Everything you need to know about Shiksha Mandal: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Shiksha Mandal: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) The Election Commission Monday said it was looking into a complaint against CPI-M legislator Anisur Rehman for his alleged derogatory comments about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, even as the state's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday gave notice for a privilege motion against him in the assembly.
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) From rural and urban local bodies to assembly and parliament, voters in Andhra Pradesh will vote four times to elect their representatives in a span of five weeks.
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Researchers at UT Arlington are a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth.
Port Blair, March 3 (ANI): Marine Museum of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) showcased a perfect blend of history, geography, anthropology and the beautiful marine life of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, housing over 1200 species and a diverse range of exhibits with informative coverage of the islands' ecosystem, tribal communities, plant as well as animal life.
Haryana School Shiksha Priyojna Parishad, Haryana has published the notification for the the 260 Posts of Block Resource Persons (BRP)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A Delhi based-organisation Saturday demanded the withdrawal of another book by American author Wendy Doniger on Hinduism.
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United Thursday expelled senior leader Shivanand Tiwari and four sitting parliamentarians for anti-party activities.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Penguin India, which recently withdrew American author Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism, has been urged to approach higher courts to establish a strong precedent of upholding freedom of expression.
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Penguin India's decision to withdraw from publication and pulp copies of an American professor's book on Hinduism in an out of court settlement has ignited a fiery debate here on freedom of the speech in India.
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Abundant in the lush hills of northeast India, a variety of plant-like organisms called lichens may hold the key to a potential drug against breast cancer that affects one in 28 women in India, according to a discovery by scientists here.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Nearly nine lakh students stand to benefit from a subsidy scheme on educational loans taken before March 31, 2009, according to the interim budget proposals presented by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday.
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday drew flak from opposition parties for standing by a controversial Trinamool Congress leader, allegedly involved in a murder case and known for his repeated comments inciting violence.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) After remaining silent for two days, Penguin India Friday sought to justify its move to withdraw a book on Hinduism, citing moral grounds, and the need to protect its employees.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A petition against the government's proposal to hold a session outside the assembly building to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill was Thursday withdrawn from the Delhi High Court.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the city government to inform it about any provision in law that allows the government to hold an assembly session outside its designated place.
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) An initiative to impart basic education as also vocational skill development for the Muslim population is being launched, an official release said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The UPA government has focused massively on boosting education and its efforts in the past 10 years have helped lay the foundation for building a strong education system in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved changes in its flagship elementary education scheme which will benefit students from poor sections of society and the girl child.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Many Bollywood actresses gave up studies to act and actress Chitrangada Singh says sometimes circumstances make people take the step but she won't propagate it.
Jammu, Feb 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday approved an ambitious Rs.1,039 crore plan to establish new universities, technical colleges, model degree colleges, polytechnics and upgrading the existing higher educational system in the state.
Ghaziabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Environmentalists staged a dharna here Monday to create awareness about the Hindon river.
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet Tuesday approved the "Samajwadi Pension" scheme, aimed at giving direct benefits to 40 lakh families in the state, an official said.
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two people were arrested Thursday for the murder of a leader of the Trinamool Congress students wing, police said.
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) The district administration of Noida in Uttar Pradesh Thursday issued notice to six public and private schools for not complying with its orders on closure of schools in view of the cold wave.
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Funding pattern and quality of education in higher educational institutions were among the issues discussed at the first meeting of the national mission on higher education Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Here is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's opening remarks at a press conference held Friday:
New Delhi, Jan. 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said education has been a key element in the UPA Government's strategy to "increase the productive capacity of the economy".
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said education has been a key element in the UPA government's strategy to "increase the productive capacity of the economy".
New Delhi, Dec.28 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to play the role of a national think tank for the promotion of higher education in the country.
Patna, Dec 19 (IANS) An illegal liquor factory was busted in Bihar's Bhagalpur district amd nearly 10,000 pouches of local-made liquor seized, an official said Thursday.
Patna, Dec 15 (IANS) Bihar has initiated the process to confiscate the properties of 47 Maoists, a police official said Sunday.
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) and various politicians, academicians and cultural personalities Thursday demanded the "unconditional release" of all political prisoners and the abolition of "black laws".
Ghaziabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Ghaziabad traders Monday called off their seven-day-old agitation demanding arrest of criminals and removal of Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dharmendra Yadav.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The government said Wednesday it was planning to fill 5,000 faculty positions under the National Higher Education Campaign during the current five-year plan which ends in 2017.
May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her Noida home. Nepalese domestic help Hemraj suspected of murder.
Bangalore, Nov 25 (IANS) Public and private investment in higher education should be stepped up substantially and resources should be utilised optimally to scale capacity and improve quality, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Pallam Raju said Monday.
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Talwar family expressed dissatisfaction over the judgment of the special CBI court Monday holding Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty of killing their only daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008 and said they will appeal to a higher court.
May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her Noida home. Nepalese domestic help Hemraj suspected of murder.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court upheld the life imprisonment awarded by a trial court to a woman and her lover for killing her husband, saying they deserve "no sympathy".
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) With a bouquet of 189 films from 63 countries, the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) beginning Nov 10 will highlight the contribution of South East Asian films to international cinema, its organisers said Monday.
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) With a week left for the 19th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) to start, India's second oldest film festival has gone digital courtesy a special mobile application that will provide detailed information to film buffs about screenings, its organisers said Monday.
South Dinajpur (West Bengal), Oct.29 (ANI): The ongoing strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is taking a toll on cross-border trade with India, which left hundreds of trucks stranded at the transit point in South Dinajpur, West Bengal.
Ghaziabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, accused in the twin-murder of their daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj, Tuesday demanded that journalist Nalini Singh and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official Anuj Arya record their statements in the trial court.
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Journalist Nalini Singh has said she is ready to comply with the court's orders in the murder case of teenager Aarushi Talwar and servant Hemraj. She had earlier raised questions about the sequence of events leading to the murder.
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) The union home ministry has asked Maoist-affected states to follow Bihar's model of confiscating the property of rebel leaders, officials here said Saturday.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Karnataka Thursday sought 90 percent funding from the central government to implement the national higher education mission - Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its order Tuesday on dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's plea seeking reports of narco-analysis, polygraph and brain-mapping tests conducted on three suspects in their daughter Aarushi's murder.
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally-sponsored scheme (CSS) for reforming the state higher education system.
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel Thursday arrested one person and seized 22 gold biscuits, worth over Rs.79 lakh, from near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, an official statement said.
Aligarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Aligarh's Muslim industrialists and traders will now have their own business lobby after the Udyog Vyapar Mandal (Industrial Trade Board) refused to back meat traders.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) A 27-year-old man threw acid on a 22-year-old woman in Odisha early Friday after she refused to marry him, police said.
Panagarh (West Bengal), Aug. 27 (ANI): Atleast three people lost their lives and several others were injured on Tuesday in a bus accident in Panagarh area in West Bengal's Burdwan District.
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government is planning to cap the number of colleges that can be affiliated to a university to maintain proper academic standards.
Gurgaon, Aug 12 (IANS) The Board of School Education Haryana has cancelled its contract with a Mumbai-based firm for publishing school books under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme, an official said Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Delhi Tourism and Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) have signed an MoU to promote tourism between Delhi and Uttarakahnd, a statement here said Monday.
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Claiming that 25 people have been killed since the ongoing panchayat polls began in West Bengal, the Left Front Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress leaders of competing among themselves in unleashing violence and terror.
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav lashed the apex court today for diluting its reservation policy in promotion for all faculty posts at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) As a controversy rages over a ruling Trinamool Congress leader asking party workers to attack houses of Independent candidates in the ongoing panchayat polls, a Trinamool legislator Sunday publicly threatened to decapitate a Congress leader.
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Left Front chairman Biman Bose Friday demanded the arrest of Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal who had exhorted party workers to hurl bombs at police and damage houses of independent candidates in the West Bengal panchayat polls.
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) A day after a ruling Trinamool Congress leader stirred up controversy by exhorting his party workers to hurl bombs at police and damage houses of independent candidates in the West Bengal panchayat polls, intellectuals and opposition politicians Thursday lashed out at the regime for "terrorising" and "inciting violence."
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday courted controversy by exhorting his party workers to hurl bombs at police and damage houses of independent candidates fighting the panchayat polls.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) School dropout rates among the Scheduled Castes andthe Scheduled Tribes (SCs/STs) have come down since the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Human Resource and Development Minister Pallam Raju said Wednesday.
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) With the union human resource development ministry sending a team to probe the alleged embezzlement of central funds under Sarv Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in Punjab, the opposition Congress Wednesday welcomed the move.
Guwahati, June 9 (ANI): The Centre has decided to start Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) to focus on equity based development, improvement in teaching-learning quality and research.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) Kerala has been allocated Rs.403 crore in the current fiscal under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme for universal education, state Education Minister Abdu Rabb said here Thursday.
Patna, June 1 (IANS) A Bihar official used to cook his food in a silver pressure cooker, leaving a Bihar Police raiding team bewildered.
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Kanika Tiwari, who played Hrithik Roshan's sister in the 2012 film "Agneepath", has signed her second Telugu romantic-drama. The yet-untitled project features southern actor Prince Cecilb opposite her.
Patna, May 25 (IANS) A friend of a woman who was gang-raped by three men in Bihar has married the victim, police said Saturday.
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Thirty-five people, including 20 women, were arrested from a Bihar village Saturday on charges of burning the husband of a village head over a land dispute, police said.
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Safety and well being of social activists involved in development work in Uttar Pradesh came under focus Thursday when an independent panel of women groups released a fact-finding report on an attack on Dalit women at Lalitpur.
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent target of enrolment, retention and transition of students in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the central government's programme for achievement of universalisation of elementary education, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it was concerned with the quality of the primary teacher and warned against a populist approach on appointments that could endanger India's future.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave vent to its ire over state governments flouting guidelines for the appointment of 'Shiksha Sahayaks' for promoting primary education saying it amounted to "spoiling the future of the future generations".
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) The man accused of bullying and physically abusing five Dalit woman activists in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district last week, was arrested there Monday, police said. He was presented before a court which sent him to 14 days' judicial custody.
Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) A goon who misbehaved with five Dalit women activists a week ago in Uttar Pradesh is on the run, with officials planning to auction his house and property, police said Sunday.
Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 17 (IANS) In another case of police apathy in cases of gender-related violence, activists alleged here Friday that a man who physically and verbally abused five lower caste women has not been arrested even five days after a complaint was filed against him.
Tripura, May 17 (ANI): Tripura's Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who heads the State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA), recently announced that the state is likely to be declared fully literate by September this year.
- May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her Noida home.
Manesar (Haryana), May 7 (IANS) Go for a brain scan from age 55 years onwards, at least once in five years, to check for signs of mental deterioration, a leading Indian scientist says.
Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) The driver of a school van was seriously injured and two school children slightly hurt after the vehicle caught fire Friday while dropping students home, police said.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval to the Swedish retailer IKEA for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single-brand retail.
Imphal, Gangtok, April 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee who is on a recent visit to Manipur said that a collective effort is needed to encourage socio-economic reforms in the north-eastern states.
Imphal, Apr 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has said that Manipur has a special place in the hearts of all Indians for its participation in the struggle to free India from the British rule.
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Early Childhood Association (ECA), an organisation that works towards early childhood care Tuesday called for the Right to Education (RTE) Act to bring in its ambit the huge chunk of children under the age of six years.
Bayyavaram (Andhra Pradesh), April 7 (ANI): At least three persons were killed when a boiler exploded at the Heritage Dairy plant in Bayyavaram in Kasimkota Mandal of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhaptnam district on Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr. 6 (ANI): Stating that the nation has achieved eight percent growth per annum during the Eleventh Five Year Plan period from a 3.5 percent growth rate per annum during the First Five Year Plan period, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said today India is the third largest economy in the world in purchasing power parity terms.
The far-reaching Right To Education Act, now in its fourth year of implementation, obliges the central and state governments to provide eight years of free and compulsory education to all children between 6 and 14 years of age. But the country is a long way from achieving that goal. India has always been a land of extreme dichotomies and the most extreme is that while the country is aspiring to become an economic superpower, it has an education system that is failing generations of children.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) There was a three-way tie for the lead at the end of the opening round at the Panasonic Open India golff event as two Australians, Kieran Pratt and Wade Ormsby, and Singaporean Lam Chih Bing shared the honours with rounds of five-under 67 each at the demanding and windy Delhi Golf Club here Thursday.
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Three years since it came into being and promised free and compulsory education to all children in the 6-14 age group in India, redressing violations of the Right to Education (RTE) Act across the country has been apparently poor, a fact ascribed by the chief monitoring body to teacher shortage and lack of educational infrastructure.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Thursday gave its green signal to 13 states that had sought permission to relax the minimum qualification criteria for appointment of teachers under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.
New Delhi, Mar. 28 (ANI): The government has given consent to thirteen states who had sought permission to relax minimum qualification for appointment of teachers under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj, the richest candidate to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Delhi, was shot dead by unidentified men who barged into his sprawling farmhouse here Tuesday morning. Police suspect a property or family dispute to be the cause.
Agra, March 22 (IANS) Social activists and environmentalists gathered here Friday to deliberate on the ways to save dwindling sources of freshwater on the occasion of World Water Day.
Guwahati, Mar 22 (ANI): In a bid to promote the language of Hindi in the northeast, a seminar titled 'Rashtriya Bhasha Sanmilan' was recently held in Guwahati.
Dharamsala, Mar 20 (ANI): Dharamsala hosted a two-day sports and cultural program for specially abled children from nineteen blocks of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Over a 100 legislators and local leaders of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) from Bihar camped in Delhi and its neighbouring areas for nearly a month to mobilize people for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's rally to press for a special status to the state.
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A total 5,50,589 students from the Muslim community were given scholarships in Maharashtra, while 4,43,412 girls from the minority communities were extended financial aid in the state, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.
Dinajpur (West Bengal), Mar 14 (ANI): Trade on the India-Bangladesh border remains unaffected in wake of the spurt in violence in Bangladesh.
Agra, March 8 (IANS) Poet Sneh Thakur from Canada said here on International Women's Day that women should not see each others as rivals and should instead be partners for the development of society.
South Dinajpur (West Bengal), Mar. 3 (ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's South Dinajpur District have expressed fears about cross-border violence, after riots struck neighbouring Bangladesh.