‘U for Ugly’ row: West Bengal education dept suspends two teachers of govt-aided school following outrage over racist content in textbook
Two teachers suspended after a pre-primary textbook in West Bengal government aided school described dark-skinned people as “ugly”
West Bengal: Textbook for pre-primary children depicts the image of a black person as ‘ugly’, parents fume
West Bengal school's pre-primary book described the letter 'U' as 'Ugly' with a person of dark complexion in the picture.
Uttar Pradesh: Primary school terms a 9-year-old ‘characterless’ in his TC for complaining against teacher’s thrashing
This could jeopardise the child's future as this remark in the TC may come in the way of the child seeking admission in any other school.
The parents have alleged that the girls were kept under inhuman conditions
They have also announced that Saturday would be a no bag no book day
The Wire issues half-hearted correction after being called out by NCPCR for their blatantly fake news about ‘eight-fold increase in complaints post lockdown
The Wire retracted it after the author of the article said that she had no evidence to support her stunning claim.
Government and Policy
1 lakh km of road built with plastic waste, Modi govt saves Rs 30,000 per km: Read about the revolution in road construction
In 2016, Union minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the usage of plastic waste in road construction
Hours before Vikas Dubey was killed in encounter, a petition was filed in Supreme Court seeking protection for the gangster
Before Vikas Dubey’s encounter, one Mumbai-based petitioner had filed petition in SC to prevent UP police from encountering him
Police recover seven crude bombs from properties connected to Vikash Dubey, some from house taken care of by the gangster’s driver
Vikas Dubey, who was arrested yesterday from Ujjain, was killed in an encounter in Kanpur on early morning on Friday
Police personnel injured in Vikas Dubey encounter did suffer bullet injuries: Here is what the doctor said
The doctor who treated policemen injured during the Vikas Dubey encounter confirm that they were hit by bullets
Netizens ask Netflix to cancel comedian Kenny Sebastian’s special show after he hurls obscene abuses
Social media users are demanding that Netflix reconsiders special show of Indian comic Kenny Sebastian after he was allegedly found hurling obscene abuses to people on his Instagram page.
The curious case of ‘Drone Boy’ who has made 600 drones using broken mixer grinders and televisions. A fact-check
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While 'drone boy' Prathap NM has claimed to have made 600 drones using e-waste, not a single photo or video of them exist
Only Muslims go to heaven, Ravish Kumar-like non-Muslims can only hope for a mild level of hell: Dr Zakir Naik explains
Naik said that virtues like honesty and charity cannot ensure qualifying marks for heaven or Jannah. Only Muslims can go to heaven and non-Muslims will go to hell by default, he says.
After obscene comments, clip of comedian Kenneth Sebastian calling Sanskrit ‘most useless language ever’ goes viral. Watch video
In the video titled "Journey to the centre of my brain", Sebastian is seen thanking God because 'all the people who spoke Sanskrit are dead'.