Connect with us

India

Centre mulling taking girls into Sainik Schools, NDA: Minister

Published

on

Minister

New Delhi, Aug 11: The Centre is considering a proposal to give admission to girl students in Sainik Schools and the National Defence Academy (NDA), Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Friday.

“There is a suggestion from the (Parliamentary) Standing Committee, there have been PILs and many members have also suggested… Sainik Schools prepare students for NDA, and the NDA is not taking girl cadets,” Bhamre said while replying to a query during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

“This is a matter under consideration whether to give admission to girls in Sainik Schools as well as the NDA,” he said.

The Minister said there are at present 26 Sainik Schools, and 21 more are at different stages of approval.

Of these 21, Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed for nine schools, three have been given in-principle approval, and nine are in “process of examination”.

He added that there are 64 more proposals that have been submitted to the Ministry for opening Sainik Schools, and they are under consideration.

The Sainik Schools are established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under the Defence Ministry.

The Sainik Schools were conceived in 1961 by then Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the officer cadre of the forces, and to prepare students for entry into the NDA and the Indian Naval Academy.

IANS

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

India

Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav gets five years jail term in third case

Published

on

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Ranchi, Jan 24: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who was convicted in the third fodder scam case, granted five year’s jail term by a special CBI court here on Wednesday.

Former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra also sentenced to five years in the  prison.

Along with the imprisonment, the court imposed fine of Rs 5 lakhs to both leaders.

Special court judge S.S. Prasad announced the judgment in the case, which is related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa treasury in 1992-1993.

The allegation is that Rs 33.67 crore was withdrawn on fake allotment letters. The actual sanction of amount was Rs 7.10 lakh.

In all there are 56 accused, including former Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sajal Chakraborty. Sajjal was Deputy Commissioner of West Singhbhum district when the alleged fraudulent withdrawal had taken place.

This is the third case in which Lalu Yadav and Jagannth Mishra are accused.

At present, the RJD Chief is in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail, as he was awarded a three-and-a-half year sentence on January 6 this year in a fodder scam relating to fraudulent withdrawal from Deoghar treasury.

Lalu Yadav was first convicted in a fodder scam case in 2013 and was sentenced five years’  of jail term.

WeForNews 

Continue Reading

India

Won’t Let Padmaavat Release, says Karni Sena Chief

Published

on

Jaipur, Jan 24 : The Supreme Court’s green signal for countrywide screening of “Padmaavat”  notwithstanding, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said the Rajput organisation won’t allow the Sanjay Leela Bhansali helmed to be released as it depicts the Rajput queen in less than honourable light.

“We are adamant on our stand that this film should be banned. January 25 may come and go but we won’t let the film release, come what may,” Kalvi stated.

He urged  people for a self-imposed curfew to boycott the movie that “insults the mother, Rani Padmavati”.

On being asked about the violence being perpetrated in the name of banning the movie, Kalvi stated it was “sad”, but held Bhansali responsible for it.

WeForNews 

Continue Reading

India

Padmaavat Row: Protesters block Delhi-Jaipur highway

Published

on

New Delhi, Jan 26: Protesters on Wednesday blocked Delhi-Jaipur highway against Padmavaat release. 

In various parts of the country people are agitating against the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh Fort has been also closed as a mark of protest.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular