educational infrastructure

India offers to build IT, educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan


September 19th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Wednesday offered to build information technology (IT) and educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan to provide better education.The offer was made by India's Communications Minister ... Read more...

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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and access ... Read more...

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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM


September 4th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and ... Read more...

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Group to build 500 schools across country


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Round Table India (RTI), a non-profit organisation which has tie-ups with several state governments, will build 500 school blocks across the country in the next five ... Read more...

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PM warns against growing intolerance (Roundup)


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Saying public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance and "narrow mindedness among Indians"."In ... Read more...

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India failed to optimally use science and technology: PM


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Observing that there was lack of optimum use of science and technology for development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that the profile of science ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... 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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Madrassa exams postponed due to polls


December 29th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) Examinations in Uttar Pradesh's Islamic seminaries, or madrassas, have been shifted by more than three months and rescheduled for June in view of the February elections.The ... Read more...

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‘Fund infusion wont help education without correcting deficiencies’


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Even as India readies to infuse huge funds into the education sector in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the government will need to make ... Read more...

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UN should float education body


October 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 25 (IANS) Students from over 20 countries as well as academics from Agra have sought a world body to promote education.On the UN Foundation Day celebration, speakers said ... Read more...

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Trinamool to set up students brigade: Mamata


August 28th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday said her party would set up a "students brigade" to render voluntary service for ... Read more...

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Yes Bank to invest Rs.5,000 crore in education infrastructure


July 9th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Yes Bank is planning to raise its investment in the educational infrastructure sector 10 times to Rs.5,000 crore by 2015, a top official said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Dikshit stresses moral education in city schools


November 19th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday stressed the role of moral education in schools, and noted that society needs "honest and upright" citizens to take the country ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.313.16 cr aid for upgrading schools


April 27th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal to release Rs.313.16 crore for upgradation of educational infrastructure in the state ... Read more...

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Sibal advocates public-private partnerships in education


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) From outsourcing infrastructure development of educational institutions to adopting the "no work no pay" principle in government institutes, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday called for ... Read more...

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India plans to set up finance corporation for study loans


March 5th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India plans to set up a National Education Finance Corporation (NEFC) to provide loans for educational infrastructure expansion and re-finance study loans to needy students who otherwise ... Read more...

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Government committed to overhaul education infrastructure: Patil (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) From investing more in primary education to allowing foreign universities to open campuses in India, the central government is working to bring a paradigm shift in ... Read more...

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HRD, Railway Ministries sign MoU for educational infrastructure on railway land


February 16th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16(ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry and Railways Ministry on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop educational infrastructure on railway land across the country.The ... Read more...

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PM says Govt. committed to providing good quality education to every child


November 11th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said, that the Central Government is committed to providing good quality education to every child.Addressing the National Education ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh seeks Rs.942 mn for building schools in Maoist-hit areas


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has sought an assistance of Rs.94.22 crore (Rs.942 million) from the central government to build educational infrastructure in the Maoist-hit areas, an official said Wednesday. "The demand for ... Read more...

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India can’t be ignored in US’ Af-Pak strategy: Holbrooke


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Two days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she considered India a global power, a top American diplomat echoed the thought here Wednesday, saying New ... Read more...

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Rola Dashti: First woman Parliamentarian of Kuwait


May 18th, 2009 - 3:08 am ICT by GD
Everything and everyone has their share of firsts and their lasts. This year witnessed Kuwait, one of the most conservative states in the Gulf, electing its first set of female lawmakers.The 16th ... Read more...

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Taliban has network in rest of Pakistan too: Pak editorial


January 18th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.18 (ANI): The increasing influence of the Taliban, and other extremists groups in the tribal region, and especially in the Swat valley in Pakistan, reaffirms the Taliban ambitions of running ... Read more...

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FICCI calls for public-private partnership to boost education (With: Over 170 mn students not receiving higher education: FICCI)


November 19th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Public-private partnership can boost higher education in India and give chance to over 170 million students who are currently left out, the industry lobby Federation of Indian ... Read more...

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Militants target Manipur schools


September 27th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sept 27 (ANI): Militancy has affiliation to none. Their language is the language of violence for various reasons political, religious or ideological. Manipur is a victim of such militancy. If ... Read more...

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Gen Musharraf out of sight, but not out of mind of Indian intelligentsia


August 31st, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Pankaj YadavVellore, Aug 31 (ANI): Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf might be out of sight (after being forced to vacate the presidency), but he is not out of the ... Read more...

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Manipuris shocked over kidnapping of children by militant groups


August 12th, 2008 - 10:00 am ICT by ANI
Imphal, Aug 12 (ANI): Forcible recruitment and abduction of children by militant groups in Manipur has shocked the people of the state and all sections of the society have condemned such ... Read more...

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AMU makes Rs.110 bn plan to raise academic standards


July 30th, 2008 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 30 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University has submitted a plan of over Rs.110 billion to the University Grants Commission for raising the academic standards of the varsity, an official said. ... Read more...

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`Relax admission norms for northeast students’


June 19th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) State governments in the northeast have urged New Delhi to relax norms for the students of the region for admission into the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across ... Read more...

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Education infrastructure in Bihar not meeting standards says Hamid Ansari


June 11th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 11 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari said on Wednesday that Bihars educational infrastructure does not measure up to its historical standards and the quality of education in the state ... Read more...

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Education gets over Rs.103 bn for capacity building


May 22nd, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The government Thursday approved Rs.103.28 billion for upgrading educational infrastructure, a month after the Supreme Court cleared 27 percent quota for other backward classes (OBC) students in ... Read more...

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Afghan students have special attraction towards Himachal University


January 28th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Shimla, Jan 28 (ANI): Following in footsteps of President Hamid Karzai, a former student of Himachal Pradesh University, many students from Afghanistan are approaching the institution for various post-graduate courses. Karzai completed a ... Read more...

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