Not only does the MHRD’s policy document reveal a lack of educational understanding, it also draws unreferenced ‘inspiration’ from various sources.
Police raided Rancho Del Sol, killing a total of 42 suspected gangsters, of which 22 were executed, according to Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission.
Once again, though defence sources have denied staging a cross border operation, All India Radio, which comes under the I&B ministry, claimed the encounter was inside Myanmar.
Security forces entered 30-year-old lecturer Shabir Ahmad Mangoo’s home, beat him and took him away. The next morning, his body was brought to a hospital.
While the ministry provided information on a query on phone tapping five years ago, it refused to disclose facts when an application seeking the same information was filed last month.
There has been no attempt so far to design a comprehensive tax policy for medium and small enterprises, which would take all direct and indirect taxes into account and provide a clear, low-compliance-cost, fair policy option.
India should not be complacent because of the current uncertainty surrounding TPP. We must fully understand the implications of the various TPP disciplines and how we should strategise ourselves in response to the very many ways they can impact us.
One could call the potential removal of termination charges an underhanded move by TRAI. This begets the question, should the telecom regulator and not market forces incentivise the adoption of Internet telephony?
Passersby often get cold feet about helping accident victims because people want to avoid trouble with the police, hospitals and courts.
Rather than focusing solely on whether AFSPA is needed or not, we need to recognise the restraints that international law and the constitution impose on how wars must be fought.
Recognising cryptocurrencies and the transactions emanating from it will be a long drawn out and confusing process. But it will be a risk worth taking.
The telecom industry lobby characterises the telecom regulator’s recent interventions as a step which will harm the roll-out of Digital India.
The CBI has registered a case and submitted an FIR against K. R. Sridhara Murthi, who was then the executive director of Antrix, M. G. Chandrasekhar and R. Vishwanathan of Forge Advisors, Devas Multi-media Private Limited and unnamed officials of Antrix, ISRO and the department of space in a designated court in Bengaluru.
Reliance Jio clearly wants to disrupt the market. But the question is whether such disruption will happen in a fair manner where no special advantage accrues to any one player.
Where Chanakyan statecraft recommends a mix of approaches to dealing with a problem, the Modi government’s only response has been “dand”, or punishment.
“The challenge for the west will always be to surgically fight ISIS whenever that implies not getting dragged into Libya’s civil war,” said Mattia Toaldo, a Libya expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
India’s approach to biltateral investment treaties is very difficult to reconcile with the current government’s efforts to woo foreign investment either as part of ‘Make in India’ or ‘Digital India’.
Despite Nai Roshni facing many hurdles, a Niti Aayog evaluation of the programme has suggested it continue as 86% of the women who have participated in the scheme claim to have benefited from it.
The bill was easily passed, with the Congress Party coming on board, after the government made about six changes including scrapping of 1 per cent manufacturing tax and incorporating clearer provisions for the compensation of states.
The exhibit, which began today, was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and displays numerous state-of-art defence technologies.
The passage of the GST bill through the Rajya Sabha will be a political, and not economic, success. The real task of implementing it still awaits us.
Inquiry opened earlier this year after the interior ministry sent a report on what it said may be a criminal ring with dozens of police officers involved in killings between 2012 and 2015,
National Informatics Centre Staff, Caretakers of India’s Digital Infrastructure, Plan Mass Protest Leave
The one-day strike, which has been sparked because of grievances over delayed promotions, is yet another sign of how the NIC has been neglected when it comes to personnel issues.
If the Centre needs to adopt a sensitive and reflective approach, the states too need to realise that they are not just competing amongst each other but also face global competition.
Amita Baviskar gives us a glimpse of the work of the army of skilled gardeners who tend to this green oasis in the heart of New Delhi
The argument that higher education is not a merit good and the government ought to spend on school education instead, is a false binary.
Chinese troops had infiltrated the Barahoti ground in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, which has remained a disputed area since 1957.
The question to ask is whether it makes environmental sense or effects social justice to ship our dals from across the seas?
If the Antrix-Devas deal was a massive scandal, why are international arbitrations ruling against the Indian government for having cancelled it?
The Kargil War was one of the few instances of direct, conventional warfare between two democracies, since Pakistan had a democratically elected government at the time.
The PCA tribunal decision states that by denying the commercial use of S-band spectrum, the government has expropriated the investments of Devas’s foreign shareholders, thus making it liable to pay financial compensation.
For those who would like to replace the killings in Kashmir, the violent and disruptive demonstrations, and the equally violent reactions by the state, with a negotiation process; understand: this is the negotiation process.
In its current form, the GST will have a negligible positive impact on growth, may be negative for the business environment, and may not even be revenue neutral.
Policy makers should conduct deeper analysis of how many subtle factors shape inflation and its effects on the Indian economy.
A poorly implemented GST could be politically counter-productive. Which is why we should not treat it as a panacea, but as an instrument that may have to be refined in the coming years.
The way sensible riot control is done is to deploy sizeable numbers before rioters every day and to use attrition as their principal weapon.
While pricing concerns and technology transfer issues are two main sources of contention, both countries have separate reasons for not wanting to call off the sale of twelve ShinMaywa search-and-rescue aircraft.
The new draft rules for bureaucrats ban them from saying anything against the government and its policies, including through humorous means like caricatures.
India needs a domestic pharmaceutical industry that is unfettered by foreign dominion and control, particularly by a rapacious multinational industry that so consistently prioritises supra profits for its executives.
The DoT is undertaking an internal audit of just how much spectrum is up for grabs, while the telecom regulator may kick off a consultation process in the coming months.