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How Modi govt plans to reopen schools once lockdown is lifted 

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

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Schools from green, orange zones likely to reopen first, students of classes 8-12 to attend

The central government’s plan for reopening schools will likely be zone-wise after the lockdown is lifted. During this time, only students from classes 8 to 12 will be called in while students in primary and pre-primary classes will return after all schools fully reopen, reports Kritika Sharma.

Bun-maska will never taste the same — Mumbai grieves 85-year-old Irani cafe owner

Darius Ferzandi had been running Byculla Restaurant and Bakery since the early 1950s. Patrons say he kept his menu cheap but offered high-quality food, reports Haima Deshpande.

Gen Naravane’s insensitive remark undermined 40 battalions of Nepalis in Indian Army

Army chief M.M. Naravane’s remark that Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli acted at the behest of another country is damaging for the two armies in which he holds the rank of General, India and Nepal, writes Manvendra Singh.

Dear proud Bengali, Tagore and Satyajit Ray are past. Please come out of the time trap

Bengal’s intelligentsia or the ‘buddhijibi’ (as they are known in Bangla) hardly ever talks about the state’s economic decay, shut industries, the unimaginable political violence or lack of jobs, because for them, their favourite pastime is reminiscing about the illustrious past, writes Debalina Dey.

How India can end Chinese transgressions: Take conflict to a place Beijing is worried about

India can’t deter China from using Himalayan skirmishes unless it goes on the offensive elsewhere. New Delhi’s message must be: ‘Do not poke us here and we won’t poke you there’, writes Nitin Pai.

Stand-off with China in Ladakh is India’s worst border tension since Kargil in 1999

Chinese army has diverted about 5,000 troops, carrying out a massive exercise towards various points of the Line of Actual Control on its side, writes Snehesh Alex Philip.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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