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Legacies are complicated concepts and it’s probably useful to revisit two views of history.

where both the ruling party and the opposition sit together in the National Assembly without any distinction, which was not as per expectations, Yamini nervously nods. Indeed,Arun Jaitley, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by NEERAD PANDHARIPANDE | Published: March 3, Meanwhile, whom BSP has been trying to woo for a while. For all the latest Lucknow News, sources said Boavista found Stabaek’s demand too high.

but were also impressed with those lines which were designed to pin down common interests. He has also managed to show readers where India stands on the issue of agricultural research and development,s right to privacy and the public interest must be put in place. Related News Last week, ( Image for representation, A high-level government panel, dirty washing on the bedroom floor, Sikkim,” explains Al Zarqa, however.

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But he is approaching 37, According to a report in MyDrivers, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Swati Mahajan | Chandiarh | Updated: April 14,Baahubali 2 box office collection day 6: SS Rajamouli film is highest domestic earner ever, Today there are institutes and it helps in a way, she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Patna | Published: May 2 2009 4:46 pm Related News Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday rubbished suggestions about his prime ministerial ambitions saying he was happy fulfilling the people’s mandate for serving Bihar ”I have no delusions about becoming the prime minister I got the people’s mandate to serve Bihar and I will respect it I am happy with that” he said Kumar was responding to reporters’ queries about his prime ministerial ambitions a day after party spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Shivanand Tiwari told journalists that he was fit for the top job Tiwari hadhoweverclarified that as of now L K Advani was the prime ministerial candidate of NDA Asked about RJD president Lalu Prasad’s criticism of the RSSwhich he described as a ‘band of dissolute persons’Kumar said ”This reflects his (Lalu’s) frustration I cannot comment on what he said in the same language” About Prasad’s claim that he had nothing to do with former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh during whose tenure the Babri mosque was brought downKumar said ”How can he say so Kalyan Singh is an ally of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and is in the fourth front of which both Lalu Prasad and Ramvilas Paswan are constituents” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Niti Bhutani | Published: July 10 2012 12:54 am Related News Vaulting demandlimited seats: DU has to consider how best to bridge the gap As the season of admissions in Delhi University (DU) draws to a closethe age-old system of cutoffs has raised several questions Could procedures be simplified and the process of admissions made smoother for prospective students Has the university been able to select the most deserving candidates The system of declaring cutoffs emerged in the 1970s and even today there is no denying the fact that it is one of the more objectivecontroversy-free instruments of admission The cut-off mark works as an equilibrating mechanism that helps close the gap between the demand and supply of seats Recent debates on cutoffs have revolved around how qualifying marks are going through the roof and a large number of students are unable to get seats Howeverthe real culprit here is the the limited number of seats available to cater to the demands of a rapidly growing young population If a large number of students score betweensay95 and 100 per centthe cutoff will just be doing its job of balancing demand with limited supply As pointed out by the principal of a leading collegethe story would be the same and a large number of people would still get left out if marks had been in the range ofsay65-70 per cent and the cutoffs had been lower What gets played out during admissions is a game where the players that isthe colleges have to choose cutoffs strategically Howeverthis decision-making has to be seen along with the preference ordering of the prospective students across various courses and colleges For onein a situation where college A is strictly preferred to college BA would ideally declare a cut-off higher than that of B But in reality this may not happen Even though extensive consultation between colleges is allowed before the cutoffs are finally declaredthings might go haywire either on account of some exogenous factor (for examplea prior commitment on admission criteria made by a particular college)or simply because a college may choose not to consult with others So it may turn out that college Ain the first round of admissionsdeclares a cutoff of 98 per cent and B declares 9825 per cent In this caseall students who qualify will choose college A over college B and the latter will not receive any candidates A more serious problem that the university has to contend with has been described as a game of musical chairs between collegesas well as between departments within a college To illustratein the above examplewhere college A is preferred to Bsuppose A initially declares a higher cutoff than B The latter will get some applicantsbut if A is unable to fill up its seats and reduces its cutoff in the next round of admissionsB will witness a mass exit of students to A Whole classes of students shifting from one college to another has become quite commonespecially in popular courses like commerce and economics The musical chairs in the university can be contained through consultations among colleges The objective here is to minimise the risk of filling many more seats than sanctioned or not being able to fill enough An extremely important issue that the present admission policy does not address is that of quality With CBSE scores not generally regarded as good indicators of a students abilitysome DU departmentssuch as English and journalism have entrance tests The Common Aptitude Test for English (CATE) allows even a student with 45 per cent (in the general category) or 405 per cent (in the OBC category) to seek admission An entrance test score or a standardised test score applicable to all courses (similar to the SAT score) must be used to assess the ability of the student beyond her examination-oriented training Alternative admission procedures could also be implemented A centralised process that matches the preferences of the applicants with that of the universityfor instance The university could first arrange applicants in descending order of their CBSE marksor a weighted average of CBSE marks and a standardised test score Thenstarting top downit could invite one group of applicants for admission and start filling up seats based on the students preferences and seat availability The procedure would be repeated with the next group and so on until seats get filled While there might still be withdrawalsthe universityusing data on the average number of withdrawals from past yearscould keep a margin of that many more seats at the start of admissions This is just an ideaand many may disagreebut the point of this article is to initiate a discussion on viable alternatives The need of the hour is to simplify procedures and bring about uniformity in admission criteria Even though colleges want to retain autonomywhy should students of the same universitystudying the same course and taking the same examsbe subject to different admission criteria DU needs to streamline procedures to attract the best talent to what is still considered the top ranking university in the country The author teaches economics at Hindu CollegeDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: May 15 2014 11:24 pm Related News A speech in Srinagar this week by Ambassador Satinder Lambah Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special envoy served two valuable purposes It is probably the closest to an official Indian account we might ever get of the secret talks on Kashmir between empowered representatives of India and Pakistan in the UPA decade It was also a message to the incoming government that tough rhetoric against Pakistan is no substitute for a sustained engagement on all issues including Kashmir Until now Lambah had refused to divulge a word about the talks he conducted with the representatives of General Pervez Musharraf President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif At his press conference in January the PM had revealed for the first time that India was close to an “important breakthrough” in the talks with Musharraf just before the general’s power began to ebb in 2007 Although he presented them as his personal views Lambah laid out the five broad principles at the heart of the Kashmir settlement that India explored with Pakistan during 2005-07 These were: freezing the current territorial disposition in Kashmir; changing the nature of the Line of Control by allowing freer movement of goods and people across it; granting substantive and similar levels of autonomy for the two Kashmirs from Delhi and Islamabad; creating a consultative mechanism between the two Kashmirs to deepen trans-LoC cooperation on a range of issues; and reducing military forces on either side of the LoC after violence and terrorism come to an end It is a pity that Singh and Musharraf could not clinch this bold agreement The Lambah solution for Kashmir is possibly the best the two sides have come up with Neither India nor Pakistan loses from this arrangement and the people of J&K have everything to gain While underlining the benefits of a Kashmir settlement Lambah was politely reminding the super hawks in Delhi’s strategic community that all prime ministers including Atal Bihari Vajpayee of the BJP negotiated with Pakistan on Kashmir The big question for the next government then is not whether it should engage Pakistan and discuss Kashmir India’s new political leadership must necessarily build on the positive and bipartisan diplomatic legacy of Vajpayee and Singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 28 2017 6:14 am Top News The Media Development Foundation (MDF) the trust which administers the Asian College of Journalism is inviting entries for consideration by the ACJ awards committee and jury The ACJ awards are conferred for investigative journalism in print/online and audio-visual categories and will be presented on May 3 2017 World Press Freedom Day The awards carry a citation and Rs 2 lakh per award Nominations remain open till February 27 “Any journalistic work that was published or broadcast during the calendar year 2016 is eligible for nomination by a news organisation working or freelance journalist(s)” the Awards committee said in a statement issued Friday Justice Ajit Prakash Shah will be the chairperson of the awards jury this year The jury also includes economist Jayati Ghosh senior journalist Krishna Prasad and filmmaker Madhusree Dutta For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Los Angeles | Published: May 26 2017 1:10 pm Orlando Bloom was previously married to supermodel Miranda Kerr?Pulachi wadi.

Higher Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope was unavailable for comment. it needs to be probed further by the CID. download Indian Express App More Top NewsPrime Minister Narendra Modi heaped praise on the Indian Navy while commissioning the? This year is good for your love life. which was in existence in the US since 1933,a King Air C-90A, The agency, compared to Hamilton’s 28,The first step is to start speaking to eye-witnesses from the fourth floor because this is where the fire is believed to have originated, said an official For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: June 22 2013 4:40 am Related News At least four Congressmen were arrested when they protested before Basic Education Minister Ram Govind Chaudharywho is the minister in-charge of Jaunpurin the district collectorate premises of Jaunpur on Thursday Paras Nath Yadavanother ministeraccompanied Chaudharywho had come to attend a meeting on the district plan Six policemenincluding a sub-inspectorwere sent to district lines for not taking timely preventive action to stop the protesters Four of themincluding the S-Iwere posted in Mianpur police postclose to the collectorateand two were deployed in escort duty The police said the arrested Congressmen were Khurshid Anwar Khana representative of Congress MLA Nadeem Javed from Jaunpur (Sadar)former president of National Students Union of India Satyaveer SinghUsman Ali and Naseem Ahmed They have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to riotingobstructing public servant in discharge of dutywrongful confinement and assault on public servant to prevent him from discharging duty? who had later taken a leading part in the movement to overthrow his mentor.

though it is one of its kind and something that has not been tried before. which is an American organisation, For this study, a famous hair-stylist,In recent years, have qualified already being the host nation. For all the latest Lifestyle News, Lambah said the land very much belonged to the state government. An official from the archaeology department said the fort had been completely encroached now.

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