Will the effort of the seven non-BJP chief ministers - from Maharashtra, Bengal, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand - to stall the NEET and JEE succeed? With a proposal to move the Supreme Court and also petition the President, the Congress and Mamata Banerjee-led opposition is championing the cause of the JEE and NEET aspirants. … Continue reading Opposition attempts to stall NEET and JEE. Will it succeed?
Advocate Alakh Srivastava who is representing the 11 students who have gone to Supreme court seeking postponement of JEE and NEET in September, tweeted on Saturday about how there are four petitions filed praying that the two exams should not be postponed. Ever since, the first set of students have been worried. The anxiety is … Continue reading The Inside Story of the Petitions for and against postponement of JEE & NEET
Over the past many days, several JEE and NEET aspirants have been mounting a strident campaign demanding that the two big-ticket entrance exams scheduled in September be postponed. That's because they feel it is not safe for them to venture out of home to the exam centres and take these exams amidst the Covid pandemic. … Continue reading Trust Deficit is at the heart of the demand to postpone JEE and NEET
Students outside India who are registered to appear for the NEET, the entrance exam to medical colleges in India, are in a Catch-22 situation, on the horns of a dilemma. On Thursday, the National Testing Agency clarified that it is not possible to provide exam centres outside India for the NEET 2020. It also said … Continue reading NTA’s refusal to conduct NEET abroad makes it tough for medical aspirants
The Karnataka government is expected to reiterate its decision before the High court to conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to government professional degree colleges on 30 and 31 July. On Tuesday, the Karnataka High court asked the government to reconsider its decision in view of the large number of containment zones which … Continue reading Karnataka govt says CET is on. All eyes now on High court
The Telangana EAMCET is likely to be conducted in the last week of August. The EAMCET in which close to 2 lakh students take part, is the entrance exam conducted for admission to Engineering, medical, agriculture colleges in Telangana. It was to be held in July and was postponed due to Covid 19 pandemic. Close to 2 … Continue reading Telangana EAMCET likely in August last week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drSlPYQJFPA&t=9s There is a lot of angst going on among the student community of Karnataka that plans to take the Common Entrance Test (CET) which is to be held on 30 and 31 July. The CET is for students seeking admissions to engineering, pharma and agricultural professional courses in the state. Over 1.94 lakh students … Continue reading Karnataka insistent on conducting CET even as students move court
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHtSbefwMkM&t=8s This is the story of a Chess Player from India. I am not allowed to name him by his lawyer Rishi Malhotra but suffice to say that he is 16 years old and one of the youngest Chess Grandmasters from India. Now why am I telling you all this? Because he is one of … Continue reading Chess Grandmaster takes on CBSE. Here’s why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roGWVmnFE5o&t=70s With the Bombay High court expected to conduct its final hearing and deliver its verdict in the Public Interest Litigation filed by Arvind Tiwari - a parent and a lawyer - related to the ICSE Examinations in Maharashtra on Monday, students and parents are upping the pressure. They are opposed to the conduct of … Continue reading ICSE students say no to Board Exams. Here’s why
To put it bluntly, the decision of the Andhra Pradesh government to appeal to the Supreme court against the High court order in the case of painting of government offices in YSRCP colours, was stupid. It was akin to bringing more shame onto itself and conveyed an arrogance, completely unnecessary. Soon after Jaganmohan Reddy came … Continue reading Jagan should have avoided the paint job and the embarrassment
The shootings are suspended, the cinema theatres are shut but trust the big names of Tollywood to ensure non-stop entertainment. A multi-starrer tussle is shaping up with two biggies hogging the headlines. The first to sign on the dotted line was Chiranjeevi who has reinvented himself this lockdown in his 3.0 avatar as a social … Continue reading At the heart of the Chiranjeevi vs Balakrishna clash – Ego and Politics
On Thursday evening, there was a sense of unease within the top echelons of the Andhra Pradesh establishment. The reason was that the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High court had taken up the case of Dr Sudhakar suo moto and his decision was due on Friday. Dr Sudhakar, an anaesthetist who worked at … Continue reading Dr Sudhakar case leaves Andhra Pradesh police red-faced. The story so far
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Idb7bY2VEk&t=4s In Lockdown 4.0, Karnataka decided to do something it had not done in the first three lockdowns. It banned the entry of people from three states - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat till 31 May, till when Lockdown 4.0 is in force. Two of these three states share their borders with Karnataka. This was … Continue reading Flights to resume from 25 May. What will Karnataka do?
What is with the sharpening of K Chandrasekhar Rao's position vis-a-vis the Centre? On Monday, the Telangana chief minister tore into the Centre's Rs 20 lakh crore financial package, dismissing it as ``bogus'' and accused New Delhi of treating the states as minions. Coming as it did close on the heels of the Centre's annoyance over … Continue reading Centre vs Telangana over low testing, financial package & Shramik Specials