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The academic building at the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati (representational image) | Photo: Commons

How Modi govt plans to get international recognition for India’s Sanskrit universities

New guidelines will help Sanskrit universities and colleges get NAAC accreditation, which will help them be included in national and international rankings.
The new Sanskrit map of India | Image: ThePrint Team

New Sanskrit map of India features Nagalandam, Mansarovar-jheelah and even Pakistanam

The Survey of India says there is a constant demand for Sanskrit maps, but this is the first time a new one has been issued since 2002.
Madrasa students

Assam to shut aided madrasas, Sanskrit schools: What Constitution says on minority institutes

The Assam government has decided to shut down all government madrasas and Sanskrit tols to reinvent themselves as high and higher secondary schools.
Patanjali CEO Acharya Balakrishna (left) and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev (right)

Ramdev’s Patanjali does a ‘first’, its Sanskrit paper makes it to international journal

Swiss-based MDPI publishes video abstracts of Patanjali’s research paper in Sanskrit, on a medicinal herb, in push for ‘diversity and sustainability’.
Banaras Hindu University | Commons

BHU Sanskrit department reopens as row over Muslim professor subsides

The student's union run by RSS-affiliated ABVP had protested against the appointment of assistant professor Feroze Khan on the grounds that a Muslim cannot teach Sanskrit.
Gopalika Antharjanam | By special arrangement | ThePrint

Kerala Brahmin Arabic teacher’s advice to BHU Muslim Sanskrit professor — go to court

Retired Kerala teacher Gopalika Antharjanam, who beat initial social opposition to teach Arabic, says it's BHU assistant professor Firoz Khan’s right to teach Sanskrit.
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BHU protest should be called off. Muslims aren’t about to infiltrate and control Hinduism

Let us examine the charges levelled against Feroze Khan by BHU Sanskrit students one by one.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

BHU controversy: What’s the problem with a Muslim scholar teaching Sanskrit?

Students of Banaras Hindu University are protesting against the appointment of scholar Feroz Khan in the Sanskrit literature department.
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RSS affiliate not happy with Modi govt’s efforts to promote Sanskrit, charts own course

Samskrita Bharati’s prime objection lies with how Sanskrit is taught in schools and colleges.
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At special classes this Winter Session, MPs to get Sanskrit lessons from RSS affiliate

Samskrita Bharati is set to organise a 15-day camp for MPs during the Winter Session of Parliament.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.