FREE LAPTOPS

  • Jayalalithaa government to distribute 5.5 lakh free laptops this year June 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to expedite the distribution of free laptops to high school and college students. According to state government officials over 17 lakh free laptops worth Rs 2,500 crore have been distributed to the students since 2011. 5.5 lakh free laptops worth Rs 1,100 crore...
  • Man rapes school girl on way back from free laptop distribution function November 19, 2013

    A school girl was raped on her way back from a free laptop distribution function in Faizabad late on Monday, police said. Villagers are angry at a minister who arrived seven hours late for the event, and blame that for the rape. The Class 12th student, one of the beneficiaries of...
  • SP disapproves of Centre's proposed free mobile scheme September 7, 2013

    Samajwadi Party, which promised free laptops to students in last UP assembly polls, on Saturday disapproved of the Centre's proposed move to distribute mobiles to each village family and tablets to students saying the scheme will render the government poor. "The government is working like a father who is rendering his...
  • Shivpal Yadav distributes free laptops to 628 students August 7, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Yadav on Wednesday distributed 628 free laptops to students in Agraas part of a government scheme. Yadav said children who earlier could not even afford books were being provided laptops by the Samajwadi Party government to speed up the learning process. "This is a promise...
  • Akhilesh, Mayawati lock horns over free laptop distribution to students July 27, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and former CM Mayawati have got into a war of words over the state government sponsored laptop distribution scheme. While Mayawati tagetted the Samajwadi Party government saying that the scheme was aimed at diverting attention from poor governance, Akhilesh hit back saying that those who...
  • UP bags award at 'eIndia Governance Summit' for free laptop scheme July 26, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government's ambitious free laptop scheme to class XII passout students has bagged the Certificate of Excellence Award in the category of Best Government Initiative in Education at a conclave held in Hyderabad. A state government spokesperson said the award came Uttar Pradesh's way at the eIndia Governance Summit...
  • Karnataka elections: Congress releases manifesto April 24, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress on Wednesday promised interestfree loans to farmers, free laptops to preuniversity students and rice at Re one per kg to BPL card holders if it came to power in Karnataka, where Assembly elections will take place on May five. Interestfree loans up to...
  • Odisha: Free laptops to tribal, Dalit students April 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Sunday launched State Youth Policy with provisions of free laptops for students belonging to tribal, dalit and BPL categories besides scholarship provision for ST and SC girls who want to study technical subjects. "To bridge the digital divide all the meritorious students at plus two level will...
  • Akhilesh launches free laptop scheme for students March 11, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday launched free laptop scheme for intermediate pass students as promised in the manifesto during assembly elections in 2012. "There is no difference in the words and act of Samajwadi Party. We made efforts to fulfill our promises within a year," Yadav...
  • UP: Allahabad University students clash March 9, 2013

    Allahabad: Violence broke out on Saturday at the Allahabad University campus with two groups of students hurling crude bombs at each other and indulging in heavy stone-pelting during distribution of forms for a Uttar Pradesh government's scheme for free laptops. The students fought pitched battles with personnel belonging to police and...