This was a fallout of the human resource development ministry deciding to extend two University Grants Commission schemes, one for “centres for the study of social exclusion and inclusive policy” and the other for “women’s studies centres”. Under the first scheme, centres have been set up in 35 universities to study subjects such as the marginalisation of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minorities. Vivekanand Nayak, a teacher at the social exclusion study centre at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, said the parent universities should absorb these centres as regular departments. Bharat Singh, a teacher at the social exclusion study centre in Manipur University, said the uncertainty was hobbling PhD admissions. Kancha Ilaiah, a retired professor from the social exclusion study centre at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, said the commission had not released funds for these centres for the past one year.
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The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Bengal government to issue a circular “forthwith” to all theatres stating that “there is no ban on the screening” of the film Bhobishyoter Bhoot. None of the 10 cinemas screening Bhobishyoter Bhoot is in Calcutta. He placed before the court a list of 12 theatres that he said were screening the film in Bengal. (The) state is here not to market the film… he is trying to harass and browbeat me,” Singhvi said. The court then proceeded to direct the state to issue a communication to all theatres in Bengal stating that there is no ban on the screening of the film.
British Airways has been forced to apologise after a flight from London to Dusseldorf landed more than 965 km away in Edinburgh by mistake. The detour happened after a sub-contracted crew used an incorrect flight plan and set off from London City airport for the Scottish capital instead of setting course for the Rhine. British Airways said the aircraft — a 96-seat BAe-146 regional jet — was operated by German charter firm WDL Aviation on behalf of BA CityFlyer. The crew and aircraft were sub-contracted from WDL under an arrangement known as a “wet lease”. “We are working with WDL Aviation, who operated this flight on behalf of British Airways, to establish why the incorrect flight plan was filed,” BA said in a statement.
March 25, 2019 22:18 UTC
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during an election campaign for BJP candidate and sitting MP Hema Malini for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Mathura on Monday, March 25, 2019. (PTI)Only a few hundred people turned up to listen to Yogi Adityanath when he was in Mathura on Monday to address an election rally in support of actress and sitting MP Hema Malini. Undeterred by the sight of half the ground empty, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister coined a new slogan against the rivals of the BJP. A BJP leader said in Lucknow on condition of anonymity that there were 2,000 chairs and the local leaders had hoped that all would be taken. The chairs were empty but there were a large number of people who were standing at the back,” said the BJP leader.
Before Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd came on the scene, only one-sixth of all active wireless subscribers had broadband connections on their mobile devices. In January 2019, or less than 30 months since Reliance Jio’s launch, over half of all active telecom subscribers were broadband users, shows data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Reliance Jio, of course, offered only broadband connections, forcing competitors to follow suit. In January itself, the industry added 21 million broadband subscribers, the highest in more than a year. Even so, Reliance Jio continues to hold the lion’s share (55.5%) of the wireless broadband market.
March 25, 2019 22:07 UTC
According to Webopedia, an online tech dictionary for IT professionals, “in search engine optimisation terminology, a back-link is a hyperlink that links from a web page back to your own web page or website’’. “The design used by BJP was ‘Peek’ — a Landing Page Bootstrap Responsive Web Template…. A small link at the end of the page, which indicates that the design was ‘design by W3Layouts’,’’ the start-up blogged. He contested Malviya’s claim that the BJP had offered to mention the start-up’s name. Hidayath had been alerted by a netizen, Ashish R. Sharma, who tracked the BJP website and found it a “rushed-up job’’ where, “moreover, they end up using free templates from @W3Layouts”.
Mahatma Gandhi often walked 18km a day, and enough over 35 years to circle the earth twice, had unusually high blood pressure in old age but was otherwise in good health, the Indian Council of Medical Research said on Monday. “We can say he was in good health, a good basal metabolism,” Balram Bhargava, a senior cardiologist and director-general of the ICMR, told The Telegraph. Bhargava said that documents show Gandhi taking drops of an extract from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina, known as sarpagandha in Ayurveda, for high blood pressure. Medical records too suggest that Gandhi used the R. serpentina extract, shown through clinical trials to be a promising remedy for high blood pressure. The special issue of the journal also contains review articles on the environment and lifestyle-related diseases.
The poll panel now permits only one VVPAT device per Assembly segment to be tallied with the result reflected on electronic voting machines. No institution shall insulate itself, including the judiciary, from suggestions,” Justice Gogoi told Jain. “If you were so confident, why did you need court orders for bringing in the VVPATs?” Justice Gogoi remarked. It asked the poll panel to explain the difficulties if the paper trail coverage is extended and the time it would need to introduce more VVPAT machines. “The Election Commission is of the view that to maintain purity it is not necessary to extend the present arrangements of each Assembly constituency.
March 25, 2019 21:45 UTC
“If the Congress party’s announcement is tested on simple arithmetic, Rs 72,000 for five crore families works out to be Rs 3.6 lakh crore, which is less than 2/3rd of what is being given — A bluff announcement,” Jaitley wrote. Jaitley then delved into the past to accuse Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi of “redistributing poverty” in the name of removing it. Some of them recalled how Rahul’s loan-waiver promise for farmers had powered the Congress to victory in three heartland states last winter. Asked whether the income scheme could yield electoral benefits for the Congress like the farm loan waiver promise did, Jaitley said: “That was a bluff and this is also a bluff. Jaitley alleged that the UPA used to promise Rs 40,000 crore under the rural job guarantee scheme but spent some Rs 28,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore.
March 25, 2019 21:45 UTC
एआईएमआईएम प्रमुख असदुद्दीन ओवैसी ने पुलवामा आतंकवादी हमले को लेकर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी पर निशाना साधा और पूछा कि क्या वे 'बीफ बिरयानी खाकर सो गए थे', जबकि सीआरपीएफ के 40 जवान शहीद हो गए. हो सकता है कि आपने बीफ बिरयानी खायी हो और सो गए हों. 14 फरवरी को दक्षिण कश्मीर के पुलवामा में एक आतंकवादी हमले में सीआरपीएफ के 40 जवान शहीद हो गए थे. पुराने शहर की चंद्रायनगुट्टा सीट का प्रतिनिधित्व करने वाले ऑल इंडिया मजलिस-ए-इत्तेहादुल मुस्लिमीन (एआईएमआईएम) विधायक अकबरुद्दीन ने प्रधानमंत्री के चौकीदार अभियान का माखौल उड़ाया. पाक PM इमरान को ओवैसी की दो टूक: आप एटम बम की बात करते हो, हमारे यहां नहीं है क्या?
March 25, 2019 21:45 UTC
केंद्रीय सड़क एवं परिवहन मंत्री नितिन गडकरी की सालाना आमदनी 5 साल में 140 फीसदी बढ़ी है। नागपुर से बीजेपी के लोकसभा उम्मीदवार गडकरी ने सोमवार को नामांकन दाखिल किया। शपथपत्र के मुताबिक, 2017-18 में उनकी वार्षिक आमदनी 6.4 लाख रुपये थी। 5 साल पहले (2013-14) गडकरी ने वार्षिक आमदनी 2.7 लाख रुपये घोषित की थी। सबसे बड़ा उछाल 2014-15 में आया और उनकी आमदनी बढ़कर 6 लाख रुपये हो गई। तब से उनकी आमदनी लगभग स्थिर है।उनकी पत्नी की आमदनी में करीब 10 गुने की वृद्धि हुई है। 2013-14 में उनकी आमदनी 4.6 लाख रुपये थी, जो 2017-18 में बढ़कर 40 लाख रुपये हो गई। पहली बार उम्मीदवारों को पिछले पांच साल में I-T रिटर्न्स में घोषित आमदनी का ब्योरा देना है।गडकरी की कुल संपत्ति 6.9 करोड़ रुपये (1.96 करोड़ रुपये की पैतृक संपत्ति शामिल) है। 2014 की तुलना में यह 10 फीसदी अधिक है। ऐसा इस अवधि में मार्केट वैल्यूएशन में वृद्धि की वजह से भी हो सकता है।गडकरी की पत्नी के पास अब 7.3 करोड़ रुपये की संपत्ति है और 2014 की तुलना में उनकी संपत्ति 127 फीसदी बढ़ी है। गडकरी के पास वर्ली में एक फ्लैट है। 2014 में इसकी कीमत 3.78 करोड़ रुपये थी, जो 12.5 फीसदी इजाफे के बाद 4.25 करोड़ रुपये हो गई है। उनके पास करीब 22 लाख रुपये की जूलरी है।पुराने और नए शपथपत्रों की तुलना पर पता चलता है कि गडकरी के बैंक डिपॉजिट और निवेश में काफी कमी आई है। बैंक में उनके 9 लाख रुपये जमा हैं और यह 2014 के मुकाबले 57 फीसदी कम है। उन्होंने चुनाव के उद्देश्य से एक अलग अकाउंट खोला है और इसमें 1 लाख रुपये हैं।बाजार में उनका निवेश 78 फीसदी कम होकर 3.55 लाख रुपये रह गया है। ऐसा पूर्ति ग्रुप ऑफ कंपनीज सहित शेयरों की बिक्री की वजह से हुआ है। उनके पास पूर्ति पावर ऐंड सुगर के 310 शेयर हैं, जिनकी कीमत प्रति शेयर 1 रुपये है।गडकरी के पास एक ऐंबैसडर कार है, जिसकी कीमत 10 हजार बताई गई है, जबकि 20 लाख रुपये की एक होंडा भी है। उन्होंने 14.8 लाख रुपये कारोबार में लगाए हैं। उनका पर्सनल लोन 2014 में 1.3 करोड़ से बढ़कर 1.57 करोड़ रुपये तक पहुंच गया है। उनके खिलाफ तीन आपराधिक मामले लंबित हैं।
March 25, 2019 21:37 UTC
It is his Internet feedback that has left the Aam Aadmi Party candidate for South Delhi blushing. The proposals came in over the last eight months, apart from the direct messages or comments on Instagram and Facebook. Now we stick to the generic response,” AAP South Delhi media coordinator Konpal Patni told The Telegraph. The AAP leader is tight-lipped about his private life — a guarded silence that also helps retain his “eligible bachelor” status for fans. Before being made in charge of South Delhi, last year, he dealt mainly with the legal cases the party is involved in, as well as talks with other parties such as the Trinamul Congress.
March 25, 2019 21:33 UTC
Even the poorest Indian family will have at least Rs 12,000 a month to sustain itself under the Congress’s promised minimum income guarantee scheme, Rahul Gandhi said on Monday as he unveiled the contours of his party’s “final assault on poverty”. He said five crore families, accounting for 25 crore people or about 20 per cent of the population, earn less than Rs 12,000 a month. It is on this day that the Congress party launched its final assault on poverty,” Rahul tweeted. “The baseline will be Rs 12,000 per month for every family, that’s the minimum every family should get (overall)…. We implemented the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act; this is going to be the second and final stage of our poverty alleviation programme….”
March 25, 2019 21:11 UTC
Not only stocks, but also emerging market currencies would feel the heat in a scenario of prolonged concerns about a recession. There are also concerns that the recent rally in the rupee may not sustain even if fears of a recession in the US don’t come true. Consequently, foreign investors’ interest in Indian equities revived, aiding the rupee’s relief rally. So these will likely remain the risks for the Indian rupee. “The first leg of these recession fears has been positive for the Indian rupee because we are seeing more foreign flows.
March 25, 2019 21:11 UTC