• A good measure of kindness
    12:54 PM

    It’s somewhat hackneyed to comment on the approach of the year’s end, but I’ll do it anyway. This is my last column for the year, and that’s enough reason to remark upon it, don’t you think? It is also the 51st installment of the Backpacker’s Guide and the rucksack continues

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  • Irani bats for focused education strategy in SAARC region
    7:15 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Friday reiterated India’s initiatives for a well-focussed education strategy in the SAARC region and strengthening cooperation among the member countries. An HRD ministry statement quoted Irani as saying: “Resolve of our nations to work, study and think together

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  • President asks NITs to adopt villages
    4:41 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has asked each of the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to adopt five villages and turn them into model ones – on the lines of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was speaking at a two-day

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  • Education key to ending child labour: Nobel laureate Satyarthi
    9:05 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi Thursday said governments around the world “must invest” more on education to eradicate child labour and “build a peaceful society”. “I strongly believe in good quality education for all the children of the world. So, the international

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  • SAARC ministers to discuss more and better education
    1:51 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Issues like strengthening cooperation in education among SAARC member states and deliberations to strengthen the capacity within the region for improving quality and learning outcomes will be discussed at the second meet of SAARC education ministers here Friday, an official statement said Thursday. The meeting

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  • ‘Goli Soda’ boys reunite for a film on educational system
    11:53 AM

    Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) The four boys who played the lead in this year’s Tamil blockbuster “Goli Soda”, have reunited for Tamil film “Vajram”, which will deal with the problems prevailing in the educational system. Sriram, Kishore, Pandi and Kutty Mani will be joined by newcomer Bhavani Reddy in the

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  • Children want life skills education in school
    8:19 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Poor, marginalised children from eight countries Wednesday demanded inclusion of life skills education in school curriculum. These children are a part of the Children’s Development Khazana (CDK) – a voluntary bank run by children between 9-18 years with guidance of adult facilitators. “For the past

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  • Malaysia urges Muslim world to give education top priority
    6:50 PM

    Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Tuesday that education should be given top priority in the Muslim world. The Muslim countries can only improve their wealth and social security if they pay special attention to education, Razak said in his opening speech at the three-day

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  • Helping bridge India’s education gap (Education Feature)
    2:00 PM

    Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) A staggering 100 million children making up about half of India’s school-going children cannot read a grade-appropriate text or solve a grade appropriate math question. Trying to bridge that gap through “low-cost, scalable methods” is Pratham, an NGO dedicated to educating underprivileged children and youth in

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  • All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 launched
    3:23 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15, an annual, web-based, pan-India exercise on the status of higher education in the country. The annual survey collects data on several parameters, including student enrollment, examination results, education finance

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  • Need for improving education system: Rajnath
    7:51 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the education system in the country needs a qualitative improvement with focus on skill development. “Our education system needs qualitative improvement and it should focus on skill development, values and spiritual development,” he said here while addressing an international

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  • UP mulls allotting Allahabad land to Maruti, Fortis, Amity
    5:49 PM

    Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Friday announced that it was considering allotting land to healthcare major Fortis, the Amity group for education and leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki at an integrated industrial township coming up in Allahabad. A state university has been planned in the township on an

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