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Row over engineering degrees: Govt to order CBI probe into UGC ‘lapses’

Within a week of the Supreme Court order cancelling engineering degrees secured through correspondence courses, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to get to the crux of the matter.

Pradyuman’s ‘new murderer’ at Ryan School: A story of crime and prejudice

CBI says it wasn’t the bus conductor who slit Pradyuman’s throat in Gurugram’s Ryan International murder case; it was a Class XI student of the school.
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India’s gender gap slide has been years in the making, and there’s no quick fix

India has slipped to its worst ranking of 108, and experts say improvements are needed across the board – from political representation to healthcare.
The only mantra for feminism to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”

‘The List’ is a time’s-up moment for savarna feminism

The only mantra to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”, and to provide pro bono legal support to victims of professors on the list.
A professor who finds himself on a list of alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment speaks up.

The ‘sexual harassers’ list only trivialises the fight against sexual harassment

A professor, who finds himself on a list claiming to name those guilty sexual harassment in Indian universities, writes about its perils and his experience.
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India’s military must push to raise its intellectual capital

The moot point is whether our senior military leadership really wants to influence strategy and policy, or are they happy in their operational cocoons.
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Don’t see SC’s Diwali cracker ban through a communal lens: Union minister M.A. Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister and BJP’s Muslim face says if there is pollution because of any religion’s festival, action should be taken.
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Pay hike for teachers is great, but India’s universities need much more

The pay commission recommendations bring some relief in the face of adversarial perceptions about the government by the academia at large.
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A broken teacher recruitment system negates Centre’s salary package to universities

Even the most attractive salary package offered by public universities loses lustre when confronted by a completely broken teacher recruitment system.
Amid rising child abuse, Centre wants new guidelines on safety, activists say it's lip service

Tokenism and repackaging old provisions: Centre’s response to rise in child abuse

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar ask NCPCR to formulate guidelines on child abuse; activists say it’s pointless because they already exist.

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.