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No takers for IIITs in PPP model

The government is finding it difficult to find takers for the establishment of 20 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in public private partnership model in the country.

Northeast may get 3 new high courts

In a bid to address the feeling of alienation often expressed by the people in Northeast, the UPA government has decided to bring higher judiciary closer to the common man in the region. The government is contemplating to set up three new high courts in the region, aimed at expansion of judicial access for the region and fulfilling the decades old demand.

Move to extend RTE to Class 10

The Union human resources development ministry plans to extend the Right To Education Act to the secondary school level after implementing it till Class 8 across the country. The decision to extend RTE to Classes 9 and 10 is likely to be taken after the approval of state governments is sought at the meeting of the Central Advisory Board

Law officers on leave irk Moily

Union law and justice minister M. Veerappa Moily has, in a letter to attorney-general of India G.E. Vahanvati stated that several law officers were going out of Delhi taking advantage of the ongoing summer vacations in Supreme Court without seeking permission of the government.

HRD’s several projects are yet to begin

The proposed fivefold hike in fees for the Indian Institutes of Technology, put forth by the Anil Kakodkar Committee in January, is likely to face stiff resistance.

IIT fee hike faces stiff ministry opposition

The proposed five-fold hike in fee for Indian Institutes of Technology, put forth by the Anil Kakodkar committee in January, is likely to face stiff resistance.

The Human Resource Development Minist

First Indo-US meet on higher education soon

India and the US will soon embark on a wide-ranging partnership in the field of education with the first Indo-US summit on higher education scheduled to be held in Washington in June. The proposed partnership between the two countries is likely to help the expansion of education sector in the country with the agenda including

Law ministry seeks report on scam cases

With the UPA government having to deal with several high-profile and controversial cases like 2G spectrum allocation scam, Commonwealth Games scam and black money case, which may have a direct bearing

I&B nod to shoot of 3 foreign reality shows

India seems to be high on the list of international reality TV show makers. Union information and broadcasting ministry has recently approved the application of three international reality TV shows for shooting in India.

HRD plans to collaborate with I&B, culture ministries

With an aim to attain total literacy in the country over the next 10 years, as stated by HRD minister Kapil Sibal after the release of provisional Census figures recently, the ministry has decided to involve the Union culture and information and broadcasting ministries for active collaboration in the endeavour.

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