Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Aus state boosted by return of int'l students

With the return of international students, the Australian state of Victoria has experienced a positive boost for the local economy. According to data produced by the Department of Home Affairs, the number of on-shore student visa holders in Victoria has doubled to over 141,000, since international borders re-opened in 2021, reports Xinhua news agency.

Teachers' scam: CBI files fresh FIR against anonymous beneficiaries

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a fresh FIR in West Bengal's multi-crore recruitment scam of teaching and non-teaching staff against anonymous beneficiaries of the proceeds of the scam. CBI sources said that the fresh FIR has been filed following an instruction from the the bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of Calcutta High Court.

TN govt announces Rs 75,000 assistance for civil services aspirants

With a decline in number of persons from the state clearing the civil services exams, the Tamil Nadu government will provide financial assistance for 1,000 civil services aspirants every year, Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan announced on Monday.

5th Poshan Pakhwara starts: Punjab's children, girls and women will be free from malnutrition: Dr. Baljit Kaur

The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, paying special attention to the health of children, girls and women and fighting against the malnutrition. State Government is celebrating the 5th Nutrition Fortnight from today under which different activities will be conducted in districts of Punjab.

Gender Equality & Women Empowerment” on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Report on a Motivational lecture on “Gender Equality & Women Empowerment: A Critical Analysis” by Prof. Anju Soori. The “Department of Mathematics, Panjab University, Chandigarh” organized a lecture on “Gender Equality & Women Empowerment” on the occasion of International Women’s Day in the Seminar Hall on March 20, 2023 at 2:30 pm. 

Inauguration Ceremony for the Seven Days Special Camp

National Service Scheme, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized the Inauguration Ceremony for the Seven Days Special Camp under the chief patronage of Prof. Renu Vig (Vice Chancellor, Panjab University).

Teachers' scam: CBI submits supplementary chargesheet in court

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday submitted a supplementary chargesheet in court in connection with its ongoing investigation into the irregularities in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in West Bengal.

Class 3 student found dead inside Patna school

A class 3 student of the Navodaya Residential School in Patna's Masaudhi area was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the school on Monday, police said.

Delhi HC notice to city govt on plea seeking construction of school building

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Arvind Kejriwal government on a plea seeking the construction of a new building of a government school in the Mustafabad area of the national capital.

Punjab cancels exam of Teachers Eligibility Test

Facing allegations that correct answers for multiple choice questions in one paper were highlighted in bold font, the Punjab government on Monday cancelled the examination of the Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) and ordered a high-level probe into the matter.

Recruitment scam: WBSSC publishes list of 3,478 Group C staff with manipulated marks

The West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) on Monday published on its website a list of 3,478 candidates who reportedly have qualified for appointment as non-teaching staff in different state-run schools through manipulation of marks.


Taking a big action in the irregularities of TET exam, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has suspended two guilty in the case and ordered their arrest immediately.

India's first behavioural lab to be set up in Jaipur

India's first Behavioural Lab will be set up at the Harish Chandra Mathur Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration (HCM-RIPA) here with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot approving Rs 1.22 crore for the purpose, an official statement said.

'All the best': Stalin tells students appearing for Class 10, 12 exams

Wishing the students ahead of the Class 10 and 12 exams, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin told them to appear the examination with confidence, and without any hesitation.


Punjab Revenue Minister and Hoshiarpur MLA Bram Shanker Jimpa has thanked Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema for allocating Rs. 412 crore in the budget for new medical college to be built in Hoshiarpur soon.

'AAP govt in Punjab stands exposed with own budgetary revelations'

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Friday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab was completely exposed by its own admission and revelations made in the Budget 2022-23 that was presented in the Legislative Assembly.

K'taka High Court cancels board exams for 5th, 8th standards

The Karnataka High Court on Friday cancelled the board examinations for the fifth and eighth standards from this academic year. The ministry of education was all set to hold the board exams from this academic year.

K'taka 2nd PUC exam begins today, CM Bommai wishes luck to students

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday wished luck to students appearing for the Second PUC (Class 12) board examination in the state.

Karnataka: After counselling by principal, student removes hijab, writes exam

A student of Malleshwaram Pre University College, who was insisting to be allowed to write examination wearing burqa, was counselled by principal after which she agreed to remove it and appeared for the exam, here on Thursday.

Heatwave alert, Goa schools to shut by noon

Taking a serious note of a heatwave alert by India Meteorological Department, the Goa Education department has decided to shut the schools before noon for Thursday and Friday.

DU starts appointment process for principals in over 20 colleges

Delhi University has started the screening process for appointing principals in over 20 colleges, which do not have regular principals, an official said.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation to shut down 18 schools run by it

Saddled with the declining student strength since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and dilapidated condition of school buildings, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to close down as many as 18 primary schools run by it shortly.

3 students electrocuted to death in Gujarat

Three students were electrocuted to death at Katakda village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district after they reportedly came in contact with a live wire while returning home from school.

Teachers' scam: Councillors who recommended candidates under CBI scanner

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the multi-crore teachers' recruitment scam in West Bengal have come across a number of recommendations in the letterheads of councillors of different urban civic bodies, including municipal corporations and municipalities in the state.

Student suicide: Telangana derecognises junior college

Acting tough on the suicide of an intermediate student, the Telangana government on Monday cancelled affiliation of a corporate junior college where he was studying.

Teachers' scam: Judicial custody of Manik Bhattacharya's wife and son extended

A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Monday extended the judicial custody of the wife and son of Trinamool Congress legislator and West Bengal Board of Primary Education's (WBBPE) former President Manik Bhattacharya in connection with the multi-crore teachers' recruitment scam.

Need to adopt focused approach to impart best pharmacy education: MoS Health

Union Minister of State for Health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Monday underlined the need to adopt focused approach to impart the best pharmacy education in line with the latest developments.

Harjot Singh Bains urges teachers to enroll their wards in government schools, writes letter

 Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains, on Monday, urged to all the teachers and principals of the school education department to enroll their children in government schools.

,207 state-run schools in Bengal have student strength below 30

As many as 8,207 state-run schools in West Bengal are currently having a total student strength of 30 or less, as per statistics of the state Education Department.

BHU withdraws order banning Holi celebrations inside campus

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has withdrawn its order banning the celebration of Holi inside the campus after it faced backlash from students, teachers and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

Underprivileged students to have a 'SATHEE' for JEE, medical entrance exams

The Union Ministry of Education is set to launch a platform that will give students self-paced interactive learning and assessment to prepare for competitive and other exams, according to University Grants Commission Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar.

CBI arrests 'mastermind' in JEE exam rigging case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Saturday that they have arrested an absconding accused in a case releated to the alleged rigging in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Mains) examination-2021 by private coaching centres.

UGC-NET interrupted in Jaipur school amid chaos, disorder

A video of students appearing for UGC-NET at Nitin Senior Secondary School in Jaipur surfaced on social media on Friday in which students could be seen taking the exam amid chaos and disorder and in the absence of any supervision.

Teachers' scam: ED submits in court details of proceeds received by Kuntal Ghosh

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday submitted to a special PMLA court the details on the proceeds of the multi-crore teachers' recruitment scam in West Bengal received by an arrested youth Trinamool Congress leader Kuntal Ghosh.

Deakin University becomes 1st foreign varsity to get nod for opening campus in India

The Deakin University of Australia has become the first foreign varsity to receive approval of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) to set up an International Branch Campus (IBC) in India, an official said on Friday.

CM flags off second batch of Principals for training to Singapore

India received the highest number of UK student visas in 2022: Envoy

The UK issued a total of 2,836,490 visas in 2022, out of which 25 per cent went to India, the highest number issued to any country, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said on Tuesday. Indian nationals received the highest number of student visas which went up by 73 per cent from 2021. India was also issued 30 per cent of visit visas, which is the largest share compared to any other country, Ellis said, adding that the work visas increased by 130 per cent in the year 2022.

Be cautious about replacement of terminated non-teaching staff: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday cautioned the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) to be careful on replacing terminated non-teaching staff of Group D category in different state-run schools from those who were on the waiting lists.

'Will be mental torture...': SC on a plea for postponing NEET-PG exam

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) on Friday told the Supreme Court that around 2.09 lakh candidates have registered for NEET-PG exam 2023, scheduled on March 5, and if the exam were to be postponed, then no alternative date may be available in the near future.

Calcutta HC slaps penalty on headmistress for delaying transfer process

A single judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday reprimanded the headmistress of a leading girls' school in West Bengal on charges of contempt of court.  A penalty of Rs 10,000 has been imposed on Nirupama Hazra, the headmistress of Harkirtinagar Balika Vidyalaya in East Burdwan district, on charges of contempt of court for not abiding by an earlier court order for initiating the process of transfer of a teacher of the same school on medical grounds.

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