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Number of children studying until class 8 in India doubles, but skills acquired remain low

A report has found that more youth have access to higher education than the last decade, but the skills they're acquiring from school remain low. 

Who tried to influence Lalu sentencing? Not this Muslim IAS officer from UP, says judge

Newspaper reports claimed Mannan Akhtar, DM of judge Shivpal Singh’s home district, tried to get him to go easy on Lalu. Judge has denied these claims.

Now cows are expected to help reform prisoners in Haryana’s jails as well

Under the idea mooted by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in November 2016, the state government will use jails with surplus land as cow shelters.

Punish parents for not sending kids to school: govt panel

 A government panel has recommended the need to re-evaluate the Right to Education to ensure parents face action for not sending their children to school.

In the Supreme Court crisis, Tuesday might bring fresh fireworks

The Loya case being assigned to a particular bench by the CJI was one of the issues raised by the four protesting judges at their press conference Friday.

My family and I have no suspicions about his death any more, says judge Loya’s son

Anuj, the son of the CBI court judge, held a press conference in which he said that the doubts the family had about the death earlier have been dispelled. 

Muslim children being deprived of RTE, govt bodies seek advisory board’s intervention

Central Advisory Board of Education meets on 15 & 16 Jan, and a couple of issues highlighted by WCD ministry & NCPCR have been put on the agenda.

No end to Supreme Court crisis as three of four judges who protested go out of town

Efforts to forge a consensus yield no results. Sources say Attorney General has advised CJI Dipak Misra to show restraint.

Top online course provider edX coming soon to India

Harvard and MIT-founded edX in talks with Modi govt to provide 2,300 courses. These will be hosted on India’s own MOOC platform, SWAYAM.

Animal welfare team to oversee Jallikattu told ‘a little bit of cruelty is alright’

The traditional Tamil sport takes place this weekend, and the convener of the team responsible to ensure this has called for a ‘balanced approach’ to cruelty.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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