The future is at stake

The Covid-19-induced school closure, which began in March 2020 and continued till August-September 2021, has led to “catastrophic consequences” for underprivileged students, reveals a new report, Locked Out: Emergency Report On School Education. The survey, supervised by economists Jean Dreze, Reetika Khera, and researcher Vipul Paikra, was conducted in August and covered 1,400 students, from … Read more

Nipah is a potential threat; step up surveillance

The death of a 12-year-old boy in Kerala has brought back focus on the threat from the Nipah virus. Like Sars-Cov-2, it is zoonotic, having jumped from animals. The virus is carried by fruit bats and infection spreads typically when a person eats or drinks something contaminated by bat droppings. Nipah infections have a high … Read more

IIT-Jodhpur launches initiative to conserve, restore Thar desert- The New Indian Express

By PTI NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur has launched a unique initiative to conserve and restore the Thar desert, its minerals, medicines, flora and fauna by carrying out ecosystem phenomics through transdisciplinary framework of medical, engineering, environmental and life sciences. The initiative called Desert Ecosystem Sciences Guided by Nature and Selection … Read more

HC says police cannot take coercive action in criminal cases relating to Suvendu Adhikari- The New Indian Express

By PTI KOLKATA: In a reprieve to Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari, the Calcutta High Court on Monday said police cannot take any coercive action in criminal cases relating to him in the state, including in the investigation by the CID into the unnatural death of his bodyguard. The CID had asked … Read more

September 7, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Dost’s visit

The Afghan Foreign Minister Shah Mohammad Dost will be visiting Delhi for a one-day visit. The hurried visit comes in view of the coordinated efforts made by India and the Soviet Union to promote a dialogue between India and Pakistan. The visit also has significance in view of the forthcoming session of the UN General … Read more

Becoming stakeholders | The Indian Express

Becoming stakeholders | The Indian Express

The tripartite agreement signed by the Centre, five insurgent groups active in Karbi Anglong, and the Assam government, marks the culmination of an extended process of negotiation to end insurgency in the region. According to the Memorandum of Settlement, greater autonomy will be devolved to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council; the identity, language, culture of … Read more

Panchjanya attack on Infosys does what it accuses IT giant of doing — damages national interest. Time for India Inc to stand up.

Over the last few years, a growing number of people and institutions have been labelled “anti-national” and accused of belonging to the “tukde tukde gang” — students like Umar Khalid and Disha Ravi, teachers like Anand Teltumbde, activists like Sudha Bharadwaj, entire universities and those protesting against the CAA, NRC and farm laws. This name-calling … Read more

Geelani’s sons behaved differently hours after father’s death, allege Police; release ablution video- The New Indian Express

Geelani's sons behaved differently hours after father's death, allege Police; release ablution video- The New Indian Express

Express News Service SRINAGAR: Hours after former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the last will of deceased separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani should have been respected and body of a person has to be treated with respect, the J&K police released series of videos about ablution of the … Read more