Public Policy

‘Draft Education Policy gives boost to research’

K. Kasturirangan, chairman, Drafting Committee, National Education Policy 2019, on Tuesday said the draft education policy has recommended merger of 900 universities and 40,000 colleges into around 15,000 large, well-resourced, vibrant multidisciplinary institutions and the higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country would move towards becoming three types of universities. …

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State facing severe power crisis

Mani says 30 minutes to one hour curbs within 10 days With the southwest monsoon playing truant over the 40 days since its onset, Kerala is grappling with a serious power shortage as the water level in hydel reservoirs dips to alarming levels. Hinting at the possibility of regulations in …

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FPIs press the panic button on tax surcharge

Are taxed as per individual tax slabs The government may well have targeted high-income individuals while proposing a tax surcharge but that has taken a toll on foreign investors in the Indian capital market. According to experts, a large number of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in India operate through a …

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SC to hear plea against Maratha quota

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to urgently hear a petition filed by an NGO against a Bombay High Court order, which upheld the reservation provided to the Maratha community in education and government jobs in Maharashtra. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, responding to an oral mentioning, scheduled for …

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Congress opposes Jallianwala Bagh Bill

A denial of country’s heritage: Tharoor The Congress opposed the introduction of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday. It seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member of a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial. The Bill was moved …

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Rajya Sabha too clears Aadhaar Bill

Opposition raises concerns over delay in enacting law on data protection Parliament on Monday cleared the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for users to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connections. The Rajya Sabha cleared the Bill …

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UAPA Bill ‘draconian, not based on logic’

Congress member Shashi Tharoor and IUML’s P.K. Kunhalikutty oppose the NIA Bill The Union government on Monday introduced the National Investigation Agency (Amendment), Bill 2019 and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha amid protests by the Opposition. Congress member Shashi Tharoor and Indian Union Muslim …

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EC to conduct random audit of electoral rolls in State

Terms recent hacking claim of EVMs in London a ‘circus’ Amidst Opposition parties often raising doubts over the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Tuesday said “most parties” had reposed their faith in them but some sections made it a part of …

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