Ritika Chopra


Three from a party, four hours to do it: EC throws open EVM challenge
Sun, May 21, 2017

Naseem Zaidi specifies what would be ‘a failed attempt’, mum on what would happen if tampering successful

CBSE tells Delhi University: Don’t let our students suffer
Wed, May 17, 2017

CBSE has decided not to artificially “spike” marks scored by Class XII students in the board results which will be announced by May 24.

Panel shortlists 10 names for UGC chief post
Tue, May 16, 2017

The interview will be held on May 17

Dead social scientists in ICSSR collegium list
Sun, May 14, 2017

Sources in the ministry and ICSSR called it a “silly oversight” and attributed the inclusion of dead social scientists to the Council not updating the list regularly.

V K Saraswat appointed new JNU Chancellor
Fri, May 12, 2017

Saraswat succeeds former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan, who completed his term on March 30 this year. Saraswat has been appointed for a term of five years.

BMC candidate’s claim of zero vote, at the centre of anti-EVM debate, turns out wrong
Fri, May 12, 2017

Shirsat says didn’t even get own vote, records show he got 11 in booth near Saki Naka residence

Will tell parties to choose EVM from strong room, test: Election Commission
Wed, May 10, 2017

The Election Commission’s response comes as it prepares the stage for the all-party meeting on EVMs on Friday.

New ICSSR chief: Caste because of invasions, Narendra Modi is best Prime Minister
Tue, May 09, 2017

Kumar succeeded Sukhdeo Thorat, who was the council’s chairman since April 2011.

Will reach out to government on AMU’s minority status, says new Vice Chancellor
Sat, May 06, 2017

Dr Tariq Mansoor spoke Indian Express about his priorities for the next five years, which include ensuring a student-friendly campus

Tariq Mansoor is new AMU Vice-Chancellor
Thu, May 04, 2017

Mansoor was selected from a list of three names that the university’s court had sent to the Union Human Resource Development ministry two months ago

HRD Ministry names new ICSSR chairman – an editor of journals
Wed, May 03, 2017

Braj Bihari Kumar succeeds economist S K Thorat

No moderation: what ‘real’ Class X, XII marks may mean
Fri, May 05, 2017

CBSE and school Boards countrywide have junked the practice of tweaking marks to create a level playing field. The system was being misused, they agreed. What they will do now, and how the decision might affect Board results this year.

Govt rejects EC proposal to disqualify MPs, MLAs charged with bribery
Tue, May 02, 2017

Section 8 at present enlists several offences, including election graft, for which a legislator can be removed and barred from contesting elections for six years — only if convicted.

First disposal in cases against AAP: Poll panel clears Manish Sisodia in ‘office of profit’ case
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Last year, BJP leader Vivek Garg had urged the President to cancel Sisodia’s membership to the state assembly

UGC orders audit of 10 central universities
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Each committee will audit two universities and submit a report in a month.

NITs want govt to scrap fee concessions to students
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The 32 institutes have also recommended that their fee should be the same as the IITs, that is Rs 2 lakh per year.

After nearly 6 years, IIT Council to discuss rising student suicides
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

According to sources, directors of 23 IITs will be urged to undertake a number of new initiatives, in addition to the existing measures, to stem this unsettling trend.

After HRD intervention, UGC NET test stays with CBSE for now
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The Ministry is learnt to have decided that CBSE will conduct NET until the proposed National Testing Service (NTS) is set up by the government.

Disqualify MPs and MLAs chargesheeted for poll bribes: Election Commission
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The poll watchdog’s proposal is the latest in a series of demands made by it from the government to deal with rising incidents of graft in elections in recent years.

Delhi SPA chief to PM: Don’t move us to Urban Development
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Speaking to The Sunday Express, the SPA, Delhi, Chairperson confirmed that he had written to the PM.

NCERT set to review its school textbooks after more than 10 years
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The NCERT had set up 21 expert committees to review the NCF towards the fag end of the UPA government’s tenure in 2014.

Need interest-free loan, not fee waiver, for the poor: IIT chiefs
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

According to IIT directors, the institutes are also keen on starting a one-year M.Tech programme for working professionals. The IITs have proposed to charge tuition fee at market rates for this course.

100 pc paper trail voting planned in Gujarat, Himachal elections
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

VVPAT machines produce a printout of the vote cast using an EVM. The printout is deposited in a box and can be used to resolve any dispute regarding the election.

Techie who questioned EVMs back: ‘EC’s latest challenge is a mistake’
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Though not keen to take up the EC challenge this time, Prasad continues to maintain that EVMs are vulnerable to hacking.

Rajya Sabha: Opposition stalls bills on OBC panel, traffic laws
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Backward classes bill sent to select committee as parties say both bills rushed

Bill to enable data collection in J-K passed in Lok Sabha
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM) said, “My charge against this government is that you are creating trouble in J&K through this bill... You are violating article 370.”

Rajya Sabha: Opposition questions amendments to Factories Act
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The Opposition questioned the government's motive for bringing a bill with a few amendments in a hasty manner when the more comprehensive Factories Amendment Bill 2014 is still alive.

Rs 89 crore on paper, actual cash seized Rs 32 lakh: EC scrapped TN bypoll
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Even the demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1,000 notes, announced last November 8, had failed to arrest cash flow in the recently-concluded assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

RK Nagar bypoll: EC scraps April 12 polling as voter bribery charges fly
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

This is the second time that the poll panel has rescinded elections following evidence of money being used to influence voters.

After architecture, HRD Ministry loses polytechnic too
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

While polytechnics are set up by the state governments, the Centre has been assisting them financially through four schemes.

Rs 8,000 crore in old notes lying unused with district cooperative banks, farm credit hit, says Sharad Pawar
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

After PM Narendra Modi announced the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 last year, DCCBs were barred from accepting deposits of the demonetised currency and even exchanging them for new ones.

To check donations in cash to parties, EC seeks Rs 20 crore cap
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The Commission has also called for an amendment to Rule 86 under Conduct of Election Rules to make it mandatory for candidates to meet all election expenses in excess of Rs 2,000 through cheque or electronic bank transfer.

Opposition disrupts Rajya Sabha over new backward classes panel
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

On Thursday the cabinet had approved the setting up of an NSEBC and giving it constitutional powers.

Search for directors of 2 IIMs falls through
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The Indian Express has also learnt that Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has not approved the HRD Ministry’s choice for the top job at IIM Amritsar.

Jayalalithaa seat bypoll: EC freezes AIADMK symbol, party name
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

This is the second symbol dispute heard by the EC in the past three months.

CBSE seeks QCI help for accreditation framework
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

According to sources, the board has asked QCI to prepare an approach paper to grade CBSE schools.