No language will be imposed on anyone: Pokhriyal

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal (File photo) The NEP is a much-needed overhaul of India’s education system and looks to encourage high standards while keeping schooling and university teaching rooted in Indian values and culture, education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells Manash Gohain in an email interview.How will the emphasis on […]

38 yrs on, SC clears man accused of adulteration

Supreme Court of India NEW DELHI: Nearly four decades after being accused of selling adulterated haldi, the Supreme Court on Thursday acquitted a Haryana shopkeeper, setting aside the HC order convicting him under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. Prem Chand, now 76 years old, was charged after sample of […]

Disband panel probing killing of Dubey: PIL in SC

Vikas Dubey (File photo) NEW DELHI: A Mumbai-based advocate-cum-PIL petitioner on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking disbanding of the inquiry commission formed to look into the encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides alleging that a fair probe would not be possible as the head of the […]

Cong’s generational rift exposed at Sonia meet

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi (File photo) NEW DELHI: The generational divide in Congress and differences over the party’s political slide bared itself when the demand by a senior member for introspection evoked sharp retort from a young member, seen as a Rahul loyalist, that the party was suffering for shortcomings […]

House session has raised prices’: Rajasthan CM

Rajasthan CM Ashok GEhlot (File photo) JAIPUR: After attending a CLP meeting on Thursday, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot claimed that the announcement of a special assembly session had overnight jacked up the “prices” being offered to switch loyalties “from Rs 25 crore each” to “unlimited” cash. Sources said a CLP […]

Disengagement is incomplete, India tells China

NEW DELHI: After China claimed earlier this week that disengagement along the LAC had been completed at most locations, the government on Thursday said while there had been some progress, the process had “as yet not been completed”. Responding to queries on remarks by the Chinese foreign ministry, the ministry […]

NEP language policy broad guideline: Government

Representative image NEW DELHI: The three-language formula initiated in the first NEP in 1968 continues in the National Education Policy 2020 and the Centre has allayed concerns saying the language policy emphasising medium of instruction in regional or mother tongue is a broad guideline and it’s up to the states […]

Jaya Jaitly, retired Gen get 4 yrs jail for graft

NEW DELHI: A special CBI court sentenced Jaya Jaitly, a close associate of former defence minister George Fernandes, and Major General S P Murgai (retired) for four years for seeking to influence defence purchases during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government for monetary gains. Gopal Pacherwal, a political colleague of […]

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