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Go online but don’t go overboard — how Karnataka panel wants govt to regulate classes

On 15 June, Karnataka government tasked a 14-member panel with studying the feasibility of online classes amid the pandemic. The panel submitted its report Tuesday.
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CBSE now says chapters not deleted, but covered under ‘alternative academic calendar’

CBSE Tuesday said 2020-21 syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has been reduced by 30% keeping in mind the loss of academic time due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Representational image of college students | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

States that cancelled college exams ‘revisit’ move after UGC order, Maharashtra holds ground

UGC Monday received clearance from home ministry to mandatorily conduct final-year college and university exams, an order that at once triggered a controversy.
Policemen force two men to do sit ups for flouting the lockdown rules, at Dharampura Bazar in Patiala | PTI

What’s common between Gwalior admin and Indian parents? Love for punishment, Covid or not

Gwalior announced that those breaking Covid rules will have to volunteer at a hospital or police check-post. But it's not the only city that loves absurd ‘punishments’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

BJP isn’t just a machine to win elections, it stands for seva: PM Modi to party workers

Addressing BJP workers via video conference, Modi praised the welfare measures undertaken by the party’s different state units during the Covid lockdown.
Karnataka police personnel are tested for Covid-19 at a station in Bengaluru | Representational image | ANI

Karnataka villages lock themselves in amid Covid surge, impose Rs 5,000 fine for violations

Villages in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district have imposed barricades on roads leading towards them with Covid cases surging from 0 to 78 in a month.
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High productivity, less gossip, but no work-life balance — WFH tales of Bengaluru techies

Covid lockdown has transformed how IT sector works, with firms making quick transition to work from home to sustain operations. But the experiment has got mixed reviews.
Volunteers serve food to the needy in Patna during the Covid-19 lockdown in May | Representational image | ANI

No dal fry — why states have to make do with chana under Modi govt’s new round of food aid

In the first round of the PMGKY lockdown aid, from April-June, states could decide what pulses to distribute among beneficiaries of the scheme. Not anymore.
Representational image of students queueing up for NEET | File photo: PTI

Govt forms panel to see if July NEET, JEE dates are feasible as deferment calls get louder

Held up by the Covid-19 lockdown, NEET and JEE are scheduled in July but students have been demanding a postponement amid the growing number of coronavirus cases.
The iconic Taj Mahal in Agra | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Taj Mahal, once a promising job opportunity, sees local business drying up and dying out

Local guides, budget hotel owners, photographers — these are some of Agra's residents who are struggling with no daily earnings due to the Taj Mahal being shut during the Covid crisis.

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Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.


The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

144 armed forces veterans sign statement on China, highlight need to revamp intelligence

Statement also underlines ‘communication gap’ on India-China stand-off from the govt and the military, urges national policy and strategy on neighbours.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.