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Government curbing constitutional freedom of minority schools?

Government curbing constitutional freedom of minority schools?

The government agencies are quietly tinkering with the education system in an effort to erode constitutional protections and freedoms to minority institutions, observers say. Heads of more than 40 minority schools in New Delhi met last week (September 2) to underline the need to remain alert to attempts to erode constitutional freedoms and protections provided […]

Student’s PIL makes Court summon Union law Secretary

Student’s PIL makes Court summon Union law Secretary

Madurai: A law student’s PIL has prompted the Mardas High Court to sit up. The Madras High Court has issued notice to the Union law secretary and the secretary of the social justice and empowerment ministry on a PIL, urging for a section of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act), providing for a “mandatory death […]

South Asian Govts don’t have flood prevention at heart

South Asian Govts don’t have flood prevention at heart

This year we have seen the most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade. Flooding has killed more than 1,400 people. The focus is on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual monsoon rains, as authorities in the different countries struggle to get aid to millions of the displaced and affected […]

₹ 200  Bank note will help ease demonetization gap

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₹ 200 Bank note will help ease demonetization gap

NEW DELHI: The central bank will soon issue 200-rupee note the Finance Ministry has confirmed today. The move will help fill the vast demand for cash after the notes ban, which wiped out over 85 per cent of the cash in circulation. The Finance Ministry, in a notification, said that on the recommendations of the […]

Two more years  for  untrained teachers to qualify

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Two more years for untrained teachers to qualify

Good news for the untrained teachers in government schools; extension of two more years  to complete the required qualification for teaching. Lok Sabha has passed a bill on recently , which allows untrained teachers teaching in schools, time to complete their qualifications through Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El. Ed) or Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El. […]

Medha Patkar fined Rs 10,000

Medha Patkar fined Rs 10,000

New Delhi : A Delhi court today (Aug 3) imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman V K Saxena against each other. Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid granted one last opportunity to the activist while warning […]

Holy Cow…bovines are great for tackling HIV

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Holy Cow…bovines are great for tackling HIV

Cows have shown an “insane” and “mind-blowing” ability to tackle HIV which will help develop a vaccine, says a BBC report quoting US researchers. And this ain’t no Bullshit, it’s a genuine scientific report! In a first for immunisation, the animals rapidly produced special types of antibody that can neutralise HIV. It is thought cows […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

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Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

Bihar rolled out its latest weapon in the battle to save infants’ lives. A new vaccine has been added to the routine immunization programme, one that prevents pneumonia. Bihar which is a pneumonia endemic region, is one of three focus states in the National campaign against pneumonia. The PCV vaccine has been proved to be […]

Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

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Offer your devotion and blood donation at Shirdi

The offering of one’s own blood is one of the greatest ways to show devotion, and the  famous Sai Baba temple at Shirdi is providing facilities for devotees to do just that. Devotees offer their hair at Sri Venkateswara Swamy (Balaji) Temple, atop seven hills at Tirupati, but blood donation is by far a more […]

Death certificate to Leather industry?

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Death certificate to Leather industry?

NEW DELHI: The knee -jerk ‘cattle sale’ ban is already having a fallout. The leather industry say they have been handed a ‘death certificate ‘ by the Modi government. Over the past few days,  Indian exporters were scrambling  to assure global clients like Zara and Giorgio Armani their shipments would arrive despite a government crackdown […]

Interfaith action on disaster management

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Interfaith action on disaster management

Recently, Caritas India brought together faith-based organizations active in disaster management to create a network to help India become more resilient when catastrophe strikes. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist organizations participated in the May 16 meeting in New Delhi along with former government officials from the Disaster Management Authority. “It is time not only […]

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