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Budding Punjabi poets meet on Orkut, produce book
Chandigarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Some hail from as far as the US and Australia, though most are from Punjab, but love for Punjabi poetry brought 13 budding poets together on social networking site Orkut and they have now come out with a book.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:19:15 AM

Male-female gap in literacy widening: UN report
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The male-female gulf in literacy rates in Asia and Africa seems to be widening, says a UN report. In India, more than half of young women aged 15-19 years have no primary education.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:49:30 AM

Gandhi's dream schools in a shambles (Feature)
Patna, Dec 19 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's dream of providing education with a difference to the poorest of the poor is dying in Bihar's West Champaran district. The schools set up by him are in a shambles.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 7:54:51 AM

Alter, not ban, sex education for children, say experts
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Just because some parts of the material on sex education for school children are objectionable to certain people, sex education cannot be banned in totality. The material can always be reviewed and altered, said experts here Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:44:55 PM

Spare the school bully, blame the system (Opinion)
The shooting of a schoolboy by two other boys at Euro International School in Gurgaon projects the prevalence of violence in schools, the need for parental-teacher intervention and above all the imperative focus on how to deal with both the bully and the victim in an atmosphere of social congeniality.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 10:25:52 AM

70 percent engineering colleges are in just four states
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Pointing out that 70 percent of the country's engineering colleges are located in only four states, Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh Monday called for removing regional disparities in the availability of technical education.

Monday, December 17, 2007 8:58:42 PM

Nalanda dream gets thumbs-up at Tokyo meet
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India's dream of reviving Nalanda, the ancient seat of Buddhist learning, moved a step closer to reality with the mentor group headed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen fleshing out the details of the proposed international university which will act as a bridge between East Asia and South Asia.

Monday, December 17, 2007 7:11:06 PM

Apparel institute in talks for overseas tie-ups
Ahmedabad, Dec 17 ((IANS) The city-based Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) is exploring tie-ups with institutes in Britain and the US for facilitating management programmes for working professionals in retail merchandising.

Monday, December 17, 2007 6:13:46 PM

Social divide, poor quality hit Jharkhand's mid-day meals
Ranchi, Dec 17 (IANS) The mid-day meal scheme meant to provide students nourishment and also an incentive to keep them in school is facing problems in Jharkhand, thanks to the age-old practice of untouchability and poor quality food.

Monday, December 17, 2007 7:44:37 AM

IIT Delhi rejects Dow Chemicals' sponsorship offer
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Responding to calls from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) alumni, students and supporters of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims' families, the IIT Delhi has rejected Dow Chemicals' offer to sponsor an international event in its campus.

Saturday, December 15, 2007 10:35:20 PM

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