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A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack

Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack

Four people have been arrested in the US city of Chicago over a video live-streamed on Facebook, in which a bound and gagged man was assaulted. The man being assaulted has special needs, police say. His assailants can be heard making derogatory statements against white people and President-elect Donald Trump. In one part of the [...]

January 5, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Chicago police hold four over live-streamed attack

Review ‘No Detention’, give states discretion to hold exams: CABE

Review ‘No Detention’, give states discretion to hold exams: CABE

The implementation of ‘No Detention’ policy, which does not allow any student to be failed till class VIII, may now be left to the discretion of states as a decision to amend the current provisions of the Right to Education Act (RTE) was taken at the 64th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) [...]

October 28, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Review ‘No Detention’, give states discretion to hold exams: CABE

Beijing to hold joint naval exercises with Russia in disputed South China Sea

Beijing to hold joint naval exercises with Russia in disputed South China Sea

Beijng will hold joint naval drills with Russia in the South China Sea in September, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The exercises will be held in the “relevant sea and air of the South China Sea”, ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said, adding that they will “consolidate and develop” bilateral relations and “enhance the [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Beijing to hold joint naval exercises with Russia in disputed South China Sea

Hold your tongues: why language learners fear a vote for Brexit

Hold your tongues: why language learners fear a vote for Brexit

During the second world war, my late father-in-law was conscripted into the army and forced to fight for Nazi Germany. My mother was a young girl in London, running to air raid shelters and seeing local streets destroyed by the blitz. A first meeting of the in-laws might have been awkward but Albert had been [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Hold your tongues: why language learners fear a vote for Brexit

Cuba to hold association of Caribbean States Summit

Cuba to hold association of Caribbean States Summit

Cuba will host the 7th Summit of the association of Caribbean States (ACS) from June 2 to four within thecapital, the Ministry of foreign Affairs (MINREX) confirmed these days. the clicking release issued at the MINREX official internet site states that delegations from the 25 membercountries of ACS and 7 different friends will attend the [...]

May 8, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Cuba to hold association of Caribbean States Summit

Why hold IPL in drought-hit Maharashtra: HC

Why hold IPL in drought-hit Maharashtra: HC

Rapping the BCCI and the cricket associations in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra over water wastage when the State is reeling under severe drought, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches should ideally be shifted elsewhere, where there is no water crisis. “Only if water supply to the [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Why hold IPL in drought-hit Maharashtra: HC

Almost half of home owners in London putting selling plans on hold due to EU vote

Almost half of home owners in London putting selling plans on hold due to EU vote

Almost half of home owners in London intend to put any plans they have to buy or sell on hold under after the referendum in June on the future of the UK in the European Union. A survey has found that 47% will not get involved until after the vote and Bishop’s move, which commissioned [...]

March 14, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Almost half of home owners in London putting selling plans on hold due to EU vote