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The Morning Wrap: Catch Them Young; Police Submits Report On Ramjas Incident

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04/08/2017 9:17 AM IST | Updated 04/08/2017 9:19 AM IST
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From history to political science to mathematics, textbooks in Rajasthan are being drastically altered to reflect the dominant political agenda. But the trend, teachers accuse, is not new at all. Betwa Sharma reports from the ground.

As Indians, who are recognised as the 44th tribe of Kenya, feel threatened before the upcoming elections, Onaiza Drabu revisits the long history of Asians financially supporting politically-active Kenyans.

From beauty unguents to bunkers, the excreta of the cow, according to the RSS, can be used in a myriad items to achieve miraculous results. We bring you a list of things that can be fixed by cow dung.

Main News

China would not like to escalate the crisis in Doklam plateau into a full-fledged military conflict if India agrees to one of these two diplomatic options to resolve the conflict, involving Bhutan or prolonging the standoff till November.

According to the legislation supported by President Donald Trump, India's educated elite will have the first dibs on permanent residency in the US. Anyone with a Master's degree with a job offer from a company in the US will have a shot at getting a green card.

The panic caused by a series of incidents of women's braids being cut off by an unidentified person has resulted in an attack on a Dalit woman in Agra, for practising witchcraft, leading to her tragic death.

Off The Front Page

In a report submitted before a city court, the police accused five Delhi University professors of leading a group that shouted slogans about azadi at Delhi's Ramjas College earlier this year, which led to clashes on the campus.

Following the example of Air India, Jet Airways too has trimmed its in-flight menu for domestic passengers, who will now be left only with the choice of eating a small bowl of fruits should they be want a diet free of lactose, gluten and high cholesterol.

Bajrang Dal members and locals in Patna publicly thrashed three persons apparently transporting beef to Calcutta, the first such incident in Bihar in recent memory that comes less than a week after the BJP came to power in partnership with Nitish Kumar.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Christophe Jaffrelot traces the complicated history of ambivalence towards caste, going back to rightwing ideologues like Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who argued that caste keeps India's society organised.

In the Hindustan Times, Dhir Jhingran, director of Language and Learning Foundation, argues that detaining students may not be the best way to ensure better learning.

The Hindu asks three experts on the Left, Right and Centre if India is a good neighbour and expectedly the responses are varied and even entertaining.

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