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Raju dismayed at findings

In another revelation of the report, a more than 10 percentage point drop was witnessed in government school children’s ability to do standard arithmetic over the last year.

Rural India kids’ reading, maths ability declining

The Annual Status of Education Report 2012 has revealed the standard of school education is not up to the mark in rural India, and claimed over half the children in these areas were at least three grade levels behind in reading and arithmetic abilities.

Prefabricated school buildings to be set up

In an effort to improve school infrastructure across states affected by Left-wing extremism, the government has taken a positive view for allowing construction of prefabricated school buildings in these areas.

US film on Mumbai riots gets nod

Two decades after Hindu-Muslim riots ravaged Mumbai (then Bombay), the government has given the go-ahead for a foreign filmmaker to shoot a film on the subject. Masala will be shot in Mumbai and has Bollywood heartthrob Deepika Padukone in a leading role.

Diana biopic gets India shooting permit

The government has permitted the shooting of a biopic on Princess Diana in India. The film’s producers hope to recreate Lahore and other parts of Pakistan while shooting at locations in New Delhi, Punjab and Haryana after the Pakistan government refused permission.

Indian film festival kicks off in Goa

The 43rd International Film Festival of India was inaugurated in Panaji, Goa, on Tuesday in a glittering ceremony that celebrated the 100 years of Indian cinema.

Raman to Centre: Start talks with Naxals

Chhattisgarh, the state worst affected by Naxal violence, has urged the Centre to formulate a comprehensive policy to deal with left-wing extremism and to take steps to initiate a dialogue with the re

In Kashmir, Pak TV’s TRPs fall

The UPA government has claimed success in winning the propaganda war in Jammu and Kashmir.

Handover of Tibetan schools delayed

The government’s proposal to hand over Tibetan schools funded and run by the HRD ministry to the Tibetan government-in-exile may be delayed further.

Vocational degrees from ’13

Central universities and institutions affiliated to University Grants Commission (UGC) are set to award bachelor’s degree in vocational education from academic year 2013-14.

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