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Key government decisions in education sector, including formation of new medical body and UGC replacement soon

Public health experts cautioned that sweeping reforms in medical education should not mean “excessive promotion of private sector or downgrading the quality of education.

19 hours ago

17th Lok Sabha will see 76 women MPs, maximum so far

Thirty-three per cent representation in the Lower House of the Parliament is still a far cry but Indian women seem to have done their best this time as the election results were declared on Thursday.

24 May 2019

New AIIMS to tie up with top health institutes abroad

There have been 21 AIIMS institutions planned for the country, on the line of AIIMS, New Delhi, and 8 such institutes are already offering MBBS courses.

23 May 2019

Government medical colleges to offer EWS quota this year

This will mean that there will be an increase of about 3,000 seats in medical colleges as there are nearly 30,500 seats in 216 government medical colleges.

22 May 2019

NCERT gets another notice for not following CISCE curriculum

NCPCR had earlier questioned the NCERT and the CISCE, the country’s largest private education board, for following separate curricula from classes I to VIII.

21 May 2019

Rajasthan's Alwar: Where rape is used as violent tool against lower castes

An abysmally low conviction rate, lack of legal protection for the survivors has emboldened perpetrators to kidnap and violate Dalit women with a sense of impunity in Alwar, discovers TNIE.

19 May 2019

Four Dalit women are raped every day, with several on multiple occasions

Indu Agnihotri of the Centre for Women Development Studies, however, has a problem with the politicisation of the Alwar gang rape.

19 May 2019

Would not have been raped if I was not a Dalit: Alwar survivor

Nineteen year-old Manisha (name changed), who was gang-raped by five men off a highway in Rajasthan’s Alwar on April 26, says she was assaulted only because she was a Dalit.

17 May 2019

UGC panel asks medical colleges for details of income, expenses

The details shared by the deemed medical colleges — there are nearly 60 such institutions with the highest fee structure — will then be assessed by the panel in a meeting next month.

16 May 2019

Mob lynchings in Mewat find expressions in haunting songs

Arshad Khan Bisru is a celebrity in the district, ranked the most backward in India, with few amenities and even fewer role models.

12 May 2019

CJI sexual harassment: Inquiry biased, feel lawyers, women’s rights activists

SC lawyer Meera Bhatia said that the decision could have been seen as fair and unbiased only if 'there was a neutral person of eminence in the committee that carried out the probe.'

07 May 2019

Action sought against Priyanka Gandhi under Wildlife Protection Act for petting snakes

A video showed the Congress leader sitting with snake charmers in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli, touching a snake and putting the reptile in its box.

04 May 2019

Two UP residents to get Rs 2 crore compensation from Johnson & Johnson

 One patient was ordered to be given about Rs 1 crore and the second patient Rs 90 lakh within a month.

01 May 2019

CERN educators in Delhi stress on the importance of critical, creative thought

Last week, the Life Lab Education and Research Foundation in association with CERN and The International School of Geneva held an event where many teachers interacted with science educators.

28 Apr 2019

NCPCR guidelines for Delhi private hostels lay down strict rules

Even though there are rules and regulations in place for childcare institutions, several cases of abuse were reported, a senior WCD official said. 

26 Apr 2019