An audit by TISS last year uncovered that Rs 23 lakh was allegedly spent out of RUSA funds on the personal trips of Ishita Roy and her children within India and abroad. Roy, a 1991-batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, was RUSA’s national mission director during her stint as joint secretary at the HRD Ministry.
At Nagardhan near Nagpur, recent excavations have brought new clarity on the life, religious affiliations and trade practices of the Vakataka dynasty, which ruled parts of Central and South India centuries ago.
In an interview with Indianexpress.com, Tithi and Gautam Tewari - the founders of SmartVizX, the start-up behind Trezi, tells us about the idea behind creating India's first virtual reality platform for the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Apart from the sector road that runs on two sides, the Badshahpur baoli is surrounded on the other two sides by boundary walls - one of a private resident, and the other of a government school.
The Shiv Bhojan scheme will be implemented in 125 centres across the state, including 17 locations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
The chain was formed to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register, and the proposed NRC, with people waving the Tricolour and reading the Preamble aloud.
Earlier, Sharad Pawar had alleged the Koregaon Bhima case was given to the NIA to "shield certain individuals".
The court held the clauses as unconstitutional and ultra vires the provisions of The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2008 and the Punjab Maintenance Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2012.
According to SAPMT trustee Kartikeya Sarabhai, while they have been invited to participate in discussions regarding the suggested plan for restructuring of the ashram premises, SAPMT has not received any official intimation of the said plan so far.
“This administration is not respecting women protesting peacefully. The policemen beat up the men who were near the protest site, while they misbehaved with us. They said they will beat us up after taking off our burqa. This is not how the police should behave with peaceful protesters," a protester said.
The pavements of the Pedestrian Plaza in Pondy Bazaar are being encroached by street vendors, who set up shop at various places along the plaza every day.
Lungerhouse police said the protesters did not have permission for the agitation and Azad was taken into preventive detention to prevent him from going ahead with it. The Bhim Army chief was detained from a flat in Mallepally area.
The group began reading the Indian Constitution when they were ushered out of the venue by the police citing 'no permission' given for this.
Along with #DeshKiBhasa, #HappyRepublicDay is also trending on the app, where people are celebrating the important day singing and dancing to patriotic songs.
IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthy congratulated all the three awardees. "The Institute takes immense pride in sharing the news of Padma Awards being conferred by the Government of India on faculty members and a distinguished alumnus," said the director.