Indians positive on teaching as career for kids

London : Indians are the most positive about their children taking up a career in teaching, a new global study has revealed. The UK-based Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Status Index (GTSI) 2018′ was released on Thursday and is described as the most comprehensive study of how society views teachers across 35 countries around the world.
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Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir government assessed Rs 500 crore losses to the state’s agriculture and horticulture sectors due to the recent heavy snowfall and urged the Centre to provide relief to the affected farmers. Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam urged the central government to depute a team to the state to assess
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Ayodhya : South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook celebrated Diwali in Ayodhya, where she was treated to a dazzling display of over three lakh earthen lamps on the ghats of the Sarayu river, besides a spectacular sound-and-light show. Kim, who attended the “Deepotsav” function at the Ram ki Paidi, also performed a ceremonial “aarti” along
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Kano : At least 16 Nigerian soldiers are missing following clashes with Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area, military and militia sources said on Tuesday. The incident began when gunmen in several trucks attacked a military base and a local market in the town of Kukawa, briefly forcing troops out of the base.
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New York : Facebook is admitting that it didn’t do enough to prevent its services from being used to incite violence and spread hate in Myanmar. Alex Warofka, a product policy manager, said in a blog post that Facebook “can and should do more” to protect human rights and ensure it isn”t used to foment
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Rome : Italy has said that it was working to help relocate the family of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, amid warnings from her husband that the family’s life is in danger in Pakistan. The Foreign Ministry said that it was coordinating with other countries to
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Uttarkashi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand to celebrate Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel. Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the prime minister said their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams
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Washington : A US federal court has convicted a Bangladeshi immigrant on charges of detonation and attempted detonation of a pipe bomb in a New York subway station last year. Akayed Ullah, 28, a legal permanent resident, faces a possible sentence of life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled on April 5. During interrogation, Ullah
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Washington : Democrats seized control of the lower house of Congress in midterm elections, dealing a stern rebuke to Donald Trump almost two years into his polarizing, rollercoaster presidency. Fox and NBC television networks called the result in the US House of Representatives, while confirming expectations that Trump’s Republicans will retain control of the Senate.
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London : A first-of-its-kind Kali Puja in the south London suburb of Croydon set a new tradition as part of the city’s annual Diwali festivities. Organised by the non-profit organisation Croydon Bengali Connection (CBC), the event is expected to attract hundreds of members of the Indian diaspora as well as local politicians. “Diwali has long
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