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President Ram Nath Kovind has now opened up the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the public four days a week | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Make J&K hub of knowledge by implementing NEP in letter and spirit, says President Kovind

During a conference on the implementation of the NEP in J&K, President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on the importance of understanding tradition and heritage through our mother tongue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

NEP is country’s policy, not of govt, will shape vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, PM Modi says

PM Modi once again pressed for effective implementation of the NEP, saying his government took into account all stakeholders while formulating it. 
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad give a thumbs-up claiming victory over Covid-19 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

A year with no new doctors or engineers in India — that’s what delaying NEET/JEE will do

The only beneficiaries of a delayed NEET/JEE exam will be coaching mafias and private colleges who charge exorbitant fees for a seat. Not the students.
A file photo of Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank | ANI

‘Will give students what they get abroad’ — India plans tie-ups with top 100 universities

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said 7-8 lakh Indian students go abroad for higher studies every year but they would stay back if they get similar facilities here.
Former finance minister P. Chidambaram addressing a press conference | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Faced ‘similar taunts’ for not speaking Hindi — Chidambaram says Kanimozhi not alone

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram also hit out at the central government and asked it to teach both Hindi and English to govt employees.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

Mother tongue rule to apply ‘wherever possible’ — Pokhriyal says NEP understands diversity

In interview to ThePrint, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal says NEP will be implemented uniformly across all schools, will ensure 6% of India's GDP is spent on education.

NEP 2020 is a good document but its real job will be to weed civil servants out of academia

The education policies of 1968 and 1986 were also excellent and visionary, but could not be implemented due to political and bureaucratic resistance.
Representational image for school students | Photo: ANI

India’s New Education Policy takes the bullet out of the old, Russian roulette-like system

In episode 535 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta dissects the new policy to see how it solves the problems of the existing, exam-centric system.

Coming soon: BCom, BTech, MBBS in Telugu, Bengali & all Indian languages

Higher education in mother tongue is likely to be a part of the New Education Policy, which seeks to overhaul India’s education system.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.