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India's first book village to come up in Maharashtra's Bhilar 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A hamlet in Satara district of Maharashtra, popular for its strawberries is all set to embrace the tag of Indias first village of books, a concept inspired by Britains Hay-on-Wye, a Welsh town known for its book stores and literature festivals. Bhilar village located near picturesque hill station Panchagani will see this state government initiative being inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on May 4. Led by Education minister Vinod Tawde, this project was undertaken by the Marathi Bhasha department wherein 25 artistically decorated locations around the village will turn into reader hot spots with display of books ranging from literature, poetry, religion, women and children, history, environment, folk literature, biographies and autobiographies to festival specials. "Around 15,000 books (in Marathi) would be made available in the village premises. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate the initiative pustakanche gaon on May 4," Tawde told reporters here yesterday. Also, ...
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16 principals learn about pain of being a transgender in school 29.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
16 principals learn about pain of being a transgender in school
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Mewari lesson for humanoid robot NAO soon 29.4.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Mental health services at a click 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
TheInnerHour connects customers to psychologists
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India's first 'book village' coming up in Maharashtra's strawberry country 28.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The sleepy village of Bhilar, in the heart of Maharashtra's famed 'strawberry country' will soon get another identity as India's first "book village", Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday.
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NDMC to make at least five of its residential colonies zero waste areas 28.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar said that they should come forward to spread the message of segregation of waste at source to their nearest and dearest so as to make it a mass movement.
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Classrooms beyond books 28.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A week ago, children browsing books at the Periyar Nagar Public Library, Anna Nagar, were informed of an impromptu competition. The voice of the librarian blared from the microphone: “Those who would ...
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KXIP supports a better life for underprivileged children 28.4.2017 DNA: Health
Kings XI Punjab will extend support to the cause of providing underprivileged children with a better lifestyle.
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PPFA slams Beijing for anti-India campaigns 28.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
PPFA slams Beijing for anti-India campaigns
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This Udupi bus driver is one well of an eco-warrior 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Students sensitised on hazards of e-waste 27.4.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Students sensitised on hazards of e-waste
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Absent teachers: Not as big a problem as we think 27.4.2017 Education
Hiralal, a 36-year old head teacher in a small government school in Basarpur, a village in Rajasthan, was absent 45 out of 200 working days (22.5 per cent), the school time prescribed by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. (The name of the teacher and the school have been changed to maintain confidentiality.)
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Narmada Putra PM to conclude Seva Yatra begun by Narmada Putra CM 27.4.2017 Central Chronicle
Bhopal : ‘Namami Devi Narmade’-Seva Yatra started by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh on December... more »
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Absenteeism of teachers: Not as big a problem in India as we think 27.4.2017 News
Several studies have found a large difference between teacher absence and teacher absenteeism
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A lost daughter of Mumbai, from Sweden 27.4.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Born and abandoned in Mumbai, reborn in Sweden, Erika Sandberg says she is Indian on the outside but feels Swedish on the inside.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel narrates her tale.
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HLSC recommends fresh recruitment of Asst LP teachers 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 26: The best option for the Meghalaya government is the scrapping of the entire process of selection of candidates for teaching jobs according to the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) which had probed the alleged 2009 education job scam for appointment of Assistant LP teachers in Meghalaya.
“The only way out for the government would be to perhaps cancel the whole selection process and initiate fresh recruitment drive to all the vacancies,” the HLSC stated in its report.

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How teachers and parents can team up 26.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The nurturing-learning environment of the school and the healthy relationship between parents and teachers are crucial for the holistic development of students, opines Sonia P Thomas While waiting near the principal's office, I saw a student walking along with his parents towards the principal's office. Most of the students and teachers were in the classrooms as it was already time for the first session. After a while, the class teacher of the sixth grade was called to the principal's cabin at the behest of the parents. As the teacher returned from the office, looked at me and said, "Now, teachers need counselling because students are not supposed to be corrected." She updated me on the incident of the previous day. The student was corrected for misbehaving in the classroom saying, "Have you not learned how to behave?" The student narrated the incident to his parents, and their ego was hurt. The day breaks and the parents accompany the student to school to question and correct the teacher. Shocked? ...
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Connecting the dots: The BJP, Hindutva and fringe organisations (Book Review) 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Title: Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva; Author: Dhirendra K. Jha; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 228; Price: Rs 499
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A zeal for adventure 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With an urge to continue his passion for trekking that started 17 years back, Yashwanth Urs formed the club called 'Adventure Adda' in 2015. This club explores new places in and around Karnataka either through a cycling expedition or by trekking on breathtaking trails. "Five of us came together and formed this club — me, Puneeth Gowda, Manoj Reddy, Divakara and my brother Manu. Being software professionals, we often become busy and tend to miss out on the things we are passionate about. This club is a small step to keep the desire for adventure alive," says Yashwanth. "I used to go for trekking with my college friends but we somehow lost touch after college. Later, I thought of forming a group with people who have a knack for adventure," he adds. 'Adventure Adda' is not only about adventure. It also aims to spread awareness among people about the benefits of cycling and being amidst nature. "With an idea to explore nature in its pristine form, we conduct cycling and trekking trips that cover mostly ...
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DIPP kicks off intellectual property rights awareness campaign in schools 25.4.2017 HBL: Home
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has kicked off its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) awareness campaign for schools by introducing the initiative at Kendriya Vidyalaya, RK ...
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