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  • Malappuram's first woman candidate takes on six-time MP

    Malappuram's first woman candidate takes on six-time MP

    52-year-old P K Zainaba is doing what no woman has ever done in Malappuram. She is contesting the national election on a CPM ticket in this Kerala town where the rate of women's participation in the workforce is a mere 7.63 per cent despite an astoun...

  • Country-wide voter awareness campaign starts

    Country-wide voter awareness campaign starts

    The information and broadcasting ministry will organise exhibitions in 480 locations across the country as part of its voter awareness campaign, an official said on Tuesday.

  • What this father did for his son will gladden your heart

    What this father did for his son will gladden your heart

    Is this the world's greatest dad? Consider the evidence - he can't read but he goes to adult literacy school and soon enough he can spell words while playing Scrabble, read from the back of the cereal box, and spell out 'I Love You' on the refrigerat...

  • Video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read

    Video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read

    A new study suggests that action video games may improve literacy skills in those with dyslexia.

  • Nasscom partners Google, Intel and Microsoft for its Digital Literacy Week

    Nasscom partners Google, Intel and Microsoft for its Digital Literacy Week

    The initiative is part of the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), which aims to make at least one person per household, e-literate.

  • Saudi Arabia's literacy rate reaches 96 per cent

    Saudi Arabia has achieved a remarkable literacy rate of 96 per cent with religious institutions playing a crucial role.

  • Tripura beats Kerala in literacy

    Tripura beats Kerala in literacy

    India's north-eastern state of Tripura achieved the first position in literacy with 94.65 per cent, beating Kerala (93.91 per cent), Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced in Agartala on Sunday.

  • Chhattisgarh selected for National Literacy Award

    Chhattisgarh has been selected for this year's prestigious National Literacy Award for the first time since its formation in November 2000.

  • Union Bank offers to lead consortium for Kochi Metro funds

    Union Bank offers to lead consortium for Kochi Metro funds

    This was disclosed by the bank's deputy general manager, T. C. John, at the district level review committee meeting of the banks here today.

  • Tamil Nadu, with 72 million people, records 80 per cent literacy

    Tamil Nadu recorded a population of 72,147,030, growing by 97.4 lakh persons in the last decade, of which 80.1 per cent are literates, according to the 2011 census.

  • Himachal Pradesh literacy rate up 6.3 per cent in decade: Census

    Himachal Pradesh literacy rate up 6.3 per cent in decade: Census

    The literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh, with a population of over 68 lakh, has registered an increase of 6.3 percent over a decade, says a Census report.

  • Tripura to be fully literate by August this year

    Tripura to be fully literate by August this year

    The Tripura State Literacy Mission (TSLM) has embarked on making the state free from illiteracy by August this year, officials said on Saturday.

  • India, once cradle of civilization, now poorest in education: Pranab Mukherjee

    India, once cradle of civilization, now poorest in education: Pranab Mukherjee

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday lamented that India, once the cradle of civilization, is now the poorest in terms of education, literacy and knowledge.

  • 'Ustad Mobile' teach Afghan women to read and write

    'Ustad Mobile' teach Afghan women to read and write

    Afghanistan has launched a new literacy programme that enables Afghan women deprived of a basic education during decades of war to learn to read and write using a mobile phone.

  • Kerala to provide education to expat workers

    Kerala is expanding its Literacy Mission wings to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to provide education to thousands of Keralites who have not completed secondary school education, a senior mission official has said.

  • Indians among least financially literate people: Visa

    Indians among least financially literate people: Visa

    Indian parents do not talk to kids on money management as frequently as they should, the survey said.

  • Indian NGO raises $1.2 million in US for literacy in India

    The Houston arm of an Indian NGO has raised a whopping $1.2 million for improving literacy rates in India.Pratham Houston held its 2012 Gala over the weekend and raised $1.2 million for quality education for every child that would help them escape th...

  • Computer literacy on the rise

    Computer literacy on the rise

    Computer literacy among students in Tamil Nadu has gone up from 12.6 per cent to 15.6 per cent after the free laptop distribution scheme for college students was launched, State Finance minister O. Panneeselvam said today.

  • India draws blank in top 100 universities: Minister

    India draws blank in top 100 universities: Minister

    High literacy has paid rich dividends to the overall socio-economic development of Kerala, but "it is a fact that we still have to go a long way to exploit the full potential of education and it is in this context that higher education sector assumes...

  • Skipping learning by rote, courtesy Azim Premji

    The Nagla elementary school in this north Indian town looks like many other rundown government schools. Sweater-clad children sit on burlap sheets laid in rows on cold concrete floors. Lunch is prepared out back on a fire of burning twigs and branches. But the classrooms of Nagla are a labor...

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