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To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

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To save River, School razed, Kids at a loss

They came with bulldozers and broke down the school walls, even as children wept. That’s how an anti-encroachment drive on the banks of Harmu rivulet, that passes through Ranchi town went, on the day before Teacher’s day. For the 100 odd kids studying at this government school, it’s feels like an end to their school […]

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

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Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

 Is the ‘Unnat Bharat Yojana’ just a vehicle to fund Sangh Parivar based rural organisations and promote a sort of hanky-panky, hocus-pocus agenda disguised as research? A recent NDTV web report has indicted that there are wheels within wheels. The IIT Delhi campus has been in the news for the past several months over the […]

Malala pleads ‘invest in Books, not Bullets’.

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Malala pleads ‘invest in Books, not Bullets’.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai who ‘shot’ to fame when she was attacked by Taliban,marked her 18th birthday at a camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. She called for world leaders to “invest in books instead of bullets.” Malala was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012 for insisting girls […]

How about a successful career to benefit Children?

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How about a successful career to benefit Children?

You may have head of Bachelor’s Degrees in arts, commerce and science. But what can be more job oriented than a Bachelor of Vocation? This novel stream, duly recognized by the University Grants Commission(UGC) and approved by the by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is offered by the prestigious Tata Institute of Social […]

UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

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UK-India ‘teaching assistants’ programme

NEW DELHI: The British Council, the UK international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities and various schools across India are organising a week-long series of events around school education. The ‘Schools Week’ began with the launch of the British Council’s ‘Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme,’ followed by a School Award Ceremony at Hotel […]

Primary ‘Teachers’ with fake papers quit in Bihar

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Primary ‘Teachers’ with fake papers quit in Bihar

At least 1,400 ‘teachers’ nabbed government primary school jobs with fake papers. That’s how bad elementary education is in Bihar. Some 1,400 primary teachers have resigned, fearing government action over possessing fake education degrees, according to official sources. More ‘teachers’ are expected to resign in the coming days after Patna High court ordered those possessing […]

IITs increasing, brand value decreasing

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IITs increasing, brand value decreasing

Are India’s ‘IIT’ brand of technology institutes being downgraded into ‘fly by night’ franchises? Jayesh Gupta, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology at Mandi says the ‘premier’ institute had no workshop facilities of its own. “During my first two years at Mandi, we had to travel to other regional colleges to access mechanical […]

Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

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Mx Sandra and DM College Imphal: Making Gender History

Imphal: DM College of Arts, one of Manipur’s premier colleges, has admitted their first transgender student. Mx Sandra Nandeibam , makes gender history by becoming the first Northeasern transgender to enrol in a Manipur College. In fact, Mx Nandeibam and DM College have made Northeastern gender history ! The college provided three columns to identify […]

NaMo’s brother says inspect Smriti Irani’s credentials like Tomar’s

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NaMo’s brother says inspect Smriti Irani’s credentials like Tomar’s

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother Prahlad on has suggested  educational qualifications of HRD Minister Smriti Irani should be verified as being done in the case of former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. Prahlad, vice-president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation (AIFPSDF), said this while interacting with reporters. “Just as degrees of […]

Student body whacks teacher on parents’ complaint

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Student body whacks teacher on parents’ complaint

Imphal: In today’s new regime of ‘mollycoddling’ students, it is not unusual for pampered parents to call for the head of a teacher, if he happens takes his belt to the behind of a belligerent boy. ‘Corporal punishment’ in schools has been outlawed, no matter if some of the brats lounging on the school benches […]

Bihar Livelihood Target:  educating 12 lakh rural women

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Bihar Livelihood Target: educating 12 lakh rural women

Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion society, [Jeevika] and the Mass Education Directorate of the Education have joined hands to give over 12 lakh rural women basic educational inputs in the course of one year. Chief executive officer of Jeevika, N Vijaya Lakshmi and principal secretary, education, RK Mahajan signed a MoU with this aim on Monday. […]

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

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Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Elder women are the most prone to destitution, and the government is partly to blame for the abetment of elder abuse, says Bihar Mahila Samakhya State Project Officer Keerti. “The way the government has a focus on adolescent girls, and young mothers, why doesn’t the government have a programme for elderly women on the same […]

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