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Teachers looted on gunpoint in Gurgaon


September 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 6 (IANS) Seven women teachers travelling in a Maruti van were Thursday looted of cash and jewelry worth lakhs of rupees at gunpoint in daylight in a posh ... Read more...

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Improve quality of education: President (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Honouring meritorious teachers from different parts of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said it is important to improve the quality of education in ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks: Pakistani daily (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily wants hate-filled school textbooks purged after an official panel said they entrenched prejudices against minorities and distorted history.An editorial in the News International ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks, says Pakistani daily


September 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has sought the purging of school curricula for hate material after a panel pointed out that books contain material that would entrench prejudice ... Read more...

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Indian engineering major to boost Ghana’s cricket standards (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian engineering major Shapoorji Pallonji has pledged $2,631 to promote cricket in Ghana and help it prepare for an international tournament in Western Samoa."We appreciate the ... Read more...

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Indian engineering major pledges $2,631 to raise Ghana’s cricket standards


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian engineering major Shapoorji Pallonji has pledged $2,631 to promote cricket in Ghana and help it prepare for an international tournament in Western Samoa."We appreciate the ... Read more...

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All Punjab schools closed till July 8


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) With heat wave continuing and monsoon's arrival delayed in Punjab, the government Wednesday ordered the closure of all schools in the state till July 8.Education Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab primary school vacations extended due to heat wave


July 1st, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Punjab has extended summer vacations in its primary schools till July 9 in view of the searing heat conditions in the region. However, middle, high and ... Read more...

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Church asks British schools to oppose gay marriages


April 27th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church has contacted its schools in England and Wales and asked them to encourage pupils to oppose gay marriages and promote traditional heterosexual ... Read more...

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Haryana students to be made aware on NRI marriages


April 25th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) With an aim to effectively deal with the problems related to the marriages involving non-resident Indians (NRIs), the Haryana government has decided to launch an awareness ... Read more...

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Kids with mother tongue English a minority in British schools


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Children whose mother tongue is English are now in the minority at more than 1,600 schools across England, and Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati and Tamil are among ... Read more...

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World Bank offers $500 million loan for education in India


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The World Bank has offered $500 million interest-free credit to India for improving the standards of secondary education, an official statement said Friday.The World Bank Thursday ... Read more...

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Educational institutions reopen in Kashmir


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) After over two months of one of Kashmir's harshest winters, universities, colleges and schools reopened here Thursday.Although the winter vacation for primary and middle schools have ... Read more...

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Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

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Mamata urges people to fight Maoists


November 11th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Purulia (West Bengal), Nov 11 (IANS) Calling upon Maoists to lay down arms and return to the mainstream, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday assured the people of ... Read more...

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Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

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Teaching Chinese in Pakistani schools puzzling: Daily


September 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) A decision to teach Chinese in schools in a Pakistani province is a little puzzling, said a daily Thursday.An editorial in the News International said that ... Read more...

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British schools have too many marms than sirs


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Among British school teachers, women far outnumber males -- though more men are joining the teaching profession, one in four primary schools still has no ... Read more...

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China promotes calligraphy as hand-writing gets sloppy


August 28th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China's primary and secondary schools have been ordered to increase calligraphy classes as widespread use of computer keyboard has made children's handwriting "sloppy", the government said.A ... Read more...

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Right to education to extend to secondary schools


August 12th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After bringing primary education up to Class 8 under the Right to Education Act, the centre is now contemplating making secondary education a matter of ... Read more...

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Himachal to install water filters in 3,000 schools


August 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) To provide safe drinking water to schoolchildren, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to install water filters in 3,000 primary schools, a minister said here Thursday."Terafil ... Read more...

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Din of school-bells to ‘wake up’ Maharashtra government


July 19th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Next Monday, the bells of government-aided schools all over Maharashtra will ring in unison for a full minute to "wake up" the authorities towards their demands, ... Read more...

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Food sops for tribals in Bengal’s Maoist-affected areas


July 13th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sarenga (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday categorised all tribal families of the Maoist-affected areas as below poverty line (BPL) so that everybody ... Read more...

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UAE first lady wants military education across all schools


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 3 (IANS/WAM) The wife of UAE's President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has expressed the hope that the successful experience of providing military education at secondary ... Read more...

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School admissions to go on during summer break


May 6th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday said the process of school admissions this year will continue even during the summer vacations to ensure that more students are ... Read more...

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Haryana plans science summer coaching in schools


May 1st, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) Students in select government schools in Haryana will undergo summer coaching classes in science subjects through hired professional coaching agencies, a senior education official said ... Read more...

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UK schools institutionally racist as it has only 30 black male head teachers


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 22 (ANI): There are just 30 black male head teachers in England's 21,600 state schools, official figures obtained by the Guardian show, triggering accusations that the country's education system is ... Read more...

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Sexual health book in Pakistan schools draws protests


April 11th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 11 (IANS) A school book on sexual health, which exhorts use of "secure procedure" during sexual intercourse, has been termed controversial as a parent asked "Is this what ... Read more...

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The worrying trend of ’sexting’


March 27th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): A growing trend among youngsters to take and share indecent photos through mobile phones is a matter of grave concern.Two major surveys involving more than 3,000 children suggest ... Read more...

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Free health scheme planned for Delhi government schools


March 26th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Starting April 1, the Delhi government will launch a free health care scheme in 4,000 primary, middle and senior secondary schools, a statement said here ... Read more...

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4,000 Kerala schools to get high-speed net


February 26th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 4,000 Kerala schools will get access to high-speed broadband internet connectivity, thanks to a deal between the state government and the state-run BSNL.IT@School Project of ... Read more...

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Kiwi schools ban phones to fight ’sexting’


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 10 (ANI): Some secondary schools in New Zealand have started banning cell phones in changing rooms in a bid to fight 'sexting'.Secondary Schools Association president Patrick Walsh said today many ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi expresses concern over high school dropout rate among children


February 4th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
Raebarely (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressing concern over the high school dropout rate among children said the government is committed to ensure that not ... Read more...

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South African teaching unions slam HIV testing for school kids


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): South African student and teacher unions have strongly criticised a state plan to introduce HIV testing for children as young as 13 at schools.The plan is a part ... Read more...

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Teaching of Urdu ‘has almost doubled in the past 4 years’


January 27th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Figures released by CILT, the national language learning center, show that the number of state secondary schools offering Urdu as a foreign language has almost doubled in the ... Read more...

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