The Supreme Court on Monday granted two weeks time to one of the two advocates, accused of making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case, to file response to a plea of women lawyers' body which has sought action against them.
India and Germany have agreed to encourage the teaching of each other's languages within the framework of their national policies in the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German as third language in government-run Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools.
Against the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German in government run schools in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight said India's secularism is not so weak that it will be "shaken" because of a language and there was a need for having "self-confidence".
Ancient Sanskrit texts are treasure trove of knowledge rich in philosophical content, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul on Friday said and flagged the need to digitise and make them available to the rest of the world through the Internet.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted the proposal mooted by the Centre that KV students of class VI, VII and VIII will not have to take examination for third modern Indian language Sanskrit in this academic session and they may continue to study German as an optional subject.
The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on Monday informed the Supreme Court that there will be no examination for the third language in this academic session (2014-15) for those students who have to take Sanskrit midway in place of German.
The CPI(M) on Friday accused BJP and RSS of trying to communalise the society by using education to "indoctrinate" young minds with an objective of converting the country into a "rabidly intolerant Hindu Rashtra."