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HRD minister launches 'Prashikshak' teacher education portal

New Delhi : Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched "Prashikshak" teacher education portal with a vision to strengthen District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) and bring quality teachers into the school education system.

Draft bill ignores key issues of child trafficking, says MP

New Delhi : Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar has pointed out several flaws and criticised the Draft Trafficking Of Persons Bill, 2016, saying the bill fails to address the critical issue of child trafficking.

"There is no definition of trafficking. No offence that amounts to trafficking is mentioned in the draft bill," Chandrasekhar said in a reply to Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, who invited comments from stakeholders on the draft legislation.

A copy of his reply was also sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

After 20 years, Haryana to have student elections

Chandigarh : After a gap of over 20 years, the Haryana government has decided to get student unions elections conducted in colleges and universities in the state.

Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Thursday that a four-member committee has been set up, under the chairmanship of Guru Jambheshwar University (Hisar) Vice-Chancellor Tankeshwar Kumar, and would submit its report within three weeks for making arrangements for these elections.

We are not hosting any Iftar, says RSS

New Delhi : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday said that contrary to media reports it is not hosting any Iftar party and the reports to this effect are "factually incorrect".

"The media reports on RSS hosting an Iftar party are factually incorrect. We are not organising any such party," RSS Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya told IANS.

"The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), which is organising Iftar, is an independent Muslim organisation to create national awareness," he added.

Sincere efforts can only address less pre primary education in Muslims

By Dr Kouser Fathima for,

The recently released “State of the World Children Report-2016” by UNICEF says 34% of Muslim children have no access to pre primary education or they did not attend pre-school. These figures are disturbing for the community but not surprising as the number of literate Muslims itself is less, comparatively.

This data will certainly produce some reactions, blaming and then forgotten with hardly any concrete action to check the problem.

Gujarat, Delhi most investment-friendly; Bihar, Jharkhand worst

By Devanik Saha

Gujarat and Delhi are India’s most investment-friendly states. Bihar and Jharkhand are the worst. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the most corrupt states for doing business. West Bengal is the most difficult for land acquisition, environmental clearances and approvals.

दिल्ली उर्दू अकादमी की इफ़्तार पार्टी पर सवालिया निशान! Staff Reporter

दिल्ली: सरकारी इफ़्तार पार्टियों पर हमेशा सवाल उठते रहे हैं. इस बार यह बवाल दिल्ली उर्दू अकादमी द्वारा आयोजित इफ़्तार पार्टी पर खड़ा हुआ है.

आरोप है कि जिस उर्दू अकादमी के पास उर्दू भाषा के विकास व उत्थान पर खर्च करने के लिए पैसे नहीं है, वही उर्दू अकादमी सरकारी इफ़्तार पार्टी पर करोड़ों रूपए खर्च कर रही है, जिसका कोई लाभ उर्दू अकादमी या उर्दू जानने वालों को नहीं मिलना है.

Jharkhand BJP chief's son accused of sexual exploitation, marrying a minor

Ranchi : Jharkhand BJP President Tala Marandi's son Munna Marandi has been accused of sexually exploiting a girl for over two years and marrying another girl, a minor, this week.

A girl has filed a complaint at a court in Godda district that Munna exploited her sexually for two years while promising to marry her, and then went back on his word.

She said Munna befriended her, gifted her a mobile phone so that they could remain in touch, used her sexually, and then agreed to marry someone else.

SP party of one family and goons: Amit Shah

Meerut : Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party was wedded to one family rule, corruption and thuggery, BJP president Amit Shah said on Thursday.

Only a grandchild of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav can become the party's president, there is no place for ordinary workers, Shah told a Bharatiya Janata Party gathering here.

He alleged that while the central government was sending money to Uttar Pradesh for developmental programmes and schemes, the funds were not being spent well.

"The money sent for you will never reach you," he said.

Jailed PDP leader Abdul Maudani granted permisson to meet ailing mother

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed jailed PDP leader Abdul Nasser Maudani to meet his ailing mother in Kerala. The verdict follows after Maudani approached the apex court seeking permission through his counsel Prashant Bhushan. The court asked the trial court to decide for how many days the PDP leader could be allowed for Kerala visit.