Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Kota

Marriage, money, maut — In Prayagraj’s ‘Kota’, students want exams as UP poll issue

After Covid slowdown, students are coming back to Prayagraj’s Katra to prepare for government job exams. But this time they have ‘double pressure’.

Kota business owners say city will become ‘suicide hub’ as education industry is hit by lockdown

Rajasthan is under a lockdown until 17 May. Kota’s coaching centres closed on 16 April. This has hit the city’s coaching industry, which was already damaged by the pandemic.

Enraged over Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide? Students dying in Kota’s IIT, IAS factories too

Even a Rohith Vemula is not enough for India to acknowledge the scale of misery its students face in a country that places high premium on excelling at all cost.

How Nitish put onus of solving Bihar’s problem of stranded migrants, students on Modi govt

Bihar minister Sanjay Jha says lockdown guidelines forbid inter-state travel, and other states’ moves signify different rules for different states.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in a fix after Adityanath’s move to bring back students from Kota

While Bihar Chief Minister has strongly objected to the UP government’s decision, the opposition is calling Nitish Kumar helpless.

UP’s decision to evacuate students from Kota irks Bihar while MP, Chhattisgarh follow suit

Uttar Pradesh sent 300 buses to Rajasthan’s coaching hub to evacuate students, but Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who refused to take back students, has cried foul.

Sachin Pilot says Rajasthan govt could have been ‘more sensitive’ to Kota infant deaths

Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot also said that pointing fingers at the previous BJP govt would not serve any purpose, and the Congress govt needed to fix accountability.

Kota infant death toll rises to 107, central team reaches JK Lon Hospital

The National Human Rights Commission has asked the chief secretary of Rajasthan to submit a detailed report on the steps being taken to address the issue within 4 weeks.

BJP’s blame game, Modi’s ‘katti’ diplomacy and his obsession with Pakistan

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Modi needs to repair ‘Neighbourhood Policy’ before China moves in as new regional protector

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


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Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.