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Drilling for uranium begins at Andhra's Allagadda; locals worried

NOOL: The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research has taken up drilling at 15 different location in the district in search for uranium. The operation is taking place from Allagadda maNDAl headquarters to Gajulapalli in Mahanandi maNDAl. District authorities said that the directorate was drilling about 250 metres deep for extracting samples. The samples would be sent to their labo

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Critical data on India's higher education is out but only Modi has hijacked headlines -Yogendra Yadav

l All India Survey on Higher Education 2018-19 was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development last week. It coincided with the release of four-monthly report ‘Unemployment in India &NDAsh; A Statistical Profile’ for May-August 2019 by the Centre for Monitoring India Economy. Put together, both these surveys point to a simmering volcano of educated unemployment. This could be the visible face of the economic slowdown

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SEBI relaxes FPI norms

ocess. The notification comes after the board of SEBI in August approved a proposal to simplify the regulatory norms for FPIs.   The new regulations have been redrafted based on the recommeNDAtion of a committee headed by former RBI Deputy Governor HR Khan. Under the new framework, FPIs would be classified into two categories instead of three. At present, SEBI has classified FPIs into three categories with the easier compliance norms for

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What is behind sky-high onion prices? -Subodh Varma More than ‘short supply’, profiteering by traders is behind the ongoing high prices. But why is the government beating around the bush instead of acting fast? Within weeks &NDAsh; in fact days &NDAsh; onion prices have gone through the roof across the country, reminding everybody of the periodic spikes in the past that caused governments to fall. In Delhi, for instance, the price

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Stubble burning can be controlled if farmers are compensated: Punjab -Shivam Patel

ew Delhi: Stubble burning in Punjab can be controlled completely if farmers are compensated for management of paddy straws, the state’s agriculture secretary K S Pannu told The Indian Express MoNDAy. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would also seek compensation for farmers for stubble management in a letter he was writing to the Centre MoNDAy, he said. “This can control (stubble

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Leaning on the states -M GoviNDA Rao

e and that this must be done with consultation with the states in an appropriate forum. These suggestions are important and need to be discussed in some detail. Clearly, the Constitution (except fuNDAmental rights) and, more particularly, the Seventh Schedule is not cast in stone. There have been as many as 103 amendments so far including a few in the Seventh Schedule. In fact, Article 368 provides for the amendment by introducing the bill in eithe

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The importance of listening well -Rajeev Bhargava

mocracy A very instructive passage on the difference in norms of debate among ancient Indian scholars, on the one hand, and kings and their subjects, on the other is found in the ancient text, MiliNDA-pañha. It records an exchange between the Indo-Greek king MiliNDA (Menander) and the Buddhist monk N?gasena. When the king fails to understand a point made by N?gasena, he asks, “Will you di

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Inequality of another kind -Sumeysh Srivastava

to Internet access and digital literacy should be recognised as a right in itself Recently, in Faheema Shirin v. State of Kerala, the Kerala High Court declared the right to Internet access as a fuNDAmental right forming a part of the right to privacy and the right to education under Article 21 of the Constitution. While this is a welcome move, it is important to recognise the right to Internet access as an independent right. Digital inequality

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In arid Beed, an oasis of hope and support for children from distressed families -Kavitha Iyer

teacher. Some of the boys are considering careers in sports. The Nagagojes, themselves only in their late 30s, are making plans alongside. They have received help in recent months from the Naam FouNDAtion, Sachin Tendulkar, some corporates. “We want to set up a training centre for civil service competitive exams right here, and an athletics track and sporting facilities. With a little push, these children can look at a different future,&rdquo

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