When asked to elaborate the education mafia, School Education Secretary in the HRD Ministry Anil Swarup said, the education mafia has managed to play with the rules. They are dominant. They are connected. They can influence. But there are only a few of them.
“For the first time, we have a Prime Minister who is completely involved in sports. He has repeatedly spoken on various platforms about the importance of sports in enhancing values in a child.”
“Whatever states may demand, it is for the Centre to decide on the criteria. But that is in a prospective case. Here, you committed at the highest level. If that becomes debatable, confidence in the system begins to erode” said Ashok Gajapathi Raju
Union MoS for Tourism (Independent Charge), and Electronics & Information Technology, K J Alphons lays out BJP plans for poll-bound Meghalaya, suggests measures such as nightlife around monuments to increase tourist numbers, and says political murders in Kerala tarnish the image of the state and must stop
Jaggi Vasudev speaks at length about his Rally for Rivers campaign and warns about the state of the country’s rivers, says the term ‘godmen’ is a media invention, urges that the issue of language be not raked up, and notes that the Prime Minister is not a man “to get influenced by anybody and everybody”
“Sometimes in politics, there is a clash between perception and reality. There may be a perception in the minds of some people that no one is talking, people are afraid (in the government) etc, but that is not the reality.”
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Commander, Southern Command, speaks to The Indian Express.
He was interacting with the editorial staff of the Express during an Idea Exchange programme.
The leaders of the student wings of the RSS, CPI-ML and the Congress talk about the unrest in universities, what comprises nationalism and sedition, and what Kanhaiya means for the politics of the country
Sharma’s statement is important since the regulation that came into effect on February 8, while barring operators from offering differential data tariffs.
Author and journalist Steve Coll explains how al-Qaeda has lost space to the Islamic State, warns against the use of the IS brand by opportunists in India to provoke conflict.
At the Idea Exchange at the Express office in Pune, Shripal Sabnis, president of the 89th Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Sammelan, whose anti-PM remarks created controversy a fortnight ago, once again spoke his mind — batting for freedom of speech.
Farooq Abdullah speaks his mind on Modi’s reaction to Dadri incident, Shiv Sena and the freedom of speech and award-wapsi.
Dinesh Singh, whose tenure as vice-chancellor of Delhi University ended last week, says he never heard an academic argument against the now scrapped four-year undergraduate programme.
Chief Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma talks about identifying the gaps in the RTI Act, improving pendency levels and dealing with ‘vexatious’ requests.