Government Schools

  • Government decides to transfer teachers from overstaffed schools to those short-staffed 29-03-2014 03:25 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has said the teachers from overstaffed government schools in the state would be transferred to the ones suffering from perennial shortage of staff. Issuing directives to this effect in Dehradun, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar has sought a district-wise list from the Education Department of government-run schools having...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government 10-03-2014 09:28 AM

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • AP: Women thrash teacher for sexually harassing girl student 26-01-2014 07:49 AM

    Visakhapatnam: A 45-year-old teacher of a government school was beaten by the activists of a women's organisation for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage student, police said. Activists of Progressive Organisation for Women (POW) beat up the accused Kolli Simhachalam, a secondary teacher, after trapping him and handed him over to...
  • Gurgaon: Students at public school rejoice as Maruti Suzuki revamps institute 15-01-2014 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: In India Positive this week, we have a look at a government school in Gurgaon with difference. Like most government schools, the Sarhaul School lacked funds and infrastructure, until last year. Just an year ago, this government secondary school in Sarhaul, Gurgaon bore a completely different look. There...
  • Contractual govt employees stage protest outside CM's house 03-01-2014 12:06 PM

    Teachers employed on a contractualbasis in government schools protested outside Delhi ChiefMinister Arvind Kejriwal's Kausambi residence on Friday morningdemanding permanent employment.They were joined by contractual employees of Delhi tourism department, also demanding permanent employment. Around 150 contractual teachers working in MCD and Delhigovernment schools raised slogans outside Kejriwal's houselike "Finish...
  • Class 5 student beaten by teacher, admitted to hospital in Jind 07-12-2013 09:31 PM

    Jind: In another corporal punishment shocker, a Class 5 student of a government school in Kairkhedi village was admitted to hospital after she was allegedly beaten up by her teacher on Saturday. Amrita was badly beaten up by her teacher Surendra for not solving a Maths problem, her parents said....
  • Karnataka mid-day meal workers protest, stop cooking meals in schools 05-12-2013 10:14 PM

    Bangalore: Her three-year-old daughter has only eaten fruit jam in the past three days. The food supply she carried from back home in Bijapur is over. Money to splurge on food is scarce for this young mother from North Karnataka. "The nights are cold, we sleep here in the open,...
  • Bihar puts records of 3.5 lakh teachers of government schools online 27-11-2013 01:01 PM

    Bihar has published the service records of nearly 3.5 lakh teachers at 70,000 government schools online, officials on Wednesday said. "It is a first such move to put service records of 3.42 lakh teachers of primary and middle schools online," said RS Singh, an official of education department. He said...
  • JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav's chopper lands in school ground during class hours 22-11-2013 09:28 AM

    Students of a government school in Samaria area of Banswara district came in for a surprise when a helicopter carrying JD(U) president Sharad Yadav landed at the school ground during class hours. Yadav, who addressed a party rally near the school on Wednesday, made scheduled landing at the school ground...
  • 51 persons taken ill after eating 'prasad' in Arwal village 19-11-2013 11:46 AM

    At least 51 people, including 20 children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad' (offering to the deity) at a village in Bihar's Arwal district, officials said. Ten of those who ate the 'prasad' and fell ill are critical, and others are out of danger, police said. The incident took place...
  • Maharashtra: Teacher gets foot massage from students, suspended 28-10-2013 02:10 PM

    A shocking incident has came to light from Akola in Maharashtra where a government school teacher for the specially-abled was suspended after a video showing students massaging her feet was made public. It is being alleged that the teacher asked class VII students to give her a foot massage. The...
  • Students teach in government schools for free through Project Akshara 21-10-2013 11:26 AM

    Hyderabad: It's been more than three years since the Right to Education Act was implemented but the quality of education in government schools remains a concern. A government school in Hyderabad has only two teachers for more than 100 students but a group of students of the Hyderabad Central University...
  • Delhi: 11-year-old boy hit by javelin succumbes to his injuries today 14-10-2013 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: An 11-year-old student, who was hit by a javelin, succumbed to his injuries on Monday. The boy was battling for life at AIIMS Trauma Centre after a javelin, thrown by a senior student during a practice session, pierced his skull at a school playground in CR Park area...
  • CJ Show: Picture Talk 08-09-2013 01:45 PM

    In this week's Picture Talk, we have invited CJ Faisal Magray to talk about his pictures. Earlier, Faisal had posted a photo essay on the plight of government schools in Srinagar Kashmir. You can also contribute your pictures to our CJ Childhood campaign and if we find them compelling, we'll...
  • Delhi: 40 teachers for 27,000 differently-abled students in govt schools 05-09-2013 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, it has been found that for every 27,000 differently-abled children there are just 40 guest teachers in government schools in Delhi. While the children are suffering, so are the teachers with most of them being overworked and underpaid. Despite a large number of vacancies...
  • 28 schools flooded as rains wreak havoc in Bhagalpur 01-08-2013 03:58 PM

    Premises of four dozen schools in Bihar's Bhagalpur district has been inundated with flood water disrupting classes of over 15,000 students, official sources said on Thursday. Four dozen primary and secondary school premises located in villages under Navgachhia, Ismailpur, Gopalpur, Nath Nagar, Sabaur and Kahalgaon blocks have been flooded with...
  • Now, mid-day meal horror strikes Jamui, Arwal; 110 children taken ill 01-08-2013 09:08 AM

    At least 110 children were taken ill after eating mid-day meal in Bihar's Arwal and Jamui districts on Wednesday in the second tragedy related to free school food in the state this month, officials said. On July 16, 23 children died after eating contaminated mid-day meal in Saran district. In...
  • Dead lizard found in govt school's mid day meal; 76 children taken ill 30-07-2013 03:56 PM

    Jaipur: In less than a month since the Bihar mid day meal tragedy, 76 students of a government school were rushed to hospital after eating the mid day meal in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district on Tuesday. While most of them have been discharged, at least 12 children are still undergoing treatment...
  • Maharashtra: Over 70 govt school girls complain of food poisoning 29-07-2013 09:39 AM

    Jalgaon: Around 70 students of a government girls residential school at Shegaon in Buldhana district, Maharashtra, were admitted to a hospital after they complained of food poisoning on Monday. Officials said the incident occurred after the girls were served dinner around 8:30 pm on Sunday. The food served to girls...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Government school students contribute Rs 65,000 to PM relief fund 29-07-2013 02:03 AM

    Students of a government school in Jalandhar have contributed Rs 65,000 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for helping people affected by the Uttarakhand floods. "Students have raised a fund of Rs 65,000 with the help of teachers to contribute to the ongoing relief work in Uttarakhand," Amarjeet Kumar, a...
  • 35 students fall sick after eating mid-day meal at a govt school in Balaghat 27-07-2013 02:30 PM

    At least 35 students fell ill after consuming midday meal in a government primary school at Bhandi village here, official sources said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday when children complained of stomach ache and vomiting after eating 'poha' served in the midday meal at the school. The...
  • Mid day meal: Gujarat government school students gets nutritious food with a local flavour 21-07-2013 10:07 AM

    Students at a government school near Ahmedabad are more lucky in terms of mid day meal than many in other states. Its not just nutritious food cooked in hygienic conditions, the student also get a local flavour in their meals. ...
  • Mid day meal tragedy: Bihar govt to appoint 67,000 cooks for govt schools 19-07-2013 11:39 AM

    Patna: The Bihar government will appoint 67,000 cooks for all the government schools in the state and build 7,600 kitchen sheds for the preparation of mid day meals to bolster the infrastructure following the Chhapra tragedy. The government will also provide utensils to school children for mid day meals. Pointing...
  • J&K: Teacher posts image of kids massaging his legs on FB, suspended 14-05-2013 02:36 PM

    Srinagar: A government school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district has been suspended by authorities after he uploaded a picture of small school children massaging his legs on social networking website Facebook. Teacher Bashir Ahmad ran into trouble with the Anantnag district authorities after there was outrage on Facebook...
  • 1.5 lakh Punjab students to get tablet computers 10-04-2013 03:56 AM

    Chandigarh: Nearly 1.5 lakh students studying in Class 12 of government schools in Punjab will get tablet computers, a minister announced on Tuesday. Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the state government will provide free computer tablets to all the 1.5 lakh students studying in Class 12 in government schools...
  • Delhi school rape: School teachers, support staff under scrutiny, say police 02-03-2013 03:37 PM

    A 7-year-old girl was raped in an MCD school on Thursday at Mangolpuri, leading to violent protests. ...