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`lliterate` Muslims bear more children: Tarun Gogoi

Last Updated: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 12:57

Gogoi dismissed the suggestion that illegal migration from Bangladesh has led to high growth of Muslim population in the state.

Illiteracy costs India over $53 bn a year: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:59

Illiteracy is costing Indian economy more than USD 53 billion a year, a report has estimated.

UP students making street kids literate

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 14:25

They are students who become teachers by evening to make street urchins and poor children literate! Ten undergraduates from UP`s IIT-A feel they are already doing their bit for society.

Amitabh, Shah Rukh team up to fight illiteracy in India

Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 14:45

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan will team up to promote the <i>de rigueur</i> noble cause. The two icons have been brought together on insistence of the Oscar winning sound director Resul Pookutty and buzz has it that along with Big B and SRK, Hollywood actress Judi Dench would also render her support for the noble mission of spreading education among the underprivileged in India.

Illiteracy undermines Afghan Army: Report

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009, 12:56

Afghan Army recruit Shahidullah Ahmadi can`t read — and neither can nine out of 10 soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

Nicaragua becomes illiteracy free

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009, 12:35

Nicaragua has become illiteracy-free after reducing to 3.5 percent the number of citizens who do not know how to read and write, President Daniel Ortega has announced.