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The NEP and liberal arts education -Krishna Kumar

school to be like heaven?” Then he pointed at the other boy and asked, “What is he doing here, Ma’am? He fights with me all the time.” This story came back to me when I staRTEd reading the section on higher education in the 480-page draft of the National Education Policy (NEP). I had completed my reading of the section on school education, so I was ready to be told how a future generation that spends its school years under

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Recently presented Union Budget does not provide updated data on important heads for FY 2018-19

nd of May. Once the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has completed auditing these provisional figures, they are presented as actuals in next year’s budget. According to Tiwari, the CGA repoRTEd the figures (unaudited ones though updated vis-à-vis the Revised Estimates) related to receipts, expenditures and deficits for 2018-19 on 31st May, 2019, which were included in the Economic Survey 2018-19 released on 4th July, 2019. Since t

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Residents of illegal colonies to get ownership rights: Delhi CM

people are estimated to be living in these colonies today. The figure was just over two lakhs in 1962. Today, this huge population is a vote bank all political parties want to woo. Addressing repoRTErs, Kejriwal said: “Yesterday, the central government has given us a very positive feedback. They are ready to accept our proposal.” The Delhi cabinet had cleared the proposal to regularise 1,797 colonies on November 2, 2015 and sent it to

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Bihar flood toll rises to 67; over 48 lakh affected

-The Indian Express The highest number of casualties were repoRTEd from Sitamarhi with 17 deaths, followed by Araria (12), Madhubani (11), Sheohar (9), Purnea (7) Darbhanga (5), Kishanganj (4) and Supaul (2). Patna: The toll in the Bihar floods rose to 67 on Wednesday with over 48 lakh people being affected in 12 districts across the state. The highest number of casualties were repoRTEd from Sit

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Centre, Assam move SC for sample re-verification of NRC -Krishnadas Rajagopal

, represented by advocate Shuvodeep Roy, said the 20% sample re-verification should target border districts where illegal migration from Bangladesh was higher and where population growth had been repoRTEd higher than the State’s average, as per census reports. Both the Centre and the State said the re-verification exercise should be conducted by Class 1 officers of the State government from other districts who have knowledge and experience of

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Sewer deaths: Centre calls for quick response units

as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, incidents of private individuals, local bodies and contractors forcing people to enter sewers and tanks to clear blockages continue to be repoRTEd. The official said the workers had not been given protective gear, training or backup support by their employers. He said while mechanical cleaning should be promoted, there were some instances when human entry into sewers and tanks could not be a

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Centre cites NGO's letter for NRC re-verification -Vijaita Singh

-The Times of India Group, which has suppoRTEd the Citizenship Bill, denies ties to the BJP, demands an ‘error-free’ register New Delhi: Seeking “sample re-verification” of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Supreme Court, the Union Home Ministry, in its affidavit, attached a letter from an Assam-based NGO, Sachetan Nagrik Mancha, Axom (SNM), that had demanded an “error-free NRC”.

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A hand-to-mouth Budget -Puja Mehra

have done earlier, no matter how uncomfortable the fiscal position? Falling tax revenues The Central government’s tax revenues for the financial year ending March-end 2019 — as repoRTEd by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) — fell short of the Interim Budget’s estimates (that the Modi government presented in its first tenure) in February by a whopping 0.9% of GDP. The CGA’s figures show that direct tax col

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Govt. advises NDDB to bring Mother Dairy, other units under RTI ambit -Sandeep Singh

months, MDFVPL has been in the news over its investment of around Rs 190 crore in the IL&FS Group and over allegations of fraud amounting to around Rs 1,000 crore. In May, The Indian Express repoRTEd that an individual Dharmendra Pratap Singh had alleged fraud amounting to over Rs 1,000 crore at MDFVPL and had sent his complaint to the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. While the Department of Economic Affairs had directed th

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Midday meals left 900 children ill

-PTI The HRD Ministry has received 35 complaints for substandard food since 2016 More than 900 children were repoRTEd ill across the country with zero fatalities due to the consumption of mid-day meals in the past three years, according to officials of the Human Resource Development Ministry. The Ministry had received 35 complaints from 15 States and Union Territories (UTs) regarding substandard food quality in the same period. “A

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