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Akram said he didn’t agree with this approach of selectors or the board."If we drop players on purely disciplinary grounds then many of our era including myself would not have played for Pakistan I think if a player has a problem it is the job of the team management and captain to deal with it and get him to perform" he said Written by Dipti Singh | Mumbai | Published: September 10 2015 1:39 am Sena corporators distribute tablets to students of a civic school in Vile Parle on Wednesday (Express photo by Dilip Kagda) Related News THE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as part of an initiative by its ruling party Shiv Sena distributed free tablets to class VIII students of civic schools In a function held on Wednesday at a municipal school in Vile Parle at least 20 students were given tabs to officially flag off the initiative This year around 22599 tabs have been acquired of which 22170 tabs will be distributed to Class VIII students of civic schools across the city This year the civic body has spent 1530 crore for tablets priced at Rs 6850 each Share This Article Related Article The tabs which has solar power chargers would be given to students of Classes VIII to X under the state syllabus Course content have been loaded in the tabs These announcements were made by the Shiv Sena in its vision document that was released last year by party President Uddhav Thackeray The tablet scheme is under the party’s E-Prabodhan scheme For now Marathi and English-medium students would be covered under the scheme However the course material would also be designed in Hindi and Urdu within the next 10-15 days “We had formed teams of subject teachers for every subject to not only scrutinise the course content in the tab but also they were trained how to teach students through these tabs as the course content is supported with animation These teachers and our department have worked very hard for this” said Shambhavi Jogi education officer of the BMC Jogi added “Besides having chapters from every subject each tab contains 6000 multiple choice questions (MCQ) that will help students further The estimated budget for the scheme was over Rs 22 crore however it has come down now” Meanwhile most of the members of the BMC’s education committee refused to comment on the free tab scheme “Now that the free tabs have been distributed we will have to first see how the scheme works It is too early to comment” said Shivnath Darade a member of the education committee of the BMC Education Minister Vinod Tawde and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray were present at the event on Wednesday Opposition parties and a few BMC councillors are however crying foul and calling the scheme a scam “There was no transparent tendering process that was followed by the BMC to decide the price The tab was first shown to the PM and then to the Education Minister by Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray and the deal was finalised While the BMC fails to distribute 27 basic items (including textbooks etc) to the civic school students at the beginning of every academic year is now distributing free tablets” said a BMC councillor [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: November 30 2015 1:21 am Related News Mehsana district Congress Sunday demanded re-election in Ward No 9 of Kadi nagarpalika alleging booth capturing and other irregularities District Congress president Kirtisinh Zala made the demand in a complaint to Collector Lochan Sehra who dismissed the allegations as “baseless” Congress’s Babubhai Khamar is contesting from this ward Zala also said his party would file a petition in the High Court in this connection Khamar has already alleged he was threatened by BJP workers ahead of the elections and that state Health Minister Nitin Patel also a resident of Kadi had asked him to withdraw from contesting “The petition will be filed by our president Zala against booth capturing by BJP workers who terrorised the area during election time” said Khamar He said the police protection he had asked for was provided Saturday night but was withdrawn at 11 am on Sunday The Collector however said “It is a totally false and baseless complaint Our SDM was in the area throughout the day and no irregularity was found in the election” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express AppWashington: India is willing to discuss human rights issues on the basis of "equality and partnership" with the US ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here next week but will not accept any kind of ‘judgemental pronouncements’ in this regard Indian officials said The message has quietly and firmly been conveyed to the US with some of the American Senators raising their voice ahead of Modi’s visit next week In recent communications with the Obama Administration and also with lawmakers senior Indian officials have acknowledged that like any society everything is not perfect in India and there are issues of social justice and human rights within the country Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled United States next week Reuters "Of course we have problems in India" an official familiar with the conversation said but at the same time quickly pointed out that there exists an equally strong voice against any such injustices be it violation of human rights or religious freedom or freedom of expression Indian officials were quick to point out some of the recent developments inside the US itself "All societies have problems" officials said adding that India is willing to have discussion with the US "on the basis of equality and partnership" but is not willing to accept any kind of ‘judgemental pronouncement’ in this regard from the US In New Delhi on Wednesday key American Senator Ben Cardin had sharply criticised India on alleged human rights violations extra-judicial killings and religious intolerance saying these were "national challenges" the country faces At a Congressional hearing last month a senior Obama Administration official had told Senators that India itself has a vibrant civil society who are themselves fighting for these causes "India is also an extraordinarily transparent democracy in that the issues that we raise are not only issues that we are raising but they are grappling with these issues in the context of their own democracy and debate" Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal had said in response to a question during a hearing on India organised by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee "And that what I believe the administration seeks to do in these engagements is to find the places where our engagement on these issues can have the kind of results and actions in a constructive way that we would like to see" Biswal had said indicating that the Obama Administration agrees to the viewpoint of the Modi government that such issues can only be discussed on the basis on equality and partnership wherein the two countries can learn from their best practices Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Published: September 18 2015 2:00 am Related News The Delhi Police’s one-and-a-half-month long search for Inderjeet Singh alias Kaku the alleged kingpin of a fake admission racket at the Delhi University ended in the early hours of Wednesday when he was arrested from his uncle’s residence in Haridwar amid high drama To evade police Singh and his associate Himanshu Gupta travelled across Rajasthan Punjab Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh said police sources The duo reportedly sought refuge at the residences of their friends and relatives Twelve days ago Gupta went his own way said sources On Tuesday the Delhi police which had been trying to track down Singh since busting the alleged racket in July received information that he was hiding at his uncle’s place in Haridwar Share This Article Related Article “A team was put together and sent to Haridwar At 230 am on Wednesday they knocked on the door of Singh’s uncle’s residence When Singh saw policemen at the door he scaled the wall at the back of the house and tried to escape” said police sources He was spotted by policemen who had been deployed near the rear-door to prevent exactly such an escape With the policemen chasing him Singh tried to scale another wall but fell down in the process “The real drama began after the policemen nabbed Singh and brought him back to his uncle’s place His uncle had already called the local police and told them that some armed assailants posing as cops from Delhi Police had kidnapped his nephew to carry out a fake encounter” said police sources Soon the Haridwar Police reached the spot The Delhi Police team then had to show their identity cards to their Haridwar counterparts to sort out the confusion They also took Singh for a medical examination said sources Singh was later produced before a court in Delhi which sent him to four-day police remand The police are now looking for Singh’s alleged associate Gupta who had been arrested in connection with another admission scam at the DU in 2011 “During questioning Singh disclosed that he had been running this fake admission racket for the last eight years and was involved in nearly 25 admissions in leading colleges of the Delhi University (DU) which he secured with the help of fake documents” said a police official Singh and his associates charged between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 8 lakh for admission to DU’s North Campus colleges and nearly Rs 4 lakh for admission to the university’s South Campus colleges said officials Singh often introduced himself as the youth wing secretary of a national political party and even had plans to contest the civic polls in Delhi said sources For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: June 21 2016 5:00 am Earlier in April the UGC had sent an order to the varsity stating that all promotions made since July 2013 that were in contravention of the prescribed regulations be immediately reviewed and corrected by the authorities Top News Responding to University Grants Commission’s (UGC) directive for implementation of the promotion policy for teachers Panjab University (PU) authorities have now prepared a report on the promotion of 53 teachers since July 2013 The report will now be furnished before the PU Syndicate in its upcoming meeting this month before a final compliance report is sent to the office of the UGC Earlier in April the UGC had sent an order to the varsity stating that all promotions made since July 2013 that were in contravention of the prescribed regulations be immediately reviewed and corrected by the authorities The letter was issued on the basis of the observations on the implementation of the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS at Panjab University) made by the local audit departments of the UT administration In 2015 the UT finance department had also issued a notice to PU for flouting the CAS norms for appointments and promotions of teachers The administration also highlighted that the university had failed to review all the appointments and promotions by October 31 2014 which was the deadline set by the UGC for review of these cases after the new API system was enforced As per the new system of promotion introduced by the UGC under its CAS after June 13 2013 all teacher appointments were to be made on the basis of Academic Performance Index (API) and capping However over the years 53 promotions had been made at PU which were reviewed by a special committee Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Going by the report of the committee concerns have been raised over the promotion of four out of the 53 promoted teachers “We will discuss the report with the members of the Syndicate and hopefully will urge the UGC to allow the promotion of these four teachers as well This is a matter of serious concern since it threatens the financial well-being of the varsity as well” a member of the committee told Chandigarh Newsline According to the letter issued by the UGC however failure of the university in complying with the CAS promotion policy could lead to the stoppage of central grants to the university Panjab University is already reeling under a financial crisis and the university is yet to receive the central grant from the UGC for 2016 -17 Earlier this year the UGC had however sanctioned a grant amount of Rs 176 crore for PU for the current academic year The UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations 2013 (2nd amendment) came into effect from July 24 2013 As per the regulations the overall selection procedure of candidates must be done after an analysis of merits and credentials which should be based on weightage given to the candidate’s performance on the basis of his/her academic performance indicators As per the new criteria 30 per cent weightage is given to research papers 25 per cent to research publications 20 per cent weightage to research projects 10 per cent to research guidance and 15 per cent weightage must be given to training courses and conferences For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Updated: December 26 2015 12:06 am Related News Even as mercury in the city dipped to 76 degree Celsius on Friday the season’s lowest so far for Pune the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the drop has been quite late in the winter a usual feature in an El Nino year Met officials in Pune say the dip in mercury in Pune and in the north usually takes place early in the winter in October and November “While Friday recorded the lowest temperature for the season for the year in the city we do not expect it to dip further in the coming days because of warm north easterlies which will raise the minimum temperatures Usually in the winters we see such low minimum temperatures in the month of November itself This year we have recorded minimum temperatures quite late in the season” said Sunita Devi director of weather (central) at the IMD in Pune According to her temperatures will hover around 8-9 degrees in the coming days “It is the impact of El Nino and so we are seeing a warmer winter this year” she said Dr S Pai from the Regional Climate Centre of IMD in Pune said the country’s average monthly temperatures were likely to be higher than normal especially for the months of November December January and February “It is usually seen that an El Nino year has a warmer winter We see the temperatures dipping quite late into the season as it has been observed on Friday This is the case in almost all the El Nino years 2002 2004 and even this year” Pai said A number of studies by the Met department and private weather services state that winter in India is expected to turn warmer with temperatures rising between 04 to 08 degrees over the next 20 years For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonal Gera | New Delhi | Updated: June 9 2015 12:51 pm The anticipation will surely build the stakes up Watch the making of the teaser here Related News What is ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ Salman Khan’s fans would define it as another Eid release and a blockbuster trade experts “BLOCK BUSTER” and the media – a movie that brought the Khan trinity back together as it was Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan who unveiled the movie’s teaser Also read – Salman Khan’s ‘simple funda’: Don’t put my friends colleagues down But for the makers of the movie it is – a magnum opus a cinematic landmark and an emotional journey And a lot of inspiration and perspiration must have gone into making such a movie To showcase the journey of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ the makers have decided to present the “making” of the movie but for that there’s a teaser again The 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