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Parents stop sending girls to school in Pakistani Punjab


September 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) People in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province have stopped sending their daughters to a school after it was merged with a boys' institute, saying co-education ... Read more...

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Rajasthan warns teachers on smoking, tobacco consumption


September 6th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Teachers in Rajasthan government schools have been warned that they will face suspension if they are found smoking or chewing tobacco products in the classroom, officials ... Read more...

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Punjab teachers can no longer moonlight as journalists


August 30th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday imposed a blanket ban on journalistic activities undertaken by teachers and other employees of the education department."Journalistic activities undertaken by teachers or ... Read more...

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Punjab creates separate cadre of teachers for border areas


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) With education in the international border belt with Pakistan being affected by non-availability of teachers, the Punjab government Friday announced the creation of a separate cadre ... Read more...

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Teachers rent out Pakistani school during vacation


July 30th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Teachers of a government school in Pakistan's Sindh province gave the institute premises on lease to tailors, mat-weavers and vegetable vendors, and permitted paid parking for ... Read more...

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British schools face space crunch


July 27th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Nearly one million extra school places will be needed within eight years as rising birth rates and immigration push pupil numbers to a 50-year high, the ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen in Bihar for Nalanda meeting


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen arrived here Wednesday to attend a meeting of the board of governors of the upcoming Nalanda International University in the state.Amartya Sen ... Read more...

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Zero in exam? In Andhra, you can still get admission


July 7th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) They may have handed over blank papers but they have still qualified for admission into professional degree courses in Andhra Pradesh. Unbelievable but true, say officials.Twenty-two ... Read more...

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Punjab Police to register cases of fraud recruitment ads


July 6th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) The Punjab education department Friday directed the state police to register cases against unscrupulous elements who issue fraudulent advertisements for recruitment in the department.The department's direction ... Read more...

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Controversy over dress circular to Kerala teachers


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 2 (IANS) Kerala's education department Monday sent a circular to woman teachers to turn up at a function in a saree and green blouse, inviting allegations that the ... Read more...

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Heat wave: Summer vacation extended in Odisha schools


June 16th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) The Odisha government Saturday announced the extension of the summer vacation in schools by a week in view of an unabated heat wave sweeping the state ... Read more...

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Birthday party culture comes to UP government schools


June 13th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) To bridge the rural-urban divide among students, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked its primary schools, run by the basic education department, to celebrate birthdays of ... Read more...

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Haryana official suspended for wrong map


May 19th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) A senior officer of Haryana's secondary school education department has been suspended Friday after an erroneous content, which depicted Jammu and Kashmir state not being apart ... Read more...

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Convicted Punjab minister quits, resignation accepted (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh's resignation was accepted by Governor Shivraj Patil Wednesday, four days after he was convicted and sentenced to a year's imprisonment ... Read more...

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Badal accepts convicted minister’s resignation


May 9th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday accepted the resignation of state Agriculture Minister Tota Singh, who was convicted for misusing an official car and ... Read more...

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Punjab agriculture minister gets one year jail


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for the Punjab government, a court in Mohali town Saturday held Agriculture Minister Tota Singh guilty of misusing official machinery and sentenced ... Read more...

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Assam to change higher secondary curriculum


May 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) Assam's higher secondary curriculum is set for a change with the state government planning to introduce subjects that will increase the employability of the students.It has ... Read more...

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Fill vacant seats for poor students in summer vacations: Court


April 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed the state government's education department to complete admission process for vacant seats for students from the economically weaker section ... Read more...

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151 Bihar primary teachers fail test, sacked


April 19th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) The Bihar government has sacked 151 primary school teachers after they failed to clear two consecutive eligibility tests, officials Thursday said.The education department has ordered that ... Read more...

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Russians learn English for 2014 Winter Olympics


April 18th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A programme has been launched to teach everyone in Russia's Sochi resort city more than 600 words of English before it hosts the Winter Olympics ... Read more...

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Tibetan from India among US shooting victims


April 4th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A recent Tibetan immigrant from India, the latest identified victim of Monday's shooting rampage at a small California university, worked for five years in the education ... Read more...

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Punjab to fill all vacancies of teachers


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that all vacancies of school and college teachers will be filled soon.Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave approval to fill all ... Read more...

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Students demand teachers for their school in Srinagar


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Students of a government higher secondary school here came together Thursday for a demand of a different kind - teachers for their school.Dozens of students gathered ... Read more...

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Delhi corporal punishment victim to be compensated


March 21st, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday directed the Delhi government to provide monetary relief of Rs.50,000 to a Delhi school boy, a victim of ... Read more...

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Education rights of minorities being violated, says official


March 7th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) Chairman M.S.A. Siddiqui Wednesday said some education rights of the minorities were being violated in "almost every state", ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for punishing girls


March 1st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 1 (IANS) The principal of a government girls school in Punjab's Tarn Taran district was suspended Thursday following complaints that he had given corporal punishment to students, officials ... Read more...

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Government vehicle torched after accident


February 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) Irate residents of a locality here Monday set afire a government vehicle after it ran over four people, including two women, police said.The vehicle, belonging to ... Read more...

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Harvard Asian-American discrimination probe ends


February 24th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US civil rights investigators have closed an investigation into whether Harvard and Princeton universities discriminate against Asian Americans in admissions after an Indian-American student withdrew his ... 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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Peerzada says Sonia rejected his resignation


February 11th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed who resigned Friday following his indictment after his son was found ... Read more...

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Indian-American student triggers Harvard probe


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A complaint from an Indian-American student who was near the top of his high school class but was rejected by both Harvard and Princeton universities has ... Read more...

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Kashmir education minister cheated for son’s exam? (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 30 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Sayeed, a newspaper in Srinagar Monday carried the facsimile of an ... Read more...

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Kashmir education minister cheated for son’s exam?


January 30th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 30 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for senior Congress leader and Education Minister Peerzada Sayeed, a local newspaper Monday carried the facsimile of an answer sheet in two ... Read more...

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Good news from Kashmir: Education back on rail


January 29th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Binoo Joshi Jammu, Jan 29 (IANS) Ramshackle and damaged buildings are being repaired, teacher-student ratios are improving, enrolment is rising and so is the literacy rate. After over two decades of militant ... Read more...

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Four killed, 31 hurt in Afghan car bombing (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew up a explosives-laden car Thursday in the capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province, killing at least three other people and injuring 31, Xinhua ... Read more...

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