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Higher education a sick child, says Arjun Singh
Says it needs a new direction

Loan subsidy for students below “creamy layer”
NEW DELHI: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry will soon be approaching the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs with a proposal to offer loan subsidies to students below the “creamy layer” in a bid to ensure ...

Model code comes into effect
GANDHINAGAR: The announcement of the dates for the Gujarat Assembly elections by the Election Commission of India will put a brake on the flood of government-sponsored inaugurations and foundation stone laying ceremonies as the model election ...

RSS denies Kumaraswamy’s claim
Bangalore: With reference to the interview with the former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, published in The Hindu dated October 10, the zonal secretary of the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from Bangalore, K. ...

Revised package for long-term coop. credit
NEW DELHI: The Centre will revise the Rs 4,850-crore package drawn up for reviving the long-term cooperative credit structure, as some States have expressed reservations about the current format. “I will draw up a revised package by the ...

Keep promise to quit public life, Mehta tells Modi
“Gujarat now stands fifth in the country in high crime rates”

Bommai played a key role in founding Janata Party
He brought about the 1994 landmark apex court judgment

SPECIES SURPRISE
Dwarf gecko sighted in India


Avoid visa ‘facilitators’: U.S.


Rahul attends meet
NEW DELHI: The AICC Publicity Committee had its first meeting chaired by party general secretary Digvijay Singh and attended, among others, by Rahul Gandhi. The panel charted out its strategy and identified issues. Farmers’ ...

Gandhian Studies Centre links up with South Africa
Kolkata: The Gandhian Studies Centre at Calcutta University will be linking up with South Africa, the country that witnessed the germination of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas and actions. “The idea is to see non-violence in the ...

Vigil stepped up along Myanmar border
IMPHAL: The Assam Rifles, guarding the 398-km Manipur-Myanmar border, has stepped up vigil to ensure that pro-democracy activists and students from that country do not infiltrate into India following the military crackdown there. Both ...

From Vizag, around the world
NEW DELHI: Bharadwaj Dayala, a 37-year-old adventurer from Visakhapatnam, has just travelled across the globe on his Indian motorcycle, seeking to highlight India’s achievements — and dispel some myths about it. He claims to have ...

Light diesel oil delicensed
NEW DELHI: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on Wednesday removed light diesel oil (LDO) from the list of petroleum products that require prior licence. The Petroleum Minister, Murli Deora, approved a protocol to remove LDO from ...

Maharashtra goes back on CBI probe
MUMBAI: While the Maharashtra government last month agreed to let the CBI investigate the Hari Masjid incident in which six people were killed during the Mumbai riots of 1992-93, on Wednesday it submitted in court that it was not for an ...

India violating agreement, says China
BEIJING: China asserted on Wednesday that India had built “facilities” on its side of the Sikkim border in “violation” of the bilateral agreement on maintaining peace in the region. The assertion came a day ...

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