Opposition attempts to stall NEET and JEE. Will it succeed?

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?

The Inside Story of the Petitions for and against postponement of JEE & NEET

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

Trust Deficit is at the heart of the demand to postpone JEE and 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

Karnataka govt says CET is on. All eyes now on High court

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

30 minutes to get a hospital bed in Andhra Pradesh or else. Jagan orders

The new order of YS Jaganmohan Reddy is bound to put a lot of pressure on district collectors and joint collectors in Andhra Pradesh but will be welcomed by the people at large. At a time when getting a hospital bed is a herculean task even for the well connected, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister … Continue reading 30 minutes to get a hospital bed in Andhra Pradesh or else. Jagan orders

Telangana EAMCET likely in August last week

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

Karnataka insistent on conducting CET even as students move court

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

Chess Grandmaster takes on CBSE. Here’s why.

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.

ICSE students say no to Board Exams. 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

Jagan should have avoided the paint job and the embarrassment

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

At the heart of the Chiranjeevi vs Balakrishna clash – Ego and Politics

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

Exclusive : Tirumala temple to ensure darshan post-lockdown with social distancing

The temple at Tirumala like all places of worship in India, has been shut for darshan for close to two months now. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is now gearing up to modify the darshan arrangements in sync with measures like social distancing and wearing of masks.  T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi Live spoke … Continue reading Exclusive : Tirumala temple to ensure darshan post-lockdown with social distancing

Karnataka to announce Class X State Board exam time table on 18 May

Karnataka will announce the dates for Class X State Board Exams on 18 May. This was decided after Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education minister S Suresh Kumar held a series of meetings with all stakeholders. A committee has also been formed to go into what kind of changes the academic year 2020-21 will need to incorporate … Continue reading Karnataka to announce Class X State Board exam time table on 18 May

Telangana’s Carrot and Stick Policy : Grow what we say or else …

It is literally the Carrot and Stick policy in Telangana where the government will now decide what crop each farmer grows in the state. Failure to fall in line would deprive the farmer of the amount of Rs 10000 that is paid per acre every year under the Rythu Bandhu scheme.  This would mean that … Continue reading Telangana’s Carrot and Stick Policy : Grow what we say or else …