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Education system is failing kids in the four-eight age group: ASER

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 -- At least 25% of school children in the four-eight age group do not have age-appropriate cognitive and numeracy skills, making for a massive learning deficit at a very early stage... Read More


Facing backlash from unions, government likely to go slow on labour reforms

New Delhi, Jan. 15 -- The government has hinted it will go slow on big-ticket labour reforms and will encourage a larger debate on proposed labour codes after a nationwide strike by workers drew milli... Read More


Academics write to Modi on violence in campuses, blame Left-wing activists

New Delhi, Jan. 13 -- More than 200 academicians on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi blaming Left-wing activists for the deteriorating academic environment in the country. The development ... Read More


JNU violence: Cops identify 9, including 7 Left students

New Delhi, Jan. 11 -- Delhi Police Friday identified nine suspects- seven of them left leaning students - for the first wave of violence inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week but coul... Read More


JNU violence: Police names left union students, but masked goons yet to be identified

New Delhi, Jan. 10 -- Delhi Police Friday identified nine suspects- seven of them left leaning students - for the first wave of violence inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week but coul... Read More


Wisdom of crowds turns policy making tool

NEW DELHI, Jan. 10 -- Crowd sourcing seems to be gaining popularity, at least in government circles. While the Union government will seek public inputs for the second time for Union Budget 2020-21, h... Read More


EPF likely to fetch lower returns on investment for FY20

NEW DELHI, Jan. 10 -- Millions of salaried workers may soon get lower returns on their mandatory investment for the fiscal ending 31 March. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is likely ... Read More


Demand for ouster of JNU V-C grows, HRD says not a priority

New Delhi, Jan. 9 -- The students and teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday during a meeting with Union education secretary Amit Khare said that the removal of the vice-chancel... Read More


Nationwide trade unions strike begins: Five things to know

New Delhi, Jan. 8 -- The nationwide strike called by trade unions began early on Wednesday with workers from several sectors joong in the protest. Rail and road transport in eastern India especially W... Read More


Workers' strike to hit transport, banking, other services today

New Delhi, Jan. 8 -- More than Rs.22,000 crore in bank transactions, road transport, coal production, and other essential services are likely to be hit on Wednesday as a result of the nationwide strik... Read More