Irani rejects demand for waiving off punishment to students

first_imgNew Delhi, May 6 (PTI) HRD minister Smriti Irani today rejected a demand for waiving off rustication and other punishments meted out to students in universities, terming it a “Pandoras Box” and saying that these institutions have been granted autonomy to handle administrative matters. Iranis comments in Rajya Sabha came in the backdrop of recent action by JNU authorities imposing fine on student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and rustication of some other students in connection with the controversial February 9 campus event against Afzal Gurus hanging. Her reaction came during a debate on the functioning of her ministry when Congress member Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu said the students were looking at Iranis “magnanimity” to waive off punishments and rustication of students in various universities. In her response, Irani said “this minister is a mere mortal who is tied to this very Parliament and this Parliament does not allow intervention in the administrative matter of any University. “My request is only this. This is a pandoras box, I am sure you dont want to open that….Let the University be autonomous enough.” Earlier in the day, members in Rajya Sabha had sought the governments intervention in resolving the protests by JNU students by advising the authorities to reconsider their decision to severely penalise some of them. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien had also said the government should resolve the issue and had asked Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to convey the feeling of the House to the concerned Ministers. Irani, in her 70-minute long reply, also lamented that there appeared to be a “Sanskrit phobia” and said the Government or NCERT have not carried out any change in the curriculum. Referring to Rapolu who she said had called her Sanskrit Irani, she said a recent circular to IITs only asked them to pick up those parts of work in Sanskrit language which contained scientific knowledge. She said a US university academic came to Tamil Nadu to do research on the oldest treatise in Geometry but not many in India know about the contributions made by the country. “The challenge is where do you bridge the gap. Where do you introduce the subject or for that matter, give the freedom to academicians to absorb it, without being called communal or saffron,” Irani said. (More) PTI ADS ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

20th Anniversary PS4 sells for 15100 on eBay

first_imgLast week as part of the PlayStation 20th Anniversary celebrations Sony announced a PS1-themed PS4 console. The console uses the original PlayStation color scheme, as does the DualShock 4 and bundled PlayStation Camera. The only problem is, Sony has decided to manufacture just 12,300 of them.At the time I said this was a mistake on Sony’s part. There’s going to be very high demand to own one of these limited edition consoles, and that has already been proven on eBay. Over the weekend one of these anniversary PS4s went up for auction. The auction ended on December 6 with a winning bid of $15,100. That’s a profit of $14,600.01 for the seller technologysupps.According to technologysupps, the money from the winning bidder has already been transferred and they just need to wait until later this month to have their brand new, very special PS4 shipped out. However, although expensive at the moment, it could end up being a big mistake for the winner if Sony changes its mind about making more PS1-themed consoles.For now, that doesn’t look to be the case, but there is a lot of pressure coming from gamers to offer the special console more widely. Sony is a company, and if they see a big (profitable) market for the machine then they could and should reconsider the limited run. Even just releasing the themed DualShock 4 controller would net them a lot of sales.Unsurprisingly, a number of other auctions have appeared for the 20th Anniversary console, and I expect they’ll all sell for similar amounts if the limited run remains in place. It really isn’t worth paying $15,000+ for what is effectively a paint job on a console, though. I bet there’s some talented console modders/artists out there that would happily recreate the PS1 casing for a lot less on a standard PS4.last_img read more

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first_img• 1/17/12 – Rams, Vikings couldtrade down (ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College) Russ Lande/Sporting News• 4/24/12 – NFL Draft 2012: Final mock-up forRound 1 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/18/12 – Ever-rising Ryan Tannehill climbsto Cleveland at No. 4• 4/2/12 – Colts won’t stray from Andrew Luck(OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 3/22/12 – Rams ask, shall receive at sixthoverall (OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 3/12/12 – Rams ask, shall receive at sixthoverall (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 3/1/12 – Memphis’ massive, highly athleticDontari Poe moves into top 10 (OT Jonathan Martin,Stanford)• 2/10/12 – First-round boardfluctuates asCombine approaches (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State) Mel Kiper – ESPN (ESPN InsiderSubscription Required)• 4/26/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 4/25/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina) • 4/4/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 3/8/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 2/15/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 1/18/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 2/28/12 –NFL Mock Draft (G David DeCastro, Stanford) Steve Wyche/NFL Network• 4/16/12 –Will Browns take best player available at No. 4? (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) ESPN Bloggers Network• 4/3/12 – NFL Blog Network mock draft (DECourtney Upshaw, Alabama) Peter King/Sports Illustrated• 4/20/12 – Peter King’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft(OG David DeCastro, Stanford) Pete Prisco/CBS Sports• 4/23/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) Greg Cosell/NFL Films• 4/23/12 – First-round projection based solelyon film(OT Matt Kalil, USC) Todd McShay – ESPN/Scouts, Inc. (ESPN InsiderSubscription Required)• 4/26/12 – Final word on the first round (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/25/12 – Complete seven-round mock draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/11/12 – 2012Multi-option mock draft (WR MichaelFloyd, Notre Dame)• 3/28/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft Projecting First Two Rounds (DE/OLB MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 3/8/12 – 2012NFL Mock Draft 3.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 2/12/12 –2012 NFLMock Draft 2.0 (G David DeCastro, Stanford) • 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina) Albert Breer/NFL Network Rob Rang/CBS Sports• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OT RileyReiff, Iowa)• 4/16/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OT RileyReiff, Iowa)• 4/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 4/9/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 3/26/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina)• 3/19/12 – NFL Mock Draft (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina) Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away • 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina) Brian Baldinger/NFL Network• 4/4/12 – Cox enters top 10; Ingram falls toJets(WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 12/21/11 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama) And, at no extra charge, we’ll include who each expert hasthe Cardinals taking with the 13th overall pick. • 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama) Don Banks/Sports Illustrated• 4/25/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 7.0(WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 4/2/12 – Brownsselect Richardson over Tannehill (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 3/23/12 –Browns can really shape draft at No. 4 (OT Riley Reiff,Iowa) • 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) • 4/4/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: ClevelandBrowns Draft Blackmon & QB- Two Round Mock(OT Riley Reiff,Iowa) • 3/28/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (LB LukeKuechly, Boston College)• 3/21/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 3/11/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/2/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OGDavid DeCastro, Stanford)• 2/22/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OGDavid DeCastro, Stanford)Charlie Campbell/WalterFootball• 4/16/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft – CharlieCampbell (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame)• 3/26/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft – CharlieCampbell (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) 0 Comments   Share   Evan Silva/ProFootballTalk• 4/9/12 –2012 Mock Draft, take two (OG David DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/5/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) • 4/17/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia) Dane Brugler/NFLDraftScout.com• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 4/16/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRJustin Blackmon, Oklahoma State)• 4/9/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRJustin Blackmon, Oklahoma State)• 4/2/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRJustin Blackmon, Oklahoma State)• 3/26/12 – NFL Mock Draft (G,David DeCastro, Stanford)• 3/19/12 – NFL Mock Draft (G,David DeCastro, Stanford)• 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (TJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/5/12 – NFL Mock Draft (TJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 2/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (GDavid DeCastro, Stanford) The most talked-about, pored-over and analyzed sportingevent on the calendar is right around the corner.Of course, it’s the NFL Draft.Think about it. Once the final snap is taken in the SuperBowl, football’s focus shifts completely to the draft.How else could you explain hours of coverage devoted tocollege kids running around in t-shirts and shorts on theNFL Network?Here at ArizonaSports.com, we’ll do our best between nowand April 26th to keep you up to date with all the latestdraft-related rumblings, including this year’s version ofour Mock Tracker. We’ll compile the mock drafts from thenation’s leading authorities on the NFL Draft and put themall in one place, because we’re nice like that. • 2/29/12 – Brownstrade up for RGIII after stellar combine (OT Mike Adams,Ohio State) Chris Smith/NFL Spin Zone• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Ryan TannehillTo The Houston Texans — Trade Edition (WR Michael Floyd,Notre Dame – after projected trade with Kansas City toacquire 11th overall pick) • 4/18/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 6.0(OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama)• 3/5/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBCourtney Upshaw, Alabama)• 2/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WR KendallWright, Baylor) Josh Sanchez/NFL Spin Zone• 4/19/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Chandler JonesIs Rising Up Draft Boards (T Cordy Glenn, Georgia) Clark Judge/CBS Sports• 4/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford)• 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLB/DEMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLB/DEMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (GDavid DeCastro, Stanford) Charley Casserly/NFL Network• 4/24/12 – Ingram slides to Titans at No. 20(WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame)• 4/13/12 – No QBs taken in second round(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 3/21/12 – Strategies change after key free-agent pickups(OT Johnathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/7/12 – Reshuffling the deck post-combine(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 2/24/12 – Redskins will trade up to snag RG3(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 2/15/12 – Redskins will trade up to snag RG3(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State) • 3/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) Will Brinson/CBS Sports• 4/24/12 – NFL Mock Draft (WRMichael Floyd, Notre Dame) Charles Davis/NFL Network• 4/24/12 –http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts/charles-davis/130111 (OG David DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/22/12 –2012 Mock Draft, take one (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia) Pat Kirwan/CBSSports.com• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina)center_img • 4/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OLBMelvin Ingram, South Carolina) • 2/29/12 –Poe catapults into top 10 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 1/17/12 –Richardson couldslip to Bengals at No. 17 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 4/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTRiley Reiff, Iowa) • 3/5/12 – NFL Mock Draft (GDavid DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/12/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) • 4/9/12 – Bearsgive Cutler another weapon in Floyd (T Cordy Glenn,Georgia)• 2/29/12 – ‘Skins trade forRGIII; Dolphins snag Tannehill (DE Whitney Mercilus,Illinois) • 4/12/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Nick PerryMakes Big Splash In Top 15 (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) • 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft (OTJonathan Martin, Stanford) David Fucillo/SB Nation• 2/27/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft: NFL CombineResults Change Projections (WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame) Jarrett Bell/USA Today• 4/19/12 – USA TODAY 2012 NFL mock draft 3.0(DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State) Football’s Future• 4/18/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OT JonathanMartin, Stanford)• 3/28/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OT JonathanMartin, Stanford)• 3/9/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OT JonathanMartin, Stanford)• 2/22/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (OLB CourtneyUpshaw, Alabama) Nate Davis/USA Today• 4/19/12 – USA TODAY 2012 NFL mock draft 3.0(T Riley Reiff, Iowa) Bucky Brooks/NFL Network• 4/23/12 – MichaelFloyd, Quinton Coples go in the top 10 (OT Riley Reiff,Iowa) Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Wes Bunting/National Football Post• 4/18/12 – Mock Draft:Version 7.0 (OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina)• 4/4/12 – Mock Draft:Version 6.0 (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 3/21/12 – Mock Draft:Version 5.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 3/7/12 – Mock Draft:Version 4.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 2/15/12 – Mock Draft:Version 3.0 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 1/30/12 – Mock Draft:Version 2.0 (OLB/DE Nick Perry, USC)• 1/4/12 – Mock Draft: Version1.0 (DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina) Top Stories • 4/3/12 –NFL Mock Draft (OG David DeCastro, Stanford) • 3/16/12 – Freeagency has impacted draft’s first round (CB DreKirkpatrick, Alabama) Andrew Perloff/Sports Illustrated• 1/10/12 – Post-BCS Championship Game version(OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 3/1/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012: Robert GriffinIII To Miami Dolphins(OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 4/11/12 –Tannehill slides to Chiefs at No. 11 (DT Dontari Poe,Memphis) D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Mike Mayock/NFL Network• 4/25/12 – Mike Mayock’s 2012 NFL mock draft(T Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 4/11/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 5.0(OT Riley Reiff, Iowa) • 4/4/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0(OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia) • 3/23/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 3.0(OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia – following projected trade w/Cincinnati) • 2/22/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft 2.0(OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) Jim Corbett/USA Today• 4/19/12 – USA TODAY 2012 NFL mock draft 3.0(G David DeCastro, Stanford) Michael Lombardi/NFL Network• 4/24/12 – Pats to deal No. 31 to QB-needyteam?(OG David DeCastro, Stanford) What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Chad Reuter/NFL Network• 4/25/12 – Glenn is second O-lineman off the board (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 4/20/12 – Gilmore, Cox jumpinto top 10 (OG David DeCastro, Stanford)• 4/6/12 – Top 10 remainsunsettled as draft nears (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 3/30/12 – Browns nab Tannehill;Jags jump on Claiborne (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/20/12 – Mock changes withManning, Flynn off market (DE Melvin Ingram, SouthCarolina)• 3/12/12 – Draft intrigue beginswith Browns at No. 4 (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 2/29/12 – Wideout Hill entersRound 1 after fast 40 (OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia)• 2/24/12 – Combine will impactdraft’s first round (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 2/8/12 – Three QBs fly off theboard infirst six picks (OT Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 1/16/12 – Three quarterbacksamong topsix (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford) • 1/27/12 – Skillpositionsdominate top six picks (ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College) Peter Schrager/Fox Sports• 4/20/12 – Presenting the Three-Round MockDraft(T Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 4/12/12 – Jets, Chiefs should try to beaggressive(T Mike Adams, Ohio State)• 4/9/12 – Tannehill sneaking into the top five(T Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/21/12 – Is Richardson worthy of a top-fivepick?(T Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/6/12 – Post-NFL Combine mock draft(G David DeCastro, Stanford)• 1/30/12 – Senior Bowl Week mock draft(G David DeCastro, Stanford) Elliot Harrison/NFL Network• 1/17/12 –Colts, Ramshave little choice (WR Kendall Wright, Baylor) • 1/17/12 –Dolphins couldpounce on Richardson (DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina) • 2/24/12 –Browns snag RGIII; Redskins take Tannehill (DE MelvinIngram, South Carolina) • 1/17/12 – Luck toColts;Griffin to Redskins (OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama) Ourlad’s Scouting Services• 4/23/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 8.0 (OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 4/10/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 6.0 (WR Michael Floyd, Stanford)• 4/3/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 5.0 (OT, Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/17/12 – NFL Mock Draft 2012 Version 3.0 (OT, Jonathan Martin, Stanford)• 3/10/12 – Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft 2012 (DE Andre Branch, Clemson)• 3/2/12 – Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft 2012 (DE Andre Branch, Clemson)• 2/25/12 – Pre Combine NFL Mock Draft 2012 (OTMike Adams, Ohio State) • 3/11/12 – Trent Richardson falls out of top15 (OT Riley Reiff, Iowa)• 2/13/12 – Justin Blackmon falls out of top 5(OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama)• 1/19/12 – Josh Sanchez’s 2012 NFL Mock DraftVersion 1.0(OT Mike Adams, Ohio State) WalterFootball.com• 4/18/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (WR MichaelFloyd, Notre Dame)• 4/11/12 – 2012 NFL Mock Draft (WR MichaelFloyd, Notre Dame)last_img read more