India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 30, 2015
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has said that her ministry was working on a new National Education Policy (NEP) which would be formed by December this year.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Monday March 23, 2015
Under-achievers in school who are enrolled in Class 8 or below are not failed. They get grades, not marks, and are promoted to the next class even if they perform abysmally. That policy, introduced five years ago by the Congress-led government, could...
Mumbai News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 18, 2015
The Human Resource Development Ministry was hit by yet another controversy with chairman of IIT Bombay's board of governors and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar resigning apparently due to differences with the Ministry over selection of some IIT direc...
Opinion | Brinda Karat | Wednesday March 18, 2015
Sharad Yadav should have known better. As the President of a party that rules a State and carries considerable influence, he carries a responsibility to choose his words with care.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 18, 2015
Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav today said in Parliament that he has the utmost respect for Education Minister Smriti Irani, to whom he had said two days ago, "I know what you are."
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Politician Sharad Yadav made a bad situation considerably worse today when he said "I know what you are" to Education Minister Smriti Irani when she urged him to refrain from making offensive remarks about women's complexion in Parliament.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday March 13, 2015
BJP president Amit Shah has reconstituted the party's national executive, picking a lean team of 111 members. Notable omissions include education minister Smriti Irani; on the list of new members is railway minister Suresh Prabhu.
India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Friday February 20, 2015
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Mauritius next month, he is unlikely to tour the IIT campus that has been set up on the island, said government sources.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday February 16, 2015
The Union government discussed 23 bills which are to be introduced in the budget session of Parliament, which starts on February 23. Among them will be six bills, which are to replace the Ordinances passed after the winter session.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 14, 2015
To encourage people to read books, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry would approach the Railway and the Civil Aviation ministries to set up book stalls of National Book Trust (NBT) on platforms and in airports.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday February 13, 2015
The police are investigating a break-in at a convent school in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar last night after initial reports that it was vandalism. Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's chief minister-designate, condemned the incident at the Holy Child Auxilium Sch...
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Sunetra Choudhury | Wednesday February 4, 2015
Two weeks after a 17-year-old jumped off a Kolkata high-rise, Education Minister Smriti Irani will phone her family which alleges that she killed herself because she was harassed by her teachers.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjee | Wednesday February 4, 2015
A family in Kolkata has been torn asunder. The mother has gone away to her maternal home in Shillong, the father has fled his home because it is full of memories of his 17 year old daughter who has just died. Two weeks ago, she jumped off a high-rise...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 3, 2015
In the first meeting of NITI Aayog on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with eminent economists and experts across sectors along with the existing members of the newly constituted body.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 1, 2015
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education.
India News | Sunetra Choudhury | Sunday January 25, 2015
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the "Beti Bachao Andolan" in Haryana on Thursday to save the girl child and improve the country's horrific child sex ratio, it meant a short road trip for his cabinet members and their big boss who couldn't ...
India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Friday January 16, 2015
Dinesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor or top administrator of Delhi University, has a long list of clashes with politicians and the government to show for his nearly-complete five-year tenure. The latest has parliamentarians accusing him of diverting fu...
India News | NDTV.com | Friday January 16, 2015
Dinesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, has a long list of clashes with politicians and the government to show for nearly his entire tenure. The allegations against Mr Singh, are listed in a letter by Sitaram Yechury of the Left to Smr...
Delhi News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday January 14, 2015
The formula has worked in multiple elections now and the BJP will only tweak the template for Delhi, which the party hopes to add to its kitty in next month's assembly elections.
Sunday January 11, 2015
Noted economist Arvind Panagariya, who has been appointed as the first vice chairman of the newly-created NITI Aayog, is likely to take charge on Monday.
Saturday January 10, 2015
Former Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar was on Saturday appointed chief executive of the newly formed NITI Aayog.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday January 7, 2015
Stressing the dignity of labour, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday told a conference of state education ministers here that she had washed utensils 15 years back at a hotel in Mumbai.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday January 7, 2015
Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said the government is planning to discuss the new education policy with various stakeholders within time-frame, and also visit villages to listen to people in this regard.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday January 5, 2015
Supriya Pathak has replaced actor-politician Smriti Irani in Umesh Shukla's All is Well