

Fortis, Max, Medanta want to scrap cashless CGHS treatment as govt dues touch Rs 1,700 cr

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.

In Rana Ayyub, the White West has found its next Arundhati Roy

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.

Uttarakhand Police gets a mongrel, and he’s better than any Labrador or German Shepherd

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.

Dear CJI, Indians have lost faith in judiciary because we are ruled by power, not by law

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.

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  1. Instead of cutting funds for education the Govt must cut down on space programme. Wishes such as Gangayan and retrying to land on moon all can wait. Also can wait is the Bullet train. We should be able to prioritise requirements.

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