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Why the U.S. Government Just Dropped 10,000 Dead Christmas Trees in a New Orleans Wildlife Refuge

Bales of discarded Christmas trees were dropped in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday.Photo: Courtesy Southeast Lousiana Refuges In an annual tradition stretching back more than two decades, on Thursday the National Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teamed up to drop nearly 10,000 spent Christmas trees into a New Orleans wildlife refuge. Apparently, it’s all ... Read More »

Government approves integrated school education scheme

Calling it a ‘holistic approach to education’, the government said the integrated school education scheme will lead to ‘an integrated administration looking at school as a continuum’. Photo: HT New Delhi: In a decision aimed at bringing together all school education-related schemes, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Wednesday approved an integrated school education scheme that will subsume Sarva Shiksha ... Read More »

Proposal approved to provide maternity benefits to Delhi government school guest teachers

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has announced provision of maternity benefits to thousands of guest teachers working in Delhi government-run schools. The Delhi Guest Teachers Association has been demanding regularisation of over 17,000 guest teachers, pay parity when compared to permanent teachers and maternity benefits. The proposal has finally been approved. As per the official order, “It has been decided to ... Read More »

Ryan murder case: Odisha government issues guidelines for safety of students

After CBSE, the Odisha government has issued guidelines for school authorities on the security of students in the government schools. As per the guidelines, each visitor including parents would have to bring their identity cards before entry into school premises. Moreover, the visitors should be given a photo ID by the school until the time they are present on the ... Read More »

UGC to grant 10 institutes freedom to admit foreign students without government approval

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has formulated new guidelines for “institutions of eminence”, allowing them to extra foreign students, fix fees and collaborate with foreign educational institutions without seeking government approval. There will be a total of 10 “institutes of eminence” which will be free to admit foreign students on the basis of merit. A maximum of 30 per cent ... Read More »

Outgoing sports minister Vijay Goel says government alone cannot build sporting culture

New Delhi: Outgoing Sports minister Vijay Goel on Sunday asserted that he had a successful stint in office and categorically stated that the government alone cannot build a sports culture in the country. Goel, who was on Sunday shifted to Parliamentary Affairs Ministry as a minister of state in a reshuffle after a 13- month tenure, said he had worked with the intent ... Read More »

No exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court directs government to start counselling process

In a major blow to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court today asked the state to follow National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) after the Centre said the state cannot be exempted. The apex court also directed the Tamil Nadu government to start counselling process immediately and finish it by September 4. As The Indian Express reported yesterday, the attorney ... Read More »

Looming Hong Kong government pick sparks new national education fears

A pro-Beijing school principal appeared on Tuesday morning as the sole candidate to be the new education undersecretary, despite more than 17,000 people objecting to her appointment. It was understood that the appointment of Christine Choi Yuk-lin, vice-chairman of Federation of Education Workers, was awaiting the final green light. That came as the government prepared to announce the appointment of ... Read More »

IIM Bill: HRD Minister says want to remove government interference, opposition praises move

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today received rare praise from the Opposition in the Lok Sabha for bringing a bill which seeks to usher in functional autonomy in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) by restricting the government role. The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017, provides for giving statutory powers to these institutions in their running including the ... Read More »

Government has no plans to remove Rabindranath Tagore from school books: Prakash Javedekar

The text on Rabindranath Tagore will not be removed from school textbooks, HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar assured Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Replying to TMC MP Derek O’Brien’s question during the zero hour, Javadekar said that the government has respect on Tagore and all others who had contributed to the freedom and literature of the country. “We hail everybody and nothing ... Read More »