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Chandigarh all set to launch Khan Academy for PISA examination

CHANDIGARH: Modalities have been worked out and scope of work has been assigned to the Khan Academy to skill students of Chandigarh for PISA examination. Across the country, Chandigarh has been selected to participate in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which will be conducted in 2021.

Schools reopen in Srinagar, but students missing

SRINAGAR:  After a gap of 15 days, around 200 school in Srinagar reopened on Monday, but few students showed up. Though teachers were present in most schools, jittery parents avoided sending their children.

Punjab Floods: Nawanshahr, Balachaur put on high alert due to heavy water inflow in Sutluj river

NAWANSHAHR: To ensure the safety of residents of 67 villages adjoining Dhussi Bandh of Satluj river in wake of the release of excess water from Ropar Headworks, the Deputy Commissioner Nawanshahr (SBS Nagar)  Vinay Bublani has asked the SDMs of Nawanshahr and Balachuar to get evacuated the residents to safer places.  In Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district,  Nawanshahr has 41 low lying and flood prone villages while Balachaur has 26.

BCI bans new law colleges for 3 years in the Country

MOHALI: The Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi, a statutory body that regulates legal practice and education in India, passed a resolution to impose a three-year moratorium on opening new law colleges in the country on 11th August to address the mushrooming of already existing law schools across the country.

7 Punjab Cabinet Ministers to participate in Education conclave on August 19 at JW Marriott

MOHALI: Joint Action Committee (JAC) representing over 1650 unaided institutes of Punjab under the leadership of Chairman, JAC, Sh. Ashwani Sekhri is going to organize an Education Conclave-2019 to deliberate on Draft National Education Policy (NEP) on 19th August at Hotel JW Marriott, Chandigarh.

Capt Amarinder Singh warns Anti-National forces against attempt to destroy peace

JALANDHAR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned inimical forces against any attempt to destroy the peace and harmony of the country, while calling upon the people to join hands in fighting such forces.

Capt Amarinder kick starts development projects worth Rs.265 Cr for Jalandhar and Kapurthala

KARTARPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday laid foundation stones/inaugurated a slew of development projects, worth Rs 265.15 crores, to spruce up Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts.

Red alert in south Karnataka as heavy rains predicted

BENGALURU: The Indian meteorological department (IMD) sounded red alert in south Karnataka, as heavy rains set to pound Kodagu, Chikkamagluru and Dakshina Kannada districts on Thursday, while there was a respite from rains in the other regions of the state.

Punjab CM dedicates 3rd phase of Jung-e-Azadi memorial to Jallianwala martyrs

KARTARPUR:  On the eve of the country’s 73rd Independence Day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday dedicated the third phase of the Jung-E-Azadi memorial here to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and the unsung heroes who were incarcerated in the Andaman Cellular Jail during the freedom struggle.

CBSE hikes exam fees for SC, ST students by Rs 1,150

NEW DELHI:  The examination fee for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been increased from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200, the board has notified.

HP Chief Justice V. Ram Subramanian launches plantation campaign

SHIMLA: Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice V. Rama Subramanian on Saturday launched a plantation drive by planting a sapling of cedar near Patlikuhal, 17 miles from Kullu. The plantation program was organized by the District Legal Services Authority under the aegis of State Legal Services Authority with the support of Forest Department. Senior Judge of HP High Court Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary also planted a cedar on the occasion.

Mela Gadri Babey' appeals to rectify criminal record of Gadar martyr Bhai Mewa Singh

CHANDIGARH: Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh. In addition, the provincial government of British Columbia should make Sikh history, including the Kamagata Maru and Gadar movement, part of syllabi in schools, colleges and universities.

Prohibitory orders withdrawn in Jammu

JAMMU: Restrictions announced across Jammu and Kashmir late on last Sunday, ahead of the announcement of the abrogation of Article 370, were withdrawn in Jammu on Friday, an official statement said.

Himachal to increase financial assistance to the eligible destitute women and widows

SHIMLA: The State Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to increase financial assistance to the eligible destitute women and widows under Mother Teresa Matri Asahay Sambal Yojna from existing Rs. 5000 to Rs. 6000 per child per annum subject to maximum of two children for their proper upbringing.

Kejriwal fulfilled all 70 poll promises: AAP

NEW DELHI: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday claimed that the Arvind Kejriwal government has fulfilled all 70 promises made in its manifesto in the 2015 Assembly polls.

Chairman Punjab State Food Commission Reviews PDS, Mid Day Meal in Nawanshahr

NAWANSHAHR: Chairman, Punjab State Food Commission D P Reddy today visited Government Schools and Anganwari centers of village Kang and Bazidpur to take stock of Mid Day Meal and nutritional food in Nawanshahr ( SBS Nagar District) . He also monitored the distribution of food to the poor families under National Food Security Act at village Pandrawal. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Vinay Bublani and district heads of food and civil Supply, Education and Social Security and Women and Child Development.

Yogi's new scheme for cow welfare to generate jobs

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has come up with a new scheme for the welfare of stray cattle that will also help generate employment opportunities.

Kids to grow vegetables, fruits for midday meal scheme in UP

LUCKNOW:  In a novel experiment, students of all government schools in Uttar Pradesh will now create their own kitchen gardens and grow fruits and vegetables of their choice.

Sainik School society invites applications for enterance test for VI and IX classes

CHANDIGARH: Sainik Schools Society has invited applications from the students, for entrance test, desirous of taking admission in all 31 Sainik Schools in class VI and IX for the academic session 2020-21.

Need to change mindset for economic growth: Sisodia

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government's initiative 'Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum' will meet the challenge of India's economy and will contribute to its growth.

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