Kanhaiya is more ‘deshbhakt’ than BJP: Nitish

Patna, March 4 : JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is more of a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot) than BJP leaders who have dubbed him anti-national, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday. Nitish Kumar made the remarks after ending a two-day visit to Nepal, and a day after Kanhaiya Kumar was released after being in […]

Japan to introduce digital textbooks in classrooms

Tokyo, March 4 : Japan is set to introduce digital textbooks in classrooms in four years’ time, the media reported on Friday. An education ministry panel has decided on a basic policy for introducing tablet computers and other digital devices into classrooms at elementary schools as well as junior and senior high schools, starting with […]

Report places AMU above Delhi University in India

Aligarh, March 4 : US News Education World Report has placed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) above Delhi University and second to Punjab University on their list of overall Best Global Universities rankings. Banaras Hindu University also follows AMU in the list. The rankings take into account the research performance of the universities as well as […]

Education officer suspended for graft, FIR registered

New Delhi, March 3 : The Delhi government on Thursday suspended a senior education department official on the charge of corruption and also registered a police complaint against him, an official statement said. “On the directions of Education Minister Manish Sisodia, Deputy District Education Officer B.D. Wadhwa has been suspended for involvement in corrupt practices […]

Kanhaiya freed from Tihar, returns to JNU

By Archana Rao and Rajnish Singh New Delhi, March 3 : JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition 20 days ago, was released from the Tihar Jail here on Thursday evening and returned to the university campus amid noisy celebrations by hundreds of students and teachers. As the sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru University campus was […]

Academicians slam government for interference in universities

New Delhi, March 3 : Renowned academicians on Thursday slammed the central government for what they called its unwarranted interference in central universities and autonomous educational institutes. “Universities are places for dialogue where people from different ideologies are free to express their opinion based on ideologies they concur to. In any case, depleting education system […]