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Opposition to RTE takes bizarre turn in Karnataka


July 19th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Opposition to the Right to Education (RTE) has taken shocking turns in Karnataka after a school cut off locks of hair of four students from poor ... Read more...

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Dhumal steps in to end St Bede’s strike


July 17th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) With the strike by the faculty of St. Bede's, the country's oldest all-women college here, continuing for over a week, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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Vishva-Bharati row: Court issues contempt notice against PM, others


July 13th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday issued a contempt notice against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is the chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, and other officials in ... Read more...

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Child panel demands report in Visva-Bharati incident


July 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel Monday asked West Bengal and the Visva-Bharati university to take action within 10 days in the incident of a class ... Read more...

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US to help India build community college system


June 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) The US has offered to help India build a system of community colleges, saying a world-class education would be good for both nations."I think the challenges ... Read more...

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Kids’ deaths: Omar visits hospital; says situation grave


May 18th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday visited the G.B. Pant Hospital in the summer capital where 368 children have died since Jan 1 ... Read more...

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Kashmir hospital chief removed over 368 kids’ deaths (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday removed the medical superintendent of G.B. Pant Hospital in Srinagar where 368 children have died since Jan 1 this year.Health ... Read more...

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Obama endorses gay marriage


May 10th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama for the first time said he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married in an interview given to ABC Wednesday.Obama ... Read more...

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British working women quitting for childcare


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A rising number of working mothers in Britain are quitting their jobs for childcare since its cost is going through the roof.Latest figures have revealed these ... Read more...

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Holi horror: Chemical dye kills teen, sends 235 to hospital (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy died and 235 people, mostly children, continued to be in hospital Friday after they mistook a chemical dye to be Holi colour, officials ... Read more...

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British minister suggests yacht as gift to queen


January 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A British minister has said Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee must not be overshadowed by the London Olympics, and the government should gift her a yacht instead ... Read more...

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Jamie Oliver blames Michael Gove for eroding healthy school food standards


November 25th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver says Britain’s Education Secretary Michael Gove should be blamed for ‘eroding’ the food standard of schools in the country. Jamie believes that the ... Read more...

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‘Foreign varsities can make Indian education job-oriented’


November 17th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) As India and Scotland forge new ties in education, Scottish education experts say foreign varsities can not only fill the huge demand-supply gap in this ... Read more...

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Bengal plans day care centres for maids’ children


November 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to open day care schools and creches for children of maids who come to the city from the suburbs."We ... Read more...

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Sikkim Manipal University in pact with Scottish varsity


November 11th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Students who have pursued MBA from Sikkim Manipal University will now be eligible to get an additional MBA degree from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.The ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi over right to education (Lead)


October 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on an NGO's plea seeking framing of rules to provide free and compulsory education ... Read more...

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School principal suspended for cross-dressing


October 1st, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) The principal of a primary school in the western Puerto Rican town of Aguada was suspended for cross-dressing as the late Spanish singer Rocio Jurado ... Read more...

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Spies to root out Muslim extremism from British schools


September 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The British government has recruited former MI5 spies in schools as a measure to root out Islamic extremism and extremists.Ministers in Britain are understood to be ... Read more...

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Britain prepares to discipline schoolchildren


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Schools in Britain are being empowered with an increased authority to ensure a disciplined environment, as teachers will get the right to use physical force while ... Read more...

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1,200 British kids expelled from school


August 30th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Over 1,200 pupils aged under seven have been expelled from British schools in the last five years for persistent misbehaviour and violence, a media report said ... 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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Bengal may do away with exams till Class 8


July 11th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) The West Bengal government is considering a proposal to make examinations till Class 8 optional to reduce the burden on school students, said state School ... Read more...

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Uniform syllabus cannot be used this year: Expert panel


July 6th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) The nine-member expert committee set up to review syllabus and textbooks for rolling out uniform education system in Tamil Nadu Tuesday told the Madras High Court ... Read more...

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Pillai opts out of CVC race


June 27th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, who demits office Thursday, says he has opted out of the race for the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).Pillai ... Read more...

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Panel on uniform school syllabus to meet Jayalalithaa


June 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The nine-member experts committee set up to review syllabus and textbooks for rolling out uniform education system in Tamil Nadu is likely to meet Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu panel to look into uniform education system


June 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Complying with the orders of the Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday constituted a nine-member committee to review the syllabus and text books for ... Read more...

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Probe begins into Goa marks-sheet goof-up


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) The Goa government Monday began probing the goof-up this year in around 12,000 Class XII marks-sheets, a senior official said.State Education Secretary V.P. Rao will ... Read more...

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Errors force Goa to recall Class 12 mark sheets, probe ordered (Lead)


May 21st, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Over 12,000 Class 12 students have been left in a lurch after the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHE) withdrew their mark sheets, ... Read more...

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School student drops out every 26 seconds in US (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) A student drops out of school every 26 seconds in the US, official figures reveal.This startling revelation came as US President Barack Obama announced the ... Read more...

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In US, a school student drops out every 26 seconds


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Every 26 seconds, a student leaves school in the US, official figures show.This startling revelation came as US President Barack Obama announced during a visit ... Read more...

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David Cameron and wife Samantha christen daughter Florence


March 5th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha have christened their youngest child.Ninety guests attended the 45-minute ceremony at St Mary Abbots Church in Kensington.Florence ... Read more...

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David Cameron gets the politics question wrong in school quiz


February 19th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron made a surprise visit to his children's school quiz - and got the politics question wrong.The 44-year-old stunned parents when he showed ... Read more...

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Brit school run by followers of Beatles’ yogi to teach meditation daily


January 31st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A private school in Britain run by followers of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the spiritualist who taught The Beatles transcendental meditation, is set to daily impart the technique ... Read more...

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British MPs banned from tweeting in the Commons


January 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): British MPs were on Wednesday banned from using the Twitter microblogging website while sitting in the House of Commons.Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gave the ruling after Labour's Kevin ... Read more...

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Mexico curbs junk food sales in schools


January 12th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has asked its all private and government schools to limit sales of junk food to protect children from being overweight or obese.About 30 percent of children ... Read more...

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