CHANDIGARH - Confusion prevails here over implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act and activists are accusing private school managements of back-pedalling on flimsy grounds for fear of losing their elitist tags. This has delayed the admission process in various city schools.
BHUBANESWAR - Orissa Tuesday decided to distribute free bicycles to Class 10 girl students with an aim to improve the state's female literacy rate which has remained considerably low compared to the national average.
MUMBAI - Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was Tuesday honoured with a doctorate by the SNDT Women's University on its 60th convocation day.
NEW DELHI - Starting its first face-to-face lecture for a Ph.D programme in social sciences, the Indira Gandhi National Open University is starting lectures for its economics students.
CHENNAI - Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday said restoring Bihar's Nalanda University - the world's oldest - was a difficult task, but progress was being made.