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as villagers outrightly rejected Ravi’s death report claiming he was murdered. saying he had been martyred protecting “Hindu values”.Tensions rose as the body reached the village as villagers outrightly rejected Ravi’s death report claiming he was murdered Heavy police force was also deployed in the area WATCH VIDEO Seeing the body draped in a tricolour policemen and administration officials however preferred to remain mum as objections might have sparked violence in the area “Villagers demanded Rs 1 crore for deceased’s family arrest of Akhlaq’s brother Jaan Mohammad in a cow slaughter case and an FIR against the jailer Villagers told administration that they will not cremate the body till their demands are met” said Sanjay Rana BJP leader and father of one of the accused Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate N P Singh said the state government would give its consent for a CBI probe if the deceased’s family is not satisfied with the ongoing inquiry The DM said a judicial inquiry had been initiated adding that the Chief Judicial Magistrate is conducting it Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the deceased Ravi’s wife Pooja Uttar Pradesh Police claimed that Ravi was suffering from high fever and his death was suspected to be due to dengue Ravi’s brother Vicky however claimed he was “assaulted by police in jail due to which he sustained injuries Unlike what police is saying he was not suffering from any fever The state government had earlier said that the jailer of the prison where Ravi was held would be transferred once the probe found him guilty But in an apparent attempt to pacify villagers the jailer S K Pandey was transferred to Lucknowheadquarters The National Human Rights Commission has also issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and demanded reply from district administration The postmortem was conducted yesterday in Delhi under the supervision of a Metropolitan Magistrate from a local court For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anju Kawr Chazot | Published: June 30 2017 12:24 am Traditionally in ancient India learning was imparted by the “guru” and mostly to children of higher castes (Representational photo) Related News When in 1999 we started a school without prescribed textbooks the reactions ranged from mild surprise and amusement to anxiety even shock and indignation A school without textbooks How would children learn Yet after 18 years our data shows that these children are faring as well and in many cases even better than their counterparts who studied in schools with prescribed textbooks From kindergarten to Class 10 children at the Mahatma Gandhi International School (a PPP with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) learnt through real life projects that they voted for or proposed and then prepared for their exams in grades 11 and 12 Traditionally in ancient India learning was imparted by the “guru” and mostly to children of higher castes The guru’s position in Indian society was due to his spiritual and moral qualities as much as his knowledge of texts that were imparted in an oral tradition Till the British rule village schools ran under headmasters who decided on the curriculum based on the local context and resources Though there was an erosion in the hallowed status from the guru to the headmaster the latter continued to enjoy epistemic power and authority However colonial rule took away the independent status of the teacher by centralising education with stringent bureaucratic norms This meant prescribed curriculum and textbooks with centralised examinations along with government control over teacher appointments promotions and school budgets Poor pay scales and lack of autonomy further eroded the teacher’s professional status Furthermore the teacher was no longer the sole provider of information The textbook became the new source of information and the teacher derived his or her power in the manner of use of the textbook This led to what Krishna Kumar erstwhile director of the National Council for Education Research and Training calls the “textbook culture” A curriculum and a prescribed textbook are always political playgrounds for competing ideologies What goes into a textbook as well as what is kept out is decided by a bunch of people sitting somewhere away (both geographically and metaphorically) from our children It takes a long time for new discoveries to make their way into textbooks Sometimes longer than 500 years For example the current map of the world we study in our textbooks is called the Mercator map and was made by Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569 A new projection called the Galls-Peter map made in 1974 shows how distorted the Mercator map is: Actually Africa South America and India are larger Greenland and Antarctica diminished and Europe and North America much smaller There is a debate about the “imperialist” bias and the “Eurocentric” vision that diminished the physical size of the colonised world Now that we have the technology should not the map have changed in the textbooks Educational researchers in India have long argued for a curriculum that takes the local context of the child into consideration In one textbook for English as a second language in an area where poor tribal children trek from forest areas and come mainly for the mid-day meal often barefooted I was shocked to see that the teacher was supposed to teach a Robert Frost poem as part of the secondary school course No doubt some luminary had a romanticised idea of teaching English language through literature to a group of children who could not even respond to “what is your name” after two years of studying the language Can we really blame the teacher in such a situation There is obviously the argument that all teachers may not have the wherewithal to create a curriculum In that case textbooks created by local stakeholders together with researchers and innovative educationalists can serve as a guide but not as a prescriptive truth What should be developed and nurtured are skills and processes through a wider consultation of a variety of sources from books and internet to people Instead we have ritualised procedures in terms of definitions and formulae learnt by rote from textbooks and regurgitated in a onetime exam Little wonder that a NASSCOM report states that only 15 per cent of the graduates in India are employable The National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005) and the Right to Education (2009) have brought welcome reforms in terms of active learning connections with local contexts and real life and learner centric pedagogies The NCF provides a framework for greater freedom for the teacher But there continues to be a gap between the policy and its implementation With new technologies the textbook cannot be the sole source of information The internet has democratised knowledge making new skills of critical thinking and synthesis more relevant than just factual information A curriculum based on concepts is more universal As the psychologist Jerome Bruner argues it is no longer problem solving but problem finding that is the key to a relevant education This is possible when children are engaged in experiential learning through interaction with their environment The nature of reality is complex and multi-layered It cannot be be doled out in standardised formats It can only be grasped and understood by one’s own processes and in relation to one’s own context The writer is the co-founder of Mahatma Gandhi International School in Ahmedabad an alternative school that uses experiential and project-based learning For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Imphal | Published: February 17 2017 5:42 pm HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Top News Amid political mudslinging over Army chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today asked the opposition to “keep pace” with democracy and “not politicise” the armed forces “Opposition should not politicise everything They have raised doubts on surgical strike which was never done before in history (of India) Now they are reacting and politicising an issue which they should not be doing So I request them to keep pace with democracy and not politicise the military” he told PTI The HRD Minister’s comments came in the backdrop of the Army chief’s statement on tough action against stone pelters in Kashmir The stern message from Rawat came after three soldiers faced heavy stone-pelting at Parray Mohalla of Bandipore in north Kashmir when they were about to launch an operation against militants holed up there For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News Over the past decade, Many still believe that disruption is a passing fad. As per rules there is no limit on the number of posts for women, Assistant Security CommissionerAmbala Division B K Modial said RPF Association Division Secretary Satbir Ranahoweversounded optimistic Earlier duty constraints limited the number of female staff in the force but with the demarcation in the duties between the GRP (Government Railway Police) and RPF the scenario is changing? Top News The rainy season may affect the immune system so it is important to keep yourself hydrated and eat lots of green vegetables says an expert Kajal Bhatia Consultant Nutritionist RAW Pressery a company that provides organic juices shares how: * Go green: Asparagus cucumber broccoli leafy vegetables zucchini and green vegetables are ideal They have enough liquid content to keep the body hydrated and enough protein to provide energy They keep you relaxed without causing any digestive irritations * Avoid cold water: What that ice cold water does is effectively douse the digestive fires This will cause digestive problems and a feeling of lack of energy Water at room temperature assimilates into your body faster and rehydrates you quickly * Cold-pressed juices: You might have heard about the term ‘cold-pressed juices’ being thrown around these days in discussions on health and fitness It is actually an alternate process of juicing fruits wherein they are mashed at first and then external pressure is applied to extract the juice In this way the enzymes inside the fruit remain intact They are also great in alkalising the acid build up in the body to keep the pH level neutral Some fruits have nutrients that naturally help the immunity system There are certain options for juice flavours that are ideal for monsoon season Here’s a list of some: * Guava: A power-packed punch of Vitamin C this fruit along with lemon and pineapple refreshes the system significantly Guavas are also very high in anti-oxidants * Mango: It helps to fight heat strokes lowers cholesterol and is also a great alkalising agent Undeniably however is the refreshing delicious taste of this fruit that makes it a perfect drink * Pomegranate: It helps to enhance the blood flow and detoxify the body of impurities Another great source of Vitamin C It is extremely hydrating and its juice delivers essential micro-nutrients and phytochemicals to the skin For all the latest Lifestyle News download shlf1314n Express App More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | London | Published: June 24 2011 3:20 pm Related News Actress Keira Knightley is set to shock fans with a saucy spanking scene in her new movie ‘A Dangerous Method’ The film focuses on the relationship between famed psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freudwho are played by Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen respectivelyreported Dailystar Knightley plays a disturbed Russian patient who embarks on a scandalous affair with Jungand the raunchy film footage shows the pair locked in a steamy scene and another with the actress bending over and being spanked The David Cronenberg film is due for release later this year For all the latest Entertainment News download shlf1314n Express App More Related News who was not involved with the research. it cannot be said that the appellant is not guilty of?

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The arrest marked the third time Khan has had a run-in with the law, about five and-a-half hours before his body was found hanging from a tree at Jantar Mantar. I am not an ahankaari (arrogant) but a Bihari.

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