EDUCATION MINISTER

  • Admission rigmarole for HRD Minister Smriti Irani to get children in school 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It did not help that she was India's Education Minister Smriti Irani had to appear in an interview to get her children admitted to a school like any other parent who goes through this nightmare. "Oh yes. I actually got interviewed. When I came from Mumbai to Delhi, the...
  • Second SAARC meet of education ministers in Delhi on Friday October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The second chapter of the SAARC Education Ministers' meeting will be held on Friday to take stock of the progress made by member countries on the regional grouping's development goals on education and discuss the strategy for education beyond 2015. The meeting will also deliberate on the strengthening...
  • Will consider incorporating Modi's life in text books, says Education Minister May 1, 2014

    Rajasthan Education Minister Kali Charan Saraf on Thursday said he would consider incorporating Narendra Modi's biography in school text books, if the latter became the Prime Minister after the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. A top bureaucrat in the state secretariat, however, said that there was so far no such proposal to...
  • Bihar govt alleges political conspiracy behind mid day meal tragedy July 17, 2013

    The state government was quick to call the mid day meal tragedy a case of political conspiracy but when grilled about it they couldn't come up with a strong response. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Notice to minister on praise of dacoits January 11, 2013

    Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notices to state Medical Education Minister Anoop Mishra, Gwalior Mayor Sameeksha Gupta and others in connection with a programme eulogising dacoits recently. The division bench of Justices SK Gangele and GD Saxena issued the notices on Wednesday on a contempt petition filed by...
  • Bhopal: Minister conducts minor's wedding January 5, 2013

    Bhopal: Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh assembly, Ajay Singh, on Friday demanded that School Education Minister Archana Chitnis be removed from the state Cabinet for organising the marriage of a minor girl. Chitnis organised the marriage under the 'Kanyadan Scheme' on Friday. In a statement, the Congress leader said...
  • Mamata Banerjee: My govt has not banned '3 Kanya' November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has not interfered in the issue of the screening of the film 'Teen Kanya', which is said to be based on the Park Street rape case, and called it campaign by a certain section of the media...
  • States oppose different yardsticks for IITs June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost all the states on Tuesday opposed the Centre's proposal to allow flexibility to prestigious IITs according to which they can adopt a methodology for selection and admission of students which is different from the same in NITs and IIITs. Led by Bihar, Education Ministers of the states almost...
  • J&K: SAC notice to minister on exam paper issue February 22, 2012

    Jammu: Taking suomotu cognizane of alleged manipulation of his son's class X exam papers by Congress Minister Peerzada Mohmmad Sayeed, Jammu and Kashmir's antigraft body State Accountability Commission (SAC) on Tuesday issued a notice to him and sought the police report from the state government. SAC, comprising Chairman Justice YP Nargotra...
  • Acharya, a rare politician of integrity February 14, 2012

    Bangalore: A medical practitioner by profession, Dr Vedavyasa Srinivasa Acharya was a rare politician known for his integrity and public probity. Karnataka Higher Education Minister, who died after massive heart attack during a function in Bangalore on Tuesday, became President of Udupi Municipality at the age of 28 in 1968,...
  • Examgate: J&K Education Minister resigns February 10, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed has submitted his resignation to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Sayeed was accused of using "unfair means" to help his son pass the matriculation examination. Sayeed's son also scored a distinction in his Class XII exam, something which protestors and the Opposition said,...
  • Fate of Peerzada to be decided in 24 hours: Omar February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the fate of Education Minister Peerzada Mohammed Sayeed, whose foster son's Class 10 exam was allegedly fudged, would be decided in the next 24 hours. Talking to reporters here, Omar said the findings of the Jammu and Kashmir Police's...
  • J&K minister under fire for cheating in son's exam February 2, 2012

    Srinagar: Trouble continues for Jammu and Kashmir senior Congress leader and Education Minister Peerzada Sayeed. Crime Branch raids at the State Board of School Education have revealed more documents indicating that board officials helped his son to pass class 10 exam. A newspaper in Srinagar on Monday carried the facsimile of...
  • J&K Education Minister cheated for son's exam? January 30, 2012

    Srinagar: In a major embarrassment for senior Congress leader and Education Minister Peerzada Sayeed, a local newspaper on Monday carried the facsimile of an answer sheet in two handwritings alleging that part of it had been written by an education official to help his son pass the secondary school...
  • BJP demands Goa Minister's sacking April 6, 2011

    Panaji: Opposition parties led by BJP on Tuesday forced adjournment of the Goa Assembly demanding sacking of controversial Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, who was detained at the Mumbai airport for trying to smuggle Indian currency outside the country. As soon as the House met for the day after a long weekend,...
  • Education bill: Sibal under attack from Cong MPs August 31, 2010

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday came under attack from his own party colleague for "hurrying up" with the Education Tribunal Bill against which the Standing Committee of his ministry had come out with a scathing report. Members from the BJP, the Congress and the BSP said the Government...
  • China sacks education minister amid scandal November 2, 2009

    Beijing: China's legislature has removed the country's unpopular education minister amid a corruption scandal in a city he used to oversee and widespread public dissatisfaction with the education system. The executive committee of the national legislature dismissed Zhou Ji on Saturday at the end of a routine meeting and promoted a...
  • Saudi King appoints first female minister February 15, 2009

    Riyadh: Norah AlFayez has been appointed the deputy education minister for female education affairs in King Abdullah's Cabinet. This is the most senior designation ever given to a woman in the kingdom. AlFayez said, It is very tough and I am happy to be given this post of deputy...
  • German rape: HC slams Goa cops for unfair probe November 22, 2008

    Panaji: The Goa Bench of Bombay High Court has slammed the Goa police, terming its investigation into the rape of a German minor as just nor fair. The Bench comprising Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice Nelson A Britto came down heavily on the investigating officers in the sensational German minor...
  • German rape victim's mother withdraws complaint November 10, 2008

    New Delhi: In a major turnaround, the German researcher who had accused the Goa Education Minister Babush Monseratte's son of raping her 14yearold daughter, has withdrawn her complaint. This comes just five days after Rohit Monserratte was arrested. The reasons behind her decision are a mystery. Fadela Fuchs had filed her complaint...
  • Goa rape case: Accused surrenders before police November 4, 2008

    Panjim: Goa education minister Atanasio Monserratte's son Rohit has surrendered before the police. Rohit is accused of raping a 14yearold German girl. The Goa education minister appeared rather shaken while defending his son. Monserratte said, "My son is innocent. He is paying the price for my being in politics. I will go...
  • Goa rape: Another minister's kin under scanner October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: There has been a new twist in the rape case of the German girl in Goa. Earlier, the police had accused the son of Education Minister Babush Monserrate, Rohit for rape. Now, they have named Goa PWD Minister Churchill Ulemao's nephew Warren Ulemao as a coaccused in the...
  • 5 held for assault on German girl's counsel in Goa October 18, 2008

    Panaji: Five people have been arrested from the hill station of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra for Monday's assault on Aires Rodrigues, the counsel of German researcher Fadela Fuchs who has accused Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate's son Rohit of raping her 14yearold daughter, police said on Saturday. A combined team of Goa and...
  • Goa minister made coaccused of son's crime October 14, 2008

    Panjim: Goa Education Minister Antanasio Monseratte has been made a coaccused in the crime relating to alleged abuse of a German girl by his son Rohit Monseratte. Monseratte said after meeting the Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat that the police were taking action against him. I am being framed. I...
  • Minister's son booked for rape | Minister coaccused October 14, 2008

    Panaji: Rohit Monserrate, the 21yearold son of Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, has been booked by Goa Police with the rape of a 14yearold German girl. Rohit has also been booked with outraging modesty, sending obscene SMS, abetment to crime and crime under Goa Children Act by the Goa Police. He was...
  • Goa Minister's son accused of sending lewd SMS October 11, 2008

    New Delhi: A 14yearold German girl has accused the son of Goa's Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate's son of sending her obscene SMS. A complaint has been lodged at the Calungute police station against Monserrate's son Rohit, who is an MBA student, of sending her lewd messages. Police are investigating the case but...
  • Goa education minister forged college documents: NGO September 22, 2008

    Panaji: Goa Education Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate has been pulled up by Utt Goenkara, a social organisation for lying on oath. The local nongovernmental organisation (NGO) claims that while Monserrate heads the education ministry, his own education documents presented to the Election Commission before the elections are fraudulent. The NGO demands that...
  • Metro Wipes: Big news from big cities August 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Two accidents were reported at the Chennai airport, one in which a speeding passenger bus ran over a 33yearold employee and another in which a trolly hit a passenger bus. The committee to select the next director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences held its first...
  • Assam education minister held for bribing CBI officer June 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Assam Education Minister Ripan Bora and a middleman on Tuesday for allegedly offering bribe of Rs 10 lakh to a CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police in a murder case in which the minister is a suspect. Bora was arrested in New Delhi....
  • MP Minister under scanner for misusing Govt funds December 12, 2007

    Bhopal: The Education minister of Madhya Pradesh, Laxman Singh Gaud is under the scanner for misusing government funds for personal purposes, allotted to the Hindi Granth Academy. CNNIBN has documents that clearly show Gaud taking new telephone connections and air conditioners in the name of the academy. Around Rs 40,000 were...