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Virtual Classrooms: A Case of Missed Connections

Virtual Classrooms: A Case of Missed Connections

15 January, 2022 Banibrata Mahanta

Online teaching during the pandemic has seen the channels of communication between the teachers and students getting frequently disrupted. We must develop equitable mechanisms to ensure the screen doesn’t become a barrier and everyone gets his/her fair share.

Congress Releases 1st List Of Candidates For Punjab, Sidhu To Contest From Amritsar East

Congress Releases 1st List Of Candidates For Punjab, Sidhu To Contest From Amritsar East

15 January, 2022 PTI

As Congress released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections, Navjot Singh Sidhu finds himself contesting from Amritsar East and CM Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib.


Kashmir Press Club Announces Polls, Govt Stalls Their Re-Registration License

The move to put the registration of the Kashmir Press Club in abeyance has been seen as an attempt by the government to stall elections of the club and assume control of the body.

UP Elections 2022: Yogi To Fight From Gorakhpur, Check BJP's First List Of 107 Candidates

UP Elections 2022: Yogi To Fight From Gorakhpur, Check BJP's First List Of 107 Candidates

15 January, 2022 PTI

BJP released a list of 107 candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur Urban and Keshav Prasad Maurya from Sirathu in Prayagraj. Check the full list of candidates here.


Not Kamal In English, Kamaal In Hindustani

NDTV’s veteran Lucknow reporter Kamal Khan died of a heart attack on Friday. Madhusudan Srinivas dwells on the interpersonal, newsroom impact of the journalist who 'lives on through his work, and through the people he impacted'.

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15 January, 2022

Will Omicron End The Pandemic? What Five Global Studies Say

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

All the studies have indicated that Omicron will infect with far greater speed than any of its previous variants but will show mild symptoms and will not cause any severe disease of the lungs.


15 January, 2022

Railway Board To Probe All Aspects Of Bikaner-Guwahati Express Accident, Chairman Informs

PTI

The Bikaner-Guwahati Express train had derailed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, leaving 36 injured and 9 killed. Railway Board Chairman VK Tripathi inspected the site and informed that all the aspects of the train accident will be investigated by the board.


15 January, 2022

The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

Saikat Majumdar

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.


15 January, 2022

Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express Train Hits Cement Pillar Allegedly Placed By Miscreants In Gujarat

PTI

The police suspect that the incident of Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express train hitting a cement pillar around 7.10 pm on Friday, was an attempt to derail the Delhi-bound train by some miscreants. A case has been registered in this connection.


15 January, 2022

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

Ashutosh Sharma

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.


15 January, 2022

The Tawaif Who Fell In Love With A Priest

Arun Singh

Tanno Bai, a famous courtesan in Patna City during the 1920s, won the heart of a ritualistic Dharikshan Tiwari, who became her ardent admirer. When he died, she was consumed by sorrow, refusing to perform till she breathed her last.


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15 January, 2022

A Love, A River, A Song, A Maybe

Maitreyee Chowdhury

On an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river, I spotted him first aiming his gun at me. And, then, he strummed his guitar and sang a love song. I hummed along, our toes in the water.


15 January, 2022

Coffee Table Book Looks Back At Anti-CAA Protests And Delhi Violence

Asad Ashraf

Photojournalist and former Jamia student Md Meharban and Aasif Mujtaba a former research scholar at IIT Delhi and founder of Miles2smiles foundation have come out with a coffee table book, titled 'Hum Dekhenge, Protest and 'Pogrom'.


15 January, 2022

Trouble Intensifies In West Bengal BJP Over Organisational Revamp

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Amid growing turbulence, Sukanta Majumdar, the state unit president of the BJP in West Bengal, dissolved all departments and cells on Friday night.


14 January, 2022

BJP Accuses Priyanka Gandhi Of Indulging In 'Selective Politics'

Outlook Web Desk

The BJP hit out at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the suspected rape case of a mentally-challenged minor girl in Rajasthan.


14 January, 2022

Mentors Roped In For Delhi Govt's Programme To Undergo Psychometric Evaluation: Sisodia

Outlook Web Desk

The ‘Desh Ka Mentor’ programme, which has Bollywood actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador, was launched by the Delhi government in October.


14 January, 2022

Lockdown Was Imposed Sans Consideration Earlier, Good It Wasn't Announced This Time: NCP Targets PM

Outlook Web Desk

'I think the BJP will lose more leaders in the coming days. These are clear indications of change in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP is losing the battle,' the NCP leader said.


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14 January, 2022

Problem With Locomotive's Equipment: Railway Min After Inspecting Bikaner-Guwahati Train Accident Site

Outlook Web Desk

Vaishnaw said that the actual reason behind the accident could be ascertained only after dismantling the engine's equipment. He also met injured passengers at the hospital.


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