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  • Election Commission allows government teachers to attend selection board at colleges

    indore : EC has allowed government college and university teachers to be part of selection boards of private colleges here. “As model code of conduct had come into force in pollbound Madhya Pradesh, government and varsity teachers had stopped participating in selection process going on at private colleges. But the EC has now allowed us to be part of selection boards,” said Indore division additional director (higher education) Prof KN Chaturvedi.

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    MeToo: Government, work place must ensure woman-friendly atmosphere, says Malaika Arora

    Mumbai: Actress-model Malaika Arora on Friday supported #MeToo campaign which has gathered momentum in India, saying it is up to the government and the work place concerned to create safe and conducive atmosphere for working women. Arora was interacting with the media after launching her yoga studio “Diva Yoga”, along with Amrita Arora, Karishma Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan and Arhaan Khan in Mumbai.

  • Flawed poll in Valley

    If the Government has a point to make by pressing ahead with the local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir in the face of a boycott by the regional parties, we are not aware of it. If the idea is to somehow create a façade of self-governance at the village and town levels, the effort has come unstuck with the fear of terrorists keeping people away from the polling booths. Eight per

  • Mumbai: OMCs will take Rs 7000 crore hit; deregulation just on paper?

    Mumbai: The government has thrown the baby out with the bath water! This was one of the caustic comments that greeted the Finance Minister on Thursday in as veiled reference to years of reforms that have been junked by deciding that oil marketing companies will bear a Rs 1/litre subsidy. In fact, there are additional concerns that the subsidy burden will further flow through to ONGC, Oil India and GAIL, as has been

  • IL&FS: Welcome rescue

    It is a redux of Satyam Computers, albeit on a much bigger scale. The sacking of the board of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) recalls the fate of the company Ramalinga Raju founded. He cooked his books to inflate profits and, consequently, the Satyam share price, but when the markets discovered the truth, the bottom fell from its shares, necessitating government intervention. Satyam was nursed to good health before it merged

  • Government to ensure liquidity for IL&FS to prevent defaults: Finance Ministry

    New Delhi: The government Monday said it stands fully committed to ensuring that needed liquidity is arranged for the debt-trapped IL&FS to prevent any more defaults in payment of loans by the non-banking financial company. On a day when the Mumbai-bench of NCLT allowed the government to take over the board of IL&FS, the Finance Ministry in a statement said the move was essential to restore confidence in the financial market and hoped

  • Bank mergers: Abracadabra! Mess vanishes!

    There is trouble that is bubbling inside India’s financial cauldron. The three witches cackle, stir their brooms in the broth, and chant incantations that make the weak and the credulous sit up with open-mouthed wonder. Sceptics sit some distance away. They shake their heads. They know that little good could come of this exercise.

  • An avoidable act

    It is sheer brazenness that the government has arranged to have the University Grants Commission to issue a circular to the universities to commemorate the surgical strikes against Pakistan’s terrorist launching-pads located in Occupied Kashmir. Even if we were to fully trust the claim about the surgical strikes, forcing universities to celebrate them on their second anniversary is a democratic aberration. Such things are generally associated with autocracies and closed societies. It

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    Assam: 4,130 rapes, over 15,000 dowry cases registered since BJP-led government came to power in state

    Guwahati: Assam has witnessed 4,130 cases of rape and over 15,000 dowry-related cases ever since the BJP-led government came to power in the state two years ago, according to an official data. The figures could prove to be an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government since it came to power in 2016 on a slogan of change and had assured to protect the lives and property of the people.

  • Ethanol is a bad choice to run cars in India

    Sugar factories across the country are not able to make payment of the sugarcane purchased from the farmers. Farmers are suffering. The sugar factories are in trouble because the price of sugarcane has been fixed high by the Government. This has led to farmers producing huge amounts of sugarcane and to huge production of sugar. But the consumption in the country is less. The production in the coming year is expected to

  • Government hikes interest rate on small savings by up to 0.4 per cent

    New Delhi: The government has raised interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, by up to 0.4 per cent for the October-December quarter, in line with rising deposit rates in the banks. Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis.

  • Belated merger but welcome

    For over four years, the Government did virtually nothing to push the economic reforms, focusing, instead, on the nuts and bolts of the economic system, fixing leakages, removing bottlenecks and trying to work the inherited economic engine as well as it could. The disinvestment process was halted, the public sector was sought to be freed from government controls in the hope that it would turn the corner. It did not. Air India

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    DJ, high-decibel music systems major noise pollutants: Maharashtra government tells High Court

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court Wednesday that DJ and other high-decibel audio systems were a major source of noise pollution in the state and their use during festivals could not be allowed. Defending the ban on use of such sound systems during Ganesh and Navratri festivals, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told the court that the moment a DJ or Dolby system is switched on, the noise level is over

  • Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

    Panaji: The opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday claimed that it had the support of over 21 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, giving it enough strength to form the government in the state.

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