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Minna Zutshi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 27 Think of a government school and the image that comes to the mind is of decrepit buildings, dull and colourless surroundings, uninterested teachers and indifferent students. This is a stereotype that needs to be shed at the earliest, pleads a government schoolteacher posted at a village in …

An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer on June 17, 2020 in Ganderbal, India. Waseem Andrabi | Hindustan Times | Getty Images India is under a lot of pressure to respond to China after a border clash high in the Himalayas left 20 Indian soldiers dead, an expert on …

An Indian Border Security Force soldier erects a bunker near a check post along the Srinagar-Leh National highway on June 16, 2020. Faisal Khan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The possibility of a wider armed conflict between India and China is unlikely, analysts said, despite an escalation in recent border clashes high in the …

Let’s go first to the rising number of infections and predictions out of Washington University that US infections could pass 200,000 by October. The forecast projects 201,129 deaths due to COVID-19 by October, mainly due to the reopening measures under way, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said …

A clearly defined, accurately depicted and accepted boundary is essential for exercising sovereignty within the nation state, and the process starts with mutually accepted broad contours of where the boundary should lie followed by a political agreement to refine and define it. The boundary is then subjected to delineation, which essentially implies drawing on the …

The ‘jaati’ system (or the caste system, as colonialists called it) has defined the structure of Indian society for many generations before its gradual weakening over the past century. At its most rigid, the system dictated what people did for a living, who they married and what all they could possess. Today, 70 years after …

Hindutva forces ignore how Brahmins started popularising the Chatur-Varna system about 2,000 year ago At the heart of Hindutva is the idea that Hinduism is under threat from external and internal forces and they must be countered at any cost. The proponents of Hindutva are wary of Muslims and Christians and Dalits, but ignore how …

What is the harm in linking digital wallets to India’s unique biometric ID Aadhaar? None, many people would argue. But Poornima*, a transgender activist living in a big city in North Eastern India, knows differently. Among the trans people she works with, many engage in sex work and rely on the popular Indian digital wallet …

Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 An online discussion on the future of the business industry was held by the Majha House’s online platform. The panelists included Ajai Chowdhury, founder HCL, who was in conversation with Ankur Bisen, Head, Consumer and Retail Practices, Technopak and author of Wasted. Chowdhary, who is a recipient of …

Tribune News Service Shimla, June 3 The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) today demanded that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur must resign in view of the large-scale irregularities in the health department and a White Paper be issued with regard to all purchases of sanitisers, PPE kits and ventilators. The CLP, which met here today with …