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UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities

Agartala, May 26 The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday. The UGC order follows a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) directive, a top Tripura (Central) University official said on the condition of

ED custody of CA of Lalu’s daughter Misa extended

New Delhi, May 26 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday was granted a seven-day extension of the custody of the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case. Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey extended the ED custody of chartered accountant Rajesh Agrawal, who was arrested

BJP misleading country, making false financial claims: AAP

New Delhi, May 26 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday took on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government, saying that a reign of terror prevails everywhere and misleading data about the government’s success on the economic front is being projected. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on Friday completed its three years in office.

Won’t participate in EC’s EVM hackathon ‘drama’: AAP

New Delhi, May 26 Terming the Election Commission’s EVM-hacking challenge from June 3 a “drama”, the AAP on Friday said it will not participate in the event. The party also questioned why the poll panel was “running away” from organising a no-holds-barred hackathon, as promised. “This is not a hackathon. Why participate in a drama,”

‘Globalisation of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction’

New Delhi, May 26 India has stressed the need for “globalisation of strategies” for disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the world’s foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. Addressing the five-day Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) summit held in Cancun, Mexico, Minister of State for Home

Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit violence-hit Saharanpur

Lucknow, May 26 The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur, where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured. The permission was denied based on the state policy of keeping the region out of bounds for leaders until the situation

MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh interacting with Sweden Space chief, Peter Egardt during a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday

Sweden Space Chief calls on Dr Jitendra

Newspoint Bureau New Delhi, May 25 Sweden Space chief, Peter Egardt, who in addition to being Chairman of Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) also happens to be the Governor of the important Swedish province of Uppsala, called on Union Minister of State (MoS) PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh. Soon after his arrival here on a two-day

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