Education

Snowden takes up post of Glasgow University rector

Edinburgh, April 23 (IANS) — US whistleblower Edward Snowden was officially initiated as the student rector of the... (more...)

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BJP upset at Mumbai principal’s ‘anti-Modi’ advice

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) — The BJP Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against a college principal for sending... (more...)

Ghaziabad parents stir over fee hike intensifies

Ghaziabad, April 23 (IANS) — The agitation against public schools here for raising fees has widened and is garnering... (more...)

10 international universities to open campuses in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 23 (IANS) — Sri Lanka is opening up its public university system attracting significant investment with... (more...)

Dalit, minority kids pushed out of schools: HRW

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) — School authorities in India have persistently discriminated against children from Dalit,... (more...)

IIT student’s death: Court quashes police closure report, orders probe

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) — A court Tuesday quashed a closure report filed by Delhi Police in the case of first year... (more...)

British parents, kids abusing teachers on Facebook: Survey

London, April 22 (IANS) — Some British parents as well as school children – some even aged seven – are... (more...)

Science, tech studies priority for India, US: Nancy Powell

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) — The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are priorities for both... (more...)

Ghaziabad parents agitate against DPC fee hike

Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) — Angry over steep fee hike by DPS, parents Monday defied orders prohibiting gathering of... (more...)

Himachal public service panel studying UPSC exam pattern

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) — The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will explore possibilities to adopt the new... (more...)

JPK Education gets Nelson Mandela Peace Award

Panjim, April 20 (IANS) — Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education has bagged the prestigious Nelson Mandela Peace Award... (more...)

US sees dramatic surge in graduate applications from India

By Arun Kumar Washington, April 20 (IANS) — Applications from prospective Indian students to US graduate schools surged... (more...)

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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

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