H-1B workers are vulnerable to abuse, ‘frequently’ placed in poor working conditions: US think-tank

H-1B workers are “frequently” placed in poor working conditions and “vulnerable to abuse”, a US think-tank claimed Thursday, seeking reforms such as substantial increase in wages. In a report, the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council also sought safeguards like providing fair working conditions, and greater employment rights for those working under the visa […]

UGC asks state governments to take action against fake universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked chief secretaries, education secretaries and principal secretaries of certain states to take action against a few fake universities that are running in the respective states. Additionally, the UGC has issued public notices against the unrecognised status of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), and the illegal status […]

Facebook brings stricter ad rules ahead of 2019 elections

Facebook brings stricter ad rules ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections News from Facebook is that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months.As the largest social media service in nearly every […]

Jadavpur University prof who compared girl’s virginity to sealed bottle removed from duty

Jadavpur University Professor Kanak Sarkar, whose sexist Facebook post went viral, has been divested of his duties with immediate effect. A notice was issued by the Department of International Relations of the university following severe backlash online and offline for his crude comments. “In view of the recommendation of the Student-Teacher Committee of the Department, […]