Ritika Chopra

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EC revisits clean chit to NITI, PMO at Lavasa behest

It was alleged the PMO used NITI for gathering information on Gondia, Wardha and Latur ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rallies there.

Last week, the poll panel had disposed of a Congress plaint alleging misuse of the NITI Aayog by the PMO. News

Divided poll panel: Election Commission’s decisions on clean chit to PM not unanimous

It has now emerged that at least one Commissioner had disagreed with each of the two above two decisions.

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Vellore Lok sabha polls cancelled after EC cites money power

Vellore was scheduled to go to polls with the rest of Tamil Nadu on April 18 and is the first Lok Sabha seat to have had its elections countermanded over abuse of money power.

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Kalyan Singh in trouble; EC says Rajasthan governor violated model code

Singh courted controversy last week when he told reporters in Aligarh on March 23 that everyone wants Modi to win and that it’s necessary for the country.

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Idea Exchange: No mafia in CBSE leaks… just stray incidents of papers being stolen, says Anil Swarup

The bottom line is improvement. The bottom line is not an individual, the bottom line is not action, and the bottom line is certainly not making news.

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AAP MLAs should’ve requested EC to hold hearings, but they didn’t: New Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat

Responding to allegations that the Election Commission (EC) finalised its opinion in the office of profit matter against 20 AAP MLAs without hearing their arguments on the merits of the case, chief election commissioner (CEC)

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New policy proposal: Can fail kids after Class V, let foreign universities in

T S R Subramanian-led panel proposal: IAS-like service for education

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HRD ministry plans Vedic education board on lines of CBSE

Sources said the decision to start a Vedic education board, on the lines of CBSE, is based on the recommendation of Sanskrit experts and representatives of gurukuls and ved pathshalas.

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Interview with HRD Minister Smriti Irani: ‘Congress trying to settle political scores through campuses’

"I don't harbour any ill feeling towards critics, who questioned my credentials to be HRD Minister. There is a now a grudging acceptance of my merit among them," said Smriti Irani

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Modi govt 2 years: Smriti Irani feels there is grudging acceptance of her merit

Irani, a first-time minister and the youngest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministerial council, also said that education in the previous government had become a “political akhara (political battlefield)”.

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PMO seeks autonomy for IIMs, HRD doesn’t yield

The HRD Ministry, sources said, is not willing to dilute the clause that empowers the President to review the work of any IIM in his capacity as the Visitor of the premier B-Schools.

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Ramdev bid to set up Vedic board hits a hurdle

According to sources, Khuntia red-flagged the proposal at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on the ground that the state’s sanction for a private board would open the doors for similar requests

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‘Institutions will last only when we’ve maturity to let them be. That’s missing’

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, laments the interference of governments

‘Institutions will last only when we’ve maturity to let them be. That’s missing’