Skill development Centers inaugurated in Assam by Najma Heptulla

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati (Assam): As a part of scheme of Skill Development for Minorities, Najma Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs inaugurated Skill Development Centers under Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) for Madrassa students in Assam.

Using remote video link, Heptulla on Saturday inaugurated the Skill Development Centers in four different madrassas in the district of Kamrup from the campus of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM). She also inaugurated one such centre at USTM.

Dr. Syed Hasan: The educator of Seemanchal

By Manzar Imam for,

Despite belief in the inevitability of death, sometimes one struggles in shock and awe to believe in its eventuality. The passing away of Padma Shri Dr. Syed Hasan was one such sad and shocking time. Founder director of INSAN School, Dr. Hasan died on Monday January, 25, 2016. He was 91 and is survived by three sons and a daughter.

RBI's policy to set the tone for equity markets

By Rohit Vaid

Mumbai : The final monetary policy review of the fiscal, amidst the third quarter results season and the interest of the foreign investors, is expected to direct the Indian equity markets in the upcoming week.

Moreover, the rupee's trajectory, followed by trends in the global commodity prices and fears of competitive devaluation of currencies, will decide on the positions investors take.

Northeast not interested in minorities' development: Heptullah

Guwahati: The governments of the northeastern states were not interested in the development of minorities, union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said on Saturday.

The minister made this remark after none of the concerned ministers of the northeastern states, except Assam, turned up at a review meeting of the cventral ministry held in Guwahati on Saturday.

वंचितों के तालीम के मसीहा पद्मश्री डॉ. सैय्यद हसन

By Afroz Alam Sahil,

सदी के महान शिक्षाविद डॉ ज़ाकिर हुसैन ने कभी कहा था -

How app helped rural Indian women use modern contraceptives

Washington : A unique smartphone app developed by an Indian-American researcher from the Johns Hopkins University has helped married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices, leading to a dramatic increase in women using modern family planning methods in just a few months.

According to Sanjanthi Velu, Asia team lead at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Communication Programs (CCP), women who watched motivational videos on the app called "Gyan Jyoti" were 4.5 times more likely to use modern contraceptive methods than those who did not.

Mustafa Ahmed: Child Scientist from Assam who developed a seed storage system

By Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: Mustafa Ahmed might be only in Class 9, but his life has already taught him valuable lessons, though not always by choice. A student of Cinnamora Higher Secondary School, Jorhat, Assam, Ahmed grew up seeing farmers in his home and neighbourhood struggle hard against all odds.

Adarsh Society scam: Ashok Chavan may be prosecuted

Mumbai : In an embarrassment for the opposition Congress in Maharashtra, the CBI could prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Society scam, officials said here on Thursday.

Chavan, 57, is the Congress Lok Sabha member from Nanded and also heads the party's Maharashtra unit. His name had cropped up in the Adarsh Society scam forcing him to step down as chief minister in 2010.

20 children rescued in Delhi, says Bachpan Bachao Andolan

New Delhi : Twenty children, including eight girls, were rescued from shoe factories and placement agencies here on the initiative of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an official of the child rights organisation said on Thursday.

Five employers were arrested by the police and an FIR was registered against them under section 370 of IPC, sections 75 and 79 of Juvenile Justice Act 2015, and section 16 of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976, he said.

Kejriwal seeks fresh MCD election amid staff protests

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought fresh elections to the city's largest civic body amid protests by employees demanding salaries.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said the present Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), should be dissolved and fresh elections held.

"Management of an organisation which can't pay salaries to employees doesn't (have the right) to continue," he tweeted.