Facebook launches programme to boost coding skills of students

San Francisco, Sep 26 : Facebook has launched in the US free online education programme CodeFWDTo to increase the numbers of underrepresented and female students interested in pursuing computer programming. “We’re working on a number of initiatives like CodeFWD to widen the pipeline of diverse talent studying computer science so the next generation of tech […]

Bengal shutdown call: Minister warns private schools declaring holiday

Kolkata, Sep 25 : West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday urged all government as well as private schools to remain open, assuring them that the state government will counter the 12-hour shutdown called by the BJP on Wednesday across the state. “I had requested the private schools to remain open. I will again […]

UP governor, CM unveil Upadhyaya’s statue

Agra, Sep 25 : Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday unveiled a stature of BJP ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on the Agra University campus. They also opened a new building of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute. Governor Naik said: “We should be ready with firm determination to fulfill […]

J&K gunfight: Educational institutions closed in Sopore

Srinagar, Sep 25 : Authorities on Tuesday closed educational institutions and suspended mobile internet services in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town following a firing exchange between the security forces and militants. The brief gun battle took place in Nowpora village of Tujjar area, police said. Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) […]

YouTube sensation Lilly Singh tells UN to empower youth

By Arul Louis United Nations, Sep 25 : At the UN where often aging politicians and diplomats hold forth on global issues, for a change young YouTube sensation Lilly Singh took the stage to remind them that the future belonged to the youth and they have the key to solving the world’s problem. When investments […]

Bengal school violence orchestrated by outsiders: Minister

Kolkata, Sep 25 : West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday claimed the violence that took place in a North Dinajpur district school over the recruitment of new teachers last week was not orchestrated by students, but by outsiders. The Minister, who had previously blamed the BJP and RSS for the unrest in which […]