The founder of a web portal accused of peddling fake news and radical Hindu propaganda has been arrested on the charge of posting a distorted report on Facebook about a road accident involving a Jain monk.
The Centre on Friday rushed to shield Gujarat-cadre IAS officer and CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal from reporters' questions about moral responsibility and possible action over the leak of two exam papers, taken by several lakh students.
Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday turned to students for solving the "challenge" of question paper leaks, his comments coming in the backdrop of the CBSE announcing that it would re-conduct the Class X mathematics and Class XII economics exams.
The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to revert to its decades-old practice of setting different questions for different regions after this year's paper leak underscored the pitfalls of having a composite paper for each subject.
At least three of the parties that have been rooting for Opposition unity and pooling votes to keep Hindutva forces at bay have decided to contest the upcoming elections in Karnataka where the Congress is in a bare-knuckle fight with the BJP.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday handed key assignments to his closest aides Jitendra Singh and Rajeev Satav while giving former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot a pivotal role as general secretary in charge of the organisation.
India's "double burden" of undernutrition and overnutrition has expanded from five to nine states over the past decade, health experts said at a conference on Friday, underscoring the need for government policies to tackle both the challenges.