Online class (Representational Image) | Wikipedia
Online class (Representational Image) | Wikipedia

Peeping parents, sleeping students, bullying — online classes are a nightmare for teachers

Bullying by students, argumentative parents who often peep into classes, and distracted children are some of the challenges teachers face during online classes that have become the primary mode of instruction with schools remaining shut down on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Kritika Sharma.

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MP cop who was filmed ‘slapping’ Vikas Dubey now fears he’ll be target of gang revenge

Madhya Pradesh Police constable Vijay Rathore, who was filmed ‘slapping’ Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey in Ujjain, is afraid that the latter’s henchmen may target him for vengeance. He is also among the police personnel who had handcuffed Dubey, reports Anup Dutta.

How and why Ashok Gehlot ‘baited’ Sachin Pilot to turn rebel

Who is responsible for the current political crisis in Rajasthan that threatens the stability of the Congress-led government — Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot or his deputy Sachin Pilot? Congress leaders say the real objective of the police notice to Pilot was to send him the Jyotiraditya Scindia way, without destabilising Gehlot’s government, writes D.K. Singh, ThePrint’s political editor.

Two new Israeli assault rifles Arad and Carmel now set to be manufactured in India

Two latest Israeli assault rifles — the Arad and the Carmel — will be manufactured under Make in India initiative in Madhya Pradesh by joint venture PLR Systems, which is already producing arms like Tavor, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

The itch of mainland Indians to ‘civilise’ northeast hasn’t gone. Dog meat ban another example

The urge to ‘civilise’ people from the Northeast, to make them seem more ‘like us’ is an itch Indian mainlanders can’t seem to get over. The ban on dog meat in Nagaland is the latest example, writes Tina Das.

30 patients, 2 months — how Biocon claims to have found a Covid hope in itolizumab

The Drug Controller General of India has approved itolizumab for emergency, restricted use among severe Covid-19 patients, making it the first indigenous drug to be cleared for coronavirus treatment, reports Sandhya Ramesh.

Old obsessions & electoral politics — why Modi govt’s strategic policy is a glass only half-full

India is now paying for those obsessions, and needs hard introspection, realism and course-correction, be it on China, US or Russia, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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