Pb CM assures probe into diversion of scholarship scheme funds

Pb CM assures probe into diversion of scholarship scheme funds

Chandigarh, Jun 15 (PTI) The Punjab government will get probed the alleged diversion of the Post Matric Scholarship scheme SC funds and strict action will be taken against those found guilty, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today. Responding to a question of Congress MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal during the Question Hour, the CM assured the House that the entire matter would be thoroughly examined to fix the accountability and identify lapses, if any. The CMs assurance came amid claims by Minister for Welfare of SC and BC Sadhu Singh Dharamsot…

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A look into online classes at OCC

A look into online classes at OCC

From real estate to anthropology, Orange Coast College offers a wide array of classes online as an alternative to the traditional classroom environment. For students who are stay-at-home parents, have conflicting work schedules or lack reliable transportation, online classes offer a flexibility many traditional classes do not, film history professor William Hall said. According to data from Joe Milunas, a Blackboard system administrator, a total of 4,138 students were enrolled in OCC’s Canvas selection of 174 online courses during the 2016 Fall semester and 9,998 students are enrolled in the…

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Can Millennials Build Consulting Into A Career?

Can Millennials Build Consulting Into A Career?

Consulting has a lot of appeal. Over 600,000 people in the United States currently operate as consultants, and the profession continues to be in high demand—both from businesses that need outside expertise and from professionals looking to make a living off their knowledge and experience. But for millennials—the relative newcomers of the business world, and the shapers of the norms and trends to come—is consulting a feasible career option? The Appeal of Consulting First, let’s explore why consulting businesses are so appealing in the first place: Low startup costs. Your…

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Use of body cameras in schools ‘risks turning students into suspects’

Use of body cameras in schools ‘risks turning students into suspects’

The school behaviour tsar has warned against the introduction of body cameras for teachers in mainstream classrooms, saying that it risks turning students into suspects. Tom Bennett, a teacher, was responding to reports that a three-month pilot scheme is taking place in two secondary schools to test the use of body cameras as a way of helping teachers to tackle low-level disorder in classrooms. The government’s adviser on classroom discipline said: “I’d be very cautious about introducing bodycams into mainstream classrooms. There are possibly situations where they might be appropriate…

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Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are being investigated by a major national inquiry into child abuse. Gordonstoun, the alma mater of the heir to the throne, and Fettes College – where the former Labour Prime Minister was a pupil – both feature in the statutory probe. Other private schools under investigation include Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Loretto School in Musselburgh and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. The boarding schools are being probed as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry into more than 60…

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Bihar braveheart turns tragedy into career

Bihar braveheart turns tragedy into career

There are rare people in society who draw inspiration from tragedy in personal life and make a career out of it. Meet Rakesh Srivastava, 44, who has made a career in prosthetics and orthotics, after his left leg was amputated 34 years ago following a road accident at Bihar’s Begusarai district, about 120 km from Patna. An American Board certified prosthetics and orthotic, Srivastava is currently based in the USA. Founder and chief executive officer of Innovative Prosthetics and Orthotic, he successfully runs three clinics at Omaha, Hastings and Grand…

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Demonetisation: Mumbai schools ‘force’ teachers to deposit old notes to turn black money into white

Demonetisation: Mumbai schools ‘force’ teachers to deposit old notes to turn black money into white

At a time when people are grappling with cash crunch after the scrapping of high value notes, Mumbai’s teachers have complained of harassment from school managements. Reason: Schools are asking their teachers to deposit large sums of money into the latter’s bank accounts. Since the Narendra Modi government’s November 8 decision, accusations against schools indulging in such malpractices have been pouring in to a mobile application launched recently by a parents’ organisation. At least six teachers anonymously complained that their school management gave them money to deposit into their own…

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Cash seized in CAB raids as part of probe into international rhino-horn smugglers

Cash seized in CAB raids as part of probe into international rhino-horn smugglers

Fifty gardaí were involved in raids at 11 properties in a major operation investigating the activities of a rhino-horn-smuggling gang. The Traveller outfit based in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, which has criminal links across Europe and Asia, has been the subject of investigations by police in several international jurisdictions into the illegal rhino horn trade. Vast sums of money are made from the sale of the horns in parts of the world where some believe they possess medicinal qualities. A significant amount of cash and documents were seized in the raids….

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Fina

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Fina

Chennai-based school financing company Shiksha Financial Services India Private Limited has today raised $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in a round that also saw participation from the Aspada Investment Advisors. Incorporated in 2014, Shiksha Finance is an award-winning NBFC that provides loans in the range of Rs 5 lakh– Rs 1 crore to affordable private schools, as well as smaller loans to middle- and lower-income families that find it difficult to fund their children’s education. They finance school-going children from kindergarten to Class XII,…

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Finance

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation pumps $1mn into Shiksha Finance

Chennai-based school financing company Shiksha Financial Services India Private Limited has today raised $1 million (Rs 6.7 crore) from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in a round that also saw participation from the Aspada Investment Advisors. Incorporated in 2014, Shiksha Finance is an award-winning NBFC that provides loans in the range of Rs 5 lakh– Rs 1 crore to affordable private schools, as well as smaller loans to middle- and lower-income families that find it difficult to fund their children’s education. They finance school-going children from kindergarten to Class XII,…

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