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Durga Puja and Dussehra both are auspicious occasions in India

Durga Puja and Dussehra are celebrated in the month of October or November every year. Durga Puja and Dussehra both occasions are the victory of good over evil. Navratri means nine consecutive nights in praise of Goddess..

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In Global Science Challenge: Three Indian students among 15 finalists

Three Indian students have made it to the finals of the prestigious annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science competition for teenagers to share their passion for mathematics and science. The ..

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Princess Diya Kumari Launches Early Childhood Conference

Princess Diya Kumari will host ScooNews Early ED Asia 2019, designed to focus on initiating Policy discussions with key stakeholders and betterment of the early childhood ecosystem. Jaipur is chosen as a v..

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court noticed Plea Challenges Exclusion of Research Scholars in student Union Polls in Haryana

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Haryana government on a plea challenging its decision to not allow research scholars to contest student union elections, which are set to be held in the s..

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CLAT Possible Launches its New Centre in Chandigarh for CLAT and AILET

CLAT Possible, a pan-India institute that prepares students for law entrance examinations, would soon be opening its new centre in Chandigarh. The centre would offer a series of CLAT, AILET, and Law Entrance Exam prepara..

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Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik lays foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy in Delhi

Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik Tuesday laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy in outer Delhi's Narela. The institute, an extension of Nationa..

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MIT has Announced the plan to create a new college of artificial intelligence

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced plans Monday to create a new college of artificial intelligence with an initial USD 1 billion commitment for the programme focusing on..

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ICFRE spreads awareness about Forests and Environment

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the Environment Ministry, signed two pacts Monday to spread awareness about forests, and environment among the youths of the coun..

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Deakin University, Australia has collaborated with Australian and Indian partners for Enhancing Community Media

Deakin University, Australia has collaborated with Australian and Indian partners to establish this project for enhancing citizen media avenues irrespective of the platforms that are used - be it community radio and/or o..

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates Skill Training Centre in Patiala: 1,000 students will get free training in Skill Development

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) here on Saturday, where 1,000 students will get free training in skill development in the multiple co..

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Education with Employment is more effective for Youth in the Country

Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, advisor to Jammu and Kashmir governor, has urged policymakers to put more efforts to linking education with employment and entrepreneurship to ensure more job opportunities to skill..

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According to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee '50 lakh girls' empowered by Kanyashree scheme

More than 50 lakh girls of West Bengal have been empowered by the Kanyashree scheme of the state government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. Kanyashree is a conditional cash transfer sch..

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Asia tops World Bank ranking on support for children

Asian nations got the highest marks in a World Bank ranking launched Thursday that names and shames countries on how much they invest in their own children, saying neglect was dooming millions to sub-par lives. ..

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FICCI Ladies Organisation has given fund for Skill Training course in SSOU and DWSSC

Symbiosis Skills and Open University (SSOU) and Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) have signed an agreement to imparting training to students. The pilot course that will be ru..

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Mody University accused of Tax Evasion

Tax evasion of Rs 5.26 crore was detected in preliminary investigation carried out at Mody University in Rajasthan's Sikar district, a state directorate of revenue intelligence official said on Sunday...

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Obama Foundation aims to boost education of girls worldwide

The Obama Foundation is launching an initiative aimed at boosting educational opportunities for girls around the world. The Obama Foundation was started in 2014 with the aim of continuing ..

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Increasing 10,000 of Indian students are choosing France

The target of having 10,000 Indian students in France is within reach as an increasing number of them are choosing that country, French envoy Alexandre Ziegler said Thursday. He was addres..

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McGraw-Hill Education Launches 20th Edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of the 20th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine in Asia and Africa. First published in 1950, Harrison's is considered t..

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Aspiring politicians and newbies to have novel training institute at Ghaziabad

Good news for aspiring politicians. They will soon have an institute in Ghaziabad to learn the nuances of the profession, the Uttar Pradesh government said Wednesday. The decision to ..

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Centre has sanctioned scholarships for minority students

The Centre has sanctioned scholarships to minority students during 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, Assam Minister for Welfare of Minorities and Development Department, Ranjit Dutta told the state Assembly ..

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US 'Green Growth' duo win Nobel Economics Prize

US Economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer on Monday shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for constructing "green growth" models that show how innovation and climate policie..

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Make it mandatory for students to do social service for being

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday suggested that educational institutions make it mandatory for students to undertake social service or service in armed forces or voluntary organisations like NSS, ..

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Latest Benefits for school going students: DTC bus passes are also valid for AC buses

The Delhi Government Tuesday approved concessional passes for students commuting in air-conditioned and cluster scheme buses, an official statement said. The decision was taken in a cabine..

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India to set up Technical Education facility to boost skills in South Africa

Johannesburg, Oct 9 (PTI) South African Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor and Indian High Commissioner Ruchira Kamboj officially launched the Gandhi-Mandela Centre of Specialisation for Artisan ..

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UNICEF, NASSCOM sign MoU to strengthen child rights

New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) UNICEF and NASSCOM Foundation Monday signed an agreement to strengthen child rights through "meaningful business interventions", an official statement sai..

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Educational institutes providing services to NRI students eligible for export incentives

Institutes providing education to non-resident Indians (NRIs) will be eligible to claim services export incentives under the commerce ministry's SEIS scheme. Providers of eligible ser..

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HC dismisses plea seeking reservation for kids born to physically challenged people

A division bench of Justices S Manikumar and P T Asha said "the rule does not provide any reservation for children of the physically handicapped." According to petitioner,..

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Jio to Connect GOVT Schools, Colleges with High-Speed Net to make U'khand 'Digital Devbhoomi':Ambani

Dehradun, Oct 7 (PTI) Having invested over Rs 4,000 crore in Uttarakhand, richest Indian Mukesh Ambani Sunday said his telecom venture Reliance Jio will in the next two years connect mos..

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UNICEF Praises PM Modi for 'Investing' Political Time in Health, Sanitation Issues

Mumbai, Oct 7 (PTI) UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for investing the "political time and efforts" in issues like health and sanitation. ..

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Girl, 10, Becomes One of the Youngest Bharatnatyam Arangetram Performers

While children her age largely remain glued to electronic gadgets, watch cartoon films or are burdened with school assignments and tuition, Manaswi, 10, chased her passion. The young girl's passion for one..

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Climate Development Tipped for Nobel Economics Prize

The 2018 Nobel season, marked by the lack of a literature award for the first time in 70 years, winds up Monday with the economics prize which experts say could go to research on the climate or development. ..

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Aspirin May Cut Liver Cancer Risk

Regular use of aspirin -- defined as taking two or more standard-dose tablets a week for over five years -- may reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer, scientists claim. The study led by ..

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Sellers at the red light: Whose children are they anyway?

Manoj watches cynically from the sidelines of a street in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar as five-year-old Shahrukh Kasim peddles pens and his elder sister begs for alms at the red light. Keeping..

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Tech Capabilities also going to determine how nations deal with each other

Besides diplomacy, "technological capabilities" are also going to determine how different nations deal with each other, a foreign policy analyst said Friday, and asserted that India's international relations app..

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UNICEF, NSE Stress on Investment in Education, Skills Training

UNICEF and National Stock Exchange (NSE) Friday stressed on the need for urgent investment in education and skills training to meet the skill gap among the rapidly growing global population of adolescent..

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Salaries in India May Rise 10% in 2019, Highest in APAC

Salaries in the country are projected to increase by 10 per cent in 2019, the highest in the Asia Pacific region, according to a report. While noting that the salaries had risen by the same quantum in 2018..

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Refund fees if one withdraws admission or face action: HRD ministry

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has warned higher educational institutions of strict action if they do not return the fees of those withdrawing admissions. Institutions are bound to return fee..

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India faces an 'enormous challenge' of supporting its younger population: UNICEF

India which is home to the largest number of adolescents in the world has an "incredible advantage" but also faces an "enormous challenge" of supporting its younger population, U..

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ONGC to pump in Rs 1.68 cr for school drinking water in Assam

Oil major ONGC Tuesday said it is carrying out a drinking water project in over 50 schools across Assam in this financial year, entailing an investment of Rs 1.68 crore. During 2017-18, ONGC's Sc..

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China celebrates 2,569 years of Confucius

China on Friday celebrated the 2,569th birthday of Confucius, the ancient educator and philosopher regarded as an icon of traditional Chinese culture. F..

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Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards 'moderation'

In a sparse, wood-floored studio, Saudi women squat, lunge and do headstands. Even a year ago, teaching these yoga postures could have rendered them outlaws in the conservative Islamic kingdom. Widely perceived as a Hind..

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UK govt formulating guidelines to curb children's social media use

The British government is drawing up guidelines to limit the number of hours children spend online on social media sites and apps, authorities announced Sunday. UK health secretary Matt Hancock..

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AICTE setting up 4 teacher training academies

The AICTE is setting up four teacher training academies in the country which will equip candidates with the latest changes in technical education, the council's Chairman Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabu..

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Boys' primary school blown up in Pakistan

A boys' primary school was blown up on Sunday by the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan. It was the only school in Chitral district's Arandu village, a remote are..

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Mahatma Gandhi is in every Indian's DNA

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Ayaan and Amaan have come up with a new rendition of "Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye Je" on the occasion..

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HC orders quota for transgenders in educational institutions, public appointments

The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday directed the state government to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions and public appointments. The high c..

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Space Education Centre inaugurated

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday inaugurated the Space Education Centre and Innovation Hub at the Nagaland Science Centre here. It is being set up by the De..

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Teen opens fire in Brazil school, leaving 2 injured

A teenager opened fire at a school in southeastern Brazil on Friday, leaving two students injured, authorities said. The shooting happened in the city of Medianeira in the state of Paran..

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Facebook launches programme to improve coding skills of students

Facebook has launched in the US free online education programme CodeFWDTo to increase the numbers of underrepresented and female students interested in pursuing computer programming. ..

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41,000 posts in govt schools lying vacant in Assam

Around 41,000 posts, including those of over 27,000 teachers, are lying vacant in various government run schools across Assam, the state assembly was informed on Wednesday. ..

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Children be given option to exit from Aadhaar on attaining majority

The Supreme Court Wednesday held that the consent of parents was needed for enrolment of children to obtain Aadhaar, but they should be given an option to exit from the project if they choose on attainin..

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Child rights advocates pitch for free, compulsory school education to battle trafficking

Activists and experts on Wednesday advocated free and compulsory education up to class XII as a major tool to combat the menace of child trafficking. Priyank Kanoongo, Member, National Commission..

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Mukherjee calls on youths to unite and become 'voice of change'

Former president Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday called on the youth to unite and become the "voice of change" to make the world a global society in which no one is left behind. ..

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Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Google unveiled changes Monday aimed at making the leading search engine more visual and intuitive to the point it can answer questions before being asked. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are core drivers of..

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'Hichki' sets to premiere in China on October 12

Bollywood star Rani Mukerji's critically-acclaimed film "Hichki" is set to release in China on October 12. Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, the film has been titled "Teacher with Hiccup"..

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TCS conducts online test to recruit engineering graduates

India's largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday said it conducted an online campus hiring initiative aimed at identifying engineers for multi-skilled, multi-functional roles in t..

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How Indian education technology startups are going global

From distance education to cultural preservation, digital platforms are transforming the way learning is visualized and presented, with wide-ranging implications for publication of educational content, access by users ar..

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Rihanna appointed global ambassador to champion education

Education is a lifelong journey. We never know everything, but we constantly evolve as we learn more about our communities, this ever-changing world and ourselves. I'm not ashamed to say I'm still learning. I've grown tr..

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Fill up teaching vacancies in school for visually impaired: HC to AAP govt

The Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government to "forthwith" appoint 10 contract teachers to vacant posts in a school here for visually impaired boys and provide ..

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Prez to inaugurate IISF-2018 on October 6

The fourth edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind in Lucknow on October 6, Union minister Harsh Vardhan ..

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Infosys to open technology, innovation hub in Arizona; hire 1,000 people by 2023

India's second largest IT services major Infosys Friday said it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Arizona, US and hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2023. Last year, Infosys ha..

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Independent India's first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra dead

India's first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri here on Monday, her family sources said. She was 91. The last rites were performed in the city, they said. ..

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Plans afoot to teach great men's lives in a big way in WB

The West Bengal government has been contemplating to introduce the life and works of great personalities to school students in a greater way in future, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee..

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Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan

A teacher and three students were electrocuted to death on Tuesday during the morning assembly at a school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. The accident occurred when the students were hoistin..

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Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read...

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Vietnam jails retired teacher for 14 years for 'attempted subversion'

A retired teacher was jailed Wednesday for 14 years for "attempting to overthrow the state", the latest in a series of convictions this week as communist Vietnam cracks down harder on critics. ..

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Indian-origin schoolboy dies from severe cheese allergy in UK

An Indian-origin schoolboy with a severe dairy allergy died after he was allegedly chased and had cheese thrown down his t-shirt, an inquest into his death was told on Wednesday. K..

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Visit Australia, Boost in payrolls and Get more exposure about International Education

We belive that a teacher's role is not limited to imparting education. This admirable and irreplaceable job also includes shaping students' career to help them excel in every field they pick for themselves. Students need..

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Armed men attack school in Cameroon's English-speaking area

Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon's southwest English-speaking region, wounding more than 20 people, a government official said Monday. An unknown number of armed men, using machetes and homemade guns, staged the attack on Saint Jose..

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Hiring of women saw 2.5% dip between 2017 and 2018: Report

Hiring of women saw a 2.5 per cent dip between 2017 and 2018, even as the average attrition rate of women across levels remained significantly lesser than men, according to a report. While in 2017, 36 pe..

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Delink educational institutions from political influence: Narayana Murthy

For creating world-class educational institutions in India, it is important to delink education from political influence and keep ideology away, Infosys founder N R Nara..

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Education, counselling support for street kids of Kolkata

Fifty street children will receive education and counselling support at a state-run school in the city as part of an initiative aimed at providing "safe spaces" to them, an NGO official ..

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Super 30 founder Anand Kumar stresses teaching in mother tongue

Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar Friday stressed on the need for teaching children in their mother tongue Hindi so that they could grasp the subject with greater ease and in a natural way. ..

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Prisoners in UK to be offered chance to study at Cambridge University

Cambridge University has unveiled plans to introduce bursaries to enable serving or former prisoners in the UK to complete an under-graduate degree course from the world-famous institution. The four..

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Book on Mahatma Gandhi's 'Nai Talim' launched

A book on experiential learning based on Mahatma Gandhi's 'Nai Talim' (basic education) was released Wednesday by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. Ma..

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Schools cannot deny admission for lack of Aadhaar: UIDAI

Government agency UIDAI Wednesday asked schools not to refuse admission to students for lack of Aadhaar and said such denials are "invalid" and "not permitted under the law"...

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Make a positive difference in lives of people around you: PM to teachers

Lauding the role of teachers in the nation-building process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday called on them to devote the next four years in making a positive difference in the lives of the citize..

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Teachers' day: '60,000 schools observe Black Day over discriminatory policies'

On Teachers' Day, over 60,000 schools across the country observed black day in protest of alleged discriminatory policies against safety of teachers, principal and school management, claimed an associati..

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China Kindergarten principal fired for pole dance in school

A kindergarten principal in China has been fired after she organised a pole dancing performance for a ceremony welcoming children at the start of the school year. School authorities take an action after parents condemn t..

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Coffee will disappear from cafeterias of South Korea schools

Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day, after the government said few days earlier that it will ban coffee sales in schools. Schools are those places ..

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New science & technology council formed to advise PM

A 21-member committee has been set up to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi on science, technology, and innovations, a top official said today. The Prime Minister's ..

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Air pollution leads to lower verbal, math scores: Study

Long-term exposure to air pollution significantly impacts cognitive abilities, leading to steep reduction in verbal and math test scores, a study conducted in China warns. ..

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Gurugram schoolboy father appeals PM to declare September 8 as 'Child Safety Day'

The father of a seven-year-old student who was killed at a private school in Gurugram's Bhondsi area on September 8 last year has made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the day as ..

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Three teachers booked for beating class 11 student in UP

A class 11 student of a school in Gorakhpur's Buxipur was allegedly beaten up by his class teacher and two other teachers, following which the accused were booked, police said. ..

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Government school teacher arrested for sexually abusing student in Delhi

A 52-year-old teacher of a government school in north Delhi's Burari was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his 15-year-old student, police said. The incident ca..

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Extent of devastation at schools moves relief workers

Schools ravaged by floods resembled graveyards of creative works of young children, teachers said. "It's really heart-breaking," said Sajoy George, a teacher, engaged in rehabilitation work in a Government school at Moot..

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Teen ends life after rains destroy school certificates in Kerala

A 19-year-old man allegedly committed suicide on finding that his Class 12 certificates were damaged in the devastation caused by monsoon in Kozhikode district, police said. ..

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Forest department imposes Rs 5 lakh fine on NCERT for cutting of trees

A fine of over Rs 5 lakh has been imposed on the NCERT for heavily pruning 33 trees and cutting five without permission from the forest department inside its campus on Aurobindo road her..

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DU Kerala students' association take out candle march at India Gate

Delhi University Kerala students' association, Maithry, organised a candle march in memory of those who lost their lives in floods that ravaged the southern state. Ar..

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HP Government Recommends CBI probe into scholarship disbursal frauds: CM

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to recommend a CBI probe into the alleged frauds in disbursal of scholarship to students in the state, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said...

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Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on Moon

Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon's polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India 10 years..

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Campaign launched to create awareness among children to identify sexual abuse

Amnesty International India today launched a new campaign aimed at creating awareness among children to help them understand and identify sexual abuse. ..

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Tribal students urge govt to give them Quality Education

Tribal students have appealed to the Centre to ensure "quality education" and proper facilities, including schools and hostels, for those belonging to scheduled tribes and said that reservation in govern..

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YouTube videos on plastic surgery spreading misinformation

In the first study to evaluate YouTube videos on facial plastic surgery procedures, scientists have found that most are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals. From ..

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WB textbook puts Farhan Akhtar photograph as Milkha Singh

A photograph in a West Bengal school textbook depicting Farhan Akhtar as legendary athlete Milkha Singh has gone viral on the social media and the actor has urged the state government to rectify the ..

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lover of Hindi & Humanity

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the most loved Prime Minister of India and an iconic leader and one of the founding members of leading political party Bhartiya Janta Party. Here we are looking back in his life ..

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Bihar Govt launches several Post-Matric Scholarships

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today launched several schemes for students hailing from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Backward and Extremely Backward class and Minority, including th..

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Students begin school year at Florida school, six months after massacre

Students at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school began a new school year amid beefed up security six months after a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives and rekindled the US deb..

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Video of teacher beating student in classroom goes viral

A physical education teacher in Rajasthan's Dausa district was today put on awaited posting order after a video purportedly showing him beating a student in classroom surfaced on social media. School teacher s..