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Feb 22 • 10 tweets • 6 min read
Last week, the Delhi government reopened its schools for all grades after almost two years of closure. On Friday, The Indian Express followed Class II student Mohammed Zaid on his first day back — to understand the challenges a long hiatus in learning could pose. #schoolsreopen
When 7-year-old Mohammed Zaid left home for his first day of school, he said he could not remember the friends he had in kindergarten before pandemic struck. He only had a memory of a friend named Ayush Kumar, but he had not spoken to him for the almost two years of no school.
Feb 22 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
MLA @ShelarAshish, head of BJP’s election management committee for BMC polls, speaks about the prospects of his party in the elections, his apprehensions about the likely consolidation of Muslim votes behind the Sena and his party’s plans on property tax waiver for house owners.
He ( @AUThackeray ) takes up issues which are a disconnect with Mumbaikars. There is a rift between Yuva Sena and Shiv Sena: Ashish Shelar
Feb 22 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
#ExpressExclusive: Slamming a set of what he called “self-appointed custodians of the world,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said,“India is not looking for their approval, is not willing to play the game they want to play.”
On the ground, things were a little different.
And in a move that raises questions of Constitutional propriety, it also sent these to the Lok Sabha Secretariat which is an independent office that functions under the advice of the Lok Sabha Speaker.
Feb 20 • 19 tweets • 13 min read
Punjab is expected to witness a multi-cornered contest. In UP, the third phase will decide the fate of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, who is contesting from Karhal.
Speaking at the Indian Express' eAdda program on January 10, @smritiirani gave her first reaction to the #SainaNehwal (@nsaina), #Siddharth Twitter controversy. She said a world champion has been demeaned and objectified for her political views.
“Do women get explicitly objectified only through one app? No. As I came to this conversation, I had a world champion, Ms Nehwal, who was demeaned for her political position, no less by a so-called popular actor, a man who would have known better: #SmritiIrani
Jan 11 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
#SalilTripathi, a 38-year-old restaurant manager, who also worked as a @zomato delivery executive to make ends meet for his family, died after a #DelhiPolice constable allegedly rammed his SUV into him. The incident took place in Rohini on Saturday night.
Salil worked as a manager at Ricos in Hudson Lane and had taken on the #Zomato job to earn extra, said his family. Police said the constable, Zile Singh, allegedly rammed his car into Salil’s bike near Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital before hitting a DTC bus.
Jan 10 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
#Booster 💉| The country on Monday began administering the third ‘precautionary dose’ to priority groups — health care and frontline workers and those aged over 60 years with comorbidities. #Covid19#Booster 💉| According to the Centre’s directions, the third dose will be of the same vaccine as the first two jabs and will be given to those who were vaccinated nine months ago.
Jan 10 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
Announcing the arrest of 25-year-old Anumkareshwar Thakur in the #Sullideals case on Sunday, Delhi Police said he was part of “trad” groups online.
This is the first time a law enforcement agency has used the term, which has come to denote a group of individuals who are part of groups on Telegram, Reddit, 4chan and Discord devoted to targeting Dalits, Muslims and women. #cybercrime
Jan 9 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
#ExpressPremium | Love for momos, Indian textile heritage, Left vs Right, books of 2022, and more — Don't miss out on this week's must-read stories!
#ExpressPremium | From a migrant dish to a city staple, the adaptable #momo signals an evolving India, whose eating habits have been shaped by migrants from the sidelines of the food world indianexpress.com/article/expres…
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Jan 6 • 10 tweets • 6 min read
#ExpressPremium story: At the recent e.Adda with The Indian Express, former Head Coach of Indian cricket team, @RaviShastriOfc spoke on the recent Virat Kohli-Sourav Ganguly controversy, similarities between himself & Kohli, and on the tough decisions he had to make as the coach.
When asked about #ViratKohli contradicting Ganguly, he said: It is not a question of who is lying, it is a question of what is the truth. We want to know the truth and that can only come with dialogue. You need dialogue from both sides.
Jan 5 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
This past December gave us a self-aware and fleet-footed film #MinnalMurali, as well as a superficial and unoriginal new series #Decoupled. Here is @RajaSen's verdict about the month gone by.
It is hard not to be taken in by #MinnalMurali, set in a tiny village with immense character, featuring a roguish and gullible hero, played by the preposterously charming Tovino Thomas, who said it fulfilled his one childhood wish – to become a superhero. indianexpress.com/article/entert…
Jan 5 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
In his first visit to #Punjab since the repeal of farm laws, PM #Modi will address a rally in Ferozepur today with the BJP claiming that it will be the biggest ever such event in the state.
Even as the #Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to infect people in large numbers across the world, news about the emergence of another highly-mutated variant spread rapidly, raising fears of yet another wave of infections. #IHU
This variant, B.1.640, has been found mostly in France so far, although it has also been detected in several other countries. The variant was reported to have 46 mutations, including some in the spike protein. #IHUvariant
Jan 4 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
#GitHub has found itself at the centre of another online sexual harassment probe after it was used to create and share an offensively named app that sexually harassed Muslim women in India. But what is this developer community platform and what is not allowed on it?
As the world’s largest open-source developer community platform, #GitHub allows any user to upload their projects and code to have others collaborate and view, edit, and tweak the code to help improve it, find errors, and fix problems.
Jan 4 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
More than 40 lakh teenagers in the 15-18 age group received their first dose of #Covid19 vaccines on Monday. Some concerns were raised about ‘expired’ #Covaxin being administered to this younger group, leading to the Health Ministry issuing a clarification.
The Ministry described these claims as “false and misleading” and said these were based on “incomplete information”. It pointed out that the shelf life of #Covaxin, the only vaccine being given to the people below 18 years of age, had been extended: indianexpress.com/article/india/…
Jan 3 • 12 tweets • 8 min read
India on Monday reported 33,750 fresh #Covid19 cases and 123 deaths. According to the Union Ministry of Health, the #Omicron tally in the country has reached 1,700, of which 639 have recovered or been discharged.
Meanwhile, Covid vaccination for teenagers, aged between 15 to 18 years, began today. The Union Health Ministry had announced that Bharat Biotech’s #Covaxin will be the one that will be administered to eligible children — in two doses 28 days apart.
Nov 25, 2021 • 10 tweets • 6 min read
The #Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, listed for introduction in Parliament’s Winter Session starting Nov 29, seeks to “create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the RBI”.
The Bill “seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, however, it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of #cryptocurrency and its uses”. indianexpress.com/article/techno…
Some criticised for not doing chores, others moulded by the heat of farms. Living up to a brother who represented the nation, rejoicing a sister who bought a stick with daily wages. Playing #hockey to escape an alcoholic father and to vindicate a father who fought societal norms.
From cradles of the sport to a Naxal stronghold. These are the larger-than-life back-stories of the Indian hockey’s giant-killers: #Tokyo2020#Hockey
Aug 2, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
#TejashwiYadav, who proved his political mettle in the recent Bihar polls by spearheading a high-voltage campaign against the BJP-JD(U) in the absence of father Lalu Prasad, has been emphatic in his call for a Congress-led joint Opposition to take on the BJP.
If you raise ground issues, people support you. The Chief Minister would mock us and say how will we give 10 lakh jobs, and then his own ally promised 19 lakh jobs: @yadavtejashwi
May 27, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
From the Archives | Remembering #JawaharlalNehru on his death anniversary through some rare archive pictures.