Tuesday , 28 February 2017

National News

Sibal favours better pay for teachers

NEW DELHI:  Linking school education to the country’s economic growth, the HRD Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal on Saturday pitched for good pay packages for teachers to attract the “best minds”.

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School environment should be free from fear, says PM

NEW DELHI: With some incidents of harsh punishments meted out to children apparently weighing heavy on his mind, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh Saturday said the school environment should be “free from fear, trauma and anxiety” to make the Right to Education (RTE) a grand national movement.

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Maoists say three abducted policemen safe, call for talks

PATNA: A day after the bullet-riddled body of an abducted policeman was found, Maoists Saturday said that the three other hostages with them were safe and called for talks as “time was running out” even as police arrested two Naxalites and expanded combing operations to fresh areas in Bihar to trace them.

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PM compliments Sibal for his dedication in handling ministry

NEW DELHI: HRD Minister Mr Kapil Sibal, who has been upset after being attacked by a party colleague in Parliament, was Saturday complimented by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for his zeal and dedication in handling the “most important” ministry.

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Trade unions’ nationwide stir on September 7

NEW DELHI: To register their protest against climbing prices of food and essentials articles, disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings and “violation of labour laws”, eight major trade unions, including Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), have called for a nationwide shutdown on September 7.

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Sonia elected Congress chief for fourth time

NEW DELHI: Ms Sonia Gandhi was on Friday elected the Congress president unopposed for the fourth successive time, becoming the longest serving Congress chief. Thanking party workers for their support, Ms Gandhi termed the job as a “great responsibility”.

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Abducted Bihar cop Tete’s body found in forest

PATNA: The body of Lucas Tete, one of the four Bihar policemen abducted by Maoists five days ago, was found in a forest on Friday, a day after the rebels claimed to have killed sub inspector Mr Abhay Kumar Yadav, police said.

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