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Ranchi schools to submit  RTE Quota details

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Ranchi schools to submit RTE Quota details

Ranchi: Are private schools complying with the 25% quota for underprivileged children? Private schools in Ranchi district have to furnish detailed reports of admissions by March 5. District superintendent of education (DSE) Shivendra Kumar said the purpose of seeking the data was to find out if all schools were following the  RTE guidelines and making […]

Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

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Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

New Delhi, Mar 1 : Delhi High Court is keen to have the district courts pull up their socks, and shape up. Punctuality of judicial officers, working atmosphere, and cleanliness were on their check-list. Several Delhi High Court judges led by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal today carried out surprise inspection of the six […]

Bihar Council backs Unpaid University Teachers

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Bihar Council backs Unpaid University Teachers

Patna: Around 40,000 serving and retired college and university teachers and employees haven’t been paid in the past five months, and the issue rose in the Bihar Legislative Council on Wednesday.  Members cutting across party lines took up the cause and called for government intervention to resolve it. Congress MLC Dilip Kumar Chaudhary raised the […]

Manjhi quits NDA, Ashok and pals join!

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Manjhi quits NDA, Ashok and pals join!

Patna:  Mahadalit leader and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi quit the NDA alliance and declared his support to the RJD-Congress Alliance. Meanwhile,  four Congress MLCs (legislative council members) , including former state Congress chief Ashok Choudhary, joined the Nitish Kumar led JDU, which is part of the NDA alliance. Jitan manjhi, the Hindustani Awam […]

GEMS church: too afraid to speak up?

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GEMS church: too afraid to speak up?

While the Bihar police seem to be keen on catching the fellows who beat up the pastor and his friends, the GEMS church authorities are too ‘afraid’ to speak up! Bettiah police have not made any headway in Monday’s incident in which a Christian priest, Pastor Joseph, and some of his followers were assaulted at […]

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

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The Garo hills Game of Thrones

Tura: In Meghalaya, the big election battle was  Sangma versus Sangma – two families that dominate state politics. The feeling is that even though they are rivals, both were trying to keep the BJP at a distance. However, recently there have been whispers that post election results, anything can happen! As someone said, let’s see […]

First Ban, now FIR, it’s BJP Govt. vs PFI in Jharkhand!

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First Ban, now FIR, it’s BJP Govt. vs PFI in Jharkhand!

Pakur (Jharkhand): A named FIR has been lodged against 12 leaders of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) in Jharkhand on the charges of illegal and anti-national activities, police said on February 27, according to PTI. The FIR was also lodged against 60 unidentified cadres of the PFI with the Muffasil police station of Pakur […]

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

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Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Along with Nagaland, Meghalaya will be going to polls on February 27. Thomas Lim of Meghalaya Times, shares some insights: The last day of campaigning which had end 48 hours before the poll on February 24 evening had witnessed the show of strength by all 374 candidates vying for the 60 seats in the August […]

Delhi Water Board vs Haryana in ‘poisoning’ suit, NGT is referee!

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Delhi Water Board vs Haryana in ‘poisoning’ suit, NGT is referee!

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to identify and address the sources of pollution in river Yamuna. The Delhi Jal Board  (DJB), which supplies water to Delhi, had approached the tribunal demanding that Haryana be asked to take urgent steps to check the “dangerous level of ammonia” […]

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

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Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 19: The Himalayan Musk deer and Red headed vulture are at the top of a ‘threatened species’ list in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has identified and listed 22 plant and 16 animals species as “threatened”, an official said. Separate committees of experts were notified by the board in December […]

UP:  Fake Education Board busted

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UP: Fake Education Board busted

Lucknow, Feb 18 : A fake education board, which operated in several states and  ‘duped’ hundreds of students, was busted by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, and  seven persons arrested, reports PTI. In UP alone, 62 educational institutes are reportedly  affiliated to this board, while three websites – www.upsosb.ac.in, www.upsos.co.in and www.upsos.in – were […]

A carrot for Nagaland Christians!

A carrot for Nagaland Christians!

 Just about a month after cancelling government subsidized Haj pilgrimages , the BJP is offering Christians free trips to Jerusalem if elected to power in Nagaland, reported northeastern news outlets. It’s unclear if the BJP is offering this to all of India’s Christians, or only to Christians in the northeast, or only to Christians in […]