Thursday, 1 December, 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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Change in Rajasthan military veteran quota will open caste cauldron. Consequences won’t be good

Instead of veterans being taken as a united whole, they are likely to be divided into caste categories if the Rajasthan government accepts the demands of OBC groups.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.