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Laptops: Window to the world in rural schools (With images)


September 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Khairat (Maharashtra), Sep 6 (IANS) For Walter Bender, co-founder of the One Laptop Per Child initiative, watching 20 children display great familiarity and skills with their XO laptops at a ... Read more...

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Chinese company launches education project in Himachal


August 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) Information and communications technology company Huawei India Tuesday launched its computer education programme in this town as part of corporate social responsibility.As part of ... Read more...

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Punjab creates separate cadre of teachers for border areas


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) With education in the international border belt with Pakistan being affected by non-availability of teachers, the Punjab government Friday announced the creation of a separate cadre ... Read more...

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NRI businessman offers rural students scholarships


August 5th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) An Oman-based Keralite businessman will offer scholarship for rural students from across the country to do a post-graduate course in management at the Asian School of ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $4 bn on regional schools


May 7th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will allocate 120 billion rubles ($4 billion) for the modernisation of regional schools over the next two school years, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar endorses ‘Support My School’


January 24th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote better infrastructure facilities in rural schools, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Monday endorsed an initiative 'Support My School'.A joint initiative of Coca Cola and ... Read more...

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Kerala education channel to go online Jan 1


December 31st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Now you can watch Kerala government's education channel live on your laptop as it will go online in the new year.IT@School ViCTERS (Virtual Classroom Technology on Edusat for ... Read more...

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Punjab wants NRIs to help upgrade rural schools


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) The Punjab government wants well-settled Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from the state to contribute to upgrade government schools in the state's rural areas.Punjab Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan Friday ... Read more...

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Mohanlal to give helpful tips to girls through video


October 7th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is all set to act in a 45-minute documentary that will show girls how they should take care of themselves in public life.Produced by the ... Read more...

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Traditional Brit village life dying out as pubs close


September 19th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): Campaigners in Britain have claimed that the traditional village life is "dying out" after the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) revealed that 893 pubs had been forced ... Read more...

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Sonia concerned over teacher absenteeism in rural schools (Lead)


September 8th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed concern over teacher absenteeism in government schools in rural areas and said they should make efforts to reach ... Read more...

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Sonia concerned over teacher absenteeism in rural areas


September 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed concern over teacher absenteeism in government schools in rural areas and said they should strive to reach the ... Read more...

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Smoking contributes to blues among teens


August 30th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 30 (IANS) Some teenagers smoke to puff away their blues, but it may actually end up worsening their depressive symptoms. "Smokers who used cigarettes as mood enhancers had higher risks ... Read more...

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Punjab to get over 7,000 teachers in a week


June 10th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) At least 7,654 teachers will be posted within a week in Punjab to meet the shortage of teachers, state Education Minister Upinderjit Kaursaid here Wednesday."We have recruited 7,654 ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to hire retired teachers for rural schools


May 20th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) Faced with a shortage of teachers in rural areas, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to avail of the services of retired teachers, officials said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Kerala’s state education channel to telecast BBC videos


May 8th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala government-run educational TV channel will telecast documentaries produced by the BBC Motion Gallery for the benefit of the state's students, an official said Saturday. The 450 episodes ... Read more...

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Punjab to copy Bihar model for rural IIT aspirants


March 31st, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Impressed with the success of Bihar's "Super 30" programme for rural students, the Punjab government is set to replicate the model here to facilitate its marginalised and underprivileged ... Read more...

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Rural sports meet begins in Himachal


November 12th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 12 (IANS) The annual state-level rural sports championship began in this Himachal Pradesh town Thursday, an official said. This is the second year the event is being held."More than ... Read more...

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Children’s film festival to offer much more than movies


November 4th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Can films be a part of the school curriculum? Why are children's films invisible in India? With open forums on such subjects, special workshops on animation and ... Read more...

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Reserve 50 percent seats for rural students in universities: Karunanidhi


September 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Wednesday urged the government to earmark 50 percent of the seats in central universities for students from rural areas. Speaking at the foundation ... Read more...

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Rural schools, colleges to get broadband connectivity


September 12th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The government has decided to provide broadband connectivity to 5,000 schools and 20,000 colleges in rural and semi-urban areas to promote e-learning, Minister of State for Communications and ... Read more...

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Educational programmes via TV from Germany to India


August 3rd, 2009 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has signed up with IT@School ViCTERS, India's first dedicated educational TV channel, to allow Indian students access to more than ... Read more...

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Open Source Software saves Indian IT@schools program $2 million


July 23rd, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Government authorities in the Indian State of Kerala will save more $US2.27 million by using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on computers to be installed in schools throughout the state as ... Read more...

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Deutsche Welle to broadcast educational programmes in Kerala


July 21st, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, Tuesday signed an agreement with the Kerala government to telecast educational programmes for school children in the state. Under the agreement, educational television ... Read more...

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Autorickshaw rally to raise Rs.25 lakhs for rural schools


June 9th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) This year's edition of Mumbai Xpress, an autorickshaw rally from here to Mumbai, is expected to raise Rs.25 lakhs for providing basic amenities in rural schools, its organisers ... Read more...

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Huge dropout rate affecting education in West Bengal


August 11th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Only 60 million out of 200 million children in the age-group 6 to 14 years go to school in West Bengal. The state is also short of 5,000 ... Read more...

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Students in rural Uttar Pradesh to learn about herbal remedies


July 16th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) School students in rural Uttar Pradesh will soon learn about herbs and their curative powers in an educational programme that aims to popularize, preserve and apply ... Read more...

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English replaces Telugu as teaching medium in Andhra state schools (Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) With IT and knowledge-based industries spreading their base in the state, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided that English will replace Telugu as the medium of instruction in ... Read more...

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Malay party to accumulate Ringgit 10 million to set up Tamil schools


June 11th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nilai (Malaysia), June 11 (ANI): The Peoples Progressive Party is expected to accumulate at least 10 million Ringgit before the end of the year out of the targeted fund of 100 ... Read more...

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English to be teaching medium in Andhra schools


June 11th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) English will replace Telugu as the medium of teaching and the state syllabus will be replaced with the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) syllabus in 6,500 government-run ... Read more...

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Schools in China’s ethnic Tibetan area resume classes


March 24th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua ABA (China), March 24 (Xinhua) Most schools in Tibetan populated Aba county in southwest China's Sichuan province resumed classes Monday as life returned to normal after riots earlier in the month. More ... Read more...

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Over one million rural schools to have toilets


March 10th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Over one million toilets will be constructed in the rural schools in the country's 582 districts, Chandra Shekhar Sahu, minister of state of rural development, told Lok ... Read more...

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Goonj wins Indian NGO of the year award


March 10th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) For its constant endeavour to alleviate the agony of the poor and the marginalized, especially in terms of providing material resource, Goonj, a Delhi-based non-profit organisation, has ... Read more...

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Son’s domination marks Badal’s one year in office


March 1st, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) For a state that has one of the worst sex ratios in India, the 'son syndrome' is pretty much evident in Punjab. Chief Minister Parkash Singh ... Read more...

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