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Union education minister addresses a gathering during the launch of new initiatives on the completion of two years of the National Education Policy on July 29. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

NEP 2020: Dharmendra Pradhan urges citizens to participate in NCF survey

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday urged citizens to actively participate in an online survey launched to seek public suggestions on the national curriculum framework that will lay down guidelines for a new school curriculum. The National Council of Educational Research and Training last month launched the Digital Survey for National Curriculum (DiSaNC) in 13 languages as part of the public consultation process for the formulation of NCF.

US acting coordinator for counterterrorism Timothy Betts. (US State Dept.)

Top US counter-terror official to visit India to review regional security

The security situation in the region, including counter-terrorism efforts in the context of Afghanistan and Pakistan, is expected to figure in an upcoming meeting between the US acting coordinator for counterterrorism Timothy Betts and Betts' Indian interlocutors. Betts will lead the American delegation at the annual meeting of the India-US counter-terrorism joint working group in New Delhi from December 12-13, the US state department said on Friday.

Sherlyn Chopra and social activists during a peaceful candle march towards Justice for Shraddha at Lokhandwala Back road, Andheri, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)

Dating apps should be monitored: Lawyer of Shraddha's father

The lawyer of Shraddha Walker's father has called for monitoring of dating apps citing alleged threat posed by criminals and terrorists. She further stated that the family members of accused Aaftab Poonawala should also be named in the chargesheet. Vikas Walkar, father of Shraddha Walkar who was murdered allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi, also held dating apps responsible for bringing the accused and the victim in contact.

People hold their umbrella as they walk on an embankment against gusty winds and high waves in Chennai.

Watch: Heavy rain, strong winds in Chennai amid cyclone Mandous warning

Chennai woke up to torrential rain on Friday under the influence of a severe cyclonic storm 'Mandous'. At least four flights from the tamil Nadu capital have been cancelled and several others have been delayed as the storm moves west-northwestwards towards Puducherry and Sriharikota. Videos on the internet showed people traversing through strong winds and heavy rainfall in Chennai. As of this morning, Mandous lay centred around 270 km off Chennai coast.

BJP doesn't capture institutions like Congress, says Rijiju

Judicial appointment row: We respect all instructions, says Rijiju

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday took a swipe at Congress over its leader and MP Manish Tewari's adjournment notice in Parliament to discuss Centre's confrontation with judiciary on matters related to judicial appointments. The Union minister said the Bharatiya Janata Party doesn't capture institutions like Congress. "We aren't like the Congress party that overturns everything and captures institutions. BJP respects all institutions of the country," news agency ANI quoted Rijiju saying.

File photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (ANI)

‘Nitish Kumar's defeat, not of alliance’: Ex RJD MLA on Kurhani bypoll result

Former Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator Anil Sahani whose disqualification necessitated bypoll in Bihar's Kurhani Assembly constituency said that the defeat wasn't of the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) but of chief minister Nitish Kumar. Blaming the bypoll defeat on JD(U)'s choice of candidate, Sahani said that fielding a non-EBC candidate in an Extremely backward Class seat was a mistake. The Bharatiya Janata Party won the Kurhani Assembly seat defeating the Janata Dal (United) by 3,645 votes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with then Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

Remembering India’s first CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Raisina Hill legend has it that on the day the Chinese PLA with construction vehicles and road building equipment started moving towards Torsha nullah on Doklam Plateau on India-Bhutan-China trijunction in June 2017, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, then foreign secretary and now foreign minister S Jaishankar and then Army Chief and later Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for military-diplomatic directions that afternoon. Cut to August 2020.

Union Sports minister Anurag Thakur (PTI)

Afternoon brief: AAP, Congress attack Anurag Thakur over Himachal defeat, and all the latest news

Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. 'Union minister can't save his booth':, Congress attack Anurag Thakur As the BJP lost all five assembly seats which fall in Union minister Anurag Thakur's Hamirpur, the and the Congress raised questions over the performance of the member of Parliament.

Shraddha Walkar was allegedly murdered by her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala in Delhi on May 18

'Told him Shraddha was your responsibility': What Walkar's father told Aftab

Shraddha Walkar's father Vikas Walkar on Friday met Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at his residence in Mumbai in connection with the Shraddha murder case. BJP's Kirit Somaiya was also present as Shraddha Walkar's father went to meet Fadnavis. Shraddha's live-in partner, Aaftab Poonawala, who strangled Shraddha and then butchered her body into 35 parts will remain in judicial custody for another 14 days as a Saket court on Friday extended Aaftab's custody.

Supreme Court of India. (ANI File Photo)

‘Don’t watch if you dislike’: SC to petitioner who sought damages for YouTube ads

The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a penalty of 25,000 on a man who demanded compensation from Google as hpetitioner Anand Kishore Choudharycould not crack a competitive exam because of explicit advertisements on the company-owned YouTube. The bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and AS Oka called the plea “one of the most atrocious petitions” and a “gross abuse” of a public interest litigation. Choudhary also requested the bench to let him go.

Union minister Anurag Thakur faced flak because of BJP's poor performance in the assembly constituencies in Hamirpur, his home district.

'Union minister can't save his booth': AAP, Congress attack Anurag Thakur

As the BJP lost all five assembly seats which fall in Union minister Anurag Thakur's Hamirpur, the AAP and the Congress raised questions over the performance of the member of Parliament. Referring to Naresh Balyan's 'Goli maro' speech in Delhi in 2020, AAP MLA Naresh Balyan said the BJP's wave is such that even a Union minister could not save his booth.

TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha.

'No wonder SC thinks…': TMC MP targets Election Commission over leader's arrest

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien targeted the Election Commission over the arrest of the party's national spokesperson Saket Gokhale by Gujarat Police in a fresh case hours after he secured bail in a case related to his tweet about the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy. ?@SaketGokhale of @AITCofficial gets bail in one case filed by Gujarat Police & was on his way to airport. What does EC do? Arrest him,? the Rajya Sabha member further wrote.

IPS officer Amit Lodha's 'Bihar Diaries' is the inspiration behind Netflix's Khakee: The Bihar Chapter

Who is IPS Amit Lodha, facing graft case for Netflix's Khakee? 10 things to know

Lodha's has been accused of receiving Rs 12,372 from the deal while Rs 38.25 lakh was credited to his wife Koumidi's account. 10 things to know about Amit Lodha 1. Born in Jaipur, Amit Lodha studied at IIT Delhi and cracked the entrance on the first attempt. However, his IIT experience was not pleasant as he recounted in an interview. Amit Lodha soon became a celebrated IPS because of his connection with the people.

A satellite image shows cyclone 'Mandous' as it approaches the Indian coast. (PTI Photo)

Severe cyclone ‘Mandous’ heads for TN coast, may weaken marginally before landfall

Severe cyclone 'Mandous' is heading towards the Tamil Nadu coast as the latest readings on Friday morning indicate the weather pattern laying over southwest Bay of Bengal, moving nearly west-northwestwards about 240 km north-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 240 km east-northeast of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), 240 km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 320 km south-southeast of Chennai.

Cyclone Mandous: People stand near a stone ledge amid gusty winds as dark clouds loom over the Kasimedu fishing harbour in Chennai on December 8, 2022.

Morning brief: IMD's red alert over Cyclone Mandous, and all the latest news

Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Read more? They won in Gujarat because...: Uddhav Sena's dig at BJP's Gujarat feat Maharashtra played a crucial role in BJP's historic win in Gujarat as development projects originally planned to be in Maharashtra eventually went to Gujarat ahead of the election, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday.

An 8-yr-old boy named Tanmay Sahu fell into a borewell in Mandvi village, in Betul, MP. (ANI Photo)

60 hours on, efforts continue to save boy who fell into 400-ft borewell in MP's Betul

Rescue operations are underway for the third day on Friday to save an eight-year-old boy who fell into a 400-feet-deep borewell in Mandvi village of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh. Efforts have been on for more than 60 hours now. The boy, identified as Tanmay Sahu, fell into the borewell while playing in a farm around 5pm on December 6. His father, Sunil Sahu said that his daughter, 12, was the one who saw him falling.

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