U Anand Kumar

Chidambaram backs Centre’s ordinance

Says it will act as an immediate deterrent against potential criminals

05 Feb 2013

MNREGA aiding rural India: PM

Says the flagship scheme has brought momentum in the financial inclusion of the country’s rural population and helped better governance

03 Feb 2013

SP din in RS over SC/ST job quota bill

The House had to be adjourned repeatedly as the SP members engaged in slogan-shouting and trooped into the well of the House

12 Dec 2012

The great 2009 promise trap

The Congress has failed to implement most of the promises made in the 2009 manifesto. This is causing concern of an adverse effect on the party’s chances in the next general elections.

11 Nov 2012

Promises to keep and miles to go for the sleeping UPA

With elections approaching in 2014, or earlier, Sonia wakes up to the unfulfilled part of the party’s 2009 manifesto. It’s quite a bit.

11 Nov 2012

Jaipal’s shift from oil fuels BJP fury

His run-in with Reliance Industries is seen as reason for his transfer to science & tech ministry

30 Oct 2012

Sibal’s Rs 20,000-crore reform push

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is trying to push through what may be his last reform agenda in the ministry—extension of right of children to free and compulsory education to secondary education—with an eye on 2014 general elections.

28 Oct 2012

Plan panel paints education nightmare

The Planning Commission has approved an outlay of Rs 3,43,028 crore for the Department of Schools and Secondary Education in the 12th Plan.

30 Sep 2012

Education reform? Sounds like a plan

India’s educational scenario is a study in despair. Shortage of trained faculties, poor infrastructure and outdated, irrelevant curriculae continue to plague the sector.

30 Sep 2012

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