Train shaped state school turns education tide in LWE affected Jharkhand

India, June 25 -- Parents preferring private school over government school for their wards is no new phenomenon in India. But in Bagru, a left wing extremist (LWE) village in Jharkhand's Khunti district, there is a rush for admission in the local state-run primary school.

Interestingly, in the last one week, at least 35 children withdrew their names from private schools and enrolled in this government school located around 50 km from capital Ran... Read More

Bollywood celebrities condemned brutal lynching of a Srinagar police officer & a Haryana teenager

New Delhi, June 25 -- Popular Bollywood celebrities like Javed Akhtar and Paresh Rawal have strongly condemned the lynching case that surfaced this Saturday, one of which involved a mob lynching of a police officer in Srinagar and in another incident a teenager was stabbed to death on rumours of carrying beef. The veteran actors raised a question on the people, 'Where are we going'. They took to Twitter to express their views on the heinous lynch... Read More

Dell, Sikshana Foundation announce scholarship for 360 girls in Karnataka

New Delhi, June 25 -- Sikshana Foundation, a Karnataka-based NGO, in collaboration with Dell awarded scholarships for the education of 360 underprivileged girl children from rural Karnataka.

Additionally, 50 deserving students will be selected for life-skills training programs to equip them with employability skills.

In the fifth year of collaboration with Dell, the sponsorship supports the education of 360 girl students who belong to Ramnagara... Read More

Jaipur traffic cops to pull down Bumrah hoarding

Jaipur, June 25 -- The Jaipur traffic police have decided to take down a hoarding promoting road safety with a meme on Jasprit Bumrah's no ball against Pakistan, a day after the cricketer slammed the move on Twitter.

The hoarding had been put up after a tweet by the official account of the Jaipur traffic police went viral.

The tweet showed cars waiting to get past a zebra crossing and Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah bowling the no ball to Pakis... Read More

No casual leaves for holding protests:HP govt to teachers

SHIMLA, June 25 -- Himachal's education department has barred teachers and ministerial staff from participating in protests and agitations.

The department has issued a circular to the teachers denying casual leaves for holding protests.

"Teachers and other employees of education department has been asked to specify reasons for availing leave from the office," director higher education BL Vinta told HindustanTimes.

The education department's... Read More

PM Narendra Modi arrives in US on the second leg of three-nation visit, Trump welcomes 'true friend'

New Delhi, June 25 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived began his second leg of a three-nation tour as he landed at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC today. This is Indian Prime Minister's first visit to the US since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. Ahead of PM's arrival in the US, Trump said he was looking forward to welcoming "true friend" Modi to White House on Monday and discuss "strategically important" issues in fi... Read More

HP govt to frame policy for contractual employees

SHIMLA, June 25 -- Himachal cabinet has decided to formulate policy to safeguard the jobs of contractual (outsourced) employees engaged with various government departments across the state.

The cabinet meeting chaired by Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh decided to frame policy guidelines for safeguarding the working conditions of the contractual employees engaged through service providers on outsourcing basis.

The decision was ... Read More

Shareholders meeting

India, June 25 -- Infosys Limited has informed the Exchange regarding Proceedings of Annual General Meeting held on Jun 24, 2017. Further, the company has submitted the Exchange a copy of Srutinizers report along with voting results.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Accord Fintech.... Read More

The Men Who Could Be: Liberia's VP Reportedly Close to Naming His Running Mate

Liberia, June 25 -- Monrovia Vice President Joseph Boakai, the nominee on the ticket of the ruling Unity Party has been having marathon meetings over the past 72 hours as he zeros in on the naming of his running mate ahead of presidential elections scheduled for October, multiple sources close to the selection process have revealed to FrontPageAfrica.

Rodney D. Sieh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enable... Read More

HP govt bars officials from taking part in tobacco-related activities

SHIMLA, June 25 -- Himachal Pradesh government has issued a circular barring its officials from participating in any activity related to tobacco industry.

"All the heads of departments in Himachal Pradesh are instructed not to participate in any event organised by tobacco industry and also not to accept any kind of direct or indirect sponsorship or funding from corporate engaged in tobacco business," the circular read.

A circular has been issue... Read More