The Morning Wrap: Amit Shah Says 'Achhe Din' 25 Years Away; Subsidy On FTII Students Top IIT, IIM, AIIMS Grads

14/07/2015 7:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian students of The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) shout slogans against the central government as they hold placards during a protest rally in Kolkata on June 16, 2015, held in support of fellow cinema students at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, who are showing their opposition to the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as their president, by not attending classes. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar today said the Indian space agency is planning to launch the first SAARC satellite by the end of next year.

Akhilesh Yadav reasons that if his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, can scold his son, he can also upbraid a senior IPS officer in the state.

Sanjeev Chopra says that contrary to belief, Indian agriculture is on a solid foundation.

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Narendera Modi's right hand man and CEO of his prime ministerial victory has publicly said that 'achhe din' is atleast 25 years away.

Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur was suspended by the state government on Monday after he brought his fight against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to New Delhi.

Nitish Yadav, in the run-up to the Bihar polls, has announced scholarships for poor "upper caste" Hindus and Muslims in the state. Thus practically everyone now, has some form of reservation in Bihar.

Retail inflation rose to an eight-month high of 5.4% mainly on the back of costlier fuel, pulses, housing and footwear.

A CBSCE circular restricting the kind of clothes students can wear to an examination hall, is deterring some Muslim girls, who usually don a hijab, from taking a medical-entrance test in Uttar Pradesh.

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Turns out that the Film and Television Institute of India annually spends Rs 12 lakh, per student at the institute, much costlier than producing an AIIMS-qualified doctor or IIT engineer.

In an instance of astounding medical negligence, a 10-day-old baby in the Balurghat district hospital, West Bengal, lost her left thumb after a nurse severed it with scissors while trying to remove a saline tube.

In more Vyapam news, candidates 'recommended' by MP governor Ramnaresh Yadav didn't pass their forest-guard examinations inspite of having the test rigged for them.

Amazon India is in the midst of a Twitter storm after an ad, saying 'Thank you' in several Indian languages, missed out on Sindhi.


Pratap Bhanu Mehta says that the rot in Indian higher education is as much as the fault of academicians as is, the conveniently-blamed, political interference.

Shoumujit Banerjee and Anuradha Raman say that the FTII has always had a long history of strife.

Ajit Balakrishnan wonders if Greek history weighs down on its citizens' ability to shore up on their economics.

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