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Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Government takes ‘steps’ as migrant workers walk miles of panic

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Work on 5-yr vision plan during lockdown, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tells officials

In an audio interaction with nearly 400 ministry officials, Javadekar called for suggestions to increase efficiency and asked them to remain positive.
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‘Backdoor censorship’ — filmmakers say Mumbai fest rejected movies critical of Modi govt

Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Rishi and others accused the information and broadcasting ministry of practising absolute control in the selection process.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Budget 2020 will have ‘plan of action’ to boost economy, says Prakash Javadekar

At a Cabinet briefing Wednesday, the minister said the economy is on the path of ‘revival’ and nobody should have a pessimistic view about it.
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Get artists & technicians in TV, OTT services under new labour code: I&B minister Javadekar

I&B ministry has proposed expanding the definition of cine workers so that artists & technical workers in TV and OTT platforms get social security benefits.
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Javadekar blames AAP govt for possible delay in hanging of 16 December gangrape convicts

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the nation would have got justice sooner if the Kejriwal govt had issued notices to the 16 December convicts within a week of the Supreme Court's order.
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JNU violence: Pooja Bhatt advises Bollywood, Javadekar attacks FT & Reddit’s reminder

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

BJP’s Javadekar says AAP, Congress ‘misled’ Delhi, incited anti-CAA protests

The Congress and AAP rubbished Prakash Javadekar's comments and hit back at the BJP after the union minister demanded an apology.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Javadekar says Kashmir terrorism at minimum since Article 370 move

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar also added that the first six months of the Modi government's second term were dedicated to development and security of the country.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

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5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.