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Thousands of Class 12 students will pay the price for government’s botched-up reform of marks policy

Late in April, when the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development announced that officials of 32 state and central boards of education had decided to scrap the moderation of marks – also known as the grace marks policy – from 2017, school teachers across cities felt conflicted. Most agreed that the practice had to go. It involves giving extra marks ... Read More »

Thousands of car finance payments could be hit by economic downturn, analysts warn

Thousands of drivers would be unable to keep up their car payments in the event of an economic downturn, analysts have warned, prompting concerns about a mis-selling scandal. With nearly 90 per cent of new cars sold using finance deals, the majority of which means the owner effectively leases their vehicle for three or four years instead of buying outright, ... Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Europe against Atlantic free trade deals

Tens of thousands of people protested in European cities on Saturday against planned free trade deals with the United States and Canada they say would undermine democracy and lower food safety, environmental and labor standards. Organizers — an alliance of environmental groups, labor unions and opposition parties — said 320,000 people took part in rallies in seven German cities, including ... Read More »