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Turkey says no return to past repression despite state of emergency | Reuters

Jul 21, 2016

Turkey says no return to past repression despite state of emergency | Reuters

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey sought to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there would be no return to the deep repression of the past, even as President Tayyip Erdogan imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s. With authorities cracking down on tens of thousands of people in the judiciary, education, military and civil service after last weekend's failed military coup, a lawmaker from the main opposition party said the state of emergency created "a way of ruling that paves the way for abuse". #Syria #Middle East #Education #markets #Crime #Security #graphics
Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup | Reuters

Jul 19, 2016

Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup | Reuters

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State. "This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, referring to what the government has long alleged is a state within a state controlled by followers of Fethullah Gulen #United States #India #Greece #Education #Crime
Hyderabad: Six-year-old boy dies after being kicked in the groin four times by Class 2 student

Jul 18, 2016

Hyderabad: Six-year-old boy dies after being kicked in the groin four times by Class 2 student

In a shocking incident, a six-year-old boy died after he was allegedly beaten up by his senior in a school in Hyderabad. #ThatsJustWrong #India #bullying #Education #Crime #Hyderabad #school #boy #minor
Is cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh eyeing Tirumala's surplus funds?

Jul 14, 2016

Is cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh eyeing Tirumala's surplus funds?

TDP leaders though argue that there is nothing wrong in using TTD funds for public welfare activities like developing urban and rural infrastructure for education, healthcare and toilets. #Andhra Pradesh #funds #ConnectTheDots #Education #TTD #Telangana #Healthcare #Tirupati #Tirumala #Lord Balaji
No Indian universities in world's top 250: What Prakash Javadekar can do

Jul 13, 2016

No Indian universities in world's top 250: What Prakash Javadekar can do

As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities. #NewsTracker #Education #Indian students #HRD Ministry #Prakash Javadekar #Indian universities #PM Narendra Modi #doctorates
India is working on next generation routers, says Parrikar

Jul 09, 2016

India is working on next generation routers, says Parrikar

The defence minister lamented the fact the none of the Goa engineering colleges are coming forward to forge a tie up with the defence ministry for research and development. #Education #TheySaidIt #DRDO #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Routers #Anurag #Goa Engineering College
Killing of mother in Saudi Arabia sparks debate about Islamic scholar | Reuters

Jul 06, 2016

Killing of mother in Saudi Arabia sparks debate about Islamic scholar | Reuters

DUBAI Driven by radical beliefs, twin brothers allegedly killed their mother in Saudi Arabia after she tried to stop them from joining Islamic State in Syria in a case that outraged Saudi Arabians worried about rising Islamic militancy. The June 24 killing, in a country where respect for elders is seen as a bedrock of society, whipped up a storm of debate over the possible influence of a mediaeval Islamic scholar revered as a forerunner of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam #United States #Economy #India #Business #Middle East #Education #United Kingdom
Critical issues on quality of education ignored, what interests the mainstream media?

Jul 04, 2016

Critical issues on quality of education ignored, what interests the mainstream media?

The mainstream media does not want to engage on critical issues relating to quality of education and inclusiveness, imperative for survival of the nation. #CriticalPoint #Education #HRD Ministry #Mainstream media #student politics #Indian universities #New education policy
Three U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack | Reuters

Jul 03, 2016

Three U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack | Reuters

WASHINGTON Three students at universities in the United States, including a U.S. citizen and an Indian citizen, were among those killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh, university officials, the Indian government and a source said on Saturday #India #Business #Islam #Middle East #Education #United Kingdom #article
Manish Sisodia calls for entrance exam in DU, weightage for Delhiites

Jul 02, 2016

Manish Sisodia calls for entrance exam in DU, weightage for Delhiites

Sisodia, who is also the Delhi education minister, suggested that an entrance test should replace the cut-offs method for enrollment of students in DU. #NewsTracker #Education #Delhi University #Smriti Irani #Manish Sisodia #Admission