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Quota for poor kids in Pvt. schools mandatory: Sibal

Bangalore - Reserving 25 percent of seats for children of poor families in private schools would be mandatory and its violation would be punishable, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Monday."We will not budge an inch from this mandatory provision in the Right to Free and Compulsor

Applications invited for BBA, PGDB courses

Hyderabad, August 30: The Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University, has invited applications for admission to Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) and Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from candidates without entrance test across the country.In a press note,

RBI Scholarships Scheme for Young Scholars

Hyderabad - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme to create awareness among young scholars about the Indian banking sector and RBI. Under the Scheme, the RBI will select 125 scholars through a countrywide competitive examination and award a scholarship.Sele

No violence, but Ram temple will be built: RSS chief

New Delhi - Sheela Bhatt meets Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha chief Mohan Bhagwat at a media interaction in New Delhi. She says that while he was rigid on his stand on the Ayodhya issue, he impressed with his simplicity and clarity of thought."Hindu society in India wants to see a Ram temple in Ayodhy

Moulvi Hafiz Abdussami Nadvi is no more

BANGALORE - Islamic scholar and former Imam of Kachchi Mamon Masjid at Mangalore Bunder area Moulavi Hafiz Abdussami Nadvi died at his residence in Bangalore on Monday after a prolonged illness.He was 65. He was bedridden for over a decade after suffering a paralytic stroke. His condition deteriorat

Peace should be the outcome of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict

Everybody is waiting holding their breath and apprehensive as to what the verdict will be on 24th September 2010 by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the Title suit of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. There are no two opinions that in the year 1528 a mosque was built by Mir Baqi by o

Mukesh Ambani will be world's richest man in 2014: Forbes

Washington, September 12:Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani will become the world's richest man in 2014 with a net worth of $62 billion, overtaking Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, Forbes magazine has forecast."Indian commodity king Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' rich list at $62 billion. Former No. 1 C

Special prayers planned ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Lucknow, September 10: Ahead of the much-awaited verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid legal dispute in Ayodhya Sep 24, Muslims in this Uttar Pradesh capital will hold special prayers for communal harmony and peace."Lakhs of Muslims will offer special prayers for strengthening Hindu-Muslim tie

Committee to suggest model for single engineering entrance

New Delhi- Aiming at doing away with multiple entrance tests and reducing burden on students, the Government on Friday decided to set up a committee to suggest a suitable entrance model for engineering examinations.The decision was taken at the IIT Council meeting chaired by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal

IITs to open up for medicine

Institutes to allow foreign faculty, studentsNew Delhi - Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may soon lose their exclusivity as centres of excellence in engineering sciences as they soon will branch out to include studies in medicine.The IITs can provide medical education except awarding a degree

Centre clears caste in Census 2011

NEW DELHI - A focussed, stand-alone house-to-house caste headcount will be conducted between June and September 2011, after the National Population Register (NPR) is ready.On Thursday, after five months of wrangling among political parties, first on whether to undertake caste enumeration or not, and

India voted 7th best holiday destination

CHENNAI/BANGALORE: While preparations for the Commonwealth Games is causing severe embarrassment to the country, Brand India as a tourist destination is scaling new heights.Globetrotters and tourists from around the world are warming up to the country's people and hospitality by voting India as the

Six-phase polling in Bihar from October 21

Bihar will go to polls in six phases spread over a month from October 21, the Election Commission announced on Monday.The first phase on October 21 will have polling for 47 seats while the second phase will be held on October 24 in 45 seats.The third phase will be on October 28 for 48 seats, fourth

India PM wants to cut average age of his cabinet

NEW DELHI - India's prime minister said on Monday he wanted to lower the average age of his cabinet, a remark that could signal a greater role for young and reformist ministers in a team dominated by a socialist old guard. Prime Minister Manmohan's Singh's comments came ahead of a possible cabinet r

Sonia Gandhi wins place in history books

NEW DELHI - Italian-born Sonia Gandhi was elected Friday for a record fourth term as president of India's ruling Congress party, cementing her role as the country's political power broker.Gandhi, widow of assassinated former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and seen as India's most powerful politician, w

EC notice to Yeddyurappa for poll code violation

New Delhi - The Election Commission today issued a notice to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for allegedly announcing sops for a particular community ahead of the bypolls for two assembly seats. Taking cognizance of media reports, the Commission sent a notice to Yeddyurappa for "violation"

All India essay competition on Sir Syed's vision of empowerment

Aligarh - As part of the celebrations of the 193rd birth anniversary of its legendary founder and an outstanding social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the Aligarh Muslim University will hold an All India Essay Writing Competition for university and college students in English language on the topic "

The Muslim Kannadiga

By Yoginder Sikand, 'Fascist forces have carefully targeted the media. They recognise that infiltrating the media is crucial for their political project. In contrast, the media is not even on the agenda of secular forces', muses 44 year-old Abdussalam Puthige, editor of Vartha Bhar