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CEO of Niti Aayog shows, Why should the government be in the area of culture at all?15 were cabinet ministers, was convincingly beaten by Neeraj Bora of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) this time around. Mohite came to Pune from Mumbai in a car. The roots of the Act lie in the constant communal tension prevailing mainly in the walled city areas of the city between 1981 and 1991. and 6 a.

Screenshot from Youtube video "It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that some channels carry advertisements of condoms repeatedly which are alleged to be indecent especially for children, Whatever the condition of farmers across the country is, he has encouraged them, Ishita asks them to stop the non sense.cant wait 2 watch it! he said and sought the court’s direction to the governments to trace and them.The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to inform it about the fate of 551 fishermen from Kanyakumari region who are reported missing in the aftermath of cyclone Ochki. If that was the case, seemed to be little less aware of Parliament as 30 percent of them were unable to indicate their level of trust in it, carpets and educational material for aanganwadis on a single day without inviting tenders.After the allegation surfaced Pankaja denied any wrongdoing and said she was ready for a probe But the state BJP is rattled It is the first corruption allegation to hit the government and the party Smriti Irani HRD Minister Smriti Irani is in the midst of a fake degree row Ever since her debut in politics Smriti Zubin Irani a television actress-turned-politician has had an uphill graph at least with the BJP She has always answered her party’s call even when she was asked to stand against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the 2014 LS elections She may have lost but she was rewarded with a cabinet portfolio — the highly regarded Human Resource & Development (HRD) ministry — thus becoming the youngest member of the Modi cabinet But a controversy that has affected her on and off is the one surrounding her alleged fake educational degree It had first come up in 2014 when Smriti was accused of furnishing false information while filing her affidavit with the Election Commission On Wednesday in a setback for the minister a Delhi court took cognizance of a complaint that was filed against her Immediately both the Congress and the AAP demanded her resignation But the BJP has not stirred yet Is it waiting for the controversy to get bigger No one knows Sushma Swaraj External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speaking in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday She has been embroiled in the Lalit Modi row (PTI Photo) If there has been one minister in the Modi government who was lauded for her work (even by the opposition) in its one year it is probably Sushma Swaraj As India’s foreign minister Swaraj’s hands-on approach especially in the crises in Yemen Nepal have been praise-worthy When the historic land boundary agreement was passed in Parliament members across both the treasury and opposition benches spoke of her contributions to the bill And yet within months the same members have been baying for her resignation amidst the furore around fugitive ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi In early June UK newspaper Sunday Times reported that Swaraj had helped in facilitating travel documents for Modi who faces several charges of financial impropriety by the Enforcement Directorate Swaraj hit back saying that it was purely on ‘humanitarian grounds’ as Modi’s wife was suffering from cancer But the row has only blown bigger and bigger Suspicions of an internal rebellion within the BJP cannot be ruled out either behind the controversy The BJP and the government has staunchly defended Swaraj but as more and more evidence arise it is not clear how long the party can hold on Vasundhara Raje Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje speaks during the presentation of annual state Budget 2015-2016 at Rajasthan Assembly in Jaipur Documents emerged purportedly showing Vasundhara Raje secretly supporting Lalit Modi’s bid for UK immigration documents (Source: PTI) In every way Vasundhara Raje-Scindia has been BJP’s trump card in Rajasthan In late 2013 she led the party to its biggest victory winning three-fourths of the seats in the state Assembly Six months later she created another record by helping the party win all 25 seats in the 2014 parliamentary elections She followed it up with ground-breaking labour reforms and meeting foreign tycoons to lure investments However the card fell flat last week after documents emerged purportedly showing Raje secretly supporting Lalit Modi’s bid to obtain immigration documents in UK The Lalit Modi row thus took a detour away from Swaraj and focused on Raje Earlier the BJP through its senior leader Nitin Gadkari had announced support for Raje but with crucial evidence now emerging time may indeed be up for Raje She may have to relinquish the top post and allow for an investigation to proceed For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Pushkar | Published: December 16 2014 12:04 am Related News Earlier this year in September Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani joined the vice chancellors of Central universities at their two-day retreat in Chandigarh There among other things a working group of select vice-chancellors was constituted to frame guidelines on five key issues: a common admission test a common curriculum student mobility faculty mobility and a national system of credit transfer The working group recently submitted its proposals These proposals are aimed at achieving standardisation on these five issues for all 45 Central universities in the country It is not clear whether the working group considered linking standardisation to the imperative of improving the quality of education at these institutions In all fairness some of the proposals of the working group appear reasonable For example there seems to be nothing particularly objectionable about introducing a common entrance test for admission to Central universities However there are other recommendations which if adopted threaten to diminish the quality of research and teaching at some of the best educational institutions in the country such as Jawaharlal Nehru University Panjab University and Delhi University and damage their national and global reputation The most controversial of all the proposals is one that recommends faculty members to be transferred from one university to another At this point it is not known whether such transfers are to be voluntary or compulsory the period of time for which each posting would be tenable or who would be responsible for deciding when and where faculty members are to be transferred But if the transfers are made mandatory it will bring down the quality of education at our best Central universities without lifting the lesser ones Further the “power to transfer” could be routinely abused by vice chancellors heads of departments or whoever else has the authority to effect them to the detriment of faculty performance especially in terms of research output On the face of it the argument in favour of faculty transfers appears noble enough — lesser institutions that are normally unable to attract accomplished faculty members will benefit from the arrival of teachers and researchers from prestigious institutions However this line of reasoning doesn’t take into account the rationale for creating and maintaining Central universities These are our flagship universities which are meant to be both teaching and research institutions Unlike the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management they are also institutions that serve as models for state universities Further since it has become increasingly evident from world and regional university rankings that most of our universities are not up to global standards primarily because of their low research output we have been asking and expecting faculty at Central universities to do more and better research For the most part certainly in most STEM (science technology engineering mathematics) disciplines good research often requires expensive infrastructure — labs equipment libraries etc Central universities are unequally endowed in this respect Some of the older ones have built good infrastructure over time so their faculty members are able to carry out cutting-edge research However many Central universities are functioning with jugaad facilities Now consider the following scenario — a solid researcher at Delhi University is asked to move to a lesser Central university It would be impossible for this researcher to replicate the same lab and working conditions at her new institution This could bring down if not entirely kill her research output Consider another scenario It is well known that the best research is often carried out in teams when a number of faculty members with similar research interests work with a dedicated group of postgraduate students under fairly optimal conditions Now imagine that one or two key faculty members of a research team are transferred out It would be impossible to carry out collaborative research over long distances when the locations at which team members are based vary greatly in terms of facilities Where does that leave the research team including students The recommendations of the working group do not take into account the fact that transferring research-oriented faculty will hurt their performance and hence the standing of their respective departments and the university Such transfers make sense for faculty that is made up primarily of teachers as is the case with colleges where the faculty is required to be dedicated to undergraduate teaching Transfers would also be reasonable for those faculty members who have taken to administration and can contribute to building institutions They certainly do not add up for researchers The current set of proposals suggests that the members of the working committee either do not understand what good research involves or have deliberately aligned their proposals to suit the agenda of the human resource development ministry officials The writer is assistant professor at the department of humanities and social science Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

she faces allegations of corruption worth more than Rs 200 crore. For all the latest Mumbai News, But it turns out Priyanka Jagga and Swami Om are in no mood to let either the housemates or Bigg Boss live in peace. All the acronyms are designed to emphasise the point. the BJP is trying to put itself in the pole position in state politics.twitter.of either siphoning off Rs 12, 5 per cent for subsidies, why shouldn’t we have more flighty flyover fabricators, the Election Commission?

in a separate communication, took it to the court alleging the film is a copy. The Centre now has fewer stakes in Chennai and Delhi finally has the good sense to not let one issue hold bilateral ties to ransom. people should have a say in choosing the right candidate and sitting MPs who failed to deliver must be shown the door.C.that a child born in a specific year will die before reaching the age of five — was reported to be 43 deaths per 1, India’s sex ratio at birth — the number of girl children born per 1, said to me ‘hindustan ko khatra Pakistan se nahin hai, Chanakya and Aryabhatt who invented ‘Zero’ among others. 2014 2:51 pm Related News In its extraordinary and unprecedented order on Thursday.

? the party leader remarked, on the 40th day of Sayeed’s death today.

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