Vande Mataram mandate: Urdu-medium BMC schools fear parents’ ‘backlash’

Vande Mataram mandate: Urdu-medium BMC schools fear parents’ ‘backlash’

JUST over a year after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a circular mandating Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) in all municipal schools, civic schoolteachers, especially in Urdu-medium schools, are fearing a backlash from parents if they mandate the singing of Vande Mataram. On Thursday, an elected body of corporators in Mumbai had passed a proposal to make singing of the national song compulsory across nearly 1,100 BMC schools. Last year, the BMC had okayed a proposal, mandating all BMC schoolchildren to perform the Surya Namaskar. Though a circular was issued,…

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UK’s Chevening scholarship programs opens applications

UK’s Chevening scholarship programs opens applications

BENGALURU: The application window for UK’s prestigious and fully-funded Chevening scholarship and fellowship programmes is now open. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. The Chevening India programme is the largest in the world, offering up to 120-fully paid scholarships and fellowships this year. Some 2500 people make-up the body of Indian Chevening alumni. Speaking in Bengaluru on Friday, British Deputy High Commissioner in Bengaluru,…

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Intelligence Bureau recruitment 2017: Application portal to open today for 1430 ACIO-II (Exe) posts

Intelligence Bureau recruitment 2017: Application portal to open today for 1430 ACIO-II (Exe) posts

Intelligence Bureau recruitment 2017: The last date to apply is on September 2, 2017. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will open the application portal of the Intelligence Bureau today for the recruitment of 1430 assistant central intelligence officer (grade II/executive). Candidates who are interested in becoming a part of the Intelligence Bureau can apply online from the official website. The last date to apply is on September 2, 2017. Candidates can expect a pay scale of Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 plus a grade pay of Rs 4,200 (PB-2)…

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