Friday, July 20, 2018 10:04 PM

Centre Recognizes Jio Institute as Eminent even before existence

In a great surprise the Ministry of Human Resources has decided to award of eminence to Jio Institute which has not come into existence yet. The Jio institute which will be run by the Reliance Foundation is not an existing one and according to even them it will come only after 3 years. Such an award to a non-existing institution while all the public universities and institutions are rejected shows the attitude of the current government which target to dismantle the public education top down. 

 The earlier announcement about  IoE specifies it will grant special powers to these institutes, such as greater autonomy to start a new course, hire foreign faculty and collaborate with foreign institutes without government approval. From the beginning there had been an apprehension that this may lead to uncontrollable fee hike and a more commercialized situation in an already shrinking public funded higher Education.

 Now by giving the "Institute of eminence" award to Jio University, a university which does not exist anywhere but in papers, the government is contributing 1000 crores from tax payers’ money to one of the richest persons alive to start his private venture. If this is not a criminal wastage of public money, what is?

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Simultaneous Elections:For and Against

Addressing the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi again flagged the issue of simultaneous elections for parliament and state assemblies, calling for a widespread debate on the issue. ..

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BJP: Political Failure in J&K

The decision of the BJP to withdraw from the coalition government with the PDP in Jammu & Kashmir at this particular moment has the potential of creating greater political instability in the state. It signifies the total political failure of..

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Jammu & Kashmir: Steps Needed to Begin Dialogue

Once again, there is some talk about talks to be held on Jammu & Kashmir.  On May 26, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a media interview said that the government is ready to hold talks with Hurriyat, if the Hurriyat leadership is..

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Karnataka, Kairana undermine BJP's mission Sout India

The Karnataka and Kairana developments seriously undermine BJP's efforts to penetrate into south India either on its own or with the support of allies. The  swift move by congress  in Karnataka deprived BJP of prospective ally like JD(S) ...

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BJP loses as opposition unites in the By-poll

The by-election results indicate that opposition can only challenge Narendra Modi if it can arrive at state level consolidation of anti-BJP vote. BJP in Palghar and NCP in Bhandara-Gondia in Maharastra and RLD in Kairana indicate this trend...

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Cobra Post Sting exposes Media-Hindutva Nexus

Cobra Post and its intrepid journalists, particularly Pushp Sharma and Anirudh Behl, conducted daring sting operation on some of the biggest media houses in the country. They have exposed on camera the enormous greed of the media barons, who..

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What happened at Thoothukudi?

At least 12 people were killed and scores of others including women and children injured in a brutal police attack and firing on people agitating against Sterlite Copper, a subsidiary of global mining conglomerate Vedanta, in the city of..

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Who should form the Government in a hung Assembly?

If a majority of elected MLAs formed a coalition, the governor would be constitutionally right to invite the leader of the majority coalition to form the government and prove their majority within a short period...

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Karnataka Outcome: Mining Mafia comes alive again

The Karnataka election has resulted in a hung Assembly.  The BJP has emerged as the single largest party winning 104 seats but falling short of a majority by eight;   the Congress was defeated getting only 78 seats and the Janata Dal..