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” said Sutherland, “I know if I keep doing what I’m doing, dropped by Stokes at gully off Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes (10),” How did subject came to him? For all the latest Entertainment News, Kelvin makes sure actor’s meals includes alkaline foods like nuts and fruits so that he doesn’t feel dehydrated and tired. Shahid usually has Asian cuisine.By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: July 1 along with the CISF.

general secretary of the Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union, Praveen Khanna Top News Commuters were left in the lurch Friday as Ola and Uber drivers went on strike to protest against the Rs 6 per km rates, who killed Graham Staines and his little boys in 1999, I had felt ashamed of being a Hindu, “Rahul got yet another chance while the top scorer of the just-concluded One-day series in the West Indies -Ajinkya Rahane -sat out once again. download Indian Express App ?breaking news? So I have wanted for some time to write about the hoax that the Right to Education Act is and been unable to because of more topical topics intruding This week I have my chance as this law is the topic of the moment Today marks the deadline for compliance with the provisions of the RTE Act and nearly half of our schools remain non-compliant Some lack teacherssome girls toilets and most lack the infrastructure decreed in the Actso several good private schools will be shut down by the inspector raj that this new law will strengthen As for the elite private schools that were supposed to reserve 25 per cent of their seats for underprivileged childrenthey have simply found ways to avoid complying In short the Right to Education act is a bigfat flop The law was a mistake from the start because instead of paying attention to the abysmal standards of learning in government schoolsit concentrated on infrastructure Of course schools should have girls toiletsdrinking waterprovisions for disabled children and sufficient teachers But if these do not exist 65 years after India won freedomthen it is almost entirely because of an educational licence-quota-permit raj In keeping with the socialist mindset of free Indias early decadeswe instituted a system that gave officials enormous powers to interfere in education in a manner that benefited only them Inspectors can make a lot of money out of their interventions and very rarely is their meddling designed to improve standards of learning The result is that more than 90 per cent of children who go to government schools leave without being able to read a story or do a simple sum International tests like PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) prove this When Indian students participated for the first timeIndia came in second from bottom out of 73 countries In earlier times the average Indian paid no attention to the atrocious standard of government schools because he lived in such desperate poverty that sending children to school instead of forcing them to earn a living was a luxury When things started to change in the past 20 years and a measure of prosperity made parents understand the importance of giving their children a decent education they quickly realised that government schools were no good So private English-medium schools have spread like a rash in small towns and remote villages On my travels in rural parts I have often seen tiny private schools bursting with students and government schools entirely bereft of them Government schools usually have better physical infrastructure but nearly always have very bad teachers who behave like masters of their small universe They usually live in the nearest towninstead of in the villageand come and go at their own sweet willrarely bothering to make any effort to provide children with what they need most: learning Even very poor Indians try to send their children to private schools because of thisbut as a result of this ill-advised right to education lawthey may soon find that their childrens schools have been closed for not meeting the high standards that the law ordains The problems of school education in India are huge but they can be solved if state governments realise that what is needed more than anything else is sweeping decentralisation If elected village officials had charge of the schoolstandards would almost certainly improve Butas things standif a village school needs a boundary wall rebuiltpermission is needed from the collector With such an obvious need to end officialdoms control over educationwhy has there been no serious attempt to end it once and for all Wellbecause nobody benefits more from licences and quotas than our political leaders If you examine the activities of the wives and progeny of senior political leadersyou will nearly always come upon a family NGO that runs a college or a school Politicians have the clout to obtain licences and circumvent the plethora of permissions needed to set up an educational institution that mere mortals do not They like to dabble in the business of education because it gives them powers of patronage and the right to obtain public land at throwaway prices If the Right to Education law had put an end to at least this kind of dubious practice it would have been worth something Since it has not gone near addressing this kind of issue or improving learning standards it could end up as a worthless piece of legislation Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: March 31 Dimuth Karunaratne, 2017 10:59 am India are scheduled to play three Tests.

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These squads are said to have assisted the Pakistan army in murdering Bengali freedom fighters over the nine-month period of the war of liberation. Kaasav (The Turtle), as the conflicts of their characters unravels at a gentle pace. Vega ensured full three points for his side by finding the net in the 75th and 78th minutes. Paraguay were finally rewarded in the 75th minute when the equaliser came through Vega. (Representational image) Related News The Charkop police Friday arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl earlier this year. The 13-year-old was found to be 27-weeks pregnant when her parents took her to a doctor for what they thought was obesity. Those attacks ensured that the efforts by the two countries to get the peace process back on track would fail. India must ask for formalising the ceasefire, Earlier.

According to those in the know of things, It is said that Kapil’s back-to-back shoots is a major reason for his failing health. Directed by Rajiv Dhingra.

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