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CBSE social science syllabus for Class X is now five chapters lighter

The CBSE has dropped five Class X social science chapters from the board syllabus, while retaining them for internal assessment.

Why just 1 CBSE student picked theatre studies — disinterested parents, lack of teachers

Of the over 12 lakh children who appeared for the Class 12 CBSE exams, only 1 had opted for theatre studies, prompting the board to discontinue the subject.
AICTE has written to all the institutes, urging students and teachers to use LetzConnect (Representational image)

India is failing 175 million of its young people. Here’s the solution

Out of the 13 million youngsters who join the workforce each year, only one in four become management professionals and one in five, engineers.
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

NCP’s Supriya Sule asked most number of questions on education in Parliament

Of the top 10 MPs on this list, eight belong to Maharashtra. Their questions ranged from financial literacy to school dropouts. 
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Rahul Gandhi’s interest-free education loan can’t help much if banks are student-unfriendly

Applying for a student loan in India is the classic case of low-paying, entry-level jobs requiring rich experience.
File photo of BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy and Arun Jaitely

Subramanian Swamy’s rivalry with Arun Jaitley goes back to 1993 IIT-Delhi salary row

Subramanian Swamy won a long-running court battle this week with IIT-Delhi over unpaid dues. His BJP colleague Arun Jaitley was IIT's legal advisor.
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Delhi HC directs Modi govt to extend RTE till Class 12 to save poor children from eviction

Delhi High Court asks central government to consider extending provision, direct it to file an affidavit within two weeks. 

BHU chief proctor named in student’s murder says not involved, I’m being dragged in

A friend of Gaurav Kumar, who was shot dead on campus, claimed he was killed by a criminal gang of Banaras Hindu University that's 'encouraged by chief proctor'.

Pay up or leave — what Delhi private schools are telling poor students as RTE window ends

Students who took admission in Class 1 in 2011-12 batch have completed Class 8 this year, which means the RTE Act's EWS quota no longer applies to them.

Modi govt now says PhDs on ‘national priorities’ was a bureaucratic blunder

Minutes of an HRD meeting mention 'national priorities' but govt never issued a circular nor an order directing universities to comply with it.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.