Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014
‘Issue arrest warrants against accused’

Multi-crore fraud in Kishan Ganga HEP

Court says case be listed once every fortnight

Srinagar, Sept 01: In the case of multi-crore fraud in pre-execution works and purchase of stores for Kishan Ganga Hydro Electric Project during 1992 to 1997, the Anti Corruption court Monday ordered issuing arrest warrant against some top officials and sought presence of many others before the court on the next date of hearing. With no ‘no progress’ in trial for seven years, the Anti-Corruption court asked to list case at least once in a fortnight.
President calls upon universities to create the right environment for promoting entrepreneurship

14th convocation of Jammu University held

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 01- The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 14th Convocation of University of Jammu today (September 1, 2014) at Jammu. Speaking on the occasion, the President said universities today need to become drivers of innovation. Their focus should be on collaborative relationships with industry and Government. Entrepreneurial activities in the universities could take various forms such as contract research, consultancy, patenting, licensing, spin outs, start-ups, incubating companies etc. It is essential that Universities create the right environment for promoting entrepreneurship amongst students as well as academicians.
The tough talk begins

When Delhi decided to suspend foreign secretary-level talks with Islamabad, taking exception to the Pakistan high commissioner meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders, it brought a divided and exhausted Hurriyat back into relevance in Kashmir. Also significant is the way the Centre’s recent move has been viewed in Kashmir. This shift in strategy has strengthened the belief that Delhi only aims to strengthen the status quo; its political overtures to the separatists and the political mainstream in Kashmir were just meant to calm tempers and buy time in the hope that the “Kashmir problem” would eventually vanish.
India rise to No. 1 in ODIs
India rise to No. 1 in ODIs

India have risen to No. 1 in the ODI rankings, while Australia toppled to fourth place after their defeat to Zimbabwe on Sunday. Elton Chigumbura lifting his No. 10-ranked team to only their second success against Australia - the first in 31 years - has meant South Africa and Sri Lanka have leapfrogged the free-falling Australia, who were joint-No. 1 with India ahead of that match. India had equalled Australia's points tally following their victory at Trent Bridge, in the third ODI against England on August 30. However, the situation at the top remains quite fluid.
For a new paradigm of social justice

The central policy challenge for the new government is how to sustain social gains while ensuring that Dalits can participate more meaningfully in the economy, by sharing in the fruits of economic growth while contributing as well In his address to the nation on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his intention to “take a solemn pledge of working for... the welfare of the poor, oppressed, Dalits, the exploited and the backward people of our country.” We don’t know just what precise shape his social justice vision will take in practice, but it is likely to be a mix of traditional approaches, when unavoidable, coupled with a new architecture, when feasible.
The Kindergartener

Going back (in time) to school Mary Paulose and Rohit Nair As kids get ready for the new school year, and the parents get themselves ready for what lies ahead, there’s no doubt that the challenges are many. We speak to some parents who reminisce some of their school days and what has changed since. PARENT TALK: Taskeen Valrani with her son Arvyn It’s almost that time of the year, where the kids are begrudgingly packing their bags for school again, in the slowly diminishing glow of their vacation, and the parents are mentally preparing themselves for the manic school days up ahead.
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