Pay scholarship to Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University: HC asks GoI

Pay scholarship to Kashmiri students studying in Mewar University: HC asks GoI

The High Court has directed the government of India to register and pay scholarship to more than 250 Kashmiri students who had been asked by Mewar University in Rajasthan to vacate the campus because a Central education body had not released students’ scholarship money to the varsity. However, the relief for the students is one-time exception and will be valid only till they complete their courses, a bench of justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir said. The bench also directed that the students shall be registered for scholarship that should be released…

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HC seeks status report on farm loan waiver in Telangana, Andhra

HC seeks status report on farm loan waiver in Telangana, Andhra

HYDERABAD: The high court on Tuesday sought status reports from AP and Telangana on the implementation of farm loan waiver schemes. The bench of acting Chief JusticeRamesh Ranganathan and Justice T Rajani was dealing with three PILs urging the court to save distressed farmers from ending their lives. While AP informed the court that it had constituted an independent commission to look into the farm crisis, Telangana explained the steps it was taking in this respect. K Siva Ram Reddy, the party in person, told the court that a one-time…

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HC stays recruitment of jail warders in Punjab

HC stays recruitment of jail warders in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday stayed the ongoing recruitment process for 210 posts of jail warders in Punjab. While staying the process, HC also issued a notice to the principal secretary (home) and inspector-general of police (IGP)-cum-chairman of recruitment committee of jail warders, seeking their reply on the petition challenging the appointments.   Punjab had advertised to fill 210 posts of jail warders on November 8, and the process of their recruitment was going on, when the matter reached the high court in the wake of…

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HC dismisses state government’s appeal against stay over recruitment procedure for 200 posts for UFDC

HC dismisses state government’s appeal against stay over recruitment procedure for 200 posts for UFDC

DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand High court has dismissed the special appeal of the state government against the stay of single bench over recruitment procedure for 200 posts for Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation. Chief justice KM Joseph and VK Bisht considered the special appeal as premature. The judges directed the state government to appeal before the single bench in this case. Owing to this, the corporation has to cancel the examination to be held for the selection of the candidates on Monday. The petitioner Ripu Daman Singh and two other candidates moved…

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HC raps School Education Secretary for ‘narrating stories’ in counter affidavit

HC raps School Education Secretary for ‘narrating stories’ in counter affidavit

The Madras High Court Bench here on Friday came down heavily upon School Education Secretary D. Sabitha “for narrating stories” in a counter affidavit filed in response to two public interest litigation petitions seeking toilets and other sanitary facilities in government schools without coming forward with concrete time-bound proposals for improving the amenities. Passing interim orders on the petitions, a Division Bench of Justices S. Nagamuthu and M.V. Muralidaran said: “We are not at all satisfied with the counter affidavit filed by the Principal Secretary to School Education Department. It…

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Why did you take scholarship process online, HC asks Centre

Why did you take scholarship process online, HC asks Centre

The High Court has sought to know why it is mandatory for students from minority communities to apply online for availing scholarships when many of them might not be in a position to do so. “Why have you made it mandatory to apply online,” a Bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked the Centre. Aadhaar cards The Bench was hearing a petition filed by West Bengal-based Nasimuddin Educational Trust, which has challenged the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar cards mandatory for students from the minority…

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