J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.  Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning. (Photo: Habib Naqash/DC) Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer…

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Afghan leader vows to fight poverty amid donor fatigue

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Wednesday for sustained international help for his insurgency-wracked country, promising international donors that the government would concentrate its future efforts on tackling rampant poverty. “We are going to be relentlessly focused on reduction and elimination of poverty as our central task,” Ghani told representatives from more than 70 nations and dozens of agencies and non-governmental organizations gathered in Brussels to try to drum up billions of dollars to keep the Afghan government afloat. The Afghan government is estimated to only be capable of meeting 20…

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Headteachers’ leader backs ‘innovative’ answers to permit cheaper family vacations

primary lengthens faculty day to permit longer half-term breaks – and wins help from the NAHT A headteachers’ leader has supported the idea of making the college day longer to be able to deliver students more excursion – pronouncing that colleges need to take a innovative method to time period times. Russell hobby, trendy secretary of the NAHT headteachers’ union, backed Chiddingstone CofE primary faculty in Kent, which has lengthened its faculty day by way of 20 mins to permit two greater weeks’ of vacation a year. returned to first…

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EC seeks report from Bengal about ‘sting operation’ on BJP leader

March 29 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday sought a detailed report, within 24 hours, from the West Bengal home secretary on a specific complaint from BJP leader Rahul Sinha on police having been used to carry out a sting operation on him, a poll panel official said on Tuesday. “BJP’s Rahul Sinha today (Tuesday) gave a presentation before us and on the basis of that, the Commission has asked for a detailed factual report from the home secretary within 24 hours,” said additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar. He…

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EC seeks report from Bengal home secretary over attempted bribery to BJP leader

Election commission has asked for report from Bengal home secretary over the matter of attempted bribery to BJP leader Rahul Sinha by two policemen.   BJP’s former state President Rahul Sinha had alleged that two policemen had gone to bribe him on Monday. He is unhappy as the two policemen were not arrested by Kolkata Police. Sinha lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer (CEO) on Tuesday, urging a probe by the CBI in the matter of attempting to bribe him.   Sinha has also demanded that Kolkata Police…

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