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  • SC asks Govt to frame child safety guidelines for schools

    SC asks Govt to frame child safety guidelines for schools

    In view of the Ryan School student murder, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to decide in three months on the demand for framing of safety guidelines for all schools — both public and private. A bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and RF Nariman said the court was not an expert on...

    April 18, 2018
  • Q – A in schools

    Q – A in schools

    In the season of a variety of leaks from education to elections, there may be hope yet with last Wednesday’s decision of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations to set questions ~ with effect from the 2018-19 academic session ~ for ten “core” subjects in Class 9 and for 16 disciplines in Class...

    April 8, 2018
  • GTA set to build new schools

    GTA set to build new schools

    The Hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong will soon get a total of 56 primary and secondary schools that will be established in far-flung areas. The tenders for the construction of the school buildings have already been issued. “Through the Sarva Sikhsa Mission, the Hills will see 20 new primary and 36 upper primary schools. The...

    March 21, 2018
  • No politics in reviewing educational institutions: HP Education Minister

    No politics in reviewing educational institutions: HP Education Minister

    Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Friday said the government would review the educational institutions based on norms to ensure quality. In reply to a question made by Congress MLA from Shimla (Rural) constituency Vikramaditya Singh in the state Assembly, the education minister said that no educational institution had been closed so far. “However,...

    March 16, 2018
  • Minister: Solar panel installation on roofs of 1000 schools by Mar end

    Minister: Solar panel installation on roofs of 1000 schools by Mar end

    State government will complete installation of solar panels on the roofs of 1000 schools by this March end and another 1000 by next year, said power and non-conventional energy sources minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay in Assembly on Tuesday. “Solar panels have already been installed in 673 school roofs and effort is on to complete installation in...

    March 7, 2018
  • Schools to help spread commercial farming in Himachal

    Schools to help spread commercial farming in Himachal

    In a unique initiative aimed at empowering rural youth to start agriculture-related businesses, the Kangra district administration will rope in schools to spread commercial farming of fruit plants. Under the proposal, two fruit-bearing saplings will be distributed among every school student keeping in view the agro-climatic conditions of that area. The administration would soon chalk...

    March 6, 2018
  • U’khand govt introduces monthly assessment test in schools

    U’khand govt introduces monthly assessment test in schools

    The Uttarakhand government has decided to introduce a monthly assessment test in its schools. The provision has been made in the move to improve the quality of education in the hill state. The state government had issued a government order asking the government and government-aided schools to host a parent teacher meeting every month. Chief...

    March 6, 2018
  • West Bengal govt to shut 125 RSS-affiliated schools

    West Bengal govt to shut 125 RSS-affiliated schools

    Partha Chatterjee , the West Bengal education minister, on Wednesday said that the state government has agreed to shut down 125 schools ‘affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’, which are functioning without a No-Objection Certificate (NOC). As per a news report by The Mint, notices have already been issued to these schools to wind...

    February 22, 2018
  • Religious fanatism in schools will not be tolerated: Partha

    Religious fanatism in schools will not be tolerated: Partha

    The state government will not allow mixing of religion in education in any school, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said at the Assembly on Tuesday. Mr Chatterjee said any attempt to teach religious fanaticism in schools will be prevented. “If it comes to our notice that schools are making attempts to imbibe religious fanatic ideas...

    February 21, 2018
  • School classes under open sky as Pakistan shells LoC villages

    School classes under open sky as Pakistan shells LoC villages

    With the final examinations just a month away, students are among the worst sufferers of the ongoing shelling by Pakistan troops in the civilian areas along the International border (IB) and Line of control (LOC) in the Jammu division. Students of more than 450 schools in the Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts bordering Pakistan and POK...

    February 6, 2018
  • Principal’s murder: Haryana pvt schools to remain closed on Tuesday

    Principal’s murder: Haryana pvt schools to remain closed on Tuesday

    Days after a school principal was killed by her student in Haryana, private schools in the state would remain closed on Tuesday to protest against the apathy of parents, government agencies and society at large towards them (private schools). Nearly 800 private schools in Haryana, including 100 in Gurugram, are expected to remain closed as...

    January 29, 2018
  • North Iran gets massive snow dump

    North Iran gets massive snow dump

    After months of waiting for the snow to arrive, Tehranis were hit by massive snowfall overnight on Sunday that shut airports and schools but delighted the ski community. The capital’s Imam Khomeini International and Mehrabad airports were shut due to poor visibility “until further notice”, state television said. Some 20 provinces in the west and north of...

    January 28, 2018
  • Eleven city schools judged for Saraswati Vandana awards

    Eleven city schools judged for Saraswati Vandana awards

    A team of judges, among them celebrities like Bonny Mukherjee, Ankita Dutta, Mallar Ghosh, judged the Saraswati Pujas at 11 different schools for the 2018 Saraswati Vandana awards. The team first visited Hindu School, where the theme was Bengali iconic detective characters and their importance in the shaping of our childhood. Teacher Madangopal Dutta commented,...

    January 25, 2018
  • Schools along IB, LoC shut due to Pak shelling in Jammu

    Schools along IB, LoC shut due to Pak shelling in Jammu

    The schools along with a section of the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) were on Saturday closed down by authorities due to firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops, officials said on Saturday. The schools, up to five kilometres range from the IB and LoC, have been shut for three days. “The...

    January 20, 2018
  • Cong govt shifting teachers arbitrarily from schools: SAD

    Cong govt shifting teachers arbitrarily from schools: SAD

    The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday alleged the Congress government was shifting teachers arbitrarily from middle schools. In a statement here, former minister and SAD spokesman, Daljit Singh Cheema, said this would have a most adverse effect on education services in the state. He said the state government seemed to be playing with the...

    January 18, 2018
  • Girls outshine boys in J-K higher secondary school exam

    Girls outshine boys in J-K higher secondary school exam

    Girls outshone boys in the Higher Secondary School Examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE). The results for the same were declared on Thursday. According to BOSE officials, 33,893 of the 55,163 candidates qualified the examination held in November last. While the overall pass percentage was 61.44, more girls (64.31...

    January 11, 2018
  • Only laptops in Kerala schools

    Only laptops in Kerala schools

    The Kerala government on Wednesday ordered that henceforth, only laptops and not desktops should be purchased for state-run schools. The order is in line with a recommendation of the Technical Committee of the Education Department. K. Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, the state government body that looks after the ICT...

    January 10, 2018