School principals targeted by Labor as education funding debate heats up

PHOTO: Bill Shorten has called on school principals to share Labor’s alternative plan for education funding. (ABC News) RELATED STORY: Turnbull ‘betraying’ state school students with funding proposal RELATED STORY: PM struggles to secure support for public schools funding plan RELATED STORY: Sharp divide between public, private schools ‘the worst of all possible worlds’ MAP: […]

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Sagar University, IIM-I, IIT among top education centres in MP

Only two universities in Madhya Pradesh could make it to the list of top 100 universities in the country, declared by the Union ministry of human resource development on Monday. Sagar’s Dr Harisingh Gour University ranked 39th to become the best university in the state, while Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology in Raghogarh stood […]

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Faleiro opposes value education curriculum by Ramdev’s

Former Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has opposed the BJP-led Goa government’s proposed move to introduce value education curriculum in schools, to be framed by yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s organisation. “Chief Minister (Laxmikant Parsekar) has announced recently that Goa government will introduce yoga training and value education in government primary schools,” Faleiro told reporters today. “Yoga […]

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Moderate teaching union rejects Government’s education reforms

The prospect of industrial action over the Government’s education reforms has edged a stage closer after one of the country’s more moderate teaching unions overwhelmingly rejected proposals to privatise schools. Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) condemned the education white paper, and its proposals to strip state primaries in England from local […]

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Sensex trips 125 points ahead of RBI policy

Domestic investors were cautious ahead of Reserve Bank’s monetary policy meet as the market benchmark Sensex dropped over 125 points in early trade while Asian cues were muted on overnight losses in U.S. and fall in oil prices. The 30-share index, which had gained 130.01 points in the previous session, was trading 125.40 points or […]

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Mphasis shares gain over 4 per cent on Blackstone deal

PICS company information Shares of IT firm Mphasis rose by over 4 per cent on Tuesday after the U.S.-listed Blackstone said it will invest up to Rs. 7,071 crore to acquire a majority stake in the mid-sized IT services exporter from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The stock climbed 4.26 per cent to Rs. 473.85 on BSE. […]

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Jayalalithaa demands roll back of fuel price hike

Terming the latest fuel price hike as unacceptable, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said it would lead to increase in the price of essential commodities and demanded its roll back. In a statement here, she said the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.19 and 98 paise per […]

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Factory activity accelerates to 8-month high

Analysts said that the Index suggests a turnaround in the manufacturing sector. Analysts said that the Index, which stood at an eight-month high of 52.4 in March, suggests a turnaround in the manufacturing sector. Indian manufacturing saw a significant upswing in March due to a pickup in domestic demand and an increase in output, according […]

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Bankers likely to reject Mallya’s Rs.4,000 crore offer

Mr. Mallya had offered to pay Rs.4,000 crore by September. The total due of the airline is around Rs.9,000 crore, of which the principal amount is Rs.6,903 crore. The consortium of bankers led by the State Bank of India is likely to reject the Rs.4,000-crore offer from liquor baron Vijay Mallya to settle the dues […]

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