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Car bombing rocks Afghan city


January 26th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) A suicide car bombing Thursday rocked Afghanistan's Helmand province capital, injuring many people, including foreign troops, Xinhua reported.The attack took place next to the education department ... Read more...

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Pencils mandatory for Rajasthan students


January 19th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Jan 19 (IANS) In an effort to improve the handwriting of children, the Rajasthan government has mandated the use of pencils for students upto Class 5 in state-run schools, ... Read more...

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Principal faints after students shout at him


January 12th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Harassment of principals and teachers continued in West Bengal, with the principal of a government college in Birbhum fainting Wednesday during a demonstration by the ... Read more...

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Haryana schools, colleges’ curricula to have RTI


January 7th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) The Haryana education department will add a chapter on the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the curricula of schools and colleges across the state, a ... Read more...

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Cold wave: Haryana shuts all schools, Punjab alters timings


January 5th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday ordered all schools in the state to remain closed till Jan 16 in view of the intense cold wave and foggy conditions ... 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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Kerala mulls new bank and university for NRKs


December 30th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday held out an assurance that the state government will look into all the legal and technical issues of floating ... Read more...

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Haryana changes school timings due to cold wave


December 28th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) The Haryana education department Wednesday announced a change in the timings for government and private schools in the state due to the prevailing cold wave conditions."In ... Read more...

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Court orders Ramjas School to roll back tuition fee hike


December 5th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday directed Ramjas School in west Delhi's Anand Parbat area to roll back Rs.400 hike in its monthly tuition fees announced ... Read more...

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Wanted: Good Samaritans to adopt Agra schools!


November 29th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 29 (IANS) An experiment to rope in activists, businessmen and educational professionals to 'adopt' - or, in other words, monitor and review the running of - government-run ... 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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Puducherry minister faces axe after exam impersonation charges


November 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, Nov 12 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy Saturday recommended sacking Education Minister P.M.L. Kalyanasundaram, who is facing the charges of impersonation in his final year school exam.Rangasamy has ... Read more...

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Dikshit urged to get drinking water in primary schools


November 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) With 63 primary schools in the capital lacking drinking water supplies, the civic agency wrote a letter to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday to take ... Read more...

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West Bengal cabinet takes pro-learning decisions


November 4th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) In conformity with the right to education act, the West Bengal cabinet Thursday approved a 'no-detention policy' for promoting all students up to Class 8 but ... Read more...

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Notice to Delhi government over schoolboy’s injury


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the state government on an NGO's complaint that school authorities had failed to ensure timely treatment for ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘ghost’ schools worry donors


October 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) The World Bank and the European Union have voiced concern over the existence of "ghost" and closed schools in Pakistan's Sindh province and absenteeism of teachers ... Read more...

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IGNOU to launch culinary institute by 2012


October 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon be launching a culinary arts institute to set the highest parameters of culinary research, development and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra starts eliminating fake school students


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) To weed out bogus pupils, the Maharashtra government Monday initiated a drive to verify the number of students on the rolls of aided private and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra probing 140,000 fake school students scam


September 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Maharashtra education department will carry out a survey of all government-aided schools in the state to verify genuine and bogus students, after a project revealed ... Read more...

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Chinese students fall ill after dissecting goats


September 4th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Twenty-seven students and a teacher in China were diagnosed with a serious disease after dissecting goats in an agricultural university, a media report said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Rain-battered Mumbai gets into festive mood


August 30th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Rain-battered Mumbai returned to normalcy Tuesday and people got into the festive mood ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday and the 10-day Ganeshotsav starting Thursday. Though the mood was ... Read more...

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USAID to give $155 mn for education in Pakistan


August 16th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US government's aid agency USAID has pledged $155 million for enhancement of education in eastern Pakistan's Sindh province that is currently reeling under a ... Read more...

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Free medicines for all in Rajasthan from Oct 2


August 15th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Monday said free medicines will be provided in government hospitals in the state to all sections of society from Oct 2 ... Read more...

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Bogus dropouts hit Rajasthan’s education initiative


August 6th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 6 (IANS) It was supposed to help connect every child to education. But a Rajasthan government survey to prepare a database of school dropouts in the state turned ... Read more...

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Civic agency ropes in schools for anti-dengue drive


July 30th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Stepping up its drive against vector borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Saturday announced it is roping in ... Read more...

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Court directs government to re-admit failed student


July 26th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the Delhi government to re-admit a girl student of a government school who had flunked her Class 12 examination.Justice ... Read more...

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Teachers expose Lucknow schools racket


July 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh teachers association has alleged a nexus between at least 200 authorised and illegal private schools in Lucknow that could push thousands of students ... Read more...

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Girl drags school to court on admission


July 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the Delhi government and a school run by it on a petition filed by a student who ... Read more...

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Thyagaraj Stadium the most sought after venue for major events


July 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Once the sports ministry has decided against misuse and disuse of the various stadia built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), Thyagaraj Stadium Complex is ... Read more...

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Lucknow varsity to offer facilities for differently-abled


July 20th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Facilities for free movement of differently-abled students will be provided in the Lucknow University (LU) campus soon, an official said Wednesday."The provisions for assisting differently-abled students ... Read more...

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Haryana proposes teacher evaluation


July 18th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Haryana has proposed a teacher evaluation system to improve their skills and provide quality education to students in government institutions, a spokesman of the education department ... Read more...

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Kingpin of teachers’ racket held


July 17th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sangrur (Punjab), July 17 (IANS) A man who took Rs.2-3 lakh from 16-17 people promising them jobs as teachers in Punjab government schools has been arrested, police said Sunday.Pawan Kumar ... Read more...

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Now Gita lessons in Madhya Pradesh schools


July 1st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 1 (IANS) First Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation), then the singing of Vande Mataram. Now, Gita lessons would be taught in Madhya Pradesh schools, an official said Friday.The idea ... Read more...

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Tribal militants abduct six people in Tripura


July 1st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) At least six people, including a government employee, were kidnapped by tribal guerrillas in Tripura, police said here Friday.Five heavily armed NLFT (National Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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Polls in Pakistani Kashmir on, despite incorrect electoral lists


June 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The election commission in Pakistani Kashmir has admitted to many mistakes in the electoral lists but said the June 26 polls for the 41-member legislative assembly ... Read more...

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