JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar on Thursday held a series of meetings with students and teachers to discuss ways to restore normalcy at the varsity, but not much progress could be made as neither the students appeared to soften their stand nor the administration seemed keen to accommodate their demands.The students told the media after the meeting that the VC "did not reply" to the demands of a complete rollback of the fee hike and wanted the Yamuna Hostel (fully privatised) model to be implemented across all hostels, while "we said that students will not pay even a single paisa".The administration also said that semester-end examination will be held as per schedules, even though students have announced a boycott of the process.Close The varsity said the semester-end examinations scheduled on Thursday were conducted in several schools and centres, but students boycotted the exam. related news 47.86 GW of renewable energy capacity installed in India over six years: Govt Modi, Shah … [Read more...] about JNU VC holds meeting with students representatives, teachers; no headway
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In light of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill intensifying in the Northeast, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma announced on January 29 that 10 political parties, including allies of the BJP, have unanimously opposed the bill.Meanwhile, a conglomerate of 64 civil society organisations has called for a statewide 24-hour strike in Manipur on January 30.The contentious bill has the capability of ruining the prospects of the saffron party in the Northeast given the vehement opposition by regional parties, even the BJP’s allies.Close The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 so as to make illegal immigrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for Indian citizenship. related news In pics | Massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Northeast, other regions Anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: People defy curfew, police open fire in Assam Jharkhand … [Read more...] about Why is BJP firm on Citizenship Amendment Bill despite violent protests and risk of losing Northeast?
Delhi Congress president and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit announced on March 5 that the Congress will not be stitching an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.She declared that a unanimous decision was taken that there will be no alliance in Delhi, and that the decision was taken in a meeting presided over by party chief Rahul Gandhi.What ensued before the announcement?Close Since the time talks of an alliance between the two parties have been doing the rounds, it has been clear that the AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been keen on an alliance in order to take on the BJP, while the Congress has not been so enthusiastic about it. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot Before Dixit declared her decision … [Read more...] about Explained | Why is the Congress reluctant in forging an alliance with AAP in Delhi?
Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy called off the six-day dharna late on the night of February 18 after a meeting was held between Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, the CM and his Council of Ministers. After the dharna ended, Kiran Bedi took to Twitter and announced that the government will be back to work from February 19 while Narayanasamy said, “partial success was achieved on various demands”.However, the chief minister said the campaign for statehood would continue "without a break".After the meeting, the chief minister also announced that “all the agitation slated for the next two days against Kiran Bedi” have been suspended.But why was the chief minister staging a dharna outside the Raj Nivas and what are his demands? Let’s take a closer look at the storm brewing in Puducherry.Close The public duel between Narayanasamy and Kiran Bedi related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 … [Read more...] about Discord in Puducherry |CM Narayanasami may have ended dharna outside LG Kiran Bedi’s house, but question of statehood looms large
World shares took another run at record highs on Thursday, as the right messages from the U.S. Federal Reserve set traders up for a packed day of central bank meetings and a Brexit-defining election in Britain.The Fed kept U.S. interest rates unchanged, as expected, but it was a message that it would take an unexpected and "persistent" rise in inflation to lift them again that cheered the bulls and pushed the dollar to its lowest since August.Asian shares rallied almost 1% overnight, despite reports Washington will press on with new China tariffs. European trading left MSCI's broadest world share index just 0.1% shy of its 2018 record high.Close "This is quite a strong signal that current interest rates will remain at these low levels for the time being," Mirabaud's chief economist, Gero Jung, said of the Fed, the European Central Bank and Switzerland's SNB which had also kept rates steady. related news Demand looking up for autos; these stocks likely to gain the most Rising … [Read more...] about Global Markets: Stocks near record highs, pound wavers before election result