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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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

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) with admissible central government allowances. “The post involves All India Service liability. Therefore, the…

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Why a lack of recruitment may not be Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest problem this summer

Why a lack of recruitment may not be Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest problem this summer

When Carlos Carvalhal revealed at the end of May his intention to bring ‘four or five’ new players to Sheffield Wednesday, few would have predicted the Owls’ current predicament. Two and a half months on and two games into the new Championship season, George Boyd remains the only fresh face at Hillsborough, despite one or two glaring holes in Carvalhal’s squad. Carlos Carvalhal, manager of Sheffield Wednesday It has become evident over the past few weeks that financial fair play is more of a factor than many Wednesdayites had initially envisioned, but surely the Portuguese…

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LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

658 schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector reopened today after remaining closed for a week following cross-border shelling by Pakistan. Authorities had closed 67l schools in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on August 5 for safety and security of students in view of heavy and indiscriminate shelling. Thirteen schools in vulnerable areas would remain closed till further orders, officials said. Deputy Commissioner (Rajouri) Shahid Iqbal Choudhary had ordered reopening of the schools in the sector from today on the recommendation of the chief…

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UGA classes begin Monday with likely record enrollment

UGA classes begin Monday with likely record enrollment

UGA classes begin Monday with likely record enrollment University of Georgia students walk down South Lumpkin Street on their way to lunch after leaving the Wesley Foundation United Methodist Student Center in Athens, Ga., on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Classes resume at UGA on Monday. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald) University of Georgia students walk down South Lumpkin Street on their way to lunch after leaving the Wesley Foundation United Methodist Student Center in Athens, Ga., on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Classes resume at UGA on Monday. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones,…

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Maine East, West, South Start Classes Monday

Maine East, West, South Start Classes Monday

Students at Maine High School Dist. 207’s three campuses head back to class for their first day of the 2017-2018 school year Monday, Aug. 14. The regular school day at Maine East, 2601 W. Dempster St., Park Ridge; Maine South, 1111 S. Dee Rd., Park Ridge; and Maine West, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines, start between 7:25 and 7:30 a.m. with late morning arrivals at 8:30 a.m. The school day ends at 3:15 p.m. at all three schools. Motorists can expect heavier traffic volumes near the schools around those…

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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Though just over half of K–12 students have access to a one-to-one device program at school, 56 percent of students say they use more technology at home than in school. Perhaps this stat is a bit startling, but the new research from Project Tomorrow indicates that overall students are quite interested in exploring more self-directed learning at home, eSchoolNews reports. “Students have always self-directed some of their own learning, but with the explosion of mobile devices, 24/7 connectivity and digital resources, students are leaving adults behind as they explore subjects that interest them in the ways they…

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Want To Increase Recruitment And Retention Of Latinas? Avoid These Three Mistakes

Want To Increase Recruitment And Retention Of Latinas? Avoid These Three Mistakes

Shutterstock Jenny was a 24-year-old Air Force pilot who used to work in the accounting section of an interior design organization. One day, she realized another team was going through some difficult times. She kindly offered to help. Surprisingly, she received this response in an email from her boss: “Number crunchers lack leadership skills.” Seriously? Jenny, a determined Latina if there ever was one, decided to write to her boss’ boss (let’s call him John) explaining how she could help her colleagues. She included her resume, which showed over a decade…

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