IIT Delhi director resigns amid Sachin, Swamy controversies

IIT Delhi director RK Shevgaonkar Sunday said he had resigned amid controversies over matters involving cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy even as the government sought to dispel reports that it had pressed him to quit.

IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry
IIT-Delhi land row: No request from Tendulkar for cricket academy, says HRD Ministry

In a new development regarding the resignation of IIT-Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar, Union Human Resource and Development on Sunday clarified that there has not been a request from Sachin Tendulkar for ground of IIT-Delhi for running cricket academy.

RUSA still 'way of the mark' in infra development, faculty support

The Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), which seeks to improve overall quality of higher education in the country, is progressing at a very slow pace and still "way of the mark" in infrastructure augmentation, creation of universities and faculty recruitment support.

Smriti Irani pays tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in Varanasi

Union Minister Smriti Irani pays tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and underlines his emphasis on education in Varanasi.

Kendriya Vidyalayas to remain closed on Christmas, online essay competition voluntary: CBSE

Putting an end to the controversy over schools remaining open on December 25, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday said that it has not issued any such directions.

JD-U seeks Irani's intervention in teacher's reservation at DU

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has written to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking her intervention in the alleged violation of reservation policy at Delhi University.

Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Irani

India on Monday said it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies.

Rishi Kapoor okay comprising for 'All Is Well'
Rishi Kapoor okay comprising for 'All Is Well'

 Umesh Shukla's "All Is Well" landed in a lurch when Smriti Irani stepped out of the project after shooting for over half the movie. Then, Abhishek Bachchan took time off to take care of his sports commitments. But Rishi Kapoor, who plays his father in the film, says comprising as per other actors' dates is "all part of the game".

Jawaharlal Nehru sought horoscope for Rajiv Gandhi?

BJP on Wednesday released a letter by Jawaharlal Nehru seeking a horoscope by a competent astrologer for Rajiv Gandhi soon after the birth of his grandson.

NDMA formulates draft national school safety policy guidelines

The draft national school safety policy guidelines have been formulated by the National Disaster Management Authority, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Congress threatens to move privilege motion against Naidu, Irani

The Congress on Tuesday threatened to move privilege motion against Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and HRD Minister Smriti Irani, alleging that they had misled the Parliament over circulars issued to schools for events on December 25.

LS Speaker seeks factual note on schools 'opening' on December 25

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today sought a "factual note" from the government on the row over the reported move to keep schools open on Christmas holiday, after some opposition members accused it of "misleading" Lok Sabha on the matter.

CPI-M hits out at govt on 'good governance' day circulars

Condemning "untruthful" statements by the government over official circulars on observing December 25 as 'good governance' day, CPI(M) on Tuesday demanded accountability of HDR Minister Smriti Irani saying such circulars were issued by her ministry.

Navodaya Vidyalayas puts on hold 'Good Governance Day' plans

Caught in the middle of a controversy, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on Monday night advised its regional officials against going ahead with the 'Good Governance Day' celebrations on Christmas till the issuance of a circular by CBSE in this regard.

Why Govt narrowed down to 25 Dec for 'Good Governance Day'?

The Union HRD Ministry was on Monday at the centre of a controversy over a circular by Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti(NVS) asking all its schools to observe December 25- X'mas day- as 'Good Governance Day' that led to an uproar in Parliament.

Why Govt narrowed down to 25 Dec for 'Good Governance Day'? Part 2

The Union HRD Ministry was on Monday at the centre of a controversy over a circular by Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti(NVS) asking all its schools to observe December 25- X'mas day- as 'Good Governance Day' that led to an uproar in Parliament.

Smriti Irani slams report of school remaining open on X'Mas

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed as "baseless and inaccurate" a media report suggesting that schools would remain open on December 25 to observer 'Good Governance Day'.

No CBSE order asking schools to remain open on X'Mas Day: Govt

Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha there is no CBSE circular asking schools to remain open on December 25 to observe 'Good Governance Day' and an online essay competition to mark the day is voluntary in nature.

Smriti Irani opts out of 'All is Well'
Smriti Irani opts out of 'All is Well'

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has opted out of filmmaker Umesh Shukla's ‘All is Well’ due to time constraints.

HRD Minister trashes report of school remaining open on X'Mas

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed as "baseless and inaccurate" a media report suggesting that schools would remain open on December 25 to observer 'Good Governance Day'.