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India loses US$7.42 billion annually by violence in schools - 65% - 90% children still beaten at Indian schools

Calcutta, Oct 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio)  School violence costs India annually US$7.42 billion, according to a research report titled "The Economic Impact of School Violence" by United Kingdom headquartered Plan International and Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a wake-up call for India to urgently look into this grave situation, which could be devastating for affected children also besides economic and social impact and causing a considerable drain on public purse.

Economic and social cost of school violence in India is much higher than countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jordan, Nicaragua, and Peru; according to this report.

In India, the report says, 69 percent of children said they had been physically abused in different settings, including schools, but most said they had not reported it to anyone. In many cases, it is ignored or even condoned.

Study Abroad in Universities in UK - Precise and Pertinent Information Offered

The advanced era of scientific
developments and mass awakenings has led to a state of affairs where
higher education is deemed a must and for populaces in many countries
studying abroad in universities in UK is reckoned as an alluring façade.
 In such milieus, folks are looking up to the World Wide Web for finding
 relevant details on universities in UK for their study abroad related
requirements. The internet is also witnessing a burgeoning of web
portals which offer education related solutions. Amid all the web sites
in the online world, one name which has earned an unrivalled standing is
 Study Abroad Universities. 

The Sharodiyo 2010 issue of the Joydhak has been uploaded

জয়ঢাকের ২০১০ শারদীয় ইস্যু প্রকাশিত হয়েছে। পড়ুন ও সকলকে পড়ান।

Graduate Level Course in UFO Studies in US Colleges by UFO Expert with Swiss contactee Billy Meier's footage

Authorized American Media Representative for Billy Meier brings multi-media presentation of only scientifically proven, still ongoing UFO contact case to academic forums 

UFO Photo in Switzerland UFO picture by Billy Meier in Switzerland
Two of a series of photos of a UFO circling a tree, taken by Billy Meier in Switzerland

Playa Del Rey, CA, October 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus): Michael Horn, the U.S. media representative for Swiss UFO contactee, Billy Meier, will bring his multi-media presentations to schools, colleges and universities beginning in 2011. They will feature the still irreproducible physical evidence in the case, such as Meier’s stunningly clear UFO photos, films and video, sound recordings and metal samples.

Check out The Silent Revolution of Truth: Trailer and DVD Sale at Washington Bangla Radio.

Bullying in school and resulting Suicides: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) techniques recommended by SFK

Los Angeles, CA, October 03, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Success for Kids believes that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an essential component of schools’ curriculum to improve student behavior and academic performance. As the first month of the school year draws to a close, it’s important for parents, teachers, and administrators to recognize the signs of bullying and address the behavior in a proactive manner. Within the past week, there have been tragedies suffered by families and communities after students succumbed to the pressure of bullying and committed suicide.

Indian students discover asteroids for the first time - Sheila Dikshit, CM of Delhi congratulates them

CM of Delhi with Asteroid discoverersNew Delhi, Delhi, September 28, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio - India PRwire/ -- The Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit met today with members from SPACE and a team from Ryan International School, Rohini including two young asteroid discoverers to congratulate them on the recent asteroid discoveries made for the 1st time in India by these students!

Asteroids were discovered by these two Delhi school students Amanjot Singh and Sahil Wadhwa under the aegis of the All India Asteroid Search Campaign conducted by SPACE! This is the 1st time Indian school students have discovered asteroids, a remarkable achievement in Astronomy! Another team of educators from SPACE also discovered 2 asteroids in this program. These discoveries have been lauded by the scientific community and media. SPACE had collaborated with International Astronomical Search Collaboration, an international science consortium that enables hands-on science to bring this project for the 1st time to India. 45 schools across 5 states had participated.

Higher Studies in USA - The TOEFLR Test and GRER General Test A Winning Combination for a Strong Application

From Pune to New Delhi, ETS Travels India Providing Students with Helpful Information. Representatives of Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test and GRE® General Test, will participate at upcoming educational fairs throughout India to answer questions students may have regarding the two assessments and share the latest program information, resources, and study tools.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, September 28, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio - India PRwire/ -- Representatives of Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test and GRE® General Test, will participate at upcoming educational fairs throughout India to answer questions students may have regarding the two assessments and share the latest program information, resources, and study tools.

The TOEFL test and the GRE General Test are the two most widely accepted assessments used for admission into higher education. The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English language assessment for undergraduate and graduate admissions. The GRE General Test is the most widely administered admissions test used by graduate and business programs around the world. Together, the GRE and the TOEFL tests are two important pieces of a university application for study abroad.

Rashtriya Gaurav Award for Shobhit University, Meerut Faculty

New Delhi, India, Sep 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) GAURAV AWARD 2010 and Certificate of Excellence from INDIA INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY for his contribution for promoting multidisciplinary research activities. This award is conferred annually on eminent personalities representing different fields from the country and abroad who have contributed remarkably towards progress of India in their respective fields.

American Families Are Saving for Higher Education - College Savings Plans Network

Washington DC, September 24, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio - PRWEB)  : The College Savings Plans Network profit resource for comprehensive and unbiased information on 529 college savings plans, announced today the findings of its latest 529 Report. According to the report, contributions to new and existing 529 accounts nationwide totaled more than $9.25 billion during the first half of 2010 as compared to $12.94 billion in contributions for all of 2009. Additionally nearly half of all 529 plan accounts received contributions during the first half of 2010.

Interview: PADAKSHEP challenging economic hardship for higher education via scholarships for gifted students in Bengal and India

Salt Lake City, Utah, Sep 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) Padakshep (the word in Bengali means "Footsteps") is a philanthropic organization operating from Salt Lake City, Utah, The USA actively providing financial assistance to meritorious students in West Bengal whose capital performance at the high school level would otherwise not have resulted in undergraduate studies due to their inability to bear the financial burden.

They write in their web-site, "Padakshep a dream shared by a group of like-minded people, that rests its faith in the notion that education can make a huge difference in shaping a society. We further believe that the responsibility to realize this dream lies with each and everyone of us who has had the good fortune to avail higher education, and thus the various good opportunities in life. With this vision, plenty of hope, and your generous help we have taken a small step - a Padakshep."

Washington Bangla Radio USA had an opportunity to talk to two of the core members of the organization that truly propels the careers of the gifted. Arijit Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio USA talks to Dr. Debansu Chaudhuri, Vice Chairman, and Arnab Rudra, treasurer and enthusiastic member of Padakshep in this audio interview that you can listen to by pressing the Play button in the audio player in the full article.

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