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Worried about your child’s higher education in a foreign university amid Covid-19 pandemic? Read this

Covid-19 has left a number of prospective student candidates pondering about their future plans of joining foreign universities in the new academic year 2020-21. Foreign universities have either cancelled on-campus visits and in some cases admissions until further notice. They have transcended to offering virtual tours for admissions. However, personal visit to the campus is cancelled till further notice. A ... Read More »

Tribal students in Wayanad left out as education goes online amid lockdown

At a time when the education system is going online in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, students from the tribal settlements without internet connectivity or smartphones are left out. “The government intervention to link school students to online platforms to provide them with education is good. But at the same time, the government must consider the special situation of tribal ... Read More »

15th Finance Commission seeks say in GST Council amid Centre-states row

The Centre and state governments seem to be on a collision course amid a sharp economic downturn that has eroded their financial positions. Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) chairman N.K. Singh on Friday sought a leverage with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, arguing that tax rate cuts and grant of exemptions decided solely by the council affects the FFC’s goal of ... Read More »

Linklaters finance practice under scrutiny with partner exits expected amid profitability push

Linklaters is set to see a number of partner exits from its finance practice, amid a profitability drive at the firm. One ex-partner said that a process to reduce the amount of equity in the finance group began before Christmas, and is expected to lead to exits by the end of the current financial year. It is understood that, following ... Read More »

SA: student visas extended amid campus protests

A directive from the Department of Home Affairs details a blanket extension that means students whose visas expire on or before December 31, 2016 will now be able to remain in the country until March 31, 2017. “Acting otherwise would be insensitive to the plight of students, their parents, sponsors and broader society” “We had to intervene in the interest ... Read More »

Tommy Wright: Barnsley sack assistant boss amid football corruption claims

Barnsley have sacked assistant boss Tommy Wright after he was named in a Daily Telegraph investigation alleging corruption in football. The report included footage of Wright apparently accepting money in return for allegedly helping persuade the Championship club to sign players. He was suspended on Wednesday while the club investigated the allegations. But the 50-year-old has now been sacked with ... Read More »