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UP officials’ kids don’t go to govt schools, so chief secretary gets SC contempt notice

Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice against UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey for failing to implement the 2015 Allahabad High Court order.
Classroom in India

Twice-bitten Punjab govt still has no clue on what its history textbooks should say

New books commissioned by Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab govt have also been withdrawn, after SAD accused them of insulting Sikh Gurus & many discrepancies.
Children in school

Farm visits, gardening, drama: How govt is hoping to overhaul school curriculum

HRD roadmap calls for focus on experiential learning and reduced burden on syllabus and textbooks.
Representational image of elementary school students | Wikimedia Commons

In elementary govt schools, a third of teachers don’t have the required teaching degree

The worst performer is Bihar, where 72 per cent of the teachers are untrained, followed by Assam (64%) and Madhya Pradesh (57%).

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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?