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BJP to hold cricket tourneys to reach out to UP youth

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | PNS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

The Yuva Morcha of BJP has decided to hold Statewide cricket tournaments from January 11 in its efforts to bring the youth under its umbrella with an eye on the coming 2014 Lok Sabha polls. National president of the Yuva Morcha Anurag Thakur said at least one team each would be...


Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | . | in Sunday Pioneer

Nehru’s criticism based on falsehood: Sonia New Delhi: Amid Narendra Modi’s attack on Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that criticism of the first Prime Minister by some forces was based on “innuendo, insinuation and falsehood aimed at character assassination”. She said the legacy of every great political...

Lanka rejects Cameron call for human rights enquiry

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | PTI | Colombo | in Sunday Pioneer

Defiant in the face of pressure over alleged rights violations during the war against the LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning of an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe. "It is his view. This is a...

US teen gets 15-yr jail for Indian-American’s murder

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | Yoshita Singh | New York | in Sunday Pioneer

A US teenager has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for beating to death an Indian-American computer scientist in 2010. New Brunswick State Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz sentenced Julian Daley to the maximum of 15 years in prison on charges of aggravated manslaughter and conspiracy to commit aggravated...

Maldives polls: Yameen wins

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | PTI | Male | in Sunday Pioneer

Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, on Saturday clinched an unexpected victory in the presidential run-off elections by defeating former President Nasheed, who had led in two recent aborted polls. The winning candidate, a 54-year economist also known as Yameen Abdul Gayoom, contested as a Progressive Party...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | . | in Sunday Pioneer

Army deployed in Rawalpindi after sectarian clash Islamabad: The Army was deployed on Saturday in Rawalpindi and Multan after at least ten people were killed in sectarian clashes, prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the Pakistani garrison city. Karzai to Taliban: take part in assembly on US deal Kabul: Afghan President Hamid...



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State lags behind in education status, reveals ASER report

17 Jan 2018 | PRAGYA PALLAVI | Ranchi

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER-2017) released on Tuesday covering 28 districts of 24 States on ‘Beyond Basics’- A survey of rural India youths, presented a gloomy picture of Jharkhand on a few basic parameters in comparison with the districts of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The survey based on 4 As (Activity, Ability, Awareness, Aspirations) covering the age group 14-18 years, Jharkhand lags behind in enrollment status, digital use,...

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