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New names for institutions of eminence unlikely before polls

New Delhi, March 19 -- The Union government seems to have gone slow on the much hyped institutions of eminence (IoE) programme, which aims to transform 20 Indian educational institutes into world-clas... Read More


Where are the jobs? A tough question NDA faces from young voters in 2019

New Delhi, March 15 -- Standing amid stacks of competitive exam books and notes in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, 25-year-old Akash is searching for the 'right material' that may help him crack a job. Wear... Read More


UGC to fund over 10,000 colleges for starting women studies

New Delhi, March 14 -- The University Grants Commission (UGC) will allow over 10,000 institutions, both colleges and universities, to offer women's studies in India, a move the education regulator bel... Read More


Online education push reformative but policy lacks clarity, structure

New Delhi, March 13 -- About three years into her job, software engineer Singdha Prakash realised that her work at a Bangalore technology firm has become boring and repetitive. Unsure of her career p... Read More


Stakes high for Patnaik in simultaneous polls in Odisha

New Delhi, March 10 -- Around 32 million voters will vote in four phases in the simultaneous polls for the assembly and the Lok Sabha in Odisha beginning 11 April, the Election Commission said on Sund... Read More


Changing your job? Shifting PF holdings to soon be hassle-free

New Delhi, March 7 -- Employees who either shift jobs or move to new locations may soon be able to transfer their provident fund corpus with little interference from their employers. The Employees' P... Read More


Govt to ease norms for technical institutes from coming session

New Delhi, March 5 -- The Union government will reduce inspection, curb over-regulation and allow a degree of autonomy to technical institutions, including business and IT schools. The new rules will... Read More


EPF interest rate hiked to 8.65% ahead of polls

New Delhi, March 1 -- The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the retirement fund manager under the Union labour ministry, on Thursday, 21 February raised the interest rate on deposits for ... Read More


Labour reforms can lead to better wages, more jobs, says World Bank

New Delhi, March 1 -- Reforming labour markets and increasing exports can create more employment and better wages in India, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding the biggest beneficiaries of wage ga... Read More


EPFO starts reviewing 1,374 exempted trusts for exposure to IL&FS

New Delhi, Feb. 26 -- The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has started reviewing 1,374 exempted trusts or companies, which manage their own employees' provident fund (EPF) contribution, t... Read More