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Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

A first review makes for a collective sigh of relief – the draft report of the new National Education Policy 2019 is devoid of any strong saffron colouration and is instead a call for a significant restructuring of the educational system and its governance. It assigns a key role to both public and private capital [...]

June 7, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

Maharashtra’s Real Estate Regulatory Act draft rules favour developers, say activists

Maharashtra’s Real Estate Regulatory Act draft rules favour developers, say activists

MUMBAI: A builder can terminate a flat purchase agreement by giving just a week’s notice on email to the buyer who defaults on an installment. But the developer can refund the money without interest to the purchaser at leisure, within six months. This is one among several controversial clauses in Maharashtra’s draft Real Estate (Regulation [...]

December 15, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Maharashtra’s Real Estate Regulatory Act draft rules favour developers, say activists

Maharashta finalises draft rules for Real Estate Act

Maharashta finalises draft rules for Real Estate Act

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has notified draft rules for the regulator to be set up under the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA). Among the key proposals aimed at helping homebuyers, there’s much-needed clarity on transfer of project’s land in favour of association entity of homebuyers. Introduction of dividable and non-dividable land in the project layout [...]

December 10, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Maharashta finalises draft rules for Real Estate Act

New real estate Act draft lacks ‘transparency’

New real estate Act draft lacks ‘transparency’

MUMBAI: Draft rules of the new Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016, (RERA), notified by the Maharashtra government on Thursday have been diluted to favour errant builders, property experts and housing activists said. They claimed that they lacked transparency and flat buyers will continue to remain in the dark as the draft gives developers [...]

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Farmers demand roll back of draft licensing norms on GM tech

Farmers demand roll back of draft licensing norms on GM tech

A consortium of seven farmer organisations, RPKA, today demanded that the Centre rollback draft guidelines which prescribe new norms for licensing and royalty/trait value fixation of BT cotton seeds. The Agriculture Ministry had issued a notification to this effect in May but it was withdrawn and turned into draft guidelines, seeking comments from stakeholders amid [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Farmers demand roll back of draft licensing norms on GM tech

Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Terming the Centre’s draft ‘National Education Policy 2016’ as an obvious attempt to subvert equity and secularism of India’s pluralistic society, the Samaththuva Kalvikkaana Koottamaippu (Confederation for Egalitarian Education) has appealed to the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to redesign its proposals by including outstanding educationists from various sections of society in the [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Forum plans to stage protest against draft education policy

Imminent Saffronisation? Javadekar Meets RSS for Suggestions on Draft National Education Policy

Imminent Saffronisation? Javadekar Meets RSS for Suggestions on Draft National Education Policy

New Delhi: On Wednesday, newly-appointed human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar had a close door meeting with the BJP’s ideological fount, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and some of its affiliate organisations, to seek their suggestions on the draft national education policy (NEP). According to sources in the HRD ministry, the six-hour meeting was attended by senior functionaries from the [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Imminent Saffronisation? Javadekar Meets RSS for Suggestions on Draft National Education Policy

Home buyers seek Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act draft rules review

Home buyers seek Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act draft rules review

NEW DELHI: A group of home buyers has claimed that the draft rules for the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act circulated by the government recently ignores the interest of buyers in ongoing housing projects and should be reconsidered. The group, under the banner ‘Fight for RERA,’ pointed out that the draft rules don’t specify [...]

July 7, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Home buyers seek Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act draft rules review

Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law

Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law

“Revenge porn” broadly describes the act of publishing explicit images of someone without their consent. The MPAA said the Minnesota draft law could restrict the publication of “items of legitimate news, commentary, and historical interest”. But supporters of the proposal said its reach was “plainly legitimate”. Revenge porn commonly refers to the sharing of intimate [...]

April 4, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law