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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Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

The Trump administration’s first budget proposes ending a program to encourage student-loan borrowers to go into public service by forgiving their debt to save an estimated $27 billion over the next decade. Here’s how the program works: If you take out a federal student loan, you have your loans forgiven after making 10 years of on-time payments and working for an employer the Department of Education deems to be serving the public good. Qualified employers include local, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations. (Private lenders don’t offer this…

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Court seeks VC affidavit on Rs 1.87crore scholarship fraud

Court seeks VC affidavit on Rs 1.87crore scholarship fraud

NAGPUR: In yet another twist in multi-crore scholarship scam, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Monday was informed about a letter from Pune-based social welfare commissioner’s office that said prima facie there was a misappropriation of about Rs1.68 crore in distribution of scholarships to Nagpur University affiliated colleges. A division bench of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Swapna Joshi then directed NU vice-chancellor SP Kane to file a detailed affidavit in this regard within a week. The court also appointed Shyam Mohota as amicus curiae in the PIL….

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Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maharashtra Government will be consulting its law and judiciary department on the future of educational institutions run by the outlawed Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. IRF Educational Trust of Naik runs the Islamic International School (IIS) at Mazgaon in Mumbai, which also has a branch in Chennai. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde had earlier said that the ban on IRF would not affect the students in the institutions and necessary measures for their rehabilitation would be taken. Sources in the state education department said…

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Sisodia seeks students’ suggestions on study loans

Sisodia seeks students’ suggestions on study loans

Facilitating bank loans for students was one of the key poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party. “The government stands with those who want to pursue higher studies,” said Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister. “The government is committed to giving the right of education to every student,” he added. The draft of the scheme talks about giving a bank loan of up to Rs 100,000 to students after Class 12. Several students suggested that the scheme should be transparent and that there should be no hidden costs. [Source:-Zee…

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EC seeks report from Bengal about ‘sting operation’ on BJP leader

EC seeks report from Bengal about ‘sting operation’ on BJP leader

March 29 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday sought a detailed report, within 24 hours, from the West Bengal home secretary on a specific complaint from BJP leader Rahul Sinha on police having been used to carry out a sting operation on him, a poll panel official said on Tuesday. “BJP’s Rahul Sinha today (Tuesday) gave a presentation before us and on the basis of that, the Commission has asked for a detailed factual report from the home secretary within 24 hours,” said additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar. He…

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EC seeks report from Bengal home secretary over attempted bribery to BJP leader

EC seeks report from Bengal home secretary over attempted bribery to BJP leader

Election commission has asked for report from Bengal home secretary over the matter of attempted bribery to BJP leader Rahul Sinha by two policemen.   BJP’s former state President Rahul Sinha had alleged that two policemen had gone to bribe him on Monday. He is unhappy as the two policemen were not arrested by Kolkata Police. Sinha lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer (CEO) on Tuesday, urging a probe by the CBI in the matter of attempting to bribe him.   Sinha has also demanded that Kolkata Police…

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Sisodia seeks students’ suggestions on study loans

Sisodia seeks students’ suggestions on study loans

New Delhi: Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday met students from various colleges and sought their suggestions on drafting its policy for study loans. Facilitating bank loans for students was one of the key poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party. “The government stands with those who want to pursue higher studies,” said Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister. “The government is committed to giving the right of education to every student,” he added. The draft of the scheme talks about giving a bank loan of up…

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