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Data presented in Budget is 100 per cent above board: Finance Minister

NEW DELHI: Amid a debate over variance in numbers in the Economic Survey and the Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday said both the documents present consistent picture and her budget numbers are authentic and projections based on realistic estimates. “The data which is given in the Budget is 100 per cent above board…there need not be any speculation on the figures which have ... Read More »

The biggest challenges facing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: India’s first female finance minister in almost five decades, Nirmala Sitharaman, has held a wide range of jobs: She rode aboard a fighter jet as defense minister. As head of the trade department she grappled with falling exports. She’s been a national spokeswoman for her party, and in younger days worked in London as a home decor saleswoman. Now Sitharaman, ... Read More »

HRD Minister Calls Meet With The States On Draft Education Policy

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to fine-tune the draft National Education Policy (NEP), Human Resources Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has called a meeting with the education ministers of the states on June 22. The meeting will deliberate on the recommendations suggested by the draft policy. “Public suggestions are already being sought on the draft policy on the ministry’s website. Simultaneously, a ... Read More »

Awaiting Concrete Proposal From Apple, Says Commerce Minister Prabhu

The commerce and industry ministry is awaiting a concrete proposal from iPhone maker Apple to set up manufacturing unit in India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. “We are waiting for a good proposal from Apple…Please give us a concrete proposal. If the proposal comes, we will examine it. We are always open for that,” Prabhu told reporters here. During a recent meeting with Apple officials, ... Read More »

UP Board exam will be held under CCTV surveillance in 2018: Deputy Chief Minister

Every year, Uttar Pradesh (UP) board examination authorities witness cases of mass cheating. In order to curb this, Yogi Adityanath-led UP govt is mulling significant changes to the state’s education system. Exams under CCTV surveillance: In a major change, the government would conduct examinations under the watch of CCTV cameras, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said in a recent PTI report. Further, ... Read More »

Mumbai University results: Chief Minister assures probe if results not declared before Aug 16

The delay in the Mumbai University results has again rocked the Assembly on August 3 with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assuring the state legislative council that he would investigate whether the pending results could not be declared before August 16. He was responding to a Congress member’s information that the MU Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh himself has told his party delegation ... Read More »

NEET: Tamil Nadu CM meets Prime Minister Modi; seeks exemption from medical entrance exam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today met Prime Minister Narendra Modiand asked for exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for students of Tamil Nadu. “The chief minister insisted that exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu should be given considering the welfare of the students of the state,” said an official release quoting what transpired at the two leaders’ ... Read More »

The prime minister has laid out a comprehensive plan of internet restrictions if she wins the election

Theresa May has refused to rule out censoring the internet like China. The prime minister has looked to introduce sweeping and deep changes to the way the internet works, in what she claims is a necessary move to prevent terror. Those have included restricting the kinds of things people can post online and forcing internet companies to weaken security so ... Read More »

West Bengal: Make changes in new bill, teachers request Education Minister

Several teachers including a former university vice-chancellor were badly beaten by police when they refused to call off their rally, said WBCUTA general secretary Shrutinath Prahara. In picture, Teachers protesting in Kolkata against the new education bill RELATED STORIES Mumbai: 25 per cent seats reserved for EWS in school admissions 7-year-old girl seeks a job in Google, gets touching reply ... Read More »

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“In the larger interest of the students of the state I request you to reconsider the decision and provide an additional option to the students to appear in either English or Odia in the NEET examination,” Pradhan said in a letter to the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda Odia had been excluded even as Assamese, Bengali, ... Read More »