Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicSanskrit department

Topic: Sanskrit department

Assam govt to turn madrasas, Sanskrit tols into general institutes for ‘secular education’

Assam govt will soon table a bill to repeal provisions of madrasas & Sanskrit tols, and convert them into educational institutions imparting general studies.

BHU Muslim professor, who faced student protests, quits Sanskrit dept & joins Arts faculty

Students from the RSS-affiliated ABVP held protests in November against the appointment of Feroz Khan to BHU's Sanskrit department, citing his religion.

‘A Muslim can’t teach us our dharma’ — BHU Sanskrit students want professor out

V-C says can’t reject anyone based on religion. Feroz Khan, the assistant professor appointed to teach Sanskrit, says he is feeling insulted by students' protest.

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.