Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) In a goodwill gesture, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday offered free education to students from the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir in order to ensure their overall development. Addressing a group of women from eastern Ladakh who had came to Punjab under 'Operation Sadbhavna' of the Indian Army, Badal said Punjab and Ladakh had age-old ties as both were integral part of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's empire
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) A fuming Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared Wednesday that the demands of "contractual para teachers" for parity of salaries with government teachers won't be met. Raising posters and placards and shouting slogans, the protesting teachers created a ruckus at a public meeting at Darbhanga as Nitish Kumar began his address
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) The emerging significance of Bihar as a potential rural market for urban consumer products and services will be detailed at the Stockholm School of Business.
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) A primary school teacher in China has been accused of stamping blue and red marks on the faces of her students, based on whether they were "nice" or "naughty" according to their performance. The Shangfen Primary School in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, has since apologized for the misconduct of the teacher, the Shanghai Daily reported. Good students received red marks on their foreheads while the "naughty" ones were given blue marks.
Srinagar, Sep 26 (IANS) Intelligence sleuths are checking out the backgrounds of students and scholars attending the 18th convocation of the Kashmir University to be addressed by President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday. Many of the 214 student toppers and 234 PhD and M.Phil scholars will be awarded their medals and degrees at the convocation. Most have have already registered themselves
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the government to de-recognise private schools which do not appoint special educators for children with disabilities and make their premises barrier-free. The court, in a recent order, granted time till March 31, 2013 to the schools to make their premises barrier-free and asked them to appoint special educators within the next two years.
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 26 (IANS) Nearly 150,000 students face an uncertain future after the Haryana government directed the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) in Rohtak to shut down its more than 11,000 study centres inside and outside the state. The Haryana government last month passed a bill in the assembly amending the MDU act of 1975, effectively closing down the study centres of its Directorate of Distance Education (DDE)
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) Beijing has set new standards for Chinese language teachers who teach foreign students, authorities said. The education department has introduced a new qualification certificate for teachers, the Global Times reported Monday
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) Technopark-based educational technology research and development company Oztern Tuesday launched a unique formula for effective e-learning. The e-learning formula, developed by Oztern, has the right mix of study content, adaptive learning technology and user engagement with game play mechanics.
Jakarta, Sep 25 (IANS) Students at the University of Indonesia here got to know India better, thanks to a string of programmes that included a short film, Indian dances, introduction to yoga and a demonstration of Indian cuisine. Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Culture Centre and the Indian embassy presented the series of programmes titled "A Slice of India" to showcase various aspects of Indian traditions in the university campus, an embassy press release said. Indian ambassador Gurjit Singh inaugurated the programme that commenced with screening of a short film to introduce India.