Top stories you should read today
Maoists killed 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and injured seven in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Monday. In retaliatory fire, 10 to 12 Maoists were shot dead. Read on.
In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, Ma Foi’ K. Pandiarajan, a member of O. Panneerselvam’s (OPS) camp, his faction wants “at least an acknowledgement of some sort” that Sasikala and her family will be kept away from the party, for the talks of a party merger to begin. Read the full interview here.
Central and State school boards have decided to discontinue the practice of raising board examination marks through moderation. Students and parents may now have to be prepared for a scenario where astronomical percentages could be a thing of the past. Read on.
What’s in the news today?
A State-wide bandh in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday has been called by various political parties in support of farmers’ agitation to highlight the problems of farmers, who were fighting in Delhi for the waiver of farm loans. Follow live updates here.
The Centre has proposed issuing “Unique Identification Number Sequences” for cows and their progeny to protect them from cattle smuggling. More details here.
Over 50 hours of efforts by 500 rescue personnel failed to save the life of six-year-old Kaveri, stuck in a borewell at the Jhunjarwad village of Belagavi district. Read on.