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
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.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Calling education an area of priority, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday announced an increase of 17 percent in the budget allocated to this sector to Rs.65,867 crore ($12,285 million).
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Health for all and education for all remain one of the highest priorities of the government, and accordingly, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday proposed to allocate Rs. 37,330 crore to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Budget 2013-14.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday presented the Union Budget for fiscal 2013-14 in Parliament today.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Slamming police probe lapses, the Delhi High Court has acquitted three men sentenced to 10 years' jail by the trial court for a minor's rape.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) It took the family of seven-year-old Lipi Mandal, daughter of a rickshaw-puller, three months to detect that her high fever, loss of appetite and stomach ache was due to blood cancer.
Agra Feb 14 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsava will begin from Feb 19, a day late, to enable a busy Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to inaugurate it, an official said Thursday. But the move has angered the tourism industry here.
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan believes that films should not be preachy, but adds that a filmmaker should ensure that his or her film is not sending out wrong kind of messages.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities came out to participate in P 'n' G's campaign 'The walk for the love of Shiksha' in Mumbai.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday urged the government to expedite a new law to empower people with disabilities, saying such people fully participate in social life and the entire community benefits when barriers to their inclusion are removed.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Feb 1 (IANS) The birth of two Olive Ridley turtles heralded the start of this year's turtle breeding season in the coastal Konkan region, an official said here Friday.
Gopibalavpur (West Bengal), Jan.31 (ANI): Gopibalavpur town in West Bengal is known for its scenic beauty and has huge tourism potential.
Lucknow, Jan. 28 (ANI): Hundreds of teachers and school employees, recruited on contractual basis, launched a massive agitation outside the state assembly here on Monday, demanding higher payment and regularization of their jobs.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Teachers of Jamia Milia University and Delhi University have rallied to the support of social scientist Ashis Nandy whose remark linking Dalits, tribals and backward classes to "corruption" was pilloried at the Jaipur Literary Festival.
New Delhi, Jan. 13 (ANI): Thousands of rural folk, including tribals, participated in a marathon organised here on Sunday to spread awareness about education and celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of visionary leader Swami Vivekananda.
Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) Petroleum Sports Promotion Board's (PSPB) Soumyadeep Roy was the lone seed to fall Friday in the men's singles while Delhi's Manika Batra and PSPB's Madhurika Patkar also made early exits from the women's singles of the 74th National Table Tennis Championships here.
Agra Jan 9 (IANS) An hour-long film, "Yamuna ka Dard" (The Pain of the Yamuna), was released here Wednesday in a bid to highlight the pollution in the river and the likely damage it could cause to the Taj Mahal.
Sukma/New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Sodi Mada has a thing for children. Just like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, this resident of Sukma district of Chhattisgah lures children away - but to school.
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Asserting that the UPA Government is committed to the empowerment of minorities, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Friday said the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme and the recommendations of the Justice Sachar Committee addresses this challenge of enhancement of education of the minorities.
Tripura, Dec 28 (ANI): Once considered a safe haven by outlawed militant outfits, Nepalibasti area in West Tripura is now reaping the peace dividend and has benefited from government initiated developmental activities.
New Delhi, Dec.27 (ANI): Women empowerment and child development are the huge agenda that the government of Rajasthan has been meticulously working upon.
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) A day before the controversial promotion quota bill reaches the Lok Sabha for debate and vote, the BJP and the Congress find themselves caught in a Catch-22 situation.
Patna, Dec 13 (IANS) A Bihar court Thursday jailed for three years an Afghan with close links to the Taliban who was arrested in Purnia district in 2010 for trying to illegally sneak into Bangladesh, a government lawyer said.
Patna, Dec 13 (IANS) Police have attached the property of the prime accused in the killing of an Assamese youth in Bihar, a police official said Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The opposition Wednesday dismissed the government's Lok Sabha win on the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail as "victory of the CBI over FDI", targetting the SP and BSP over their respective walkouts.
Shimla, Nov 29 (IANS) More than three years after a teacher sexually exploited a deaf and dumb inmate of an NGO-run school-cum-hostel, a court Thursday sentenced him to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment for rape.
B+hubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) A Class 10 student in Odisha allegedly killed himself by consuming poison because his parents couldn't pay the Rs.250 fine imposed by the school for attendance shortage and he was subsequently refused permission to sit for a test, police said Thursday.
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Accusing the government of ignoring farmers' issues, families of farmers who committed suicide and agricultural activists Wednesday demanded a joint session of parliament on agricultural crisis.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) Vedanta Foundation Thursday said it has inked an agreement with the Odisha government to help impart quality education to 2,00,000 students in the state's tribal dominated districts.
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Giving an insight into how and why hospital?borne infections spread, scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology here have said bacteria play hide and seek with the human body's defence cells by surrounding themselves with sugar molecules to fool cells.
Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov. 13 (ANI): In an attempt to increase the output of quality pineapples in West Bengal's Siliguri District, a group of farmers will be visiting Brazil in December to garner education on the fruits cultivation.
New Delhi, Nov. 11 (ANI): Asserting that India has emerged as a global leader and a strong nation at the turn of this century, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju on Sunday said education is the key to the task of nation building as well as to provide requisite knowledge and skills required for sustained growth of the economy and to ensure overall progress.
Lucknow, Nov 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has decided to install solar-run bio-metric attendance systems in government-run schools to put a check on teachers, an official said Wednesday.