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Karnataka: NSUI calls for bandh on December 17 across all universities. Here's why

"Poor governance, high-handedness and arbitrariness in the Ministry of Education make students feel negatively about pursuing further studies," said the NSUI unit

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Former Anna University VC writes to UGC Chairman to 'Save Universities from the Onslaught of Politicians'

"This may lead to a large scale corruption, nepotism and political influence in the selection process of Vice Chancellors," wrote E Balagurusamy

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UPSC to conduct IRMS recruitments from 2023! Here is all you need to know

The Ministry of Railways took this decision in consultation with UPSC and DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training)

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Karnataka: Vaccine drive for 48 lakh children against Japanese Encephalitis

JE is caused by a flavivirus, which is primarily transmitted by mosquitos and kept alive in pigs and wild birds

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#WhatTheFAQ: Two years of additional internship for FMGs? All about NMC's new regulations and why students are against it

FMGs launched a protest in front of the NMC headquarters on Monday, November 28, against the new regulations mentioned in the July 29 notice

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Dibrugarh University ragging case: Main suspect surrenders to police

Four students were rusticated and 18 students were expelled for ragging at this university located in Assam

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DU admissions: Revised schedule for PG courses released. Here are the details

The last date for the payment of fees for first merit list is tomorrow; fees can be paid through the official website

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Kannada University research scholars continue to wait for fellowship amount pending for over 30 months

Students alleged that non-payment of fellowship amounts has also been targeted towards students from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled tribe backgrounds  

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CLAT 2023: Admit cards will release tomorrow, December 6; here's how you can download them

Candidates can download their admit cards for the CLAT examination through the official website consortiumofnlus.ac.in

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WBSSC recruitment scam: Teacher dies by suicide after her name appears on teachers under investigation list

The victim's name was apparently on the list that went viral, which shattered her mentally and led her to take the extreme step

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NHRC issues notices to Tamil Nadu, Bihar gov't regarding alleged abuse of orphaned children

The commission issued notices to the chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and the commissioner of police in Chennai, requesting a detailed report

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Students shouldn't pursue education solely for obtaining a degree: Karnataka Higher Education Minister

Universities must scale up the teaching and assessment; Universities must provide autonomy and independence, said Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan CN

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Students, activists stage protests as Centre cancels pre-matriculation scholarships

Abandoning the scholarship now will leave a large number of students permanently out of education, said AIDSO State President

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Why are over 300 seats at Anna University vacant this year?

Out of 2440 seats, 302 seats are still vacant; the number of vacant seats last year was 632

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Tamil Nadu: DMK student wing to spread anti-Hindi imposition movement across South

If the medium of study at IIT and other central institutions becomes Hindi, students who don't speak Hindi will be affected, DMK's propaganda secretary said

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Telangana: Class VIII student drowns after being instructed to clean well

Students told to clean well on campus; Three other students who knew how to swim made it out of the well 

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University of Hyderabad sexual assault case: Arrested prof's classes, third semester exams cancelled

Several first and second-year PG students in the department are unaware of the accused because the professor took a year off from teaching in 2020 and returned only in 2022

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Haryana bond policy protests evoke "white coat equality" slogans from women students

The students claim that the government announcing a discount in the bond policy for girls was an attempt to "divide and rule"  

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Assignment submission date for IGNOU TEE extended till December 15. More details here   

According to IGNOU, the December 2022 TEE will be conducted from December 2, 2022, till January 5, 2023

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Delhi University releases revised schedule for PG admissions first list

The Academic Council approved the proposal to hold postgraduate admission through the Common University Entrance Test from the next academic cycle (2023-24)

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School teachers protesting against irregularities arrested, detained in Hyderabad

The protest was planned to be held at the Office of the Director of School Education in the capital city, led by the TPTF

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Public universities directed to start social media accounts; ensure transparency 

The universities have also been asked to upload financial details, including grants sanctioned, pension funds, monthly income and expenses etc.

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Tamil Nadu headmistress forced SC students to clean school toilets, arrested 

The issue had come to light recently when some of the students' parents noticed blisters on their wards' hands and enquired about it

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President Murmu: Make education accessible to children with disabilities via technology

President Droupadi Murmu said the government is taking several steps for the empowerment of divyangjan

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Student cell calls out IIT Bombay for violating ST reservation norms

As per RTI data, at least five departments of IIT Bombay have not admitted a single ST candidate in the last eight years; APPSC allege flouting of reservation norms

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Smooth academic session in Kashmir this year with no strike or curfew after many years

The routine academic activities this year resumed in the educational institutions in Kashmir after nearly three years

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Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid discharged in key Delhi Riots case; to remain in judicial custody

Umar Khalid was booked under the anti-terror law UAPA and provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly masterminding the February 2020 riots  

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Unemployed youths stage protest in Hyderabad, urge gov't to fill 44,000 vacant teachers' posts

Protestors opposed the concept of part-time teachers, guest teachers, hourly-based teachers, Vidya Volunteers and contract teachers

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UoH sexual assault case: Students say they will keep watch on administration to ensure fair trials

"For four to five hours last night, we urged the administration to take action on the matter," said Siva Rao, SFI Secretary at UoH  

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Resident Doctors join back duties but protests continue against Haryana bond policy

"The RDs have rejoined their duties keeping in view the patients' needs," said Akash Singh, a student at PGIMS Rohtak

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Brown University adds caste to non-discrimination policy

Officials noted a rise in caste discrimination on college and university campuses across the country as the South Asian population in the US has seen an increase

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UoH suspends professor accused of molesting foreign student

The student unions of the varsity launched protests, condemning the act and demanding action from the university's administration

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Punjab Board Exams 2023: Dates for final exams for Classes V, VII, X, XII released! Check here

For the subject-wise date sheet, students can visit the official website of the PSEB pseb.ac.in, where the date sheets can be viewed and downloaded

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RGUHS: MBBS students protest for implementation of new evaluation scheme; varsity "not ready"

With upcoming exams, the first and second-year MBBS students are confused about whether to study for the next exam or repeat a year  

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Odisha: Over one lakh primary teachers sleep on pavements, threaten state-wide stir if gov't fails to meet demands 

The teachers were seen sleeping on the pavements around the Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar from Nov 27-30; government asked for time from December 16-20 to decide on the matter  

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University of Hyderabad professor arrested for allegedly molesting foreign student from Thailand

A complaint was filed and an investigation by the local police is underway. The students' union of the varsity staged a protest today, condemning the 'callousness' of the administration

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#WhatTheFAQ: Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting says, "I am all shiny and new this morning." Here's why

It was in 2008 that the Aussie cricketer debuted as a team player for the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. Now, he is associated with Delhi Capitals as head coach

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Madhya Pradesh Class X, XII Board exam timetable revised. Check fresh dates here

The exam will be conducted in single shifts from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm. Students are required to be present at the exam hall an hour before the exam  

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Uttarakhand: Why were 39 girl students of this college hit by mass hysteria? Locals call it 'God's wrath'

Since the last week of November, many girl students from Classes VI to XII have suddenly started running away after crying and shouting, complaining of a headache  

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Teachers left to write question papers on blackboard during AP's FA2 school examinations

The School Education Department has been sending the question papers for the ongoing Formative Assessment exams on WhatsApp and teachers have highlighted issues with this approach

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JNUEE 2022 advance intimation exam city link out now. More details here 
 

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination 2022 will be held on December 7, 8, 9 and 10 for admission to PhD programmes offered at JNU

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Deadline for AICTE PG scholarship extended to December 31

The scholarship will be provided every month which will be based on the candidate's academic performance and adherence to institution regulations

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UP launches mentorship programme for medical faculty under 'Mission Niramaya'

As a part of the programme, two faculty members of each institute will be trained in teaching skills

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CCTV in classrooms ensures safety, right to privacy not violated: Delhi gov't to HC

The Delhi government said the decision to install CCTVs came in the aftermath of child abuse reports on school premises

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AIIMS server hack a conspiracy, planned by significant forces: IT Minister Chandrasekhar 

Internet services at the AIIMS continued to be blocked as per the recommendations of the investigating agencies

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Kerala teacher hauled up for wearing leggings; Education Department launches investigation 

The teacher in her letter to the Education Officer said she was mentally hurt after facing such treatment from the headmistress

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Ten entrepreneurs including Mind Tree CEO join Karnataka State Higher Education Council

The term of these nominated members would last for at least five years or until further orders

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School holiday in Delhi tomorrow, December 3 ahead of MCD polls

Teachers have requested the release of orders for compensatory leave to perform election duty

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'Anti-Brahmin' slogans plastered on JNU walls, administration orders  probe

The JNU administration has also released a statement declaring that an inquiry had been launched into the incident

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IIT Job placements 2022: Students bag packages over Rs 1 crore per annum

Officials from the institutes opine the return to the in-person mode of placement drive has benefitted the employer and the employee alike

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Assam to kick ex-students off from college hostels to prevent ragging 

In light of the recent ragging cases in the state, the minister asserted the government would act tough against ragging
 

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SC to Tamil Nadu: Reserve 50% of medical seats for NEET in-service candidates

The vacant super-speciality seats will be permitted to be filled in by the Union of India on the basis of the All India merit list

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DU Students allegedly attacked during protest for Prof Saibaba's release 

Professor GN Saibaba was convicted in 2017 for Maoist links and indulging in activities amounting to waging war against the country
 

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Uttarakhand decides to shut down schools with less than 10 students

The government has said that about 3,000 schools will be shut 'temporarily' until they have sufficient number of students

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DU admissions 2022: Spot Round 2 allocation list for UG admission will be released today

The list will be published on the official website of DU (du.ac.in) at 5 pm today, December 2; here is how one can view it  

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Why are conviction rates low in disposal of POCSO cases in Andhra Pradesh?

Of the total POCSO cases disposed of in Andhra Pradesh, only 7.25% of them ended in convictions, while 56.15% were acquittals

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Haryana: PGIMS Rohtak Resident Doctors end strike in support of bond policy. Here's why

MBBS doctors across the state will, however, continue with their agitation, as the government has not yet met their demands regarding the bond policy

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#WhatTheFAQ: Ireland's four-day work campaign yields positive outcomes. Here's what the findings say

Earlier in June 2021, the campaign group Four Day Week Ireland revealed that 17 companies have signed up for its pilot programme

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Will appoint new VCs after High Court dismisses petitions by incumbents: Kerala Governor

The Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the state universities, has said that the Supreme Court had 'settled' the matter of law in connection with the appointment of VCs

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West Bengal recruitment scam: CBI, WBSSC at odds on number of illegal teacher recruitments

The Calcutta High Court has asked the counsels of three parties, CBI, WBSSC and the petitioners in the case to sit together on December 3 and discuss settling the difference in the two figures

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Distressed over "unfair" regulations, Foreign Medical Graduates might resort to legal action

The notification issued on July 28 this year by the National Medical Commission has been termed "dauntingly unfair" by the Foreign Medical Graduates

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Indore: ABVP accuses 6 lecturers of teaching "love jihad", "non-vegetarianism" to students in law college; teachers suspended

Some teachers promoted 'religious fundamentalism and negative thoughts about the government and the Army' among the first-year students, said the complaint by the ABVP

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Uttar Pradesh: School headmaster shot dead over suspected political rivalry

The police have said that they have identified the killers and have launched a manhunt to nab them

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US Supreme Court to have the final say on Biden's student loan cancellation plans

President Joe Biden's plan promises USD 10,000 in federal student debt forgiveness to those with incomes of less than USD 125,000 or households earning less than USD 250,000

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Unemployment rate now at 8%, highest in three months. Mass lay offs, economic slowdown, other causes behind it

Apart from the recent news of lay offs by firms such as Meta, Twitter and Salesforce, hiring has also been put on hold due to the economic slowdown

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Telangana to get nine new medical colleges; gov't sanctions 3,897 posts across categories

The nine new colleges are being built with the aim of establishing at least one medical college in each district of the state

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Schools named after caste to be rechristened in Punjab. Here's why

The state government has sought reports from district education departments to gather information on the number of schools named on the basis of caste in Punjab

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AIIMS Delhi working on cyber security policy; sever down for ninth day

In a first, AIIMS Delhi's servers were down after a ransomware attack, causing chaos in the hospital

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Assam: Dibrugarh University ragging victim undergoes spine surgery; 4 more students rusticated

The varsity suspended three hostel wardens for not being able to stop the ragging incident

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Haryana ex-CM demands "immediate" solution to protests against bond policy

Students remain dissatisfied with the modifications in the policy that were announced by CM Manohar Lal Khattar

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Delhi University: Students up in arms against online classes for semesters I and III

The Motilal Nehru and PGDAV Colleges have issued notices for temporary online classes due to ongoing examinations

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Tamil Nadu schools to give special attention to slow learners

The decision was taken as a majority of the students had poor basic education after the pandemic

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Kottayam college girls chop off hair to protest moral policing incident 

The assault lasted for nearly 10 minutes before police officers arrived at the spot and arrested those in connection with the incident

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Supreme Court rejects disabled student's plea for admission in dermatology course

The bench asked the applicant to come next time when it would form a committee to examine the issue

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Condoms, contraceptives, cigarettes found in school bags of Bengaluru Class X students

The checking was conducted mainly in the schools located on the outskirts of Bengaluru

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'University Connect' puts students at the forefront as India takes over G20 presidency 

India formally assumed the G20 presidency on December 1 with a focus on counter-terrorism and unity in tackling global challenges

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PM Modi calls on exam warriors to join in 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' activities

Pariksha Pe Charcha' is an annual event where the Prime Minister responds to questions posed by students

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Following protests, SAU forms committee on scholarships, stipends

The varsity had issued expulsion orders to two students on November 25 in connection with the protests raging on campus

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Colleges for Muslim girls not yet discussed at all levels of gov't: Karnataka CM Bommai

The CM said the proposal was introduced by the Waqf board and reflected the Board's 'personal views'. News of the colleges had irked several Hindu organisations in the state

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Interest in drone pilot training is set to spike with this new programme by MIT

The institute is planning to set up 50 centres in Tamil Nadu, fully equipped to provide training in small and medium-category drones

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Telangana gov't hospital creates history, welcomes first trans doctors to join gov't services

The two doctors joined the state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) as medical officers recently

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Himachal Pradesh: Education Commission fines NCFSC group of institutions to the tune of Rs 34.05 lakh

The commission found irregularities in the conduct of a teacher training programme and has declared all admissions to the programme, which was conducted in 17 institutions, 'invalid'

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Haryana: MBBS doctors continue protests as meeting with CM over bond policy remains inconclusive

In a media briefing after yesterday's meeting, the CM informed about the changes in the policy as discussed with the students

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#WhatTheFAQ: French baguette added to UN's intangible cultural heritage list. Here's why

As per the National Federation of French Bakeries, more than six billion baguettes are baked every year. Its roots can be traced back to the 17th century

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Karnataka plans to build 10 colleges for Muslim girls after hijab ban

However, Hindu organisations in the state have warned of protests against these colleges, claiming they are against the principles of secularism and the Constitution

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Kerala gov't bill seeking removal of Governor as Chancellor of state varsities flawed?

Agriculture Secretary Ashok pointed out that the preamble of the bill did not mention the circumstances for bringing in the legislation. The bill will be tabled in the upcoming Assembly session

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Visva-Bharati University: Another show-cause notice issued against a professor 

Following the gherao of the Vice-Chancellor of the Visva-Bharati University, the president of VBUFA issued another show-cause notice

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UGC revises basic requirements for PhD. Scholars, professors opine on what it means for academia

The UGC revised the basic requirements for PhD this month as per the recommendations of the NEP 2020; MPhil and publication are no longer mandatory 

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Delhi HC orders schools to provide career guidance programmes for Class XI, XII students

Justice Sanjeev Narula observed during a hearing that it was essential for students to be counselled about decision-making processes

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Kerala gov't decides against revising teacher-student ratio for high schools

In August this year, teachers' unions in Kerala claimed a revision of the ratio from 1.40 to 1.45 would lead to 1000 teachers losing their jobs in the state

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Why was this student in Hyderabad denied entry into school?

The student was allegedly denied entry for wearing an Ayyappa mala to school, leading to anger among locals

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Andhra Pradesh gov't allocates funds to add 630 new PG seats. Here are some reactions

Efforts are being made to establish 17 new medical colleges in the state and this might help address the shortage of specialists in hospitals

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AIDSO lashes out at Centre for discontinuing scholarships for minority students from Class I to VIII

The Central government reasoned that the right to free and compulsory primary education, from Classes I to VIII, was a responsibility of the government and therefore, scholarships were being stopped

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JNU Students' Union urges varsity to release delayed hostel allotment list soon

The students have drafted a letter in this regard to the Dean of Students Dr Sudheer Pratap Singh

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Four Lucknow school kids develop cars that don't pollute but clean the air!

The students behind this innovation are Viraj Mehrotra (11), Amit Mehrotra (9), Garvit Singh (12) and Shreyansh Mehrotra (14)

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Kerala HC displeased over curfew timings in women's hostel at Kozhikode Medical College

The court pointed out that such restrictions under the guise of protection on the basis of gender were nothing but patriarchy

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Telangana: Student caned by teacher for posting picture captioned "boring class"

A video of the teacher caning the girl student was recorded by her classmate and it has now gone viral on social media

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Rajasthan: Milk and free uniforms to gov't school students of Classes I-VIII

"Milk will be distributed after school assembly hours each Tuesday and Friday," Chief Minister Gehlot said

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No more non-teaching duties for Andhra Pradesh gov't school teachers. Here's why

The School Education Department has already cancelled the deputation of several teachers as personal assistants to ministers