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Teenager dies in accidental grenade blast in Kashmir

Srinagar: A teenaged boy on Friday succumbed to injuries sustained when a grenade exploded at the site of a gun battle between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

According to police, 14-year-old Junaid Ahmad Dar came in contact with a grenade at Ladoora village (Rafiabad) which exploded and left him with serious injuries.

"The boy was taken to district hospital in Baramulla town where he succumbed to his injuries," a senior police officials told IANS here.

BRAOU, Telugu universities asked to continue in Andhra

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) and Potti Sriramulu Telugu University to continue their services in Andhra Pradesh.

Passing the interim orders, the court asked Andhra Pradesh government to pay salaries of the employees of the two universities at their study centres located in that state.

While adjourning the case for final hearing, the court asked the central government to solve the issue in eight weeks by finalising modalities for the functioning of the two universities as per Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Tripura court bans private tuitions, guardians protest

Agartala: The Tripura High Court has banned private tuitions by teachers of government and government-aided schools, evoking a strong opposition by the pupils' guardians, an official said here on Friday.

A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Utpalendu Bikash Saha in a judgment on Thursday also banned private tuitions by private school teachers to students of their own school.

However, the teachers of private schools could give lessons to students from other schools.

A section of guardians strongly opposed the court decisions.

Film on Parsi community screened for Heptullah

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah attended a special screening here of "The Path of Zarathustra", a film that centres around the Parsi community and their ancient faith Zoroastrianism.

The movie was screened on Thursday.

Directed by Oorvazi Irani and released under the banner of PVR Director's Rare, "The Path of Zarathustra", aims to create an authentic picture of the Parsi community who are often portrayed as stereotypes and caricatures in popular Indian films and television.

Himachal student dejected on failing to connect with Modi

Shimla: A senior secondary school student from a Himachal Pradesh town on Friday felt disheartended and dejected as she couldn't interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conference on the eve of Teachers Day.

Manisha Sharma, a student of class 12, planned to talk on forest fires which are destroying the state's green cover. She was the only student selected from the state for the interaction programme with the prime minister.

Teaching must get respect from society: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted teachers on Teachers' Day, saying "teaching as a profession must receive respect and recognition from society".

"I express my gratitude to all teachers, across the length and breadth of our country. I extend my greetings and felicitation and wish them every success in their noble endeavours," Mukherjee said in a statement.

He said Teachers' Day, which falls on Sep 5, was a special occasion "when we honour our teachers who are practitioners of one of the noblest professions and whose dharma is to impart wisdom.

HC questions civic body over renaming Aurangzeb Road

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to apprise it on what basis it decided to change the name of Aurangzeb Road to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road in the late former president's honour.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked NDMC to file its response by September 22 while hearing a PIL seeking to restrain NDMC from issuing a notification regarding changing of the name.

President turns professor on Teachers Day eve

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday revisited his teaching profession and taught political science to senior secondary students of a government school in the President's Estate here on Teachers Day eve.

The president, who was a college teacher and journalist before he embarked on a political career, gave lessons to students of class 11 and 12 of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located in the sprawling President's Estate.

He told the students how the constitution of the country was framed after 300 people toiled over its contents for a long time.

Cash-for-vote case rocks Andhra Pradesh assembly

Hyderabad: The cash-for-vote scam rocked the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Friday with the main opposition YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) insisting on a debate on the issue, leading to repeated adjournments of the house.

Speaker K. Sivaprasada Rao had to adjourn the house twice as YSRCP member raised slogans to press their demand for a debate on the issue.

Teachers play big role in students' life: Mod

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said teachers play a big role in students' life and added that being a teacher is not like any other career.

"Being a teacher is not like any other career. It is something different. I bow to all the teachers. It is the teachers who make the generations," he said a day ahead of the Teachers' Day.

He said "a teacher can never retire" and added they have a great responsibility towards shaping the future of children.