Mm Pallam Raju

  • 4-year undergraduate programme, a criminal act: Congress 23-06-2014 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday said that it did not support the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), with a party functionary even going to the extent of calling it a "criminal act" to increase the duration of the course from three years to four years. The assertion by the party came...
  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat 19-04-2014 10:13 PM

    Rajahmundry: Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society. Raju, who filed nomination for Kakinada Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, interacted with Muslim religious leaders,...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today 30-01-2014 08:26 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundation-laying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kihsanganj on Thursday, which he on Wednesday confirmed he would attend. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam Raju and Vice-Chancellor...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise 29-01-2014 09:21 AM

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU Vice-Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion"...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony 28-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundation-laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 30 at Kisanganj. Bihar Education minister PK Shahi wrote a letter to Union Human Resources Development minister MM...
  • CBSE to open a centre in Dubai 26-09-2013 04:52 PM

    Dubai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will reportedly open a centre in Dubai soon to cater to Indian schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). India's Minister for Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju announced via Skype at a conference of CBSE schools at the Indian High School...
  • US seeks student exchange programmes; IIT-B signs MoU with MIT 25-06-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday stressed on jointly working towards increasing skills of students to face future challenges and said this can be done through exchange programmes and partnerships between India and the US. "We need to make sure that next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have the...
  • DU: Students organisations to hold protests in Delhi 03-06-2013 04:53 AM

    New Delhi: To oppose the proposed four-year graduate programme in Delhi university (DU), various students organisations have decided to hold protests in the national capital on Monday. "This four-year programme is an anti-student educational reform that will adversely affect students coming from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other...
  • Gandhi's 'Gram Rajya' unrealistic in current age: Tharoor 31-05-2013 02:44 PM

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a village-centric development model was an "unrealistic" goal in the current age of globalisation and communication, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. "There is something which is not realistic about Gram Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi spoke about Gram Rajya,...
  • New IITs maintaining standards of education: Pallam Raju 17-04-2013 01:07 PM

    Jodhpur: The delay in construction of the campuses of the eight new IITs has not affected the "standards of education" and pace of research, Union Minister of Human Resource Development MM Pallam Raju said here on Wednesday. Referring to IIT-Jodhpur, he said that the institution has done remarkable job in...
  • Normalisation of class 12 marks: No consensus as NITs meet 11-04-2013 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The council of National Institute of Technology (NITs) met here on Tuesday to deliberate on options for normalisation of class XII marks across school boards, but there was no consensus. Sources said the next round of meeting to hammer out a solution is likely next week, even as...
  • Textbook sparks controversy, alleges non-vegetarians lie, cheat, commit sex crimes 17-11-2012 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that non-vegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes, with the Government terming it as "unfortunate" and asking state bodies to remain alert about such content and monitor them. "Sensitivities of communities have to be kept...
  • Pending HRD bills will be passed soon in Parliament: Tharoor 04-11-2012 10:37 PM

    Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor ha said that a number of pending legislations pertaining to HRD ministry will be passed during the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament despite possible opposition from some Congress MPs. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said a lot of persuasion will...
  • Will build on Kapil Sibal's work: New HRD Minister Pallam Raju 28-10-2012 03:48 PM

    The former junior defence minister Pallam Raju has got a promotion. He is the new Human Resource Development Minister. Speaking to reporters, he said that the reshuffle had rectified the representation of Andhra Pradesh in the Cabinet. He added that it was time to strengthen the party base in the...
  • Jaya tears into Raju's defence on training Lankans 29-08-2012 10:38 AM

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday articulated Tamil Nadus collective political outrage over Union Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Rajus assertion that Sri Lankan defence personnel would continue training in India, saying it smacked of total insensitivity. I am surprised to learn that the Government of...
  • 'China has resources but India not under-prepared' 12-04-2012 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Noting that China has more resources to dedicate for modernisation of its defence forces, government on Thursday asserted that India is not "under-prepared" in anyway and is also acquiring capabilities to build its infrastructure along the border for security needs. "China's budget is four times that of India...
  • 'Someone in govt read too much into army exercise' 09-04-2012 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju has said that "someone" in the government "may have read too much" into the movement of two key army units towards Delhi in January. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said that there are protocols that exist where...
  • Rafale fighter selection for IAF final: Pallam Raju 03-03-2012 01:19 AM

    Bangalore: Selection of French fighter Rafale as the multi-role medium combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was final and the price negotiations were under way, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju said on Friday. "The decision to purchase Rafale is final and we are in...
  • Army places orders for 100 howitzers 29-02-2012 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has placed orders for 100 artillery guns with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) after having failed to acquire even a single howitzer in over two decades following the Bofors scandal. The Army has issued several tenders for procuring different types of howitzers in the last...
  • No secret info on chopper that strayed into Pak 25-10-2011 05:54 PM

    Kolkata: The government on Tuesday said that there was no "secret information" on the helicopter that strayed into Pak-controlled territory and could have got into Pakistani hands. "There was no secret information on that helicopter," said Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju. Dismissing reports in a section...