Day: March 20, 2019

Is the BJP really concerned about India’s poor?

A new BJP-sponsored bill expanding new jobs and education reservations is not a measure aimed at helping the poor. On January 9, the upper house of India’s parliament – the Rajya Sabha – passed a constitutional amendment to lift the cap on reservations in education and public sector jobs from […]

India unemployment rate highest in 45 years: Report

The jobless rate stands at 6.1 percent, a local newspaper reports, citing an official survey withheld by the government. The unemployment rate in India has reached its highest in 45 years, according to a report in the Business Standard newspaper that cited an official survey withheld by the government. The […]

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’

GENEVA  — A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be “irresponsible” for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a ban. The experts also called for the U.N. health agency to create a database of scientists working […]

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man’s cancer

SAN FRANCISCO  — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal […]

HC takes note of ‘dearth’ of special education teachers in Delhi schools

New Delhi :  The Delhi High Court has taken note of the “dearth” of special education teachers in government schools here and said that despite repeated efforts, the vacancies have not been filled. Special education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially or emotionally delayed […]

People run from pillar to post to get insurance claim from companies: Delhi consumer commission

New Delhi :  The Delhi state consumer commission has observed that claimants are made to run from pillar to post to get medical reimbursement from insurance companies and it would be “extremely tenuous” to expect a layman to read each and every clause of an insurance document before signing […]

Jaitley dubs ‘108 purported economists’ as compulsive contrarians

New Delhi :  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday dubbed the “108 purported economists” alleging government interference in statistical data as a “fake campaign”, saying these compulsive contrarians have repeatedly signed memorandums of manufactured political issues against the present regime. He was referring to a appeal made by 108 economists […]

Hartek Group CMD appointed vice-chairman of IEEMA

Chandigarh :  Hartek Group Chairman and Managing Director Hartek Singh has been appointed as vice-chairman of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) for the northern region. “With his (Hartek) vast experience and understanding of the industry, he will lead the regional activities, benefiting the entire fraternity of […]

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