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Govt alters draft: Hindi no more must in school

Amid the uproar over the draft version of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2019, which mandated compulsory learning of Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking southern States, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Monday released a revised version of the policy giving the students freedom to choose any language they wish to study under the three language model in schools....

Govt reappoints Doval as NSA, gifts Cabinet rank

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA), resumed his second term on Monday with an elevated stature of Cabinet rank. This is the first time a NSA has got a second back-to-back tenure. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved Doval’s appointment for a five-year period with effect from May 31, 2019. It will be co-terminus with the term...

Stranded mountaineers presumed dead

IAF chopper spots five bodies of climbers In the case of stranded mountaineers in Pithoragarh district, the district administration has informed that five bodies were spotted by a helicopter of Indian Air Force on Monday. Pithoragarh District Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande said that the spotted mountaineers are presumed to be dead. A mission to retrieve their bodies will be...

Nitish pays BJP back in same coin

In tit for tat, CM inducts 8 JD(U) Mins, offers 1 berth to BJP, but latter opts out Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday gave it back to the BJP for offering his party a “symbolic” representation of just one seat in the Union Cabinet. In a Cabinet expansion, Nitish inducted eight Minister of the JD(U) but presented...

Sonia to lead party MPs again

Rahul likely to be Congress leader in LS, vows ‘no walkover’ for BJP in House Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi — who led the party to form two successive UPA Governments at the Centre before Narendra Modi-led BJP took over — is back in the limelight. With her son and party president Rahul Gandhi still being persuaded not to...

Joblessness, sinking GDP greet Nirmala

Sitharaman becomes first woman in 48 yrs to head FinMin at a time GDP growth is at 5-yr low & unemployment on 45-yr high The biggest surprise in the portfolio allocation of the Modi Cabinet on Friday was  crucial Finance Ministry going to Nirmala Sitharaman, who was immediately greeted by the forecast of a sagging economy which saw GDP...

On Day 1, Govt redeems kisan, pension pledges

Fulfilling its poll promises in the very first Cabinet meeting, the NDA Government on Friday decided to extend PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers in the country costing Rs 87,000 crore a year and also announced over Rs 10,000 crore pension scheme for 5 crore farmers. Implementing another poll promise, the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra...

JD(U) won’t join Modi Govt even in future: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (U) president Nitish Kumar on Friday made it clear that there is no question that his party will join the Union Cabinet in future even as he disclosed that BJP chief Amit Shah made repeated attempts to convince him to accept his proposal for one berth in the Modi Cabinet. “As the JD(U)...

Rajnath, Shah openers in Modi 2nd innings

Ex-Foreign Secy Jaishankar most surprise pick for Cabinet; 36 make it for 2nd time Presiding over the biggest electoral victory for the BJP since its birth in 1980, Narendra Damodardas Modi on Thursday took oath as Prime Minister for the second time  in a grand  ceremony at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Rajnath Singh was the first person after...

Nadda likely to head BJP as Pradhan too joins Govt

After five years of hard organisational work during which he transformed the BJP into a political behemoth, Amit Shah is all set to leave the party’s president post, creating a void which not many within the BJP can easily fill up. However, JP Nadda, Health Minister in the NDA I, has emerged as the front runner for the post....