The University had in its circular said that following a meeting of vice chancellors in Shastri Bhawan in Delhi, where the HRD ministry is headquartered, certain decisions were taken which included discouraging research in irrelevant areas. read more
The state justified the move before the Supreme Court, saying it was based on an opinion given by the law ministry. The video, based on which the complaint was filed was tampered with, read the UP government’s affidavit. read more
Hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi furnished details of the minimum income guarantee proposal which is part of the party’s election manifesto, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley critiqued the idea in detail. Accusing the Congress party of cheating and fooling India’s poor for decades, the Finance Minister said that the NDA government is already providing support via direct benefit transfers worth Rs 5.4 lakh crore per year to India’s poor. He said that this amount was much greater than the Rs 3.6 lakh crore proposed under Congress’ scheme. (Hindustan Times)read more
The US wants to get out, and seeks an assurance that Afghanistan would not be used to target the US. But will the Taliban honour it if and when it comes to power? Would the Pakistani army allow the Taliban enough leeway to act independently in Afghanistan’s... read more
The private schools, which were earlier adamant on not giving admission to economically weaker section children under the Right to Education Act due to non reimbursement of their fees by the state government, have now soften their stance and are willing... read more
If Puducherry were human, its soul would be the Beach Road. Traffic is closed here between six in the evening and seven-thirty in the morning, and pedestrians claim the space. White faces mingle with brown. Not all the Indians are Tamils – the original inhabitants of Puducherry – just as not all the foreigners are tourists. Come Friday, visitors – often from nearby Chennai or Bengaluru – add to the mix.
“We have criticised the government, but it was issue-based. Overall, the government did a good job. We have now joined hands [with the BJP] only for Hindutva and nationalism,” says Mumbai South Central MP Rahul Shewale. read more