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Indian colleges see spurt in applications as Covid forces students to ditch foreign plans

From govt institutions like DU to their private counterparts, colleges and universities across India say they have witnessed a much higher number of applications this year.
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Delhi air clean in lockdown but high pollution seen for few hours after dawn — JNU-DU study

The study says although the overall PM2.5 levels went down, there was a significant jump in their levels during the early morning hours, leading to haze formation. 
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HC allows online open book exams for final year DU students from 10 August

Delhi High Court passes slew of guidelines to Delhi University to address concerns raised by students on online open book examinations.
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UGC stand is clear — universities will have to conduct final-year exams to hand out degrees

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Almost everyone in faculty is promoted in Indian universities. DU started the damage in 1970

Today, Delhi University has been relegated to the backwaters of all global rankings, with a similar story playing out in universities all over India. But there is a way out.
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DU has less than 5% OBC teachers & there’s no professor among them, Parliament panel finds

Draft report of Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of OBCs observes 'glaring gaps' in number of OBC posts DU has advertised against the number of vacancies.
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DU final year UG online exams to be held from 10-31 August, varsity tells High Court

The bench was informed by the varsity that the students left out of online exams will be given an opportunity to appear in physical examinations in September.
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Former UGC chairman says move on final-year exams unfortunate, online mode will be biased

In a letter to the UGC chairman Dhirendra Pal Singh, former chairman Sukhadeo Thorat reiterates demands by students across the country to cancel final year exams.
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Delhi University has one obsession and it’s making a mess of it. Exams

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
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Delhi High Court directs Delhi University to give schedule for final year UG exams

The high court also asked the varsity to explain as to how it proposes to conduct exams - online, offline or both modes, besides the complete date sheet.

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Justice for ISRO’s Nambi Narayanan — how fake ‘spy scandal’ ruined India’s interest

In episode 548 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta elaborates on the ISRO ‘spy scandal’ of the 1990s, a fake plot concocted by IB & Kerala Police.
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RBI to transfer Rs 57,128 crore surplus, but govt’s fiscal woes unlikely to ease

RBI’s transfer is slightly less than the Rs 60,000 cr estimated in Budget 2020-21, and is unlikely to plug the hole in revenues due to Covid and the lockdown.

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‘Multiple’ India-China clashes occurred along LAC in May and June, some lasted all night

These clashes and brawls led to injuries on both sides. ITBP, which guards LAC, has recommended 21 for gallantry awards. 
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.