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Choose books over bullets, give every girl 12 years of free education: Malala tells world leaders

Jul 06, 2015

Choose books over bullets, give every girl 12 years of free education: Malala tells world leaders

Pakistani teenage child rights activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday called on world leaders to choose books over bullets. #World #Pakistan #Education #TheySaidIt #Malala Yousafzai #Nobel Laureate #Child Rights
Maharashtra govts stand on madrasas reeks of ignorance, but seminaries need to modernise too

Jul 04, 2015

Maharashtra govts stand on madrasas reeks of ignorance, but seminaries need to modernise too

The Maharashtra governments position on madrasas being non-schools is ignorant however the syllabus of the religious seminaries needs to be revised so that poor students can have access to modern education. #Education #Maharashtra #Muslim #Maharashtra government #school #Madrasas #Eknath Khadse #InMyOpnion
Over one-third population in rural India illiterate: Socio-economic census

Jul 04, 2015

Over one-third population in rural India illiterate: Socio-economic census

Over one-third of Indian population living in rural areas is illiterate even after 68 years of independence. #India #rural india #literacy #NewsTracker #Education #socio economic and caste census 2011 #SECC
Madrassas a reality of India, there should be no politics on the issue: Centre

Jul 03, 2015

Madrassas a reality of India, there should be no politics on the issue: Centre

The Centre on Friday sought to allay the apprehensions sparked by the BJP-led Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrassas. #India #Religion #BJP #Education #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #communalism #Centre #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #Madrassa
Madrassas in Maharashtra were never considered as schools: Minister defends govt move

Jul 03, 2015

Madrassas in Maharashtra were never considered as schools: Minister defends govt move

After reports that the Maharashtra government had termed madrassas as 'non schools' and children going to them as 'out of school student' created a stir, state minister for minorities development department Dilip Kamble has defended the government saying madrassas in the state were never considered schools. #BJP #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #Maharashtra government #Right to Education #Madrassas #Dilip Kamble
Cost of education in Delhi has tripled in 7 years, shows recent NSSO survey

Jul 03, 2015

Cost of education in Delhi has tripled in 7 years, shows recent NSSO survey

With the rising cost in India's metropolis it's no wonder that along with the cost of living, day-to day activities are also becoming more expensive. What is most shocking however is that the cost of education in the capital has increased triple fold in just seven years. #Delhi #NewsTracker #Education #NSSO survey #tripled
Will look into possibility of including madrassas in educational system: BJP's Naqvi

Jul 02, 2015

Will look into possibility of including madrassas in educational system: BJP's Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing RTE Act, which does not consider madrassas as educational institutions. #India #BJP #Education #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #RTE #Minority Affairs Minister #Madrassa
Literacy rate higher in urban areas, more boys educated than girls, finds NSSO survey

Jul 01, 2015

Literacy rate higher in urban areas, more boys educated than girls, finds NSSO survey

Literacy rate in rural areas was pegged at 71 percent last year, compared to 86 percent in urban areas, while among the age group of seven years and above, male literacy rate was found higher than the female literacy rate, according to NSSO survey released on Tuesday. #didyouknow #National Sample Survey Office #urban areas #Rural areas #NSSO survey #Social Consumption: Education
First Pankaja, now Vinod Tawde: Education minister faces flak over irregularities in awarding contracts

Jun 30, 2015

First Pankaja, now Vinod Tawde: Education minister faces flak over irregularities in awarding contracts

In fresh trouble for the BJP-led Government in Maharashtra, Education Minister Vinod Tawde is facing allegations of irregularities in connection with awarding of a Rs 191 crore contract without inviting tenders, a charge denied by him. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #Education Minister #Vinod Tawde #Devendra Fadnavis #Pankaja Munde
HRD ministry may tweak IIM bill, water down Centre's powers

Jun 29, 2015

HRD ministry may tweak IIM bill, water down Centre's powers

Facing open criticism over the draft IIM bill that gives sweeping powers to the government in policy matters governing the prestigious B-schools, the HRD Ministry is considering doing away with some contentious clauses that may infringe on their autonomy. #India #NewsTracker #Education #IIM #Smriti Irani #Human Resource Development Ministry