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Friday, February 28, 2020

Ritika Chopra


Haryana govt clears Ashok Lavasa’s family in stamp duty case
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

On December 27, The Indian Express had first reported the IT Department’s inquiry into the transfer of an apartment in Gurugram from Novel Lavasa, wife of Ashok Lavasa, to his sister Shakuntala Lavasa for alleged evasion of stamp duty.

Lavasas paid Rs 46 lakh cash for house, used help’s bank account: I-T
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

In the last six months, Ashok Lavasa's wife Novel Singhal Lavasa, an ex-banker, sister Shakuntala Lavasa, a paediatrician, and son Abir Lavasa have been served I-T notices.

EC moves out police officer in charge of Jamia, Shaheen Bagh
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

The action followed a meeting of police officials with the EC on January 31, where the police officials are learnt to have been pulled up over handling of the law and order situation, especially in Shaheen Bagh, said sources.

Budget 2020: Little raise for higher education amid fee hikes by universities
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Sitharaman allocated Rs 99,300 crore for education — a hike of 4.6 per cent over Rs 94,855 crore last year. Of this, Rs 39,466 crore is set aside for higher education and Rs 59,845 crore for school education.

Explained: Thakur, Verma removed from list of star campaigners, what this means
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Delhi elections: How does removal from BJP star campaigners' list affect Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma? Does it mean they can’t campaign anymore?

HRD Ministry flags graft in key scheme: Handwritten cab bills for Rs 1.2 crore
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

PMO informed of Rs 2-cr claims by RUSA coordinator; Rs 23 lakh for trips by ex-joint secretary & her family.

Law Ministry OK to link Aadhaar with voter ID but with safeguards
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

According to the proposed amendment to the Representation of the People Act, the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) may ask those seeking to enter the voters’ list and those already enrolled to furnish their Aadhaar numbers.

Anti-CAA protest: Sent back from IIT, German student told not to return on current visa
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Speaking to The Sunday Express from Dresden, Lindenthal said he is still keen on finishing his programme at IIT-Madras, but has been advised by the Indian embassy in Germany to not use his current visa, valid till June 27 this year, to go back to India.

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal interview: ‘Don’t want anarchy in varsities, want conducive environment for academics’
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Our ministry is talking to both the teachers and the students. JNU is an important institution and its alumni have made the country proud, says Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar: The professor & the Vice-Chancellor
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

An excellent teacher, or a bad administrator? A robotic stickler for rules, or a man with no respect for them? A square peg in a round hole, or a humble misfit everywhere? The Indian Express finds out what makes Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar the face of the JNU unrest

HRD gave JNU VC ultimatum last month during fee hike uproar, Secy was shunted out
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

V-C was told to accept Ministry formula or resign. Following the ultimatum on December 11, Kumar is learned to have agreed to the compromise, but he backtracked a day later.

Do not precipitate, do not go after students: HRD to JNU
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The Ministry also advised the university not to “precipitate” the matter by pursuing police cases and disciplinary action against the students. “The idea is not to close the university, but ensure that things return to normal,” a Ministry official said.

Anti-nationals to rape to ‘Islamic’ Taj: IIT-K prof’s gems
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Sharma hit the headlines last month when he complained against a students' demonstration on campus, where a poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz was read to express solidarity with students of Jamia Millia Islamia.

Under HRD ministry scanner, Allahabad varsity V-C resigns
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Hangloo was under the ministry’s scanner for alleged financial, academic and administrative irregularities, and was issued a showcause notice in 2016.

Exempt us from faculty quotas, IIMs tell govt
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Last week, the 20 IIMs requested the HRD Ministry to add them to the list of “Institutions of Excellence” mentioned in the Schedule to the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act 2019.

V K Tewari appointed IIT-Kharagpur director
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Tewari is a professor of Agriculture and Food Engineering at IIT-Kharagpur. He has been teaching at the institute since 1990.

I-T says stamp duty evasion by family of EC Ashok Lavasa
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

The IT Department has flagged “discrepancies” between the income tax returns of Novel Lavasa for the financial year 2017-18 and registered transfer deeds of the Gurgaon property to Haryana’s Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner.

Paid stamp duty, this is bid to malign: Lavasa family
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

In a detailed response to questions shared by this newspaper, Shakuntala Lavasa, Ashok Lavasa’s sister and a paediatrician, said she had paid Stamp Duty of Rs 10,42,220 on the Gurugram property transferred in her name.

Government may await Delhi High Court view before deciding Jamia plea for probe
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

JMI Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar met the higher education secretary Amit Khare Tuesday and handed over a report on the Sunday incident.

HRD defers decision on hiking MTech tuition fee at IITs
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The minutes state that the agenda item on reform of MTech programmes will be “further discussed in the next meeting of the IIT Council”.