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The simple way non-MBAs can be as good as MBA types in India

If you don’t want an MBA to have an advantage over a non-MBA, you should be comfortable losing the advantage of your education to an uneducated person.
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No cheatsheet can rescue Emraan Hashmi’s Why Cheat India

Preachy dialogues and a half-baked script pull the film down.
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‘I like people who hump’: Jadavpur University prof has history of sexually harassing students

As Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar is barred from teaching for comparing a girl’s virginity to a ‘sealed water bottle’, students & alumni lay bare a litany of allegations.
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Byju’s acquires Osmo for $120 million in US education push

Osmo, a developer of learning games, will continue as a standalone brand once the deal is completed.
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HRD ministry to increase university seats by 25% to implement upper-caste quota move

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that along with the upper caste reservation, 25 per cent seats will be increased in higher educational institutes to prevent disturbances in existing quotas.
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Why Indian history has forgotten Fatima Sheikh but remembers Savitribai Phule

So little is known about educator and social reformer Fatima Sheikh that even her date of birth is debated.  
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More than 14 per cent villages in India don’t have any school, shows govt data

Rural Development Ministry data shows access to highest level of school education remains a concern, only 6.57 per cent villages have up to senior secondary schools. 
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Degree, naukri, textbooks and fees: How India’s education mafia works

It would be an understatement to say that India's education sector is in a bad shape.
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Schools that teach ancient Indian scriptures will now have a CBSE-like board

Modi government is ready with a Vedic board, which will be in charge of granting affiliation to Vedic schools. Ramdev's schools to be first beneficiary.
The quality of education that is imparted in most of the government schools has left a lot to be desired

To fix India’s education system, we need good action plans not policies

India is too diverse to consider a single mandate by way of education policy for the entire country.


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Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
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When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 


Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.