Tit for tat politics

first_imgDear Editor,How do the politicians in APNU/AFC defend the indefensible? Why seek to seize assets legitimately owned in some cases or controlled by the PPP/C or their representatives or supporters? When these assets amount to a drop in the ocean compared to the other resources and assets available for ownership, control and management by APNU/AFC in the ocean of Guyana. ExxonMobil’s findings included. These actions were not part of the platform that APNU/AFC promised pre-election, yet here we are acting as if we are two nations with two destinies. Why do our politicians have to inflict deep and unnecessary divisions amongst the Guyanese people? Does this not take us backwards to intense hatred and an urge to rebel against a fairly elected coalition Government?The PPP/C was duly elected and used their tenure of office to not only contribute to the development of Guyana, providing a period of economic growth never seen in Guyana’s history; even as the hierarchy of the party and major supporters used the government structure to enrich themselves, politically speaking there is nothing unusual about their conduct.Machiavelli noted that “A ruler never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise” and indeed the APNU/AFC can find multiple legitimate reasons to seize Red House from PPP/C, but is this action good of Guyana – with the resulting animus, vendetta mentality, and pillarizing of racism; this is clearly not the route to take.As much as I supported APNU/AFC pre-election, my groundings with brothers and supporters of PPP/C has grown post-elections, as acts of folly and hypocrisy have obtained far too frequently from the Coalition. It is always easier to meet with the Opposition than those who carry the titles. One of the great mistakes of the populace is to judge politicians by their intentions rather than their results – with apologies to Milton Friedman.Invariably in politics, friends become pawns, mere creatures to manipulate and use whenever convenient. Politicians tend to have interests only and those who occupy the halls of power – often believe the titles they carry represent a divine right to rule with hubris, insolence, arrogance and the gravy of egotism. Of course, there is a timeline to all this pomposity…Now here we are in 2017 – with Red House under threat of seizure; Properties in Sparendaam mostly owned by PPP/C members are being targeted for re-pricing; sugar estates being unjustifiably placed on the chopping block for auction or divestment; leadership in the National Assembly seemingly hell-bent on suspending an attorney over tablets or tattle; skilled technocrats fleeing from Guyana; the NICIL no-case; these backward-looking stratagems are so damaging to the Guyanese psyche that one sees only self-destruction ahead.We are damning our country to failure. The party in power should be seeking with all hands-on deck to find ways to continue the development of Guyana and avoid the futile, backward, and dangerous practice of focusing on the rear-view mirror, while trying to go forward. Doing so will only lead to more divisions, divisiveness and vendettas when the other party inevitably takes power. Those in power tend to think it will last forever or deceive themselves into believing it will be so; history has exposed this fallacy. Even the blemished Trump will not prosecute or persecute Mrs Clinton. Let bygones be bygones… let sleeping dogs lie… let all things past, pass… Why spend much needed resources, energy and human capital to undo our heritage, instead we should work to replicate, increase, improve and perfect numerous assets in other locations, using the vast resources available for development in the ocean of Guyana.“Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence” – US Supreme Court Justice Tom C Clark.Sincerely,Nigel Hindslast_img read more

Wallabies’ Foley signs up to stay in Australia

first_img0Shares0000Australia’s Bernard Foley (C) successfully returned to the test XV fold this month in a stunning comeback against Argentina © AFP/File / Juan José GaspariniSYDNEY, Australia, Oct 17 – The Wallabies’ experienced stand-off Bernard Foley has rebuffed foreign offers and opted to stay in Australia beyond next year’s Rugby World Cup, sporting authorities announced Wednesday.Rugby Australia said the 29-year-old — who successfully returned to the test XV fold this month in a stunning comeback against Argentina — will stay in Australia and at “the NSW Waratahs until the end of 2019”. Foley has 64 test caps but until recently been playing understudy to Kurtley Beale as Australia has lurched through several poor results.But Foley seized his chance to retake the gold 10 jersey in Salta, slotting home all six of his conversions and kicking a penalty to help Australia turn a humiliating 31-7 deficit at half time to a 45-34 victory.Rugby Australia said Foley had “rebuffed offers from overseas to pursue World Cup glory in Japan next year”.“I’m really happy to re-sign and now focus on pushing ahead to focus on what’s a really big season next year,” Foley said.“The World Cup is obviously a major carrot and I’ve got a lot of belief in this group that if we continue to work hard and focus on improving every day, then we can push deep into the competition.”Australia’s poor form has seen them drop to seventh in the world rankings, one spot below Scotland.Although largely unheralded, Foley stands behind only Aussie legends Matt Giteau, Matt Burke and Michael Lynagh in points scored for the Wallabies.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fort St. John woman facing animal endangerment charges

first_imgAt approximately 11:40 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP found the remains of a kennel and small dog in a fire pit, near the trailer Holden was occupying. According to witnesses, another dog may have been injured as well, but escaped into the surrounding wooded area. Police have been unable to locate the second dog, and based on the injuries described, it’s believed it would have died from its injuries. The remains of the dog in the fire have been sent to Saskatchewan for a necropsy. RCMP say Holden was intoxicated at the time of her arrest, and that she and her partner may have had an argument, and the partner had left before police arrived. She has since been released on a number conditions, including that she may not own or possess any dogs. She now faces two counts of injuring or endangering animals and two counts of causing animals unnecessary suffering, and is expected to enter her plea in September. Grande Prairie RCMP say they were being reactive to the case, in delaying releasing information to the media.- Advertisement – “Pet owners are passionate about their animals,” explains Media Relations Officer Corporal Roy Kennedy and we didn’t want to convict this person in the court of public opinion prior to all the facts being determined in court, but we’re not going to deny the investigation.”last_img read more

Top 10 English clubs ranked by major domestic and European trophies won

first_img 10 10 5. Aston Villa – 20 major domestic and European trophies won – Seven league titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups, one European Cup The Premier League fixture list release was a reminder that, even with the European Championship in full swing, it won’t be long until club competition is back.The 2016-17 campaign promises to throw up some fascinating contests, as the biggest English clubs get ready for the new season.How will highly rated coaches Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte fare in their high profile new jobs at Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively?Can Jurgen Klopp end Liverpool’s trophy drought? Will Arsene Wenger finally reclaim the title? Or will Leicester stun everyone for a second time?What about Tottenham? Can they build on a promising season last time round? Will Ronald Koeman resurrect Everton’s fortunes?We will find out all of this and much more.But what we do know going into the new season, is exactly what has gone before.In this case, we’re talking about which English clubs have won the most trophies.We’ve included only major domestic and European trophies, that is, no Community Shields, UEFA Super Cups or Intercontinental/FIFA Club World Cups.Check out the slideshow above to see which clubs make up the top 10. 7. Everton – 15 major domestic and European trophies won – Nine league titles, five FA Cups, one European Cup Winner’s Cup 3. Arsenal – 29 major domestic and European trophies won – 13 league titles, 12 FA Cups, two League Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, one Fairs Cup 10 10 1. Liverpool – 41 major domestic and European trophies won – 18 league titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, five European Cups/Champions Leagues, three UEFA Cups 10 4. Chelsea – 21 major domestic and European trophies won – Five league titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups, one Champions League, one Europa League, two European Cup Winners’ Cups 8. Manchester City – 14 major domestic and European trophies won – Four league titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, one European Cup Winner’s Cup 10 10 10 10 6. Tottenham Hotspur – 17 major domestic and European trophies won – Two league titles, eight FA Cups, four League Cups, two UEFA Cups, one European Cup Winner’s Cup 2. Manchester United – 40 major domestic and European trophies won – 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, four League Cups, three European Cups/Champions Leagues, one European Cup Winners’ Cup 9. Newcastle United – 11 major domestic and European trophies won – Four league titles, six FA Cups and one Fairs Cup (forerunner of the UEFA Cup/Europa League) 10 10. Blackburn Rovers – 10 major domestic trophies won (click the arrow above, right, to see which clubs make up the top 10) – Three league titles, six FA Cups and one League Cup last_img read more

Unai Emery reveals why Mesut Ozil was snubbed for Tottenham defeat

first_imgUnai Emery revealed Mesut Ozil’s omission from the Arsenal squad for the 2-0 defeat by Tottenham was due to tactical reasons.The German midfielder, who has been linked with a move away from the club, was left out of the matchday squad for the Carabao Cup tie and his future at the Emirates looks increasingly bleak. 3 shining “The focus is to analyse this match and for Saturday, it is a very important match. Tomorrow we are going to train with every player.“I am thinking about the match on Saturday and not thinking about another situation. Every player is important, I decided he didn’t play and it was only a tactical decision.”When asked whether he would be willing to sell Ozil in January, Emery was evasive and refused to rule it out. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY 3 ADVICE He said: “My focus now is to analyse this match and also Saturday against Burnley is very important.”Goals from Heung-min Son and Dele Alli dumped the Gunners out of the Carabao Cup as Emery’s side were punished for wasting a host of guilt-edged chances. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Popular Football News 3 Mesut Ozil was left out of the squad to face Tottenham despite being fit to play Heung-min Son and Dele Alli knocked Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup MONEY no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ozil has missed several Arsenal fixtures this season due to illness and injury, however it is rare for him to be left out despite being fit to play.Emery said: “It was a tactical decision, I thought the players today that are with us, were for us the best for this match.“We have 24 or 25 players and when they are playing in one or not playing in another it is for me the decision and today it is tactical. huge blow REVEALED Mesut Ozil’s future looks bleak under Unai Emery last_img read more

South African referee honoured by IRB

first_img19 June 2012Paul Dobson was presented with the IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service 2012 by IRB Council Member and South African Rugby Union CEO Jurie Roux at the IRB Junior World Championship semi-finals in Cape Town on Sunday.In a life devoted to rugby, not just as a referee, but also as a schools coach and writer, Dobson has made an exceptional contribution to the game in South Africa since taking the whistle of his first match in 1955, while a student in Pietermaritzburg.He joined the Western Province Referees Society in 1968 and took charge of more than 40 first class matches, becoming renowned for his authoritative, knowledgeable and fair style.“The IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service recognises those who have contributed significantly to the area of officiating and there are few who have given more to referee development in South Africa than Paul Dobson. His contribution to the game over five decades as a referee, referee administrator and schools’ coach has changed the landscape of refereeing in the nation,” said Roux.‘An icon of refereeing in South Africa“He is an icon of refereeing in South Africa and is the mentor of guys like Andre Watson and other leading South African referees.”One of Dobson’s lasting legacies was his drive to unify the two different referees’ societies in South Africa, representing the then different Unions. By the end of 1991, Dobson had successfully navigated the merger and the referees were the first rugby body to achieve this, a year ahead of the unions becoming joined.“It’s always nice when your own people recognise you,” said Dobson after receiving the award. “But, they didn’t have to do it.“Dr Danie Craven said, ‘If you love something you never have to make sacrifices’, so I’ve never made sacrifices or felt I was serving. I loved doing it. I loved being with referees, I loved the whole business of refereeing and I’ve been one since 1968.‘I’ve enjoyed it tremendously’“It’s the friendship of it, being part of rugby football in a very special way. I’ve met marvellous people from all over the world and that’s been great. I’ve enjoyed it enormously,” he added.Dobson became chairman of the Western Province Society in 1985 and managed all aspects of refereeing in the region until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the Western Province Rugby Council for 15 years. He is now a life member and honorary life president of the Western Province Rugby Referees’ Society.Dobson has, in recent years, turned his hand to rugby writing and his books on the game include: The Official History of South African Rugby, Doc: An Autobiography of Danie Craven and biographies on Nick Mallett and Andre Watson. He also manages content for the South African Rugby Union Referees’ website.His career as a school master saw him become South Africa’s youngest headmaster when he was appointed to the role at St Charles aged just 25. He joined the Bishops’ staff as a Latin teacher and during his 27 years on the staff he coached the under 15s and 16s.IRB AwardsThe IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service is the second of the IRB Awards to be presented in 2012.In May, New Zealand’s playmaker Tomasi Cama was named IRB Sevens Player of the Year, in association with HSBC. Later this week, the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2012 will be announced following the conclusion of the IRB Junior World Championship.PREVIOUS WINNERS 2011 – Keith Lawrence2010 – Colin High2009 – Francis Palmade2008 – Andre Watson2007 – Dick Byres2006 – Peter Marshall2005 – Paddy O’Brien2004 – Jim Fleming2003 – Derek Bevan2002 – Colin Hawke2001 – Ed Morrison SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Consumating Closing Quietly, Demonstrates Another Side of a Startup’s Life

first_imgWe like startups and innovation here at RWW so we try to pay attention to the news good and bad about what tech entrepreneurs are up to. It certainly seemed strange then that almost no one but its users and the intrepid Andy Baio seemed to notice that the CNet-acquired hipster dating/social site Consumating announced that it will close down in mid March.Movie reviewer Ben Brown founded Consumating some time between 2003 and 2005, as a joke, unless he’s joking about it being a joke. This is the Bay Area we’re talking about, so from an outside and sane perspective it’s hard to know what’s real. The point is that this joker got his site acquired by CNet in December 2005, it continued to grow slowly and now it’s going to end. Users will have an opportunity to export all their data in CSV format, in case they find anyone else who will take it. There do seem to be some philosophical questions remaining, however.Has the Consumating Community Been Wronged?Andy Baio asks the following: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Even though Consumating never found a huge audience or revenue, it’s worth noting that it still has a dedicated following that loves the site, uses it every day, and formed offline relationships because of it. It’s unfortunate that CNET couldn’t find a way to keep the site online, even if that meant handing it back to the users that made it special. Since online communities are built on top of user’s contributions and social interactions, it raises the question: are companies responsible for keeping community website alive, even after they cease to be strategically desirable?Answer: No. No more than they are responsible to share the ad revenue on user generated content sites in the event that any money is made. Despite the principled demands by some power users, I think that revenue sharing either is or isn’t part of the contract with users when they sign up. They know that. On YouTube no one expects a cut of the money. On Rever…well, never mind.Likewise, CNet/Consumating’s allowing easy export of user data is good form but surely no one would argue that they are under any obligation to keep an underperforming property alive. The internet may be about democratization of communication and community but in reality things are more complicated than that. The unspoken but widely understood assumption of every user who uses and contributes to a service hosted on someone else’s servers is that it all might go away some day. We just want to be able to take our data with us when we hear the words “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”Does this suck, anyway?I’m sure it does for many of the people who enjoyed the site, though reactions in comments on the announcement were very kind. Perhaps those users can take their socializing over to Twitter, where the quality of service will often make them wish it would die.Consumating was cool. It did things with tagging and questions that don’t seem so unusual today but were less common when the site launched. There’s a Consumating feel over at GetSatisfaction, I feel like, and probably elsewhere around the web, too. Maybe I just don’t know how to take a joke, though. [continued after clichéd profile image below]Is there a message here for entrepreneurs?Yes. Add this to the list of reasons that getting involved with bigger companies is not pure fun. Presumably no one central to Consumating, or other startups acquired then shut-down, is too heart broken since this risk is part of the deal. If you sold the company then the money was more important to you than the future of the company and that’s ok.I want to see a user-centric model emerge with strength on the web but it’s going to have to be either economically viable or go on in a nonprofit environment – and nonprofits tend not to be much fun. Such is life, whatever happened to Tribe (?) and thanks for reading.It sure is interesting, though, that almost no one noticed. One minute you’re getting acquired by the News.com people and the next… Tags:#Analysis#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Lethal Freedom

first_imgIn a house tucked away in a teeming, low-income Mumbai neighborhood, Bhupendra Vira began a relentless campaign. The 62-year-old man wanted his steelworks factory back.Vira’s family claims that his landlord forcefully seized the factory. The landlord owned Vira’s home but had no claim to the factory, Vira said in a police complaint from 2010. Vira had been paying rent for his home regularly and noted in the complaint that he was a law-abiding citizen.Vira believed local authorities were helping the landlord legitimize claims to properties in the area, his son-in-law Sudhir Gala said. So, to prove that the property was his, he started collecting a mountain of papers under his bed and in his wardrobe – documents obtained through India’s freedom of information legislation.Vira soon uncovered evidence suggesting that his landlord controlled several unlicensed properties. Authorities took note of his investigation and started tearing down the illegal structures.Vira always knew his work was dangerous. That’s why he made multiple appeals to his local police station asking for protection. That’s why he made copies of copies, all neatly filed.Then one evening in October, while he was watching television, someone came into his home and shot him in the head.“There was blood everywhere, and a hole inside his head,” said Ranjan Vira, Bhupendra’s wife, who found him. “I used my scarf to cover his wound. My nightgown was soaked with his blood.”An officer investigating the case said police think Vira was killed because of the complaints he made to authorities based on his freedom of information requests, known in India as the right to information. The officer declined to give his name because the case is pending and he is not authorized to speak to the media.In India, where corruption is rampant and injustices are many, ordinary citizens have turned into investigators. Indians make approximately 4 million to 6 million requests every year, said Anjali Bhardwaj of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information.But many of those who file right-to-information requests know the risks involved. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative lists at least 60 people who were brutally killed after they filed requests since the act was introduced in 2005. At least 300 others have been harassed or physically hurt. Activists say the figure is likely to be a conservative estimate, compiled from news stories, as authorities do not separately record deaths linked to right to information.“This is uniquely a South Asian phenomenon,” said Venkatesh Nayak, coordinator of the Access to Information Program at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, speaking about the killings. “It started in India in 2007-2008 and now we are hearing of cases of assault and intimidation from Bangladesh as well.”India is one of 70 countries with a freedom-of-information law. According to a recent report by Transparency International, India is also the most corrupt country in Asia, with 69 percent of respondents saying they had accessed public services by paying a bribe.The existence of corruption here is widely known, and a subculture of anti-corruption warriors tries to prove it. These right-to-information activists have taught themselves how to read complex legal documents and navigate India’s labyrinthine bureaucracy. They comb through government documents searching for hints of falsification or malpractice. Many of them start using the act to redress a personal grievance against the government.“It’s very critical to understand the nature of corruption in our country,” Bhardwaj said. “It’s unlike Western countries, where you have corruption at the highest level but things work at the lowest level. In India, you have corruption at every single level.”More than half of all requests for information come from people living in extreme poverty, according to a report by the Right to Information Assessment and Advocacy Group from 2014 in which a random sample of applicants were surveyed.“There is a very strong people’s demand for the right-to-information law,” Bhardwaj said. “It is used and owned by the common and ordinary citizens of the country.”A photo of Bhuprendra Vira now hangs over the cot he used to sleep on in Mumbai.Since the legislation was introduced in 2005, Bhardwaj said, successive governments have tried to weaken it. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, which claims to have “not even one taint or blot” of corruption, proposed rules to end appeals to the Information Commission if an applicant dies. If implemented, campaigners say, the rule could prompt more killings like Vira’s. (Applicants appeal to the Information Commission if government offices reject their request.)Information activists nationwide who take on corrupt officials and mafias have been gunned down or beaten, and some have even been jailed or threatened by police.Yet the requests keep coming. In one neighborhood in southern Delhi, a group started making requests to find out where their undelivered food rations were going. In another region, stricken by drought, residents discovered their local government representative was spending money building fountains instead of ensuring a clean drinking water supply.“What people are able to connect with is the link between that information and getting your rations,” Bhardwaj said. “So getting information became a matter of being able to use your other rights.”Vira, in his quest to recover his steelworks factory, became known as a crusader against corruption. Soon, people from surrounding neighborhoods sought his help in filling out request forms to resolve their own grievances.The steelworks factory had once belonged to Vira’s father, but he and his sons had begun using the space for storage for their new businesses making photocopies and selling stationery. According to a complaint Vira filed to local police in 2010, his landlord, Abbas Razzak Khan, and his son broke the padlock on the factory door and seized items worth about $4,700.“I talked to Mr. Abbas Razzak Khan regarding same, but he threatened to break hands and legs of myself and my sons. And then Abbas Razzak Khan left, putting his own lock on the shop,” Vira’s statement reads.Vira believed Khan had paid off local authorities to allow him to take over properties in the area. To prove it, he started filing right-to-information requests. The requests rattled officials, said Gala, Vira’s son-in-law. According to another complaint filed to police in 2016, Vira describes being threatened by a municipal officer.Police said they later found a gun and bullets in the home of Amjad Khan, the landlord’s son. Police arrested and charged the pair. Abbas Razzak Khan was later released on bail. The trial against the pair has yet to start, and a verdict could take years in India’s slow-moving legal system. Both father and son will plead not guilty, said Amin Solkar, a lawyer who represented the elder Khan in the bail trial.As she awaits justice, Ranjan Vira is starting to confront the prospect of living her later years without her husband, whom she married 40 years ago when she was 18.Now, she has two battles to fight: reclaiming her husband’s factory and seeking justice for his killing. “We know we’re right, so we’re willing to risk everything,” she said. But minutes later, her resolve crumbles.“Sometimes I feel I’m ready to go, too,” she said. The money she earns barely covers her daily costs. “Why go through all this, just to put two rotis in your stomach at the end of the day?“For the past week, I haven’t been working,” she added. “I’ve become alone. I feel like running away.”   — Washington Post Related Itemslast_img read more

Indian Govt Plans Promotional Activities Worth Rs 150 Crore to Attract Foreign Students

first_imgThe Indian government has decided to launch brand promotional activities on a large scale in a bid to attract foreign students to study in the country, the parliament was told on March 23.“The Government has approved an expenditure of Rs 150 crore for the ‘Study in India’ program for two years 2018-19 and 2019-20 which will be primarily for brand promotion activities,” said Minister of State for Human Resources Development Satya Pal Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. The funds will be spent in a span of two financial years, which will start in 2018-19, under the program.The parliament was also informed that according to the current rules, there is a provision of 10-15 per cent supernumerary seats for foreign students, which will make sure that Indian students are not at a disadvantage.“Currently, there are 47,000 foreign students learning in India and by 2022 we will have at least 100,000 students learning in India,” Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had said earlier in the month, UNI reported.The total number of foreign national students enrolled in India in 2016-17 was 47,575, according to the All India survey on Higher Education. The foreign students came from 162 countries from all across the globe. The highest share of students came from the neighboring countries, of which Nepal accounted for 23.6 per cent of the total, followed by Afghanistan at 9.3 per cent, Bhutan at 4.8 per cent, and  Nigeria and Sudan at 4.4 per cent each. Malaysia, Bangladesh, Iran, Yemen and Sri Lanka followed, with about 3 per cent share of the foreign students, the survey said.The survey also revealed that Karnataka has the highest number of students coming from foreign countries, numbering a total of  13,050. Karnataka is followed by Tamil Nadu (4,889), Maharashtra (4,619), Uttar Pradesh (3,602), Telangana (3,461), Punjab (3,246), and Delhi (2,632).There are 16 programs which are attracting more than 1,000 foreign students and account for more than 81 per cent of the foreign students inflow. “The highest numbers of students are enrolled in undergraduate courses, that is, 76.9 per cent of the total foreign students, followed by post graduate with about 14.5 per cent enrolment. Enrolment in rest of the levels constitutes 8.6 per cent,” the survey added.Officials in the HRD ministry said that even though there are multiple advantages that come with having foreign students in India for the economy as well as for the students, India is much behind than its neighbors like Singapore and China, the New Indian Express reported. Related Itemsacademicslast_img read more