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Budget 2019: Finance minister took the easier route instead of catching those who avoid tax

Union Budget 2019: While the FM has settled for earning `12,000 crore more, slashing rates and the resultant increase in compliance could have generated several times more than this amount. Budget 2019: Given how precarious the government’s finances are—FY20 tax collections need to rise 18.3% versus FY19’s 8.4% if you use the numbers put out by the CGA—it is not ... Read More »

Host the national flag and sing national anthem daily at madrassas: MP Education Minister

After making an announcement few days back that MP’s Satna district students will answer the roll call by saying Jai Hind instead of Yes Sir or Yes Ma’am from October 1, School Education minister Vijay Shah has come up with another instruction. On Friday, he asked madrassas in the state to hoist the national flag and sing national anthem daily. ... Read More »

Blue Whale Challenge: Bengal Education Minister instructs schools to ban cell phones

After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Education Minister has directed all schools in the state to ensure that students do not carry mobile phones in classes.   Representative image After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Education Minister has directed all schools in the state to ensure that students do not ... Read More »

Rs 200 to be issued soon: Minister of State for Finance

HIGHLIGHTS Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar has said that Rs 200 note will be issued soon He also said that there is no news of scrapping of Rs 2000-note Few days back Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had declined to comment on the 2000-note issue Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar NEW DELHI: With rumours of the ... Read More »

Belgian finance minister warns EU: change or die

Mr Van Overtveldt said a “different” and “better” EU, that focused on key areas such as security, migration, jobs and trade instead of policing trivial policies would help to boost prosperity in the bloc CREDIT: AFP Brexit has “shattered” the principle of ever closer union in the EU, according to the Belgian finance minister, who warned that the bloc had ... Read More »

Hungarian education minister defends controversial bill

Young protesters outside the Presidential Palace in Buda Castle of Budapest on April 10, 2017, during a demonstration against a new higher education legislation | Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images After days of protests and international criticism, the Hungarian government dispatched its education minister to Brussels to defend a controversial law that critics say would effectively shutter the Central European University, funded ... Read More »

West Bengal: Make changes in new bill, teachers request Education Minister

Several teachers including a former university vice-chancellor were badly beaten by police when they refused to call off their rally, said WBCUTA general secretary Shrutinath Prahara. In picture, Teachers protesting in Kolkata against the new education bill RELATED STORIES Mumbai: 25 per cent seats reserved for EWS in school admissions 7-year-old girl seeks a job in Google, gets touching reply ... Read More »

Exclusion of Odia from NEET is state govt’s failure towards Odisha students: Petroleum Minister

“In the larger interest of the students of the state I request you to reconsider the decision and provide an additional option to the students to appear in either English or Odia in the NEET examination,” Pradhan said in a letter to the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda Odia had been excluded even as Assamese, Bengali, ... Read More »

West Bengal: Only 1.5 per cent of state population using government libraries, says Education Minister

The minister said the state government was making all efforts to turn people back towards books and libraries, besides trying to get the present generation hooked to reading. Image credit: twoapplesaday RELATED STORIES IITs urged HRD ministry to review fees exemption policy for economically weaker section Bihar School Examination Board shows signs of successful clean-up in the system post scam ... Read More »

West Bengal: Only 1.5 per cent of state population using government libraries, says Education Minister

The minister said the state government was making all efforts to turn people back towards books and libraries, besides trying to get the present generation hooked to reading. Image credit: twoapplesaday RELATED STORIES IITs urged HRD ministry to review fees exemption policy for economically weaker section Bihar School Examination Board shows signs of successful clean-up in the system post scam ... Read More »