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Have online learning tools like BYJU’S & Khan Academy made tuition centres redundant?

In the last few years, several online learning tools like BYJU’S and Khan Academy have made a splash in the education sector.
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Mumbai bridge collapse: Negligence of authorities or woefully inadequate infrastructure?

A portion of a foot over-bridge outside Mumbai's landmark CST collapsed Thursday evening, killing six people.
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Masood Azhar at UN: Failed Indian diplomatic offensive or China’s Pakistan support too deep?

China put on hold for the fourth time a UN Security Council proposal to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

BJP-AGP allies again: Poll opportunism or was Citizenship Bill clash just political optics?

The Asom Gana Parishad has formed a pre-poll alliance with the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Experts weigh in.

Is DGCA callous about Indian fliers’ safety and soft on Boeing 737 MAX & Airbus A320 Neo?

The DGCA issued safety regulations regarding the operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a day after an Ethiopian Airlines’ plane crash.
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Is it justified for India to have Lok Sabha elections in 7 phases over 6 weeks in 2019?

The Election Commission announced Sunday that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May.
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Virgin Atlantic junks make-up for crew: Key step or should looks not be on job checklist?

Virgin Atlantic recently made applying make-up optional for their cabin crew.
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Is mediation on Ayodhya the ideal process or is SC conveniently passing the buck?

The Supreme Court Friday put the onus of settling the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case on a three-member mediation panel.

Is the Modi govt bungling on Rafale or are secrecy laws critical for defence deals?

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal claimed that Rafale documents were stolen from the defence ministry, and this could invite punishment under the OSA.
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AAP-Congress alliance failure: Political myopia or risky to tie up with Arvind Kejriwal?

The Congress has said no to an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?