Supreme Court comes down heavily on UGC for delaying physical inspection of deemed universities

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 13: From the ongoing hearing in a writ petition in Supreme Court relating to the deemed universities created by the Central government, it has come to light that the University Grants Commission continues to delay inspections and had adopted the “innovative modus operandi” of inspecting the concerned institutions through photographs and video… Read More Supreme Court comes down heavily on UGC for delaying physical inspection of deemed universities

“Australia-India trade has never been win-win for India’s economy”–two perspectives

Newsroom24x7 Desk Updated  Jan. 12, 2015, 1704 Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead the Australia Business Week in India mission from 12-15 January. Coinciding with this event, Newsroom24x7 is presenting the views of a citizen posted on a social networking platform along with former Indian diplomat Amit Dasgupta’s take on it The citizen who shared his… Read More “Australia-India trade has never been win-win for India’s economy”–two perspectives

Market volatility in December 2014 could leave its impact on 2015

Hong Kong, Jan. 12: Market volatility in December 2014, according to Fitch ratings, could be a foretaste of what is to come in 2015 as the US Federal Reserve moves towards raising interest rates while other major central banks may ease policy further. It was striking that the Emerging Asian markets should have been caught… Read More Market volatility in December 2014 could leave its impact on 2015

India witnessing a new era of development: Narendra Modi

Newsroom24x7 Desk Gandhinagar, Jan. 11: In his remarks at the CEO Conclave at Gandhinagar today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that India is witnessing a new era of development and the Union Government has set in motion policies and initiatives targeted at creating strong, vibrant and inclusive India. The Prime Minister emphasized that the terrorism… Read More India witnessing a new era of development: Narendra Modi

Paris, Unity March, Place de la Republique…

  Jamsheed Rizwani Paris, Jan. 11: All roads leading to Place de la Republique today are jampacked and it was practically impossible to walk up to Place de la Republique. I turned into avenue de la Republique where people of every origin…English, German, French and other languages…I can’t recognize..of every age, could be spotted.   Plantu ,Le Monde newspaper’s cartoonist… Read More Paris, Unity March, Place de la Republique…

Greenpeace employee “Offloaded” at Delhi Airport

NGO demands explanation from the Government New Delhi, Jan 11: In yet another incident of government clampdown on Greenpeace India, Priya Pillai, Senior Campaigner with the organisation was stopped at the New Delhi airport, this morning by the immigration office and denied to get onboard her flight to London. Pillai had a valid business visa to… Read More Greenpeace employee “Offloaded” at Delhi Airport

Unity March in Paris: World is with the French people

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris, Place de la République-Nation, Jan 11: The whole world is with the French people, more and more heads of state and government and world leaders cutting across every possible line of division have announced their presence in the UNITY MARCH in Paris. Serguei Lavov, Russian foreign minister;. Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President; Benjamin Netanyahou, Israeli… Read More Unity March in Paris: World is with the French people

“Make in India” and the ground reality

Lalit Shastri The apex auditing agency –the Comptroller and Auditor General of India–has put a question mark on the ability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to absorb technology and this has been underlined in the latest Annual report (2013-14) of the Ministry of Defence. HAL is an organisation that claims to pursue the vision of becoming a… Read More “Make in India” and the ground reality

Security beefed up in Paris ahead of National Unity March

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris, Jan 10: Security has been beefed up in France with the Government decreeing the highest level of alert ahead of the national unity march called for by the government, by all the parties and the labour unions. Nothing has been neglected to ensure the safety of the Parisians and the French. The… Read More Security beefed up in Paris ahead of National Unity March

“There exists asymmetry in the rate of advance of military versus civil technology”

Newsroom24x7 Reporter Bangalore, Jan. 10: Commodore A Paulraj (Retd), VSM, Padma Bhusan, presently an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, USA today underlined the existing asymmetry in the rate of advance of military versus civil technology and emphasised how the military needed to keep pace with the rapidly accelerating technology in the areas of biology, robotics,… Read More “There exists asymmetry in the rate of advance of military versus civil technology”

Defence Ministry sets up anti-sexual harassment panel

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 10: Ministry of Defence has set up a new Committee headed by Lakshmi Sowbhagya Akundi, joint secretary department of ESW, for redressal of Complaints relating to sexual harassment of women at workplace in the Ministry of Defence. The other members of the committee are Shanti Priya Sarela, Director Defence (Finance),… Read More Defence Ministry sets up anti-sexual harassment panel

RBI Fund for depositor education

Newsroom24x7 Desk Mumbai, Jan. 10: To grant financial assistance to institutions/ organisations/ associations for taking up activities relating to promoting bank depositors’ education and awareness, the Reserve Bank of India has released on its website, the Guidelines on the Criteria for registering institutions, organisations and associations for grant of financial assistance from the Depositor Education… Read More RBI Fund for depositor education

Charlie Hebdo, Freedom of Speech: Point Counterpoint

Lalit Shastri Senior Supreme Court advocate Ejaz Maqbool participating in the Arnab Goswami show on prime time TV the other day condemned the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris in unequivocal terms but at the same time, keeping a tight upper lip, he also issued a caveat and criticized those who hurt the religious beliefs and faith… Read More Charlie Hebdo, Freedom of Speech: Point Counterpoint

Charlie massacre and the hostage crisis in Paris: All terrorists killed

Jamsheed Rizwani Updated: Jan. 9, 2015 @ 22.05 All terrorists-3 of them killed Around 17.20 Paris time security forces concluded their operation. Two terrorists were killed at Dammartin and a third at another spot Sky News reported: six quick explosions from the kosher supermarket in East Paris as security forces began assault on both sets of suspects ensconced at… Read More Charlie massacre and the hostage crisis in Paris: All terrorists killed

Finance Ministry grappling with fiscal deficit too early in the day

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 9: The estimated primary deficit of Government of India as per budget estimates for 2014-15 was Rs. 104166 crore. Against this the actual primary deficit upto November 2014 has been Rs. 292484, which is 280.8 per cent more than the actual budget estimate. In terms of fiscal deficit, 98.9 per cent of… Read More Finance Ministry grappling with fiscal deficit too early in the day

IAS appointments in GoI

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 9: The appointments of Srinivas Shashidhar Kukatlapalli , IAS (Kl. 1997) as Director in the department of Agriculture and Cooepration and Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, IAS (AM:1998) as private secretary to the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation Chaudhary Birendra Singh were cleared by the competent authority today.… Read More IAS appointments in GoI