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Abolish ‘discriminatory and imbalanced’ NEET exam: Justice A.K. Rajan Committee 2021

Negative impact on students from rural background, less family income, studying from Tamil-medium; a High-Level Committee headed by the retired judge of Madras High Court and eight others, including central and state government bureaucrats had, in 2021 recommended for the scraping of the NEET exam. Crucially, the report flagged the steep drop in Tamil students from a rural background from 61.5% in 2010-11; metro students recorded an increase instead.

Students, organisations protest as allegations against NEET examinations pile up

Protestors took Delhi, Kanpur and Bhopal, by storm with student organisations, opposition youth wings, taking to protest against the allegations of malpractice levelled against the NEET.

Scrutinising the procedure for awarding compensatory marks in NEET 2024

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Mumbai college bans hijab, demands students wear ‘decent’ clothes

After the junior college banned the burqa and implemented a uniform in August 2023, the Acharya Marathe College once again demanded a ban on burqa and other clothes. Students have written to the administration and human rights commissions and demanded their rights not be violated.

More education is not translating into jobs: ILO report

A report by the International Labour Organisation has revealed that the more education an Indian youth has, the less likely they are to get employed.

Centre hands over 62% of new Sainik Schools to Sangh Parivar, BJP politicians and allies

Sainik Schools, run under the Defence Ministry’s guidance, send cadets to India’s armed forces. The new initiative however relies on ideologically slanted organisations to train future cadets

CUET UG 2024 registration process is pushing students to compulsorily provide Aadhaar details, violating the privacy judgment of the apex court

6 out of 8 options require students to input Aadhaar details, while the other two option require passport details

Parents and students protest in Gujarat after girls asked to remove hijab before board exam

The exam administrator has reportedly been suspended after Muslim girl students in Gujarat were asked to remove their hijab before the class X board exams. However, officials from the Gujarat Board have stated that there is no uniform required to sit for the board exams.

Maharashtra Dress Code: No jeans & t-shirts for teachers, wear salwar or churidar says govt diktat

Indian Express reports that the Government Resolution (GR), issued by the school education department on Friday, asks teachers to be cautious of what they wear as school-going children are impressionable and inappropriate clothes on teachers can have an adverse impact, the notification said.

Karnataka: Muslim girl asked to not wear hijab to school, after students protested wearing saffron shawls

The hijab ban continues to evoke student protests against Muslim girls wearing the hijab, as a recent case from a private college in Karnataka reveals a girl wearing a hijab was told to remove it after students protested against her wearing the head covering.

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Abolish ‘discriminatory and imbalanced’ NEET exam: Justice A.K. Rajan Committee 2021

Negative impact on students from rural background, less family income, studying from Tamil-medium; a High-Level Committee headed by the retired judge of Madras High Court and eight others, including central and state government bureaucrats had, in 2021 recommended for the scraping of the NEET exam. Crucially, the report flagged the steep drop in Tamil students from a rural background from 61.5% in 2010-11; metro students recorded an increase instead.

Celebrating Yoga Day After Spewing Venom Against Muslims is Travesty of Yoga

Delivering hate speeches, which Modi did recently, is contrary to the ethos of Yoga and its foundational ideals of truth and non-violence.

Former NRC State Coordinator of Assam urges PM Modi for re-verification of NRC

In the middle of charges of corruption, malpractice, and delays with regards to the NRC process, former state coordinator of the NRC, Assam civil servant Hitesh Dev Sarma, who is said to be close to the BJP, wrote a letter to PM Modi highlighting various irregularities he discovered in the NRC procedure.

Bhima Koregaon Case: Relief for activist as Supreme Court allows for interim bail

NIA argued against bail, court considers exceptional circumstances.

BJP Leader H. Raja urges Tamil Nadu government to reject the one-man committee report

As BJP opposes the one-man committee measures in Tamil Nadu, its stance on hijab ban in Karnataka raises questions about uniformity and inclusivity in policies.

“Hamare Baraah”, allowed release after stigma-filled scenes against Muslims & Islam are cut, fine of Rs 5 lakhs imposed: Bombay HC

The controversial film trailer, now with slur-filled scenes removed, attracted a fine. Both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court had restrained and suspended the film’s release. Originally set to release on June 7, then on June 14, the film will now release on June 21.