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Punish parents for not sending kids to school: govt panel

 A government panel has recommended the need to re-evaluate the Right to Education to ensure parents face action for not sending their children to school.
A government school in Delhi

Talk Point: What measures are needed to ensure that every Indian school has trained teachers by 2019?

Poor learning levels at school and the absence of adequately qualified and trained teachers are clearly identified as the biggest of concerns in the Indian schooling system. That the issue still needs to be addressed is evident — the Lok Sabha this July passed an amendment to the RTE Act to extend the deadline for ensuring trained teachers at every school from 2016 to 2019. What are the measures needed to ensure that every Indian school has trained teachers by 2019? We ask experts. A broken teacher education sector is putting over 370 million children at risk Anil Swarup, Secretary, Department of School Education, Ministry of Human Resources India has made tremendous progress in getting its children into schools. But learning outcomes has left a lot to be desired. Teacher competency and teacher effort is pivotal for learning outcomes. Yet, our teacher education sector remains mired in crisis. Over 85% of teachers fail...

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CJI Gogoi

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

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.