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Less work, fewer hirings — what DU teachers fear will happen when 4-year UG programme returns

Delhi University teachers say that while FYUP is student-friendly given the multiple exit options, it ignores staff welfare. They also said its implementation was being rushed.
Mukesh Ambani's residence 'Antilia' in Mumbai (File photo) | Photographer: Adeel Halim | Bloomberg

Vehicle with explosive substance found near Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai house ‘Antilia’

The vehicle was found on Carmichael Road near 'Antilia', Ambani's residence, a Mumbai Police official said. The explosive was not an assembled device, according to the bomb detection team.
Representational image of a television streaming player menu screen featuring OTT platforms Netflix, Amazon Prime Video | Photo: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

This is how Modi govt’s new rules will regulate digital media and OTT content

The rules borrow heavily from the existing regulations and structure governing the television media, including content codes and grievance redressal structure. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook HQ in San Jose, California | PIB | File photo

‘Details matter, will study rules’ — Facebook’s guarded response to Modi govt’s new norms

Modi govt has announced guidelines for online media — OTT platforms, social media and online news portals — under IT (Intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules.

President’s Rule imposed in Puducherry after fall of Congress govt

V Narayanasamy, who led the Congress govt in Puducherry, resigned Monday ahead of the confidence vote after his govt was reduced to a minority.
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Indian newspapers want Google to pay 85% of ad revenue for content, cite Australia law

Indian Newspaper Society also raised the issue of giving more prominence to editorial content from Registered News Publishers, as Google picks up content from non-credible sites too.
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4 months after clampdown, Modi govt lifts restrictions on international webinars

MEA notification was reiterated by Union Ministry of Education to public-funded institutions,. The education ministry will now send the revised notification to the institutions. 
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar release the new rules for digital media, OTT & social media platforms at a press conference in New Delhi on 25 February 2021 | ANI

Modi govt announces tough, new rules to regulate social media, OTT platforms & digital news

Digital news, OTT platforms are required to follow broad content guidelines meant for TV & print media, while social media platforms should set up redressal systems for complaints.

‘Akhand Bharat’ possible through ‘Hindu Dharma’ but not through force, says RSS chief

Speaking at a book launch Thursday, Mohan Bhagwat stressed the need for an undivided India and said countries such as Pakistan which broke away from India are now in distress.
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5 youths allegedly drug, rape 17-year-old girl in Haryana’s Kurukshetra

Among the three arrested, two are 18 years old while the third one is a juvenile, who was sent to an observation home.

On Camera

Why Biden’s military strike in Syria should wake up Iran

By authorising air strikes on Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, Biden has demonstrated that he won't turn a blind eye on aggression in the hopes of resuming nuclear diplomacy.

Output of 8 core infrastructure sectors grows 0.1% in January

The core sectors had expanded by 2.2% in January 2020, according to the provisional data released Friday by the Commerce and Industry Ministry.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

India, Pakistan agree to observe ceasefire along LoC, pull back specialised offensive units

India and Pakistan aim for peace along LoC, with New Delhi being ‘cautiously optimistic’. There will, however, not be any let-up in anti-infiltration and anti-terror operations.
Illustration by Soham Sen

India’s challenge is to avoid two-front war, but can Modi put politics aside for strategy?

India must break out of strategic triangulation with China & Pakistan. Before that, it must decide if it’ll let domestic electoral interests limit its strategic options.