HC OK’s interim fee hike in pvt unaided schools in city

HC OK’s interim fee hike in pvt unaided schools in city

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court has allowed private unaided schools in the national capital to go ahead with an interim hike in fees to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on salaries of teachers and other employees. Justice C Hari Shankar permitted the interim fee hike by quashing a...

Delhi BJP asks EC to appoint special observer at mosques

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | Sapna Singh | NEW DELHI

Legal cell of Delhi BJP unit wrote a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to appoint special observer in the Mosque to prevent hate speech during Lok Sabha elections.  According to Delhi BJP office bearers, the step has taken keeping in mind the repeated attempts by Chief Minister Arvind...

Cong-AAP to form alliance

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | Sapna Singh | NEW DELHI

Amidst resistance from former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit, the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will form an alliance in the national Capital for the upcoming general elections in a bid to stop division of votes. According to party sources in the grand old party, "Seats sharing between...

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | AP | Washington

Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles.  Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped  by national security threats that Acting Defence Secretary Patrick  Shanahan has summarised in three words: “China, China, China.” The US is still fighting small wars against Islamic extremists,  and Russia remains...

Italy probes mystery death of Berlusconi sex trial witness

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | AFP | Rome

Italy is investigating the mysterious death  of a former model and witness at Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial, with  a newspaper suggesting on Saturday she may have been poisoned with  a radioactive substance. Milan prosecutor Francesco Greco said an investigation had been  opened following the death on March 1 of Moroccan-born Imane...

Russia slams ‘hypocrisy’ of new Western sanctions

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | AFP | Moscow

Russia on Saturday slammed the “hypocrisy”  of new Western sanctions against its officials over their role in  a naval confrontation with Ukraine last year, and vowed to respond  to the “unfriendly” move. The United States, Canada and the European Union Friday slapped  new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials...

Indian students to benefit from improved UK post-study visa offer

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | PTI | London

Indian students are set to benefit from  an improved post-study visa regime as part of a new “International  Education Strategy” launched by the UK government on Saturday in  preparation for its post-Brexit policies. The strategy is aimed at increasing the total number of international  students from around the world choosing to...

24 dead, dozens missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | Harare | AFP

At least 24 people have been killed and  dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral  effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique, Government said Saturday. Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Information announced on Twitter that so  far the “number of deaths is confirmed at 24 mainly...