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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Great budget session, says UPA; others slam it


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) For a change, the budget session of parliament that ended Tuesday saw fewer disruptions. But it also witnessed a cabinet minister's exit, an unprecedented ... Read more...

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Amendment to RTE for education of disabled passed


May 9th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday passed an amendment to the Right to Education Act which will facilitate education of disabled children and allow those with severe ... Read more...

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30mn Indian school children have no access to toilets


April 25th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 30 million school children in the country still have no access to toilets, even as schools have made significant progress in providing the facility ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill to include disabled in RTE Act (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha takes up bill to include disabled in RTE


April 24th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) was taken up by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Government hopeful of passing important education bills


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With the budget session of parliament set to resume Tuesday, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and education officials are keeping their fingers crossed ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh asks schools to honour RTE Act


February 15th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Wednesday instructed private schools in the state to take steps to reserve one-fourth of their total seats for the Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled ... Read more...

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Apex court clears decks for Assam teachers’ recruitment (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set aside a Guwahati High Court order to pave the way for recruiting more than 82,000 elementary school teachers in Assam.The ... Read more...

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Apex court clears decks for teachers’ recruitment in Assam


February 8th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set aside an Assam High Court order thus paving the way for the recruitment of more than 82,000 elementary school teachers ... Read more...

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Private tuitions by government teachers an offence: Tripura government


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) The Tripura government, in a strongly worded circular here Tuesday, said it will not allow its teachers to take private tuitions for students."If any government school ... Read more...

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China to regulate reference book market


December 29th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China plans to regulate the reference book market for primary and middle school students.It will impose strict supervision on publication and distribution channels, the education ministry ... Read more...

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China raises poverty line for farmers


November 29th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) The Chinese government Tuesday decided to raise its definition of the poverty line for country's farmers as it aims to build itself into an overall well-off ... Read more...

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Government unveils 31 bills for passing, 23 for introduction


November 16th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday unveiled the government's legislative agenda for the winter session of parliament that includes 31 bills for consideration and ... Read more...

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After RTE, Haryana students get Rs.15.71 crore fee refund


November 13th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Thanks to the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act in Haryana, the state's school education department has refunded fees amounting to Rs.15.71 crore ... Read more...

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Delhi to recruit 13,000 teachers


November 11th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Delhi government will recruit 13,000 teachers and open more schools under the right to education act, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said Friday."About 13,000 ... Read more...

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Right to Education campaign launched from Haryana


November 11th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) Touted as the biggest-ever social campaign in India, the "Shiksha ka Haq" (Right to Education), which will see students getting free uniforms and books, was ... Read more...

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National body for controlling teachers largely welcomed


September 4th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) With the passage of a teachers education council bill, parliament has again created a national body to regulate teachers. Most educationists feel an all-controlling ... Read more...

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Government plans blanket ban on child labour


August 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.Presently, child labour in ... Read more...

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Lack of awareness hindering RTE implementation: Experts


July 7th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the right to education (RTE), lack of awareness and accountability are emerging as obstacles in the implementation of the ... Read more...

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PPP needed to enhance education levels: Industry lobby


June 30th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A prominent commerce chamber Wednesday urged the government to introduce the public-private partnership (PPP) model for efficient management of education services and skill development initiatives ... Read more...

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Change in government should not hit students: Apex court (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that in the event of a change in government, the interest of students must be kept in mind by the ... Read more...

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Extend scope of RTE till 18 years: NGO


June 12th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children up to 18 years of age must be brought under the Right to Education Act to effectively address the issue of child labour in ... Read more...

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RTE should cover higher secondary education: Sibal


June 7th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday suggested that the Right to Education (RTE) be extended to the higher secondary level, which will provide more ... Read more...

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Delhi to have 12 new schools, recruit 9,000 teachers


May 27th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Delhi government Friday informed that it will set up 12 new schools and recruit 9,000 teachers to enhance educational facilities in the national capital for ... Read more...

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Over a lakh children in Delhi still out of school


April 1st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) More than one lakh children in the national capital are still out of school, a report by the human resource development ministry said as the ... Read more...

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8 million children still out of school in RTE Act’s first year (April 1 is the first anniversary of implementation of RTE Act)


April 1st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act which promises free and compulsory education to all children between the age six to 14, Friday ... Read more...

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A year since RTE, mere 230 complaints reflect low awareness


March 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) It's been a year since the right of children to free and compulsory education (RTE) was enacted April 1, 2010, but since then the organisation ... Read more...

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Progress on Right to Education discouraging, not hopeless: CRY


March 29th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Nearly a year after the ambitious Right to Education (RTE) was enacted, it faces numerous challenges such as high dropout rates, lack of schools and ... Read more...

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Nearly 12,000 Right to Education violations in Delhi


March 27th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Since its implementation almost a year ago, nearly 12,000 cases of violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act have been registered in the capital ... Read more...

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Education gets 24 percent hike (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Calling education as the tool of empowerment to reap the benefit of India's demographic dividend of a young population, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announced a ... Read more...

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Education gets 24 percent hike in budget allocation


February 28th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Observing that education is the key to reaping the benefits of the demographic dividend in the form of a young population, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday ... Read more...

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Government will universalise secondary education: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said that after Right to Education for primary education, the government is committed to universalising secondary education."My government is committed to universalizing ... Read more...

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Compulsory education gives poor right to dignity: Court


February 17th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Thursday provision of free and compulsory education to the disadvantaged sections of society was to afford them a right to live with dignity.An ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi expresses concern over high school dropout rate among children


February 4th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
Raebarely (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressing concern over the high school dropout rate among children said the government is committed to ensure that not ... Read more...

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