school education

Parents stop sending girls to school in Pakistani Punjab


September 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) People in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province have stopped sending their daughters to a school after it was merged with a boys' institute, saying co-education ... Read more...

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Student barred from exam dies


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 3 (IANS) A Class 10 student barred from taking an examination by his school in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to his injuries, more than a week after he ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for drawing absent teacher wife’s salary


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) A principal of a government school in Patiala was suspended Wednesday by the Punjab government after it came to light that he was drawing the salary ... Read more...

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Centre to improve school education launched


August 9th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An institution that will work towards improving teaching techniques in 13,000 CBSE schools spread across the country and help reshape education was launched here Thursday ... Read more...

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Court queries school girl’s death in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday sought an explanation from the state transport department on how a bus, from which a minor girl slipped and was run ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders action against school bus operators


July 26th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday ordered stern action against those operating defective school buses, a day after a seven-year-old girl slipped down to the ... Read more...

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‘Gattu’ delicately-threaded morality tale (IANS Movie Review)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gattu"; Cast: Mohammad Samad, Naresh Kumar; Director: Rajan Khosa; Rating: ***Films with children as the main characters are no longer a rarity. Thank god for that! It's imperative that ... Read more...

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Politics, unionism in education cannot be separated: Amartya Sen


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Observing that politics cannot be separated from unions formed by teachers or students, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday emphasised on the need for using the synergy ... 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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British kids cannot escape Maths, English any more


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) The British government is all set to ensure that pupils in the country do not skip learning Mathematics and English, as they will now be forced ... Read more...

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IIT-Delhi alumni reject new entrance test formula


June 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) IIT Delhi Alumni Association Thursday rejected the human resource development (HRD) ministry's new formula for tests for entrance into the premier institutes and demanded a ... Read more...

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Panel formed to implement national optic fibre network


June 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday formed a coordination committee to give a push to the decision to set up a National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide ... Read more...

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Fusion can enrich music, says Rao


May 10th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, May 10 (IANS) Fusion experiment can give new dimension to music if used wisely, renowned Sitar composer and performer Sri Shubhendra Rao said here.He also said that musicians ... Read more...

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Convicted Punjab minister quits, resignation accepted (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh's resignation was accepted by Governor Shivraj Patil Wednesday, four days after he was convicted and sentenced to a year's imprisonment ... Read more...

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Badal accepts convicted minister’s resignation


May 9th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday accepted the resignation of state Agriculture Minister Tota Singh, who was convicted for misusing an official car and ... Read more...

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Punjab agriculture minister gets one year jail


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for the Punjab government, a court in Mohali town Saturday held Agriculture Minister Tota Singh guilty of misusing official machinery and sentenced ... Read more...

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Separate teachers cadre for Haryana’s Mewat


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana's Mewat area, which has a substantial population of Muslims, will now have a separate cadre of teachers, a lawmaker said Sunday.Mewat legislator Aftab Ahmed said ... Read more...

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Bihar paradox: Phones outnumber toilets


April 20th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Nearly 56 percent of families in Bihar have a mobile or landline connection, but about 77 percent of the population lack toilets, says a census report, ... Read more...

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GE gives $1.6 mn to Indian NGO


April 10th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The charitable arm of American conglomerate General Electric has pledged $1.6 million in aid to the school education programmes run by Pratham, an NGO working ... Read more...

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India to help Vietnamese teachers in English training


March 29th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Vietnam will be sending teachers to India for English training, besides sourcing English teachers from India, according to the ministry of human resource development. The ... Read more...

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Students demand teachers for their school in Srinagar


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Students of a government higher secondary school here came together Thursday for a demand of a different kind - teachers for their school.Dozens of students gathered ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Service tax raised from 10 to 12 percent (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Most services will become costlier as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise the service tax to 12 percent from the existing 10 ... Read more...

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Premji selling Wipro shares worth Rs.1,530 crore to fund education


March 12th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) The Azim Premji Trust of Wipro founder chairman Azim Premji will sell 35 million shares valued at Rs.1,530 crore ($300 million) to fund educational activities of ... Read more...

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PDP disrupts Kashmir assembly over corruption


February 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moved an adjournment motion on corruption and then disrupted proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Friday, a day ... Read more...

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Chidambaram will clarify on anti-terror hub, says Farooq


February 18th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) National Conference president and union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that Home Minister P.Chidambaram would soon clarify doubts of ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress works at unity to seek portfolios


February 17th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) The faction-ridden Congress in Jammu and Kashmir is planning to put up a united face to demand the return of two portfolios from its ally and ... Read more...

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Former DMK minister’s residence raided in Tamil Nadu


February 15th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) The homes of former DMK minister Thangam Thenarasu and his relatives were raided across several places in Tamil Nadu Wednesday for allegedly accumulating assets disproportionate to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Peerzada says Sonia rejected his resignation


February 11th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed who resigned Friday following his indictment after his son was found ... Read more...

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Omar divests minister of education portfolio


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) Within hours of Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed sending his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s examgate: education minister indicted? (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 8 (IANS) After seven days of inquiry, Jammu and Kashmir Police have reportedly indicted state Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed for using "unfair means" to favour his son ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s examgate: education minister indicted ?


February 8th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 8 (IANS) After seven days of inquiry, Jammu and Kashmir Police crime branch has reportedly indicted state Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed for using "unfair means" to ... Read more...

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Awards for social scientists soon: HRD minister


February 6th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The government proposes constituting an award for social scientists who excel in their field on the lines of the Bhatnagar awards for scientists, Human Resource ... Read more...

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‘Reform admission process in universities’


February 4th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Heads of various schools in the capital Saturday stressed upon the need to reform the admission process at Indian universities as a natural extension to ... Read more...

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Criticism of fatwa on priests ‘unfortunate’: Kashmir Mufti


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 2 (IANS) While not naming separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, Kashmir's grand Mufti Thursday said it was "unfortunate and intriguing" that some Muslims had criticised the fatwa seeking ... Read more...

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A key Bihar lesson - don’t forget the private tuition!


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Shakuntla Sinha knows where to cut corners to keep the house running with her husband's Rs.15,000 salary. The couple maintain a strict, austere lifestyle and rarely ... Read more...

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