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School Textbooks & Controversies

NCERT Adds Chapter On Article 370 Abrogation To Class 12 Textbook, Deletes Mention Of Kashmiri Separatists

Jul 21, 2020 PTI

The scrapping of Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir special status, has been included in the Class 12 political science textbook under the topic 'Regional Aspirations'.

Kerala Textbook States HIV Spreads Via Premarital, Extra Marital Sex

Mar 06, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

To answer the question 'Will pre-marital or extra-marital sex lead to the transmission of deadly Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV)?', Yes says the 10th standard biology textbook under the state syllabus being taught in Kerala schools.

By Rewriting India’s History, Hindutva Forces Meddling With India’s Present And Future

Mar 13, 2018 Ashok Swain

Falsifications of historical evidence and symbols designed to discredit political rivals are universal features of the struggle for power.

Maharashtra Schools To Get 1.5 Lakh Books On PM Modi, More Than Gandhi, Ambedkar

The opposition leader Dhananjay Munde termed it as a tactic to influence young students.


12 September, 2017

Mughals Looted The Country, Were Not Our Ancestors: UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma

Outlook Web Bureau

He says In Uttar Pradesh, every religion would be given equal respect, “but we won't accept Pakistani-Talibani culture”.

14 August, 2017

Kerala Govt To Release Textbook 'Hamari Malayalam' Exclusively For Migrant Labourers

Outlook Web Bureau

The textbook will be launched by state Education Minister C Raveendranath at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, a town with largest migrant labour population in the state.

08 August, 2017

Maharashtra Board Erases Mughals, Western History From Textbooks, Calls Them Irrelevant

Outlook Web Bureau

The revised textbooks revolve around the Maratha empire and warrior king Shivaji and Indian politics post 1960.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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