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Under Arvind Kejriwal govt, enrolment & pass percentage have fallen in Delhi govt schools

A report by NGO Praja Foundation highlights falling enrolment, poor retention and a massive drop in pass percentage in Delhi government schools.
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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.
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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New books commissioned by Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab govt have also been withdrawn, after SAD accused them of insulting Sikh Gurus & many discrepancies.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%).

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.