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West Bengal CM concerned over soaring education costs


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov 23 (ANI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has expressed concern over the high cost of education, as underprivileged can't afford it.Speaking at a function here on Monday, Bhattacharjee said ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari stresses on quality education


November 11th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Even as the government prepares for the implementation of the Right to Education Act, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Thursday said the quality of education still remains ... Read more...

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`Awaaz Do’ digital campaign urges Indians to speak for 8 million out-of-school kids


October 19th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.19 (ANI): The "Awaaz Do" online campaign was launched today to mobilize Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million children currently out of school in ... Read more...

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Parents to take ‘anti-narcotics’ oath for drug-free Himachal


September 28th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 28 (IANS) Parents in Himachal Pradesh will take an 'anti-narcotics' oath at the time of their children's admission to school to ensure that the kids are "not hooked to drugs", ... Read more...

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Sibal underlines role of Govt. schools in implementing RTE


September 17th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday underlined the role of the Government schools system in the implementation of the Right of children to ... Read more...

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Quota for poor kids in private schools mandatory: Sibal


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 7 (IANS) Reserving 25 percent of seats for children of poor families in private schools would be mandatory and its violation would be punishable, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Teachers should guard against lack of knowledge, biases: PM


September 4th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The educational system in India is at "a very critical juncture" and teachers should guard against "lack of knowledge, poor understanding, or biases", which students could ... Read more...

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Parents Association writes to Sonia Gandhi for regulating school fees


July 31st, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Unhappy over arbitrary fee hikes in private schools across the county, the All India Parents Association Saturday asked the National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ... Read more...

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Delhi can have its Open University: Sibal (Lead)


July 7th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Delhi is free to set up its own Open University. Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal stated this to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a meeting ... Read more...

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Sibal assures help to expand education in Delhi


July 7th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday promised all help to the Delhi government in expanding higher, technical and vocational education in the capital. In a meeting ... Read more...

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Child labour prevention act contradicts education act: NGO


June 21st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act [CLPRA] is in direct conflict with the Right to Education (RTE) Act and needs to be amended, a prominent NGO ... Read more...

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No misuse of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan funds: HRD ministry


June 16th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Rejecting news reports of foreign funds given for the flagship Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) being misused, the Human Resource Development ministry Wednesday said allocations under the programme ... Read more...

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Nine Assam school kids caned, government talks tough


June 13th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The Assam government Sunday warned of exemplary punishment to errant teachers for caning students after nine school kids were physically tortured by a drunken headmaster. "We shall take stern ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to spend Rs.48 crore on schools


May 22nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration will spend nearly Rs.48 crore this fiscal to upgrade facilities and infrastructure in existing schools and construct new schools in this union territory, an official ... Read more...

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Hike subsidy for poor schoolkids, court tells Delhi


May 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has underlined the need for providing good facilities to poor students in private schools and directed the government to consider revising the rates ... Read more...

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Heavy rain delays northeast projects - some by 9 years!


May 4th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Heavy rain is one of the main reasons for delay in various development projects in the northeastern region of the country - some by as long as ... Read more...

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E-readers motivate less-enthusiastic kids


April 18th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Electronic readers like Kindle motivate children to read by making them interact with texts in ways they don't interact with the printed word, an expert says. Lotta Larson, Kansas-State ... Read more...

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Court stays schoolgirl’s expulsion


April 5th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi High Court Monday stayed the expulsion of a 12-year-old girl from her school on failing to clear class 6 examinations and sought an explanation from the ... Read more...

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Minor girl challenges expulsion from school in court


April 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl, who was dropped from the rolls of St. Xavier's School here last month after she failed in her class 6 examinations, has approached the ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra wants to assist in children’s education


April 2nd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS)With India giving children the right to elementary education, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has decided to be at the forefront of affairs and contribute in whatever ... Read more...

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India guarantees compulsory education to its children (Roundup)


April 1st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India Thursday gave the right to all its children to have access to elementary education, becoming among a handful of countries in the ... Read more...

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Major challenges in implementing Right to Education


April 1st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The historic Right to Education (RTE) act that promises to provide every child compulsory elementary education is set to face many hurdles. Following are the key challenges ... Read more...

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Key elements in Right to Education Act


April 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Sixty-three years after independence, India Thursday enforced a historic Right to Education (RTE) act that promises freedom from illiteracy for this vast and diverse country. Following are ... Read more...

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Private schools to face penalty for violating RTE: Sibal


April 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) All private and minority schools have to reserve 25 percent seats in elementary education for underprivileged children, and any breach of the Right to Education act will ... Read more...

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India pledges right to education for all (Second Lead)


April 1st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Millions of children across India will now get free and compulsory education up to class eight as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday empowered the ... Read more...

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Pledge all our children elementary education: PM (Lead)


April 1st, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Right to Education as a fundamental right formally came into effect Thursday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging all stakeholders to make it a success by ... Read more...

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‘1.2 mn teachers needed to implement right to education’


March 30th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Save the Children, a child rights NGO, said Tuesday that India faces a shortfall of at least 1.2 million trained teachers for implementing the Right to Education ... Read more...

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India gets $1 bn World Bank loan to improve education


March 19th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two education projects worth $1.05 billion for India, designed to boost the number of children enrolling in and completing elementary school, and to ... Read more...

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World Bank lends India over $1 billion for education


March 19th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The World Bank announced on Thursday the approval of two education projects in India.The World Bank granted a $1.05 billion dollar loan on Thursday, which is designated ... Read more...

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West Bengal, Orissa majorly slip in building new schools


March 12th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Only 7,116 new schools were set up across India in 2009-10, meeting only half of the target set for constructing new school buildings under the Sarva ... Read more...

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Karnataka legislators differ over Premji varsity bill


March 12th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Law makers in Karnataka Friday fought in the state assembly over the passage of the Azim Premji University Bill, as the opposition parties wanted a joint house ... Read more...

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Foreigners teach underprivileged children in Varanasi


March 8th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Mar 8 (ANI): Foreign teachers have taken up the noble initiative of imparting social and environmental education to the underprivileged children at a school run by the Aghor foundation in Varanasi. ... Read more...

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Eye on reforms, budget allocates Rs. 42,036 crore for education (Second lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India Friday allocated Rs.42,036 crore (Rs.420 billion/$ 9.1 billion) for both the school and higher education sectors in 2010-11, an increase of over Rs.5,600 crore from ... Read more...

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Government to spend 16 percent more on school education (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The union budget for the next fiscal has pegged an outlay of Rs.31,036 crore (Rs.310.36 billion/$6.7 billion) for school education, an increase of Rs.4,236 crore from ... Read more...

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NAC to be constituted for effective implementation of Education Act


February 25th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday states that the universalisation of Elementary Education of adequate quality to ... Read more...

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