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‘Shakti’ not ‘sakhti’ — Uddhav says as Maharashtra gears to make Marathi must in schools

Maha Vikas Aghadi govt is set to pass legislation today that will make teaching Marathi mandatory for all boards from 2020-21 academic year. 

Celebrating PL Deshpande — the ‘RK Laxman of prose’

Laughing and making other people laugh was a way of life for this Marathi literary titan.
Devendra Fadnavis with Sharad Pawar

How Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena made Devendra Fadnavis’ life a Vijay Tendulkar play

Devendra Fadnavis’ political predicament is captured in the title of a Vijay Tendulkar play that the Maharashtra CM may not even know about.
File photo of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on World Marathi Day

In Maharashtra, Congress-NCP target BJP govt for neglecting Marathi

Govt fails to provide Marathi translation of governor’s speech, drops a ‘significant’ stanza from the recital of a poem. Shiv Sena sides with opposition.
Promote Marathi language on Wikipedia, Maharashtra govt tells its employees

Promote Marathi language on Wikipedia, Maharashtra govt tells its employees

The exercise may give BJP an edge over its bitter ally Shiv Sena, which has projected itself as the custodian of the Marathi language in the state.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

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.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

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

Sig Sauer

Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.