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Smriti Irani ‘Anti-Rational’, Hits Back Kanhaiya Kumar

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Mother’s Day questioned how a mother can punish her children based on wrong reports or doctored videos, hence branding the minister of Human Resources Development as “Anti-Rational” mother of an “anti-nationals” before wishing her a happy Mother’s day. Kanhaiya Kumar is presently out on bail after he was slapped with sedition by Delhi ...

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Vemula Suicide: AP, Telangana Students Observe Bandh Seeking Removal of Smriti Irani, Datttatreya

The controversy over the suicide of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) research scholar Rohit Vemula is spiralling into other universities with student unions and bodies observing a state-wide bandh of educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Monday. The Students Federation of India, All India Students Federation, Progressive Democratic Students Union and the Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika said Rohit had died ...

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JNU Students on Huner Strike Supporting Univ. of Hyderabad Students over Vemula Suicide

The HRD ministry is vividly shaken by the stormy response to its diktat over central universities as the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student from Central University of Hyderabad, began to spread to other universities, especially JNU in Delhi. Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University have begun a hunger strike in solidarity with the protesting students of CUH and ...

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Ten tips to avoid hidden CCTV cameras

The incident of a camera pointed at a trial room in Fabindia store in Goa has stirred controversy about the visible and hidden video cameras in the name of safety and security in showrooms and eateries. Neither McDonald for its hidden camera in bathroom row nor Fabindia will own responsibility for the incident but alert women and men should follow some basic ...

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Smriti Irani Spots CCTV in Fabindia Trial Room, Reactions

@FABIndia at Candolim,Goa… The Store where @smritiirani found the hidden camera in Changing room @FabindiaNews pic.twitter.com/ArTEYWM31m — #GauravPradhan (@DrGPradhan) April 3, 2015 Coming close on the heels of outrage by women all over the world, a showroom in Goa was found by none other than the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani of keeping a hidden camera in its trial room ...

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Raw, Rustic Row Over ‘Lady Colour’ by Sharad Yadav Fails to Die down

As expected, the Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed a furore over Sharad Yadav’s raw remarks on women’s complexion, as  he had to face Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on the subject. The comments created a ruckus in the upper house after union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the member to withdraw his comments. The Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav ...

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History of North East included in NCERT Books, UGC Curriculum: Minister

  Following the Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to insert the history of India’s north-east region in its textbooks, the University Grant Commission (UGC) too has advised the universities to incorporate the following topics in the university curriculum: Among the suggestions mad e by the uGC include novels and short stories from the North East, which will get into ...

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Smriti Irani Pitches for Dignity of Labour, Reveals She Washed Utensils in 5-Star Hotel 15 Years Ago

Stressing the dignity of labour, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday told a conference of state education ministers in New Delhi that she had washed utensils 15 years back at a hotel in Mumbai. She referred to Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s emphasis on giving importance to skills and said no one should feel inferior on being a plumber ...

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Navodaya Schools not asked to open on Christmas Holiday, Clarify Smriti Irani, Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday clarified on the floor of the house that the government has not asked the schools to remain open for an essay writing contest on Christmas day and such a participation will only be voluntary. Seeking to allay concerns of the opposition members over Navodaya Schools being asked to hold an essay competition ...

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Modi Triggers New Hindu Wave Invoking Ganesh from Mythology

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself subscribes to rhetoric and adherence to “Great Hindu Mythology”, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, BJP MP from Haridwar and former Uttarakhand chief minister, has gone wild to claim everything under the sun as invented by ancient Hindu sages, including a nuclear test. Ironic but India conducted nuclear tests in 1971 and again in 1998 and faced ...

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BJP Event in AMU May Lead to ‘Communal Conflagaration’, Writes VC to HRD Minister

The founder of Aligarh Muslim University, Syed Muhammed Khan, might be upset in the grave as the local BJP unit is all set to mark the birth anniversary of Jat leader and freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap within the University campus on December 1. While the BJP is ready for the leader’s birth anniversary celebration, the authorities are upset as ...

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AMU Issue: An ‘Insult to Our Daughters,’ says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

A day after Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah denied the demand of Women’s College students for accessing the University’s central library, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the issue has amounted as an “insult to daughters,” on Monday. The minister said, "There are some reports which hurt you as a woman and ...

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AMU VC Caught Up in Controversy for Imposing Ban on Girls’ Entry to Library

Within a week after the Hollywood actor Aamir Khan said to respect women, stating a real man can bring change with love and not by violence, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah denied the demand of Women’s College students for accessing the university’s central library on Tuesday. While speaking at the oath taking ceremony of ...

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International Literacy Day: President Presents Saakshar Bharat Awards 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented the Saakshar Bharat Awards 2014 at International Literacy Day Celebrations at a function at Vigyan Bhavan, with Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, present. President said a literate and educated society is better able to explore its way towards its inclusive economic and social well being through democratic means. "Thus it ...

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Elections: Priyanka’s comment about Smriti shows arrogance says, Jaitley

BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s comment about Smriti Irani in Amethi showed her “arrogance at its worst”. “Mrs. Vadra’s statement yesterday (Sunday) on Smriti Irani, denying her existence by asking a question ‘who’, displays arrogance at its worst,” Jaitley said in his blog. Asked about Irani’s prospects in the election against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, Priyanka ...

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Will put up best fight against Rahul Gandhi says Smriti Irani

New Delhi, April 1 : Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani Tuesday said she will put up the best fight against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and is confident of winning the Lok Sabha election in Amethi. It was decided Monday night that Irani will be the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate against Gandhi from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to Times ...

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