ABVP demands increase in ST student scholarships

Jamshedpur: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday demanded that scholarships of Schedule Tribe students should be hiked based on the prevailing inflation of the country. There was hardly five per cent increase in the scholarship amount compared to the increasing inflation, said Praful Akant, in-charge of All India Tribal Students of ABVP, who was in the steel city in connection with the national conference of the two-day Schedule Tribal Professional students to be held here from February 23. He said the government had enhanced the scholarship amount from…

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MP demands jail for officials rejecting education loans

Bank officials should be “punished with imprisonment” if they reject education loan, says a member of parliament belonging to the DMK. “Bank officials should be punished with imprisonment if they reject education loan or charge higher rate of interest than what is prescribed. In many cases, rural students are denied even an application for education loan,” R Thamaraiselvan, the DMK MP from Dharmapuri, told IANS Sunday. He said that some malpractices adopted by officials of nationalised banks include demanding applicants to deposit money in a specified account or asking them…

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