Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicDharmendra Pradhan

Topic: Dharmendra Pradhan

Poor focus & narrative, CM Patnaik’s touch — why BJP got swept by BJD in Odisha rural polls

New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal's massive victory in Odisha's rural body polls is being seen as a victory for the party's comprehensive ground...

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

Ban on new engineering colleges to continue, Minister Pradhan tells Lok Sabha, cites low intake

Ban on new engineering colleges enforced in 2020-2021 due to decreasing demand. AICTE had been exploring whether it could lift moratorium from 2022-23. 

No plan to rename IITs after great leaders of states where they are situated, says Modi govt

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Rajya Sabha that there are no proposals by public universities to set up campuses abroad or any plans to rename IITs in the country.

Sitharaman slams rivals for vaccine suspicions as BJP National Exec passes 18-point resolution

India’s vaccination achievement, climate change initiatives, employment and farmers were among the issues discussed as part of the resolution at BJP National Executive meet.

Dharmendra Pradhan reviews status of schools reopening, Covid vaccination among teachers

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday reviewed the COVID-19 vaccination status of teachers across the country and the reopening of schools. He...

Dharmendra Pradhan is BJP’s top man for UP election, appoints largest ever team for state

BJP names 7 co-in-charges and 6 zonal organisation in-charges, all comprising Union ministers and top party leaders to help it clinch a successive govt in UP. Also names in-charges for 4 other states.

‘If MIT can, why can’t we?’ — Education minister lauds JNU for ‘counter-terrorism’ course

During a virtual meeting with central universities’ V-Cs, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan refers to student protests across campuses and calls for maintaining teaching-learning process.

BJP’s OBC line has silenced RSS Brahmins. But Shudras key to anti-Muslim battles

The RSS knows that Shudra agrarian communities across India are re-assessing their status in all spheres of life — spiritual, social, educational and economic.

Education minister introduces bill in Lok Sabha for setting up central university in Ladakh

The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is meant to increase in accessibility and quality of higher education in the Union territory, Dharmendra Pradhan said in a statement.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


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Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.