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20,000 government hospital doctors in Delhi to go on strike on Monday at IMA's call

The strike is likely to hit outpatient clinics and other routine services (like diagnostics). Emergency services, however, won’t be affected, doctors assured. The strike is a fallout of an aSSAult by relatives of a patient on doctors at a government hospital in West Bengal after the patient died during treatment last week Monday. The incident sparked protests from doctors across the country. While Kolkata doctors went on strike from Tuesday,

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Shaky building blocks -Shailaja Menon

and Numeracy” in the draft National Education Policy, 2019. The focus it places on the early years is welcome, and the continuity it recommends between the pre-primary and primary years is neceSSAry. Likewise, its emphasis on mother tongue-based education and oral language development are critical. However, the analysis presented on why children fail to learn to read and write largely points to factors surrounding the teaching and learning proc

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Medical services hit as doctors' agitation spreads -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu Health Minister asks doctors to call off strike, urges Mamata Banerjee to resolve impasse; IMA calls nationwide strike for June 17 against aSSAult in Kolkata hospital. Hospital services were affected in different parts of the country on Friday as a doctors’ agitation that began in West Bengal following an aSSAult on medical professionals spread to the national capital, Kerala, Hyder

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Like election manifestos, draft NEP is merely a statement of intent -Satish Deshpande

taphs: It was just too good to be true. What does the new National Education Policy (NEP) have to say about the future of Indian higher education? Before trying to answer this question, it is neceSSAry to spend a moment or two on the roughly 500-page draft of the NEP (henceforth DNEP) that the new government unveiled on the day it took office. Ever since Kapil Sibal took over as the human resources development (HRD) minister a decade ago, relation

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Journalist beaten up and stripped by UP cops -Piyush Rai

-The Times of India MEERUT: Just a few hours after the Supreme Court ordered the release of Prashant Kanojia, another TV journalist in west UP's Shamli was brutally aSSAulted by the SHO of the government railway police (GRP) on Tuesday night. SHO Rakesh Kumar and GRP constable Sanjay Pawar were booked and suspended after videos of the attack went viral on Wednesday. In the clips, the SHO could be seen attacking journalist Amit Sharma when

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Is unsafe behavior linked to social order? -Latisha Jaisinghani

about safety measures appears to be divided along caste lines in rural Rajasthan. Educating children and frequent awareness programs would ensure villagers’ safety in everyday life It is neceSSAry to start development process from the grassroots in order to develop the country as a whole. However, there are many parts of rural India where people have limited facilities. Even though the scenario is changing now, many still lack even basic nece

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Pronab Sen, former chief statistician of India, interviewed by Kabir Agarwal and Anuj Srivas (

ome groups – the poor, middle class and the rich. The second will not allow you to do it by income groups with the same accuracy, but by education status. The basic idea is that it is neceSSAry to distinguish people who are educated up to the school level and post-school level. So you are really trying to hone in on educated unemployment. Earlier, you weren’t getting that again because post-school group was a relatively small group a

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Centre in damage control mode over anti-Hindi protests -Priscilla Jebaraj

n Tamil by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Central government will support the development of ancient Tamil, she added. The new External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted a similar meSSAge on Sunday evening, in both English and Tamil. “The National Education Policy as submitted to the Minister HRD is only a draft report. Feedback shall be obtained from general public. State governments will be consulted. Only after this the draf

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Why are Karnataka's schoolchildren unhappy with the mid-day meal? -Archana Nathan

luru, would rather walk home at lunch break to quickly grab a bite than eat the free meal served at school. “He finds the school food too bland,” says his mother, standing in the narrow paSSAge of their house. “He says the saaru is too watery and the sambhar too pheeka,” says Tabarak’s grandmother from inside, where she is cutting onions for lunch. Tabarak studies at the government school up the road from his house whe

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Atrocities Against dalits Continue Unabated in Gujarat -Bharathy Singaravel

f Gujarat there is a mindset among upper-caste people that absolutely nothing is going to happen to them even if they keep subjecting Dalits to violence, discrimination and brutality. So the strong meSSAge that should have gone from the administration, the police and the government has not gone at all. Rather, through callousness and indifference, the BJP government in Gujarat is telling upper caste people that it is only them that they stand for.&rdq

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