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Social responsibility Mamata priority

Railway minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday stated that this year’s budget was being presented with a view towards fulfilling the social responsibility towards the people of the country. She announced several schemes, most of which are still on the drawing board, that the Railways proposes to implement in the future.

HRD for degree colleges in N-E

In an effort to promote higher education in the educationally backward districts of north-eastern region, Union human resource development ministry has formulated a new initiative with the ministry of development of north-eastern region (DONER). The HRD ministry has written to the north-eastern states asking them to give the go-ahead to the HRD ministry and DONER to establish model degree colleges in these districts with funds from the non-lapsable pool of DONER.

Trai’s nod to e-auction of FM phase 3 licences

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has given its approval to the recent decision by the GoM, headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, on e-auction of FM Phase-hree licences on the lines of 3G telecom licences auction.

I&B strategic plan to achieve goals

Union information and broadcasting ministry has prepared a strategic plan for attaining the comprehensive goals it has in mind by 2017.

Bill for e-database of degrees

Forged educational certificates could soon be a thing of the past.

HRD seeks hike in allocation

The Union human resources development ministry is seeking a substantial hike in its budgetary allocation for the forthcoming year as it plans to implement its high-profile programmes, like the Right T

Govt teachers’ numbers decline

A study has revealed that the state of affairs in government and aided schools was not up to the mark in the country.
The report, scheduled to be released soon, has found that the number of teachers in government schools has declined while on the other hand, it has increased in

DD set for major makeover

Doordarshan is set for a major image makeover as the government has cleared a proposal of `142 crores for commissioning new programmes and content for the national broadcaster. The plan is to create fresh and good quality content with the purpose of increasing viewership and popularity DD programmes.

All important files to be routed through Moily

Union law and justice minister M. Veerappa Moily has issued a directive stating that all important files on which the law ministry has given an advice should be routed through him. The step assumes significance as the law ministry had recently come under criticism for its advice to the PMO on the 2G issue.

PM for unified steps to tackle Naxal issue

Terming naxalism as a serious challenge for the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked for support from all political parties to tackle the menace.
Speaking at the Congress plenary session, the Prime Minister said “to face the challenge of naxalism we need to rise above partisan politics and the Centre and the states have to work together”.

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