She is arguably the most recognised student leader in the country now. She is the battered, bruised face of a movement in JNU for affordable education. She sloganeers. She paints. She is researching the effects of climate change. Who is Aishe Ghosh? Charmy Harikrishnan reports. There is a bandage on her forehead. Of the 15 stitches that were sewn on her head on January 5, many are still to be removed as the wound is deep. Her left hand is in a sling. She is wearing a pair of black pants and a maroon sweater over a yellow top. A brown shawl is thrown around her hand in cast. The injuries don’t seem to hold her back, though. With an easy smile and her hair in a careless ponytail, she enters the hostel room of a friend at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. On the brown door is a sticker: it has pictures of Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and Ashfaqullah Khan. In the room, she and I make space for ourselves on a mattress on the floor. She doesn’t quite sit down. She kneels … [Read more...] about Youth should not remain neutral: Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU president
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With the advent of the new decade, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced that it has shortlisted four Indian Air Force pilots as astronauts for the indigenous Gaganyaan mission in 2021 -- 60 years after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961 became the first human to journey into outer space. … [Read more...] about How India can get ahead in the space race
By Anand Datla The biggest stages of sport have trepidation built into them, knitted into the seams. As soon as champions step on them they burst out and clutch at their calves, causing unease and angst. Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry could feel trepidation’s tardy fingers crawl along their skin soon as they unpacked their bags inside the grandstand around the first tee. It has been 27 years since an Englishman won one of these, Nick Faldo clutching at the Claret Jug in 1992 is a distant fading memory. And Fleetwood has been chasing his destiny since making the Open debut in 2014. After three missed cuts, he finally got the hang of it when the Open traveled to his home in Southport at Royal Birkdale, where he finished T27. He improved to T12 at Carnoustie last year and no one was surprised to see him in the final group on Sunday at Royal Portrush. If there have been 32 instances of an Englishman winning the Open, Lowry, an Irishman, was dealing with an identity that has … [Read more...] about The Human Takeover
Measures proposed to counter the decline include imposing a 30% stamp duty on TDR certificates, which the revenue department says would bring in an additional Rs 250 crore. The number of properties registered across Maharashtra fell to 8.1 lakh in 2019 from 9.45 lakh in 2018, recent data from the revenue department revealed. This 14.23 per cent drop meant that the government earned Rs 783 crore less from property registrations in 2019, when it collected Rs 12,409 crore, than in the previous year, when it raked in Rs 13,192 crore. Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat was recently given a presentation on the issue, during which a slew of measures were suggested to increase revenue. Among the measures was a proposal to impose stamp duty of 30 per cent on transfer of development rights (TDR) certificates, which would generate an additional Rs 250 crore, according to the revenue department. The government also plans to amend Article 51(a) of the Maharashtra Stamp Act, 1958, to incorporate … [Read more...] about State’s revenue from property registrations drops by Rs 783 crore
BOC will continue playing a leading role in promoting China-U.S. economic and trade cooperation, as the cooperation is an important cornerstone in the relationship between the two countries and has provided huge market development space for enterprises of both countries, Xu told Xinhua. … [Read more...] about Bank of China Chicago seeks to localize operation in U.S.