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NASA Probe Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a litt..

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30 Minor Girls Oppose Lewd Graffiti in Bihar School, Thrashed

Thirty minor girls of a school in Bihar's Supaul district were beaten up by a mob after they protested against lewd comments on a wall allegedly written by boys of a neighbouring school, police said Sunday. ..

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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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Out of the helicopter and into the wild

Free-range parenting is the concept of raising children in the spirit of encouraging them to function independently and with limited parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development and with a reasonable a..

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Sharda University Discussed Students Fight with District Administration

A Kashmiri student was beaten up after a fight broke out between groups of Indian and Afghanistan students at a Sharda University in Greater Noida on October 04, 2018. ..

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Haryana's MDU Ranked Cleanest GOVT University by HRD Ministry

Haryana's Maharashi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the ..

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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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JNU Admin Plans to Place Teachers Under Conduct of Central Services Rules

The Jawaharlal Nehru University plans to place teachers under the Conduct of Central Services Rules, which would restrict them for making public statements against the administration, a member of the academic council said Friday. The var..

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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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IIT KGP to set up Academy of Leadership

IIT Kharagpur is all set to establish an 'Academy of Leadership' which intends to develop innovative programmes combining the core curricula in science and engineering disciplines with philosophy and liberal arts. ..

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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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TCS partners University of Tokyo for digital technology research

Global software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday said it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) at University of Tokyo..

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Punjab govt comes up with own IELTS

With the youth in Punjab, nothing sells like Canada. Hoping to tap into the emigration craze, the state Education Department has come up with a plan to improve their English skills by launching a programme called the ..

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Indian universities need to give emphasis to innovation: PM

Indian Universities and higher educational institutions need to give equal emphasis to innovation as they give to knowledge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday stressing that life would become a burden without innovations. H..

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CBSE Board Exam 2019: CBSE Board Changed the exam pattern of English for class 12

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the examination conducting body of Class 12 and 10. It was founded on November 03, 1962. It Headquarter is located in Preet Vihar, Delhi. ..

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JNUSU calls for University Strike Today

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union has called for a university strike on October 5 to protest against the administration for not inviting them for the academic council meeting. ..

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Protest in Jamia over non-availability of Turkish language teachers

Some students of Jamia Millia Islamia University are sitting on a protest claiming there are no teachers to teach them Turkish language. However, a spokesperson from the varsity said they ..

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Odisha GOVT to Restructure Cadre of Primary School Teachers

Odisha government Thursday decided to restructure the cadre of primary school teachers and head masters following which the agitating teachers called off their protest. According to a stat..

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Punjab cabinet approves regularisation of over 8,000 teachers

The Punjab cabinet Wednesday approved regularisation of 8,886 teachers recruited under the central education programmes, an official spokesman said. The cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of ..

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NIT-Tiruchy sets up centres of dynamic excellence

NIT-Tiruchirapalli, formerly Regional Engineering College, has set up 'centres of dynamic excellence' to train students, practising professionals and industries in order to create a robu..

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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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Delhi govt-school principals to get training at Cambridge

The Delhi government is sending as many as 60 principals of its government schools to the prestigious Cambridge University in England for a training programme. Announcing the decision on Monday, Deputy C..

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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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Never dreamed my research would take the direction it has: Nobel Medicine Prize winner Allison

James Allison, the winner of the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize, has said he never dreamed that his research would take the direction it has. The American immunologist and Tasuku Honjo of Jap..

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Exercise can help cut depression, schizophrenia symptoms

Exercising two or three times a week can reduce symptoms of depression and schizophrenia, according to experts who suggest that a structured physical activity regime can complement standard medication and psychotherapy t..

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Animated video launched to create awareness on breast cancer

An animated video aimed at creating awareness on breast cancer has been launched by the Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Reseach (SRIOR) recently. The video, claimed by the instit..

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Javadekar appeals universities to replace 'British-inspired' convocation attire with Indian dresses

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday appealed universities across the country to replace their "British-inspired" convocation attire with traditional Indian clothes as a tribute to Mahatma Gan..

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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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Media violence, family conflict ups aggressive behaviours in teens

Teenagers exposed to violence on TV and high levels of household conflict are at risk of engaging in aggressive behaviours, according to scientists including one of Indian origin. Especi..

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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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DU meeting on Monday over regularisation of ad-hoc teachers

A high-powered Delhi University committee will be holding a meeting on Monday to discuss about the absorption of ad-hoc teachers. Prof. Hansraj Suman, a m..

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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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Stress pushing people in Delhi to unhealthy lifestyles

Work-related stress and other worries are affecting health of adults living in Delhi, leading them to adopt smoking, drinking and other unhealthy lifestyles such as binge eating at night..

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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 o..

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Argentina's economic crisis could trigger scientific 'collapse'

Argentine scientists are deeply worried about the effects of the country's economic crisis on science. The government has proposed cutting research budgets in 2019 as part of an austerity push and it is ..

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Meet the unschoolers

To the average person, the unschooling life poses a series of red flags - no lessons, no rules, no handy reward-punishment system. But these parents claim that the most important prerequisite for unschooling is embracing..

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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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Raise qualifying marks for pursuing medical courses abroad

The Madras High Court Friday restrained the Medical Council of India and the Centre from issuing eligibility certificate to foreign medical education aspirants if their score was less th..

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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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Yoga can be a great break from the classroom routine

Let's face it. Life is tough and, more than ever, people are searching for ways to get stronger both mentally and physically. While avoiding fatty diets and workouts may temporarily grab headlines, some of our best optio..

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UK universities call for ban on essay writing companies

More than 45 university chiefs on Thursday called on the UK government to ban companies that produce essays for students for a fee. The so-called "essay mills" are known to exist around ..

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British Council scholarship for Indian students: Obe

British Council, India Director, Alan Gemmell Obe Thursday said the Council would give scholarship to 500 students from India for academic exchange programme in United Kingdom universiti..

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CBSE Board Exams 2019: Class 10, 12 exams to begin in February

CBSE board exams 2019 will begin from the month of February and the entire exam schedule will be released next week, the central board said on Wednesday. The board has decided to conduct exams for ..

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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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IIT Indore makes world university ranking debut

India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released here on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year. In what was described as an impressive debut entr..

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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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Many doctors in India miss TB signs

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms. ..

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Indian Americans donated USD 1.2 billion to 37 US universities from 2000 to 2018

Indian Americans donated USD 1.2 billion to 37 US universities between 2000 and 2018, according to an Indiaspora research of publicly available information from 68 such donations of more than USD 1 milli..

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No quota for local students in Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University Vice Chancellor Gurmeet Singh said Tuesday there was no scope of having a separate quota for students of the Union Territory to gain admission into various disciplines available in the varsity. ..

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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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CBSE issues advisory to schools, to counter the threat of Momo Challenge

The lethal 'Momo Challenge' attracts teenagers to save unknown contact numbers on WhatsApp by the name of momo and those who play are terrorized by the pictures of Japanese Momo doll. CBSE has released a..

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Five steps to financing your child’s education abroad

For most parents, sending their child abroad is a herculean financial task, with even lifelong savings not being sufficient for many. However, with proper and timely planning, you can ensure that your lack of finances do..

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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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Budgetary allocation for interest-free edu loans to be hiked: Javadekar

The Union government will increase its annual allocation for interest-free loans to students and digitalise over 15 lakh classrooms as part of its resolve to ensure quality education in the country, said Union Mi..

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Prof Shalini Bharat appointed TISS director

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), a multi-campus public funded research university, Monday appointed Prof Shalini Bharat as its new director. Until recently, she was the acti..

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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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Harvard prof asks MCI to replace classroom use of animals with simulation technology

A Harvard professor has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI), urging it to replace the "cruel classroom use of animals" with cutting-edge simulation technology, animal rights bo..

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Why Students Should Learn a Second Language

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English. Which is ultimately the most..

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Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' may be a myth: Study

Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents -- dubbed the 'Cinderella effect' -- may be a myth, scientists say. Researche..

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Banning tobacco displays may prevent children from buying cigarettes

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may significantly reduce the number of children buying cigarettes, a study has found. The research, from Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK..

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UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

The head of the UN education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence and she will push world leaders meeting in New..

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Importance of Arts in Education

You've probably heard that arts curriculum is beneficial to students, but did you know that it benefits all students, even the ones who aren't particularly artsy? There's no doubt that the arts are fun for kids. Diving i..

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Acts of kindness can reduce depression: Study

Showing compassion to others can help reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest. The most disagreeable individuals, who are als..

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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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Best Resources for New Teachers

Teaching is a noble profession. What are our first memories which we associate with this career? That eduactors are calm, mature & they've huge patience to deal with critical situations in classroom. But actually, teache..

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Can Learning Be Both Innovative and Value Based?

A Seminar on the topic "Can learning be both innovative and value based?", was organized at school on 25th June 2012. The aim of this seminar was to focus on the sharing of experiences by the ..

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Meditation For Quality Education

If food is to body, meditation is to mind. Time runs. We short out so many problems in the field of education which are very difficult to coup up. The problem may be of child, teacher, subject, classroom or authority- th..

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Talk about Physical Abuse in Classrooms (Quick & Easy Tricks)

Awareness is POWER. It's important that we create opportunities to talk to our children about what a good touch is and what is not. Parents can teach their kids about this, but they have a certain kind of hesitation to t..

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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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Manipur University VC suspended

Manipur University Vice Chancellor Prof A P Pandey has been placed under suspension till the completion of the enquiry against him, officials said here Tuesday. Pandey has been placed under suspension by..

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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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United Left wins all four central panel posts in JNU Students' Union polls

A united front of four Left student groups won all four central panel posts in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) election, by defeating the RSS-affiliated ABVP with hug..

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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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ISRO to launch 18 missions in next six months

With the continuing success of PSLV missions, ISRO has decided to take it up a notch and plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one every two weeks. ..

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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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DSJ students protest against 'inadequate' facilities

Scores of students of Delhi University's Delhi School Of Journalism protested here on Monday against the administration "for not providing adequate lab facilities" in the department. ..

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Odia university to be set up at Bakula Bana in Puri district

Odisha government Monday decided to establish the proposed Odia University at 'Bakula Bana' in Puri district. The decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chi..

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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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Two pvt schools in Kashmir lose recognition over 'exorbitant' fee hike

Authorities in Kashmir Saturday suspended the recognition of two prominent private schools here for "exorbitant fee hike and non-compliance of orders" from the Department of School Educa..