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Published: 14th February 2016 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2016 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

New Delhi

Jaitley Hits Back at Manmohan Over GST

A day after former PM Manmohan Singh hit out at the NDA government for the ‘economic situation’ in the nation and not reaching out to the Opposition, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hit back saying the NDA had changed the situation from one of policy paralysis and made the country an investment bright-spot after toppling the UPA from power. Rebutting Singh’s charge on GST, he said, “Almost all political parties except the Congress, support the GST. Both the Parliamentary Affairs Minister and myself have discussed the GST with every senior Congress leader in Parliament.” 

Board For Sanskrit Education Soon

A Central board for governing Sanskrit education in the country to standardise Sanskrit education offered by pathashalas and providing affiliations could soon become a reality as a government-appointed panel has mooted the establishment of such an institute, which would also conduct the examinations. The Central Board of Sanskrit Secondary Education has been proposed as an independent body, set up on the lines of other boards such as the CBSE. Their traditional education has neither recognition nor are they aware of the recognition issue. It is very necessary to protect traditional learning and make the learning duly recognised by an authority.

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