Govt not targetting individual accounts, websites: Sibal

The government today sought to downplay its action in the cyberworld in the wake of problems in the northeast, saying it is not targetting individual accounts and websites but wants to block objectionable content.

`RTE burden on schools not to be on students`

The RTE Act mandates the schools to provide free education upto 25 per cent of the students from economic weaker section between 6 to 14 years of age.

India to triple expenditure on science research

India will triple spending on research and development related to science and technology during the Twelfth Five Year Plan.

Opposition obstructing key legislations: Sibal

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal
on Saturday hit out at the opposition for "obstructing" key
legislations in Parliament.

Media preoccupied by corruption issues: Sibal

Kapil Sibal
said continuing "preoccupation" of the media with the
corruption issues is "undermining" the nation`s endeavours,
good work and image.

`India open to foreign expertise for Aakash`

India is open to collaboration with
international companies for future development of Aakash
tablet, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said.

‘Approach Parl panel for changes in Lokpal bill’

Government has said that
people who are not satisfied with the Lokpal Bill approved by
Cabinet can approach the Standing Committee of Parliament and
persuade it to make changes.

Govt plans to connect 5L villages with Internet by 2013

The Government is expected to
connect five lakh villages with the internet broadband services under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) in next two years.

Advani at the centre of entire `drama`: Sibal

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal sought to turn tables on the BJP on the cash-for-vote scam in the Lok Sabha by saying a senior leader from the opposition party had charged L K Advani with being at the "centre" of the entire "drama".

Vocational training to youngsters in Urdu speaking areas: Sibal

Youngsters in Urdu speaking areas across the country may soon be able to get job-oriented training under the proposed national vocational curriculum framework which will be launched this year.

Sibal rejigs portfolios of Gurudas Kamat, Sachin Pilot

Minister of State for Communications and IT Gurudas Kamat has been given back
telecom portfolio, which was taken away from him by former Telecom Minister A Raja in view of differences between them.

Sibal moots skill development course in agriculture in high schools

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday
mooted introducing a skill development course in agriculture
at higher secondary level to equip the youth for employment.

PM told of spectrum pricing, he had accepted it: Sibal

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was informed about
the 2G spectrum pricing in 2007 and he had "accepted" it.

Sibal asks Indian diaspora to boost educational infrastructure

Government on Friday said the country would need over USD 150
billion worth of investment in the next 10 years to sustain
high economic growth.

Bofors deal: BJP flogging a dead horse, says Sibal

Congress Thursday went on the
offensive against the BJP on the Bofors pay-offs, saying the NDA regime had failed to come up with any evidence of criminal conspiracy on the issue when it was in power.

Sibal for national strategy for promotion of Urdu

Promotion of liberal arts
associated with the Urdu language like calligraphy, painting,
ghazal singing will be put on fast track, HRD Minister Kapil
Sibal said.

India to soon have navratna universities: Sibal

India will soon have `Navratna` Universities on the lines of the famous Ivy League varsities, which will be "free them from the shackles of government control," Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said Monday.

BJP should not forget it has skeletons in its cupboard: Sibal

Stepping up his attack on the
BJP over the telecom policy pursued by its government in 1999, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said the opposition party should not forget that they have skeletons in their cupboard.

`US varsities expressing interest on innovation universities`

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today
said some of the US universities have expressed keen interest about the proposed innovation universities that are coming up
in India.

Sibal to lay foundation stone of IIM-Rohtak on Oct 1

Union Minister of Human Resource
and Development Kapil Sibal will lay the foundation stone of
Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak at Garnawathi area in
Haryana`s Rohtak district on October 1.