EU holds hackathon for smart city apps in Bengaluru

Bengaluru , Feb 16

The European Union's delegation to India on Friday held a hackathon challenge for Indian developers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to develop smart city applications (apps).

Free education for Karnataka girls up to post-graduation

Bengaluru , Feb 16

In a bid to encourage girl child education, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced that all girls studying in government institutions up to post-graduation will be given free education.

Haryana to have film university

Chandigarh , Feb 16

With Hindi films like "Dangal" and "Sultan", which had a strong Haryana connection, turning out to be blockbusters, the state government is planning to set up a film university in the state.

Goats replace students in classrooms of Manipur school

Imphal , Feb 17

Manipur Education Minister T. Radheshyam on Saturday said during a surprise visit, he found goats occupying two empty classrooms of a school in Khelakhong of the state, as there were no students, though the school authorities had claimed a "comfortable number of students".

Bengal students don't participate in PM's interaction

Kolkata , Feb 16

Students of state-run and government-aided schools in Bengal didn't participate in "Pareeksha pe Charcha" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday after State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said they would be busy with preparations ahead of the examinations.

Army chief meets students from J&K

New Delhi , Feb 16

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said.

Don't obstruct admin block, HC tells JNU students

New Delhi , Feb 16

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students protesting against the varsity's new attendance rule not to obstruct the way of the staff when they enter the administrative block.