The pushback over delays in GST transfers by the Centre is the latest instance of states’ growing assertion on the fiscal front
The landmark indirect tax regime, which came into force in July 2017, subsumed most central and state taxes. States were guaranteed by law to be paid for any loss of revenue in the first five years of GST implementation. However, several states are now claiming that the Centre has not paid them since August.
Modi risks losing focus on Indian economy as protests build
A month ago, Modi’s govt was ramping up programs to help boost growth from 6 yr l...
JNU students boycott exams over fee hike issue
The Jawaharlal Nehru University students boycotted the exams on Thursday over the hostel fee h...
Over 30 JNU teachers condemn 'unprovoked police brutality' against protesting students
"We condemn in the strongest terms the unprovoked police brutality on the peaceful protest marches of JNU students against the illegal adoption of a revised hostel manual by the JNU administration and the proposed steep rise in fees," 31 members of the JNU's Faculty Feminist Collective said in a statement.
Govt to roll back fee hike if JNU students talk, stop laying siege
The students plan to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday and also boycott exams. The issue has been taken up in Parliament and has also been discussed in detail by the Human Resource Development ministry with both Home Minister Amit Shah and the Prime Minister’s Office.
Students vacated admin building, will attend office: JNU VC; JNUSU dismisses claim
Delhi Police is set to provide adequate security to the JNU vice-chancellor and other officials who are going to start attending office in the JNU campus where the agitating students are protesting against the fee hike. The students said they will not vacate the administration block till their demands, including rollback of hostel fee hike, are met.
Too many protests outside this Session
The most widespread protest was against the Citizenship Amendment Act. “People will never accept the law but the government has been pushing it. This is a communal stand of the government trying to include some religious minorities but excluding others.,” said Thokchom Yaphalembi Chanu, a member of the North-East Forum for International Solidarity
Exempt Tibetans from JNU fee hike: Dalai Lama
The letter, dated November 27, has sought an “urgent intervention” of the ministries of external affairs and HRD, requesting that a Tibetan-specific directive be issued as per the provisions of the home ministry’s Tibetan Rehabilitation policy to all universities including JNU, officials in the know told ET.
HRD Ministry defers decision to hike MTech fee in IITs
While the ministry had, in September, announced the decision of the IIT Council that it will implement the fee hike, the issue will again be taken up at the next meeting. The development comes against the backdrop of protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students against a recent fee hike. HRD Ministry officials, however, did not comment on the reasons behind the decision being put on hold.
FM's remarks on economy disappointing in extreme: Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha said the root cause of the current economic crisis is "death of demand" in the country. He alleged that the government ignored the agriculture distress in the country. Sinha also raised questions over the data for calculating GDP numbers. He added that companies after companies are facing bankruptcy and the govt has stated that it would have to close Air India.
HRD Ministry appoints committee to recommend ways to restore functioning of JNU
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry's committee on JNU will initiate dialogues with students and administration as well as submit recommendations on resolution of all issues, they said.
Complaint against JNU students on statue's vandalism
The complaint, received by Vasant Kunj North police station, is being examined by senior officers so that they can take a decision whether to file a case, sources said. "We are examining the merits of the complaint," said a senior IPS officer, adding a decision will be taken very soon.
View: Can we have angel investors footing JNU’s hostel fees?
This week, once again, JNU blipped on our radar, this time with the same scruffy students protesting against a proposed hostel fee hike. The current hostel mess security deposit (refundable) is Rs 5,500, a monthly accommodation fee for a single-occupancy room Rs 20, and Rs 10 for a double-occupancy room. Yes, a piddly amount.
HRD ministry directs JNU to review changes to emeritus ordinance
In a communication dated November 8, the HRD ministry had written to the Registrar of JNU stating that “since the ‘emeritus’ status is a title and not a post, the amendment made to Ordinance 32 of the University is required to be reviewed”, ET has learnt.
JNU students clash with cops; Minister stranded for 6 hours
Thousands of JNU students clashed with police on Monday as their protest over steep fee hike escalated, leaving HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' stranded for over six hours.
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