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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

Bengal BJP leader threatens to behead Trinamool leader

May 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Infamous for his hate speeches and inciting party workers to unleash violence against rivals, Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal got a taste of his own medicine when a BJP leader in West Bengal's Birbhum district threatened to behead him.

SUCI-C seeks re-polling in 98 Bengal booths

May 12, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Alleging widespread rigging by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) Monday demanded re-polling in 98 polling booths in Jaynagar Lok Sabha constituency in South 24 Parganas district.

20 injured in political clash in Bengal, 12 held

May 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured Monday in a clash between activists of the CPI-M and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said. Twelve people have been arrested in this connection.

Stop silent booth capturing, BJP tells EC

May 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Alleging rigging in certain booths in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, the BJP Monday urged the Election Commission (EC) to stop "silent booth capturing".

Sharad Yadav battles Pappu Yadav in Madhepura

April 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Madhepura (Bihar), April 29 (IANS) Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav is facing a tough fight from controversial former MP Pappu Yadav of the RJD in this Bihar parliamentary constituency.

'EC has the proper medicines for fair polls'

April 22, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Asserting that the Election Commission was not afraid of anyone, its special observer to West Bengal Sudhir Kumar Rakesh Tuesday said the poll panel has proper "medicines" to ensure peaceful and fair polls.

Babul Supriyo gets bail in highway obstruction case

April 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Bollywood singer and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Asansol Lok Sabha constituency Babul Supriyo was Tuesday granted bail after he surrendered in a court in connection with a case under the National Highways Act.

BJP's Muslim face Shahnawaz Hussain faces tough battle in Bhagalpur (Election Special)

April 21, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Bhagalpur (Bihar), April 21 (IANS) Unlike the last elections, it will not be a easy fight for BJP's lone Muslim MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, seeking to make a hat-trick from Bhagalpur, as his chances hang on the way his community as well as the Kurmis - the caste Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar belongs to - decide to vote.

EC seeks report on Arms Act case against Babul Supriyo

April 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday sought an urgent report from the Burdwan district magistrate following a complaint from the BJP that its candidate for Asansol Lok Sabha constituency Babul Supriyo - a noted Bollywood singer - has been "falsely implicated" in a case under the Arms Act.

Opposition slams Mamata for 'fabricated' case against BJP's Babul Supriyo

April 17, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who once had described a gruesome rape as "fabricated", is getting a dose of her own medicine, with the opposition unanimously slamming her over "falsely implicating" famed singer and BJP candidate Babul Supriyo.

BJP's Babul Supriyo alleges assault by Trinamool, EC seeks report

April 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Bollywood singer and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Asansol constituency Babul Supriyo Saturday filed a police complaint alleging he was heckled and his bodyguard assaulted by Trinamool Congress activists during campaigning.

BJP's Babul Supriyo alleges assault by Trinamool activists

April 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Bollywood singer and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Asansol constituency Babul Supriyo Saturday filed a police complaint alleging he was heckled and his bodyguard assaulted by Trinamool Congress activists during campaigning.

Mamata shares dais with murder accused party leaders, faces flak

April 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday found herself in yet another controversy after she shared dais with controversial party leaders Anubrata Mandal and Monirul Islam - both facing murder charges and infamous for hate speeches.

100-plus in Delhi and eager to vote! (Election Special)

April 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Kalitara Mandal, 104, wants to cast her ballot one last time as she says she might not live to see the next general election in the country. Of Delhi's 12 million voters, Mandal is one among 324 voters aged above 100 years.

70 percent polling in Andhra rural local body polls

April 6, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Over 70 percent voting was recorded Sunday in the first phase of rural local body elections in Andhra Pradesh. Barring minor incidents, the polling across the state was peaceful, poll officials said.

Rural local body polls underway in Andhra Pradesh

April 6, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) About 35 percent polling was recorded till Sunday afternoon in the first phase of rural local body elections in Andhra Pradesh.

Anubrata, Anisur responses under examination: Poll panel

April 4, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday said it is examining the replies received in response to the showcause notices issued to West Bengal Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal and CPI-M legislator Anisur Rehman.

'Sorcar, Mandal cautioned against further model code violation'

April 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) The EC Wednesday warned BJP candidate and magician P.C. Sorcar Junior and TMC leader Anubrata Mandal against further violations of the model code of conduct.

Militants finally free telecom professional

March 27, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Aizawl, March 27 (IANS) A telecom professional from Kolkata who was abducted by militants in November 2013 has been finally freed in Mizoram, police said Thursday.

Poll panel seeks report on Trinamool MP's speech

March 26, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday sought a report along with video footage from a Bengal district magistrate after Trinamool MP Sougata Roy allegedly urged party workers to capture polling booths.

Congress Manifesto: Salient features

March 26, 2014 at 7:41 PM

* Spells out 15-point agenda for India's socio-economic and political transformation.

Bengal man returns home after 119 days of captivity

March 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Elated and relieved at his release after months as a captive of militants in the northeast, telecom professional Deep Mondal of West Bengal Monday wished no else has to go through the trauma.

Max Life Insurance launches unit-linked child plan

March 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Max Life Insurance Monday said it has launched a unit-linked child plan called "Shiksha Plus Super" focused on children education and career.

Soha paints school wall to promote education

March 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan, who believes in the right of education for each individual, joined a social campaign for the cause by painting a part of a school's wall here.

Chhau, Gambhira folk dances for EC awareness drives

March 12, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) The popularity of West Bengal's vibrant Chhau and Gambhira folk dances will be utilised by the Election Commission (EC) as part of its awareness drives for the voters in the state, an official said Wednesday.

Now Trinamool's Anubrata under poll panel scanner

March 11, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Known for his hate speeches, Trinamool Congress' Birbhum district chief Anubrata Mandal has come under the scanner of the Election Commission for using alleged offensive words to incite his party workers against the opposition.

CPI-M leader under scanner for foul language against Mamata

March 10, 2014 at 9:39 PM

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.

Andhra voters to vote four times in five weeks

March 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

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.

Exposure to synthetic compound BPA could promote breast cancer growth

March 7, 2014 at 1:45 PM

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.

Museum showcases beautiful marine life of Andaman

March 3, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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.

HSSPP Recruitment 2014 for Block Resource Post: Apply Online

March 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Haryana School Shiksha Priyojna Parishad, Haryana has published the notification for the the 260 Posts of Block Resource Persons (BRP)

Delhi group wants withdrawal of another Doniger book

March 1, 2014 at 10:41 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A Delhi based-organisation Saturday demanded the withdrawal of another book by American author Wendy Doniger on Hinduism.

JD-U expels Shivanand Tiwari, four MPs

February 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United Thursday expelled senior leader Shivanand Tiwari and four sitting parliamentarians for anti-party activities.

Penguin India urged to approach higher court

February 23, 2014 at 9:04 PM

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.

Curbs on American author's book on Hinduism ignites row

February 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

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.

Northeastern lichens may yield drug against breast cancer

February 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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.

Loan subsidy to benefit 9 lakh students

February 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

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.

Mamata backs controversial party leader, draws opposition ire

February 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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.

Withdrew Hinduism book on moral grounds: Penguin India

February 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM

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.

Plea withdrawn against assembly session outside building

February 13, 2014 at 9:02 PM

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.

Why hold assembly session outside, asks Delhi HC

February 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

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.

Scheme for Muslims' education to be launched

February 11, 2014 at 9:26 PM

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.

UPA has helped lay foundation for strong education system: PM

February 6, 2014 at 9:26 PM

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.

Cabinet nod to changes to elementary education scheme

February 6, 2014 at 8:14 PM

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.

I won't propagate leaving education: Chitrangada

February 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM

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.

Omar approves plan for excellence in higher education

February 4, 2014 at 9:42 PM

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.

Environmentalists stir to create awareness about Hindon

February 3, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Ghaziabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Environmentalists staged a dharna here Monday to create awareness about the Hindon river.

40 lakh Uttar Pradesh families to get 'Samajwadi Pension'

January 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM

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.

Two held for student leader's death in Bengal

January 16, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two people were arrested Thursday for the murder of a leader of the Trinamool Congress students wing, police said.

Notice to Noida schools for staying open despite severe cold

January 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM

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.

First meeting of higher education mission held

January 8, 2014 at 10:39 PM

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.

Text of PM's opening remarks

January 3, 2014 at 2:23 PM

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Here is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's opening remarks at a press conference held Friday:

Education a key element of UPA strategy: Manmohan Singh

January 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

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".

Education a key element of UPA strategy: PM

January 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM

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".

PM to UGC: Play role of national think tank for promotion of higher education

December 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM

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.

10,000 pouches of local-made liquor seized in Bihar

December 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

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.

Bihar to confiscate properties of 47 Maoists

December 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Patna, Dec 15 (IANS) Bihar has initiated the process to confiscate the properties of 47 Maoists, a police official said Sunday.

Unconditional release of political prisoners demanded

December 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

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 traders' stir for nabbing criminals called off

December 9, 2013 at 10:26 PM

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.

5,000 faculty positions in higher education to be filled

November 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

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.

Timeline of Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

November 26, 2013 at 6:10 PM

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.

Pallam Raju bats for higher investment in education

November 25, 2013 at 10:34 PM

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.

Judgment miscarriage of justice, will appeal: Talwar family

November 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM

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.

Timeline of Aarushi-Hemraj murder case

November 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM

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.

No sympathy for woman who killed husband with lover: Court

November 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

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".

South East Asian films in focus at KIFF

November 4, 2013 at 7:07 PM

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.

Mobile app for 19th Kolkata film fest launched

November 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

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.

Strike in Bangladesh takes a toll on cross-border trade with India

October 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

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.

Talwars want Nalini Singh, Anuj Arya as witnesses

October 22, 2013 at 7:55 PM

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.

Nalini Singh ready to appear in court in Talwars' case

October 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM

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.

Follow Bihar model on seizing Maoists' property, states told

October 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

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.

Centre should fund higher education mission: Karnataka minister

October 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM

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).

Apex court decision on Talwars' plea Tuesday

October 7, 2013 at 8:12 PM

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.

CCEA approves scheme to reform state higher education system

October 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM

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.

BSF seizes 22 gold biscuits in Bengal

October 3, 2013 at 9:32 PM

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's Muslim traders form their own business lobby

September 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

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.

Jilted man throws acid on woman

September 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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.

Three dead, many injured in Burdwan bus accident

August 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

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.

Proposal to limit number of colleges within a university

August 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

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.

Haryana cancels textbook contract with Mumbai firm

August 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM

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.

Delhi, Uttarakhand sign MoU to develop tourism

August 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM

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.

Trinamool competing with itself to unleash terror: Left

July 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

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.

JD-U accuses Supreme Court for diluting reservation policy at AIIMS

July 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM

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).

Now, Trinamool MLA threatens to behead Congress leader

July 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

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.

Arrest Trinamool leader inciting violence: Left Front

July 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

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.

Intellectuals, politicians slam Trinamool for inciting violence

July 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM

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."

Trinamool leader asks workers to hurl bombs at cops

July 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

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.

Fall in school dropout rate among backward classes

June 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM

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.

Congress welcomes central probe in Punjab books scam

June 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

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.

Centre to start Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan to improve teaching

June 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

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.

Kerala to get Rs.403 crore under universal education scheme

June 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

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.

Bihar official cooked food in silver pressure cooker

June 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Patna, June 1 (IANS) A Bihar official used to cook his food in a silver pressure cooker, leaving a Bihar Police raiding team bewildered.

Hrithik's reel sister signs her second Telugu flick

May 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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.

Friend marries gang-rape victim in Bihar

May 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM

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.

35 arrested for burning man in Bihar

May 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

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.

Civil society seeks security for women activists

May 23, 2013 at 9:10 PM

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.

Himachal achieves Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan targets

May 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

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.

SC warns against lapses in filling primary teaching jobs

May 22, 2013 at 7:18 PM

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.

SC slams lapses in posting primary education workers

May 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

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".

Man accused of violence against Dalit woman activists arrested

May 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM

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.