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More trouble likely for govt over move for RTI changes

Over the past few days, as the nation grappled with the controversy over the ordinance on convicted legislators, another contentious measure — the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, that aims to k

UGC expands foreign tieup scope

In a move that could help improve foreign partnership and investment in India’s higher education sector, the University Grants Commission has allowed Indian institutes with Grade B accreditation to en

Varsities neglect education dept

Almost one third of all Central Universities in the country do not currently have a functional department or school of education, despite the fact that India faces a shortage of an estimated 1.4 million trained teachers.

PM warns media of ‘witch-hunt’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday advised the media that the spirit of inquiry must not morph into a “campaign of calumny” and “witch-hunt” is no substitute for investigative journalism.

Govt ignores objections, to bring judges bill in House

Despite opposition from the higher judiciary and the Bar Council of India, the government is likely to introduce the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, aimed at scrapping the existing col

UPA to launch big campaign

The UPA government is set to launch a massive nation-wide campaign to elicit the benefits of food security programme. With several states going to the polls later this year and the country set for general elections in less than a year, the UPA hopes its food security scheme to be the game-changer.

Delhi all set to get national press centre

The national capital will soon have a new state-of-the-art National Press Centre. A project that was envisaged over a decade ago (in 2001) is finally expected to be inaugurated in the next few days.

‘Bharat Nirman’ PR drive to begin

The UPA government is set to unleash its Bharat Nirman campaign, “Meelo hum aa gaye Meelo hamien jaana hain”, on regional airwaves.

New bill to deal with all sports

After a public outcry against the alleged spot-fixing scandal in the recently-concluded IPL season, the UPA government is planning to introduce the proposed bill, which aims to tackle match-fixers and others found indulging in illegal activities in sports, in the forthcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Govt mulls new law to check menace

With the spot-fixing scandal rocking the IPL’s current season, the UPA government on Saturday said that a new law will soon be enacted to deal with match fixers and others found indulging in illegal activities in sports in the country.
Minister for law and justice Kapil Sibal said the enactment of a new standalone law was favoured by Attorney-General G.E. Vahanvati as activities like match-fixing or spot-fixing are not covered under the present laws.

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