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China to deploy more security guards at schools


August 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China will deploy more security guards in schools as well as at kindergartens. The country witnessed a string of attacks on school students two years back.The ... Read more...

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Argentine teacher gets jail for having sex with students


May 9th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 9 (IANS/EFE) An Argentine court confirmed the 12-year prison sentence meted out to a high school teacher who offered better grades to his students in exchange for ... Read more...

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Bombs hurled at Bahrain school


April 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, April 12 (IANS) Two home-made bombs were Thursday hurled into a school in Bahrain, but there were no casualties in the blasts, Xinhua reported.The education ministry said a "loud ... Read more...

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China mulls preschool fee cut


February 12th, 2012 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China plans to rein in the high costs of preschool education in the country.The education ministry has asked schools to abolish unauthorized charges, Xinhua reported Saturday. ... Read more...

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Medvedev threatens to close extremist schools in Russia


January 31st, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has threatened to shut down schools and universities where inter-ethnic tensions take birth and where extremism was practised.Medvedev's remarks came during ... Read more...

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China spends $79 mn from lottery on poor


January 27th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 500 million yuan (around $79 million) from China's lottery earnings has been used to financially support underprivileged school students and teachers, the education ... Read more...

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Two Indian publishers win $5.9 mn Ethiopian contracts


January 4th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 4 (IANS) Two Indian publishers have beaten off stiff international competition to win Ethiopian government contracts worth $5.9 million to print and distribute textbooks on six subjects, ... 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 tests people’s proficiency in Mandarin


December 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) A new Chinese proficiency test was launched in China last weekend to improve overall Mandarin proficiency among people in the country.The nationwide language proficiency test is ... Read more...

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Slovakia launches website with e-books


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) In a first of its kind anywhere in the world, the European nation of Slovakia has launched a new website to provide the public with digitised ... Read more...

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Karnataka may ban bizarre tradition at temples


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka may ban a bizarre tradition of people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals, eaten by Brahmins, ... Read more...

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Higher benefits won’t spark baby boom: Brazil president


October 12th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff denied Tuesday that the expansion of financial aid for Brazil's poorest citizens will boost the nation's birthrate, as some critics of those programmes ... Read more...

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UN condemns Somalia suicide attack


October 5th, 2011 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) The UN has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu that killed at least 70 people and injured 150 others.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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Somali President condemns Mogadishu attack


October 5th, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 5 (IANS) Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Mogadishu in which 70 people died and 150 suffered injuries.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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65 dead in Somali car bombing


October 4th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 4 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives near the education ministry in this Somali capital, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to recruit 15,000 teachers


September 26th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has approved the appointment of 15,000 new teachers for state-run primary schools in a bid to address an acute shortage of educators across ... Read more...

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Dengue toll in Pakistani province rises to 62


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The dengue toll in Pakistan's Punjab province rose to 62 Thursday, authorities said.People are avoiding parks and picnic spots in Lahore, the provincial capital, fearing they ... Read more...

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Sex, love now compulsory varsity course in China


September 15th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) A mental health course that would include topics on sex and love has been made compulsory for university students in China to help them "deal with ... Read more...

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Library commission put in cold storage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government Tuesday said the constitution of the National Commission on Libraries as recommended by the National Knowledge Commission is not necessary at this stage.Replying ... Read more...

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Kuwait teachers told to use Twitter, Facebook


August 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Aug 15 (IANS) Teachers in Kuwait schools are being encouraged by the government to use latest technology, including social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, to communicate ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to create 66,000 jobs


June 6th, 2011 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 6 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest oil exporters, would create 66,000 new jobs in the education and health sectors across the kingdom, the Al-Watan newspaper ... Read more...

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Goa teachers agree not to fail students till Class 8


June 4th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 3 (IANS) The stalemate between the Goa education ministry and schools over the implementation of the "no detention" policy up to Class 8, was resolved Friday after the ... Read more...

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Malaysia conducting special course for Tamil schoolteachers


April 25th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25 (ANI): The Malaysian Education Ministry is reportedly conducting special courses to improve Tamil schoolteachers' teaching skills.The Star quoted Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, S.K. Devamany, ... Read more...

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Malaysia Education Ministry explains race column in varsity application forms


April 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 17 (ANI): Malaysia's Higher Education Ministry has explained that the sub-categories under the "race" column in the Universities' Admissions Unit's online application forms are for authorities to check the ... Read more...

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China to recruit 100,000 graduates at grassroots level


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is planning to recruit 100,000 graduates by 2015 to work in grassroots units.The plan is part of a national campaign to support education, agriculture, medical ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s literacy rate rises by 10 percent in 10 years


March 27th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar.27 (ANI): Teachers in Jammu and Kashmir say that the literacy rate in the state has increased by 10 percent in the last decade.A report by the state's Education Ministry recently ... Read more...

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Five members elected to Indian schools’ Board of Directors in Oman


March 27th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Muscat, Mar.27 (ANI): Five members of the Indian School Muscat have been elected to be the part of Board of Directors that frames policies for Indian schools in Oman.Out of the 14 ... Read more...

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Tokyo tap water found to have radioactive iodine beyond Japan’s regulated standards


March 20th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 20 (ANI): Radioactive iodine beyond Japan's regulated standards has reportedly been detected in the tap water in Tokyo apparently because of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... Read more...

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Book row: Malaysian-Indians to stay in review panel


March 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 18 (IANS) Three Malaysian-Indian members of a panel, looking into the contents of a controversial novel detailing the Hindu caste system, will remain part of the team ... Read more...

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Malaysian parliament shuns debate on novel opposed by Indians


March 17th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament has rejected a motion to debate a controversial book that has upset sections of ethnic Indian community for having references to the ... Read more...

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Hindi institute’s golden jubilee celebrations in Delhi


March 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 16 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal will inaugurate the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of Agra's Central Hindi Institute in the national capital on March 28.The Central ... Read more...

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Two killed in Karachi during PPP strike


March 11th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 11(ANI): At least two people were killed and several others wounded in gunfire incidents in Karachi as a strike called by the Pakistan People's Party was being observed across Sindh ... Read more...

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123 Indonesians still waiting for evacuation from Libya


March 11th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 123 Indonesians are still in Libya, more than the previous number announced by the government earlier this week, the Jakarta Globe reported Thursday.

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‘Indian school board election is farce’, said Indian parents in Oman


February 27th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Muscat, Feb.27 (ANI): Social workers and parents have criticized the first elections of the Indian school board in Oman, calling it a farce."The whole process, right from the composition of the board ... Read more...

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Nepal civil servants aim for peak performance - Mt Everest


February 24th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Despite being targeted by various armed groups who killed 34 officials and despite being slapped by a minister who went unpunished, Nepal's civil servants are out ... Read more...

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