China's vice chairman of Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang met Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff committee of Pakistan, a Chinese state run news agency reported.

Xu said that China and Pakistan are good neighbours, and that the practical military-to-military cooperation will not only benefit the two countries, but also help safeguard peace and stability in the region.

Hailing the traditional friendship and the smooth development of military ties between the two countries, Wynne said that he looks forward to more exchanges and cooperation between the two militaries to address challenges with joint efforts.
(IANS)

NHRC issues notice to Karnataka government over poor implementation of RTE

(State)
New Delhi: Taking note of seats reserved for poor students lying vacant in Karnataka schools, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued a notice to the state government.

Accusing Karnataka of poorly implementing the Right to Education Act, the NHRC has sought a reply from the state's chief secretary within four weeks.

"We have taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students were lying vacant in the schools of Karnataka due to poor implementation of Right to Education," said the NHRC.

"The contents of the media report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of the Right to Education of the children belonging to weaker sections," it added.

The seats are lying vacant as the children from weaker sections are reportedly being subjected to discrimination, it said.

(Agencies)

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