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Lawyers' strike on July 11, 12 against education bill

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Monday said lawyers across the country would abstain from work on July 11 and 12 in protest against the government's Higher Education and Research (HER) Bill aimed......

HRD ministry unveils 100-day plan for education

Providing interest subsidy to underprivileged students on educational loans and introduction of a bill to regulate foreign educational institutions in India are among the targets the Human Resource......

On eve of monsoon session of Parliament 'weather appears bad'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI On the eve of the monsoon session, the government and main......

'Modi is taking a big risk'

'When he first came to office, my belief is that the PM's reading of the landscape was that, with a vanquished Congress and fragmented Opposition, he was looking at least at two terms in office.......

Amartya Sen skeptical over PM Modi's idea of secularism

Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen on Tuesday expressed scepticism about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's idea of secularism, asserting he would like to see "more action" in reaching out to the......

Will the foreign education bill help?

Apart from the possibility that top-class foreign universities will not want to set up campuses if they're going to come in as 'deemed universities', there is the issue of a level playing field for......

Why the Foreign Universities Bill is elitist

The Bill suggests to the backward classes that 'the best from the West is not for you, the home-grown is good enough for you', says Rama Bijapurkar.The Foreign Universities Bill is puzzling for two......

Column: Educating Kapil

A nation must educate its own, foreigners can only help at the margin, Sanjaya Baru.Kapil Sibal is a minister in a hurry. That is the good part of the news. India needs more such ministers,......

Govt mulls foreign varsities Bill

Amid criticism of his 100-day agenda, HRD minister Kapil Sibalsaid on Tuesday the government is contemplating a Bill on allowing foreign universities, but would move carefully and through......

Govt to ease investment norms in higher education

Private and foreign corporate investment may soon get to flow into Indian higher education with the government considering a move to reform policy that hinders such financing. Currently, it is not......

'I wanted the Marigold Hotel films to give very strong sense of India'

'You need to be very careful to avoid certain features and stereotypes whenever you come across a cross cultural story. I was particularly anxious to avoid that in the new film because it’s......

'Investing in girls is about the smartest thing you can do'

Over Dosas in Mumbai, Oscar winner Megan Mylan tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel why she chose India and girl empowerment as the subject of her new documentary. Image: Megan Mylan (centre) with her......
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