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EU releases remaining 25 mn euros of its grant for primary, secondary education in India

New Delhi, June 13

The European Delegation to India today released final tranche of 25 million euros of its 80 million euro grant for universal primary education and secondary education programmes of the government. This brings to a conclusion the EU's sector support to school education in India, to which it has contributed over 520 mn euroes. (currently valued at Rs. 3700 cr.) in grant funding. EU grants have contributed to setting up new schools, improving existing ones, bridging gender and social gaps, providing toilets especially for girls, training teachers, and enrolling nearly all children in the primary school years. India has more than 1.5 million schools in the public and private sectors, with over 227 million children enrolled. Around 1.29 million or 84.7% are in the rural areas. The reduction of dropout rates and the improvement of education outcomes as measured by various surveys are the main challenge for school policy makers and public authorities, going forward. At an event held in Delhi to mark the occasion, Ambassador of the European Union to India Tomasz Kozlowski recalled that the EU was the Indian Government's first development partner in education through its participation in the 155 districts initially selected under District Primary Education Programme in 1994.

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Solve the problems of veterans & families of servicemen in a time bound manner - Parrikar

NIN NEWS SERVICE

UDHAMPUR, JULY 21: The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar has stressed on the need for the administrative machinery at the Centre, State and District levels to pay due attention towards solving the problems of veterans and families of serving soldiers in a time bound manner. Inaugurating the 30th Meeting of Kendriya Sainik Board at New Delhi, Shri Parrikar said special attention by the Centre and State Governments and support by local administration towards welfare of

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PM Narendra Modi to launch 3 major insurance, pension schemes today

New Delhi: After Jan Dhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three mega social security initiatives -- one pension and two insurance schemes on Saturday.

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Parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport

Mumbai: Unidentified parachute-like objects were spotted in the Mumbai airport airspace here, raising security concern.

According to airport police, five unidentified objects were spotted over the airport area on Saturday evening by a pilot of Jet Airways when he was about to take a flight off the runway.

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Shun violence, PM Narendra Modi urges Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada

Raipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saturday, visiting Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh to take stock of socio-economic development initiatives being taken there. Here are the Live updates:

On PM Modi's visit, BJP leader Sambit Patra says: "It is a historic day. A PM has gone to a Naxal-affected area like Dantewada and given a message of peace".

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          RAJNI SHARMA From the beginning of 90's, the crime rate in the state showed an increasing trend. It has been due to the militancy in the Kashmir valley, where the fear of law has almost came to an end.

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