38 dead after drinking toxic Mehbooba Mufti’s detention booze in Punjab districts extended, Lone released SEE PAGE 7 SEE PAGE 6 https://twitter.com/mail_today NEW DELHI, Saturday, August 1, 2020 www.mailtoday.in / www.mailonline.in INDIA WEEKEND PANKAJ NANGIA DELHI FRESH CASES 55,078 1,195 1,35,598 NEW DEATHS 779 27 TOLL 35,747 3,963 Workers sanitise a gym at Delhi's New Friends Colony on Friday. Gyms reopen on August 5. Vol. 13 No. 259 | Pages 24 | ` 5.00 LG-AAP BATTLE BREAKS OUT AGAIN Delhi L-G Anil Baijal overruled AAP govt’s move to open hotels and weekly markets in city on a trial basis under Unlock 3. TOTAL 16,38,870 https://facebook.com/mailtoday C VID-19 PANDEMIC AAP leader Raghav Chadha hit back & said Centre derives sadistic pleasure by inflicting pain and misery on people. REPORTS ON PAGE 3 India extends ban on international flights till August 31, travel bubbles with more countries soon. A fresh round of sero-prevalence survey in Delhi starts today. 45 Kolkata Police personnel test positive for the coronavirus. NEW EDUCATION POLICY KICKS OFF AFIERCE DEBATE NEP reforms hailed by many but the question of execution splits academia and also starts a political storm in Capital By Ajay Kumar, Kumar Kunal and Milan Sharma in New Delhi ON WEDNESDAY, the Union Cabinet cleared India’s new National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 for reforms in higher education, increased focus on non-academic skills and inclusion through language diversity and course fluidity. SUSHANT CASE SPARKS POLICE TURF WAR Maha govt accuses Bihar Police, probing abetment to suicide charge against Rhea Chakraborty, of not following protocol, rules out CBI probe. Bihar govt accuses Mumbai Police of not extending cooperation. Bihar parties raise CBI probe pitch. The document, which replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education, was developed after nearly five years of consultation with stakeholders and the general public. But while NEP’s intended goals have been hailed by many, the question of execution has split academia and also started a political storm in the Capital. The sharpest criticism came from Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia who said NEP recommends a “highly-regulated” and “poorly funded” model, while it is either confused or silent on how the reforms will be implemented. Turn to Page 2 THE PLOT THICKENS Bihar cops arrive at a bank for investigation in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Sushant’s friend tells Mumbai Police that he is under pressure to depose against Rhea. ED lodges money laundering case against the actress, but Sushant’s CA denies any major fund transfer to her. SEE PAGES 4-5 ‘I have immense faith in God and judiciary. I will get justice. Horrible things are being said about me. Truth shall prevail.’ Rhea Chakraborty
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