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The great Indian English expressions

We take a peek into the common expressions that we Indians use in our daily lives

Published on 28th February 2017
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India is creating more politicians than community leaders. We don't need more politicians: Kiran Bedi lashes out after continuing 'war' with Puducherry politicos 

Puducherry Lt Governor, former top cop and education activist Kiran Bedi doesn't mince words about how our education system is rooted in wrong principles that produce problematic human beings 

Published on 4th March 2017
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Shortage of IAS officers: Will UPSC increase intake next year to offset gaps in bureaucracy?

After Minister Jitendra Singh admitted that we were woefully short of IAS officers, bureaucrats and aspirants are hopeful that UPSC will reverse the trend and recruit more people next year

Published on 23rd March 2017
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No jobs for alumni: IIT Roorkee Director says he won't hire his PhDs as staff because it's like 'marrying into family'

At a time when everything is Make in India, IIT-Roorkee's director says that he is keen on bringing in the best internstional and domestic faculty, instead of hiring alums to teach at IIT

Published on 26th March 2017
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EXCLUSIVE: If UGC funding doesn't come through, I'll take my "begging bowl" elsewhere: TISS Director; 'Axed' faculty hopeful of getting extension by March 31

Will TISS lose three of its centres or not? The day after that shock announcement, TISS Director S Parasuraman opened up and talked about how hope hadn't been lost yet, even if lots of cash had been

Published on 27th March 2017
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CBSE Class twelve students might have to settle for low scores as Accountancy exam paper catches them off guard

Claiming that the paper was tough and tricky, students and teachers are outraged and say it will adversely affect the students

Published on 1st April 2017
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Loo and behold: Meet the US student who's been staying in UP's remotest villages for five years to build 'one toilet at a time'

Since 2012, Marta Vanduzer-Snow, a PhD student from the US, has been building toilets in the most backward villages of UP. Despite all the turmoil and general mistrust, she's managed to cut the stink

Published on 2nd April 2017
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Transgenders from anywhere in the world will find a place to study at Tirunelveli's MSU: VC K Baskar talks about the two transgenders who prompted this revolution

The varsity will offer up to 830 seats for transgenders across all their courses and there will be a fee waiver for them. The funds will come from a corpus that has been set up by the VC 
 

Published on 20th April 2017
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Green Thumbs: How Nandanam Arts College students turned a space smelling of urine into a lush, green organic vegetable garden

Government Arts College for Men, Nandanam in Chennai has set up an organic farm, under the MHRD’s RUSA scheme, that has transformed a barren, smelly patch of land into an organic vegetable garden

Published on 1st May 2017
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A writer and a poet, this multifaceted teacher encourages her students to discover their talents

For V S Kaikasi, her name sparked her interest in Hindu mythology. Like her namesake, she too is resolute in her mission to get her students to discover what they’re really good at

Published on 25th May 2017
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Meet Mahalakshmi who convinced scores of tribal children to attend school. The hills are truly alive with her music

K Mahalakshmi, a teacher at the Government Tribal Residential Middle School, Arasavalli talks about how the school was empty 11 years ago when she arrived, but it has since transform

Published on 29th May 2017
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From raising funds for the school's welfare to solving disputes between villagers, Kotresh Hiremath has changed Gonigannur's face in just 13 years!

Kotresh Hiremath may not have been the villagers’ favourite person at one point, but today they are indebted to him for improving the condition of their village and for helping educate their children

Published on 31st May 2017
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Government forms special group to turn Kashmir into Kerala: To submit report on how to achieve full literacy within the year 

Kashmir government organises workforce to realise the dream of full literacy by the end of 2017

Published on 13th June 2017
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan seeks help of school heads for massive three-day sanitation drive

The cleanliness drive is an initative by the government to check the spread of diseases in the State

Published on 24th June 2017
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Mothers to be quality controllers in the Midday Meal Scheme

The government has now decided to give state-level training programmes for Self Help Groups to be organised in collaboration with Goa College of Home Science

Published on 28th June 2017

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