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JWG International Technical Institution in Singapore

International Technical Institution in Singapore

The Singapore Government had suggested formation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) at the Government-to-Government level for setting up of an International Institute of Technology at Singapore. However, Human Resource Development Ministry is of the view that a working group at institutional level would be more appropriate especially since the proposed institute is to be set up by the IITs and not by the Government of India. The HRD Ministry has already recommended the names of the members for JWG from the Indian side. The Government of Singapore is yet to suggest their representative for the JWG.This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question, in the Rajya Sabha today.

CWG Scam: CBI registers 3 fresh cases

CBI on Thursday carried out nationwide searches at 18 locations on the premises of functionaries of various agencies involved in renovation of Talkatora and Shivaji stadiums and registered three fresh cases.CBI registered two cases against agencies involved in the restoration and renovation work of these stadiums and a separate case regarding the appointment of consultants during the games, official sources said.The agency sleuths carried out searches in the National Capital Region, Kolkata and other cities early this morning, they said, adding, the searches are still on.

The restoration work on Shivaji Stadium could not be completed during the Commonwealth Games despite huge costs incurred and question marks were raised about the escalation of the cost in renovation of Talkatora stadium.Regarding the appointment of consultants, the CBI is trying to ascertain whether the professional profiles of the consultants, mentioned in the CWG OC records were true.

Sources in the agency said it …

Yeddyurappa's sons trust in news

Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Wednesday said in Press conference alleging that BS Yeddyurappa the chief minister's family had collected crores of rupees illegally with the help of three companions floated by the family: H D Kumaraswamy alleged donations worth Rs 27.18 crore were accepted in last two years in the name of a trust initiated by Yeddyurappa’s family thus misuse of the chief minister’s office. Kumaraswamy in lieu of this released documents of huge donations received by trust from a number of individuals and firms a scam by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.Donations secured included a Rs 10 crore contribution from a mining company in return of favours, Janta leader alleged.B S Yeddyurappa's son B Y Raghavendra, trashed the allegations calling them baseless, Karnataka chief minister and his family are already facing accusations in a land scam case which is being heard in a Bangalore court. H D Kumaraswamy complaints no action was taken against the real estate…

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