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Amit Sengupta, an Associate Professor English Journalism department, quit after an order was issued transferring him to the premier media school's campus in Odisha's Dhenkanal district, which he slammed as a "political decision".
The Dalit student who lodged a formal complaint in this case has also been suspended for a week from the hostel for having used an expletive against a senior female faculty member.
Underlining the government’s resolve to connect every village in the country by road by the year 2019, the PM said that the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana had been given the biggest monetary allocation till date.
Asked whether the matter came up for discussion during the Cabinet, Prasad said, "No it was not discussed".
PM Modi is also likely to review several issues related to Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Labour and Employment in the meeting.
“Preventing cattle from entering the tracks on this route is the main worry. The decision to completely fence this route essentially stems from that,” an official said.
In a meeting with Rao, then Cabinet Secretary and Home Secretary discussed whether the announcement should be “withdrawn”.
To enhance the quality of its coverage, DD will deploy dynamic microphones on Rajpath to pick up sounds vehicles, foot movement and orders given by commanding officers.
In a latest communication to all Government of India secretaries, Special Secretary (Cabinet) Jai P Prakash stated that all Cabinet notes will now have to "separately" and "clearly" reflect the "Employment Generation Potential" of each proposal.
Will bring down rate of premium to be paid by farmers, govt will pay the rest; Cabinet clearance likely on January 13
The students of the prestigious institution were on a strike opposing Chauhan's appointment since June 12 last year and called it off on October 28 and returned to the classes.
The PIB had released the photograph of the PM on December 3, causing flutter on social media, where many parodies of the photograph soon started doing the rounds.
As the row dragged on from Chauhan’s appointment in June to a 139-day strike that ended in October, the ministry saw a host of film industry biggies throw their weight behind the students.
B P Singh’s appointment as academic council chief may pave way for Chauhan.
Azad was seated on an aisle seat four rows behind Jaitley when the latter dismissed charges raised by the Congress, which had demanded the minister’s resignation and a probe by a joint parliamentary committee.
“I just want to say this entire charge is baseless and and completely wrong,” Jaitley said replying to charges levelled by Congress MP K C Venugopal.
Dharam Vira Gandhi, elected from Patiala, was suspended for alleged anti-party activities in August but continues to be an AAP MP in the Lok Sabha.
The Lok Sabha later passed the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill 2015 with a voice vote.
The govt allayed apprehensions over the safety aspect of this energy source as the Lok Sabha passed a bill that will allow state-run NPCIL to collaborate with other PSUs in the nuclear field.
Swaraj also slammed those who had made comments on social media about her wearing a green saree and using Urdu while interacting with the Pakistani media.
As an example of laws for the poor getting stuck, Narendra Modi cited one that seeks to enhance salary bonus.
The Anglo Indian MPs, Richard Hay from Kerala and George Baker from West Bengal, were nominated to the Lok Sabha in July this year.
The Supreme Court’s decision to struck down the NJAC came under attack from Lok Sabha MPs across party lines.
The declassification of the files begins on 23rd January, the 118th birth anniversary of the leader whose disappearance 70 years ago still remains a mystery.
The government today launched the “Accessible India Campaign” (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) which seeks to make at least 50 percent of all government buildings in the national capital and all state capitals “fully accessible” for the disabled by July 2018.
The advisory has stated that “yet it is found necessary to enhance the efforts at informing the public on vital matters concerning the situation, so as to assist them in seeking and finding help whenever and wherever required”.
Singh wrapped up a two-day discussion in the House on intolerance by extending an olive branch to writers, artists and scientists who have returned their awards in protest over what they called growing acts of intolerance.
Participating in the Lok Sabha discussion on intolerance in the country, Rahul said India has been successful because people have had the “space to talk” and have been allowed to be part of every conversation.
The government also sought to allay fears over a rethink on reservation and the continuance of the word “secular” in the Constitution.
Nihalani's “tribute” to the PM, titled “Mera desh hai mahaan, mera desh hai jawan”, was pulled off cinema screens the very next in some places, two days later in some others.
In a candid interaction with young IAS officers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined that they don't have more than 10 years to learn, do new things and experiment and that whoever makes maximum use of these 10 years will contribute much more for the remaining 20-25 years of service.
The President added that "sensitive minds" who get “disturbed by some incidents in society” should express their “disagreement through debate and discussion”.
Talking of “constraints” that “shackle” the Press Council of India, its chief Justice (retd) C.K Prasad on Monday talked about the need to expand the Council's ambit by including internet and television within its jurisdiction. Currently, the PCI deals only with the print media.
Kundan Shah, who received his only national award for the 1983 cult classic, is all set to return it on Thursday in Mumbai along with several others from his fraternity.
“Where’s the intolerance? You are the most vibrant democracy in the world. Everybody has a right to speak and live his life his way,” Arun Jaitley said.
The I&B ministry is perturbed by reports that the Film Federation of India may decide not to participate at IFFI.