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Odisha Has To Overcome Many Barriers To Reach 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Odisha Has To Overcome Many Barriers To Reach 2030 SDGs

The areas where the progress of Odisha requires much greater political, social and governance focus are too critical to be trivialised by political cacophony.

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Trinity Of Reforms Will Impact Every Indian: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India has undertaken a trinity of reforms in the education, labour and agriculture and together they will impact almost every Indian. The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at the Annual Invest India Conference organised with a special focus on strengthening business ties between India […]

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Prakash Javadekar: Revolutionary NEP 2020 will double the Gross Enrolment Ratio in 10 Years

New Delhi: Terming the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as a revolutionary reform of the 21st century, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday expressed confidence that India would double the Gross Enrolment Ratio within the next 10 years from about 25 percent at present. The wider geographical spread of higher education institutions, especially covering rural […]

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Odisha Presents Rs 1.50 Lakh Crore Budget For 2020-21

Bhubaneswar: Despite an estimated drop in State’s share in Central taxes, Odisha on Tuesday presented a budget of Rs 1.50 lakh crore for the financial year 2020-21 as compared Rs 1.35 lakh crore for the year 2019-20. While presenting the first paperless budget in Odisha Assembly, State Finance minister Niranjan Pujari informed that Odisha’s total […]

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Minister Orders Probe Into Delay In Distribution Of Textbooks To Class 10 SC/ST Students

Bhubaneswar: Acknowledging the delay in distribution of free Textbooks to class-10 SC/ST students in the State, Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Dash on Sunday assured to take strict action after a probe in connection with the incident. After the matter came to limelight following a report by OTV, Dash said, “There must have […]

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Two Divyang Men Spread Light Of Education In Odisha

Puri/Keonjhar: If one can muster the will, then no path is difficult and no obstacle is insurmountable. Two men from two different places in Odisha have exemplified such will and determination in the face of adversity. Despite being a divyang, Kalandi of Narua village under Gop block in Puri district has been striving hard to […]

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Column: Making Parents Stakeholders In Their Children’s Education

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Not so long ago parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) were seen as an exercise typical of English medium schools. In a way, they distinguished the elite from the hoi polloi. Such distinctions are now getting blurred with governments willing to invest more in education and adopt healthier practices such as PTMs that make […]

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New Education Policy Designed To Strengthen The Nation: Pokhriyal

Bhubaneswar: The proposed new education policy has been put through much scrutiny and is designed to strengthen academics so as to influence the world through India’s age-old value system, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Monday. The new education policy, being taken up after a gap of over three decades, will be based on […]

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Fake Teacher Appointments In Odisha Schools Stoke Concerns

Ganjam: With growing number of fake teachers being exposed in Ganjam district, concerns have been raised on the quality of education imparted. According to sources, many have got appointment as teachers by submitting fake certificates from matric to graduation. Some RTI activists, who had levelled the allegations earlier, are now questioning how the authorities appointed […]

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Education Key To Reducing Underage Vaping

Tel Aviv, Israel: Given the increase in adolescents’ use of tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes, experts have called for education “based on facts and not on emotions” and increased regulation on retailers to curb the menace of vaping. The group of medical professionals at the healthcare meet also came down heavily on advertisers of such […]

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NCERT To Revise Curriculum Framework

New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is planning to review the 14-year-old National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in accordance with a new national education policy (NEP) and set up a committee for the purpose. According to NCERT Director Hrushikesh Senapaty, the council is going to announce a committee by the end […]

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Odisha Minor Girl Works As Labourer To Send Siblings To School

Koraput: At the age of 17, she is the sole bread earner and caretaker of a family of five – not by choice but due to harsh circumstances. After losing her father in a road mishap five years back, Laxmi Nayak, a resident of Khudiguda village in Koraput district is the last ray of hope […]

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CBSE Results 2019: Board Releases Result Of This Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) released compartment result of Class 12 today. Those students who appeared for the supplementary examination this year can check their results on the official websites– cbse.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in. A student need to score 33 per cent aggregate to pass the Class 12th exams or CBSE compartment examination. The Board conducted […]

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Class 10, 12 students’ remedial lessons classes deferred

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday postponed remedial classes for students of class 10 and 12 until further notice, due to the hot weather in the city. The direction came after the Directorate of Education extended till July 7 the summer break for students up to class 8. Delhi Education Minister said the step […]

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Odisha Budget 2019-20: Will Finmin Pujari's maiden budget do justice to Edu allocation?

Bhubaneswar: As the new Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will be presenting the first budget of Naveen 5.0 on coming Friday (June 28), the big watch out point in the upcoming full budget 2019-20 is the allocation to the education sector. A check-out out here looks all the more imperative because, Odisha had fared poorest among […]

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Education, agriculture, jobs my priorities: Balasore MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi

New Delhi: Pratap Chandra Sarangi, a first-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Balasore in Odisha, who trounced two Crorepatis contesting against him from the parliamentary constituency, said agriculture, tourism, education and employment were his priorities as the representative of the people. “In Balasore, there is drinking water shortage. I will do my best to […]

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Odisha declares early summer vacations for schools

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the intense heat-wave conditions across Odisha, the State government has ‘pre-poned’ summer vacation in schools to April 18. In a letter to the Principal Secretary of the School & Mass Education Department, the Revenue and Disaster Management Department wrote,”In view of the prevailing heat conditions in the State, it has been […]

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Villagers of Sonepur vow to follow ‘No Road, No Vote’ policy

Sonepur: Road connectivity, drinking water facilities and other amenities like health and education are some of the promises, which the politicians make ahead of elections. However, Khaliapali village under Binika block of Sonepur district is a glaring example of how these assurances are only restricted to words. Nevertheless, this time, the villagers of Khaliapali have […]

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Hearing loss may up cognitive decline with age, says study

New York: Hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education, researchers say. The findings suggest that those with more serious hearing impairment had worse performance at the initial visit on a pair of commonly used cognitive assessment tests. However, the […]

Prez Kovind clears 10 % reservation for economically weak in general category

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category. A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said on Saturday that the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has received the […]

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CHSE Plus 2 board exam form fill up dates announced

Bhubaneswar: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Thursday announced the dates for the filling up of forms for Plus II examinations, 2019 for regular candidates. The filling up of forms the Plus II examinations will begin from November 16. The last date for filling of form is November 26. As per the CHSE […]

No student union polls in Utkal University this year

Bhubaneswar: Utkal University authorities have called off student union elections this year as the situation in campus is not conducive, informed student union advisor of the varsity, Basant Kumar Mallick today. According to sources, the decision was taken at the PG council meeting today. As per a notification issued by the Higher Education Department yesterday, […]

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Parents worried expecting mid-session changes in Odisha Plus-II exam pattern

Bhubaneswar: Parents of Plus II students have expressed displeasure over plans of the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha to change the pattern of Plus II second year exam to be held in 2019. Parents rued that students, who took admission in 2017, will face difficulties while preparing for exams if the pattern is […]

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Odisha Matric supplementary exam results announced

Bhubaneswar: The results of class 10 supplementary examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha were announced today. The pass percentage stood at 41.15% with 10,333 students successfully clearing the examination. “This year 10,333 students have passed and the pass percentage is 41.15%. It includes students from regular supplementary, ex-regular and correspondence course,” […]

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DU admission 2018: Second cut-off lists announced

New Delhi: Delhi University colleges on Sunday announced their second cut-off lists for admission, with Shri Ram College of Commerce marginally trimming its cut-off by 0.25 points to 98.25 per cent for Economics (Honours). One of the most sought-after colleges, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College which had set the highest cut-off at 98.75 per cent […]