A 17-year-old Indian girl killed herself on Wednesday after her parents told her she needed to stop wasting her time on Facebook and her mobile phone and focus more on her studies.
Newsweek Pakistan reported Friday that the girl, Aishwarya Dahiwal of Maharashtra state's Parbhani city, was found hanging in her bedroom after arguing with her parents on Wednesday. She left a suicide note which references Facebook and the argument with her parents which police are currently examining.
"On Wednesday night, she had an argument with her parents who told her not to just use Facebook and her mobile all day for chatting," an officer from Nanal Peth police station who asked to remain unidentified told Newsweek Pakistan. more >>
A major academic institution based in the Lone Star State has reached an agreement to open up a campus in the nation of Israel.
Texas A&M recently reached an agreement with the Israeli government for the creation of a satellite campus known as "Texas A&M University at Nazareth – Peace Campus."
Steven B. Moore, vice chancellor of the Office of Marketing and Communications at Texas A&M, told The Christian Post that the vision of the new campus was shared by many. more >>
Since its inception, Halloween seems to be among the more controversial subjects for Christians. Some argue that it is just a normal day, while others claim it's a day of the Devil.
The Christian Post spoke to a few pastors for them to weigh in on the holiday, which has a storied and complicated past.
It is important to note that although the day has its roots in pagan origins, the actual name Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which is the day before All Saints Day or All Hallows' Day, a Catholic holy day that remembers the dead, saints, and those who have died for their faith. more >>
Children in primary school should begin learning about religious beliefs, the Religious Education Council for England and Wales has said, responding to recent reports revealing that less than half of schools in England present adequate religious education.
The October 2013 study, titled "A Curriculum Framework for Religious Education in England," comes in response to a report published by Ofsted, the U.K.'s official body for inspecting schools, which revealed that religious education is being "squeezed out" and that schools have a confused "sense of purpose" when it comes to offering religious education.
"At its best, religious education encourages children and young people to extend their natural curiosity and prepares them for life in modern society," said Michael Cladingbowl, Ofsted's director of schools. more >>
A University of Iowa teaching assistant (TA) accidentally sent a pornographic video of herself and her boyfriend to her class of undergraduates, causing a commotion.
"Welp my math teacher just sent me a video of her and her boyfriend skyping naked instead of the answers to the homework due tomorrow…," tweeted Dru, a student whose Twitter handle (@LittleBabyDrew) now describes him as "a local celebrity."
He and his fellow students broke the news via Twitter late Tuesday night, and added four more tweets in short succession. "…im not kidding," he explained to his followers. "Theres a good chance she pry getting fired…" more >>
Generation Opportunity (GO), a conservative group focused on youth issues, will present an award to CGI Federal, the main contractor behind the failing website HealthCare.gov, to applaud the group for unintentionally hurting Obamacare with its poor job.
"We're just so proud of everything that CGI Federal has done to keep young people away from these expensive and creepy ObamaCare exchanges, and we're honored to give them this award," David Pasch, communications director at GO, told The Christian Post on Wednesday. "CGI Federal has created a website that literally no one can use," Pasch explained.
Pasch credited CGI Federal, the American subsidiary of Canadian multinational CGI Group, for doing "more than any other single individual person or organization to prevent young people from signing up for ObamaCare." more >>