The dates of these examinations would be fixed in the future as per the SOP. Till such time, the examinations stand postponed, the AG said. Differing with the petitioner’s counsel contentions, the bench observed that the courts cannot compel the State government to take a policy decision on examinations. The UGC through its SOP suggested to postpone the exams. If the COVID-19 pandemic situation further aggravates, the State government would probably come up with a decision not to hold the exams in the coming days. “We don’t know whether the conditions would improve or deteriorate. Let us see,” the bench said. As the coronavirus spread its tentacles fast in the State, even the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was unable to hold the exams, the bench said. … [Read more...] about HC directs govt. to file counter affidavit over UG, PG exams
After the announcement proposing establishment of NIMZ, the land rates in the surrounding areas sky rocketed and many farmers are reluctant to sell their lands. They have made their intentions clear and are stating that they can sell their lands only under Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act – 2013 (LA Act- 2013). Their contention is that the compensation being offered by the government is too low. The government has been offering an amount of ₹ 7 lakh per acre whereas the market rate is much higher and varies from village to village. The land rates near the main roads are much higher compared to interior villages. “We are not ready to sell our land to the government. What can we do after selling lands as we do know nothing but farming? What happens to our next generation?” asked Raji Reddy, one of the farmers who had approached the court. … [Read more...] about Farmers celebrate court ruling on NIMZ
Among the training institutes in the State which were necessarily to reopen functioning duly following SOPs of the Centres were police training academies since their training programmes had physical component which could not be dispensed. The National Police Academy, the National Industrial Security Academy which trained personnel for Central Industrial Security Force, the State Police Academy and the police training centres at Amberpet here and districts were among them. … [Read more...] about Central, State training institutes to bide time to function
“We could also stop getting the Brijesh Kumar tribunal’s verdict from getting notified by fighting collectively amidst all odds. It is high time we keep our political interests aside and fight together, with a collective conviction, in the interest of our state,” the Congress leaders said in the letter. … [Read more...] about Stop Karnataka from increasing Alamatti dam height: Cong.
Coronavirus was also spreading in Sangareddy. The number of COVID-19 positive persons went up from three on Monday to eight by Wednesday. In the backdrop of this sharp increase, it was not desirable to hold the public hearing, the counsel argued. The government had time till February 2021 to complete the process of hearing and appraisal. “The government should not be in a crashing hurry to hold the public meeting when the State is in the grip of COVID-19,” he contended. … [Read more...] about HC puts brakes on NIMZ public hearing today