Primaries

  • 33 students of government school fall ill after lizard found in mid-day meal July 19, 2014

    Altogether 33 students of a government primary school in Vaishali district of Bihar on Friday reported ill after consuming mid-day meal (MDM) in which a lizard was found. Vaishali District Magistrate (DM) Vinod Singh Gunjiyal said the incident happened at the primary school at Rasoolpur Gorigama village under Goraul block of...
  • Two shot dead over land dispute July 11, 2014

    Two members of a family were shot dead while as many others injured by a neighbour at Janglitola village in Bhagalpur district on Friday over a land dispute, a senior police officer said. The deceased were identified as Bindeshwari Mandal (82) and his son Upendra Mandal (60), Naugachhia Superintendent of police...
  • 'If I am FM: I will allocate more funds for education' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would focus on more allocation of funds for the primary and secondary education. I would also make sure that it is effectively implemented across the country. ...
  • NHRC notice to Telangana government over 'neglect' of PHC June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to Telengana government seeking a report from it over alleged neglect of a Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad where there has been no electricity for the last four months due to non-payment of bill. According to an NHRC statement, it...
  • BSP stages walkout over non-appointment of primary teachers June 24, 2014

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members on Tuesday staged a walkout in the legislative assembly alleging that the state government was not serious in appointment of primary teachers. The walkout was staged during the question hour when leader of Opposition, Swami Prasad Maurya sought to know the time frame of appointment of...
  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome toll mounts to 81 in Bihar June 16, 2014

    Altogether 22 children have died from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in the past 24 hours in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district taking the toll to 81. Twenty two children have died at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and the private Kejriwal hospital besides health centres in Muzaffarpur district in the past...
  • Nearly 60,000 primary schools in Bihar without headmasters June 2, 2014

    Nearly 60,000 of the 73,000 government primary schools in Bihar, mostly in rural areas, do not have a "proper" headmaster. In many cases, teachers have been made in-charge on a temporary basis, an official said on Monday. "Eighty percent of the primary schools in Bihar are running without proper headmasters. In...
  • Kannada can't be compulsory medium of instruction in schools: SC to Karnataka May 6, 2014

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement on Tuesday, struck down a Karnataka government order imposing Kannada language as the medium of instruction in all primary schools of the state. A Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court said that imposing the mother tongue as the medium of instruction violated the...
  • Infighting, groupism come to the fore in Congress primaries March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In January 2014, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had announced that for the first, time his party will hold primaries or internal elections to choose candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. "We must open doors to the 21st century. The Congress party's doors have been closed, we need...
  • Migrant from JDS wins Bangalore North primaries for Congress ticket March 13, 2014

    Bangalore: C Narayanaswamy, who defected to the Congress from the Janata Dal Secular, has won primaries held for Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat. He defeated three other original Congress candidates including AICC spokesperson and IIM Bangalore professor M V Rajeeva Gowda, KPCC general secretary G C Chandrashekhar and former MLA...
  • Congress workers vote for Bangalore North Primaries March 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Polling for the Bangalore North primaries, the Congress's attempt at internal democracy in choosing its candidates is underway in the IT city. Four candidates are trying their luck to see who amongst them gets the maximum votes to be the party's official candidate in the crucial Lok Sabha seat...
  • Veerappa Moily's son denied candidature for Congress primaries March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Veerappa Moily's son Harsha Moily has been denied candidature for the Congress primaries. The junior Moily had filed his nomination for Congress primaries from Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada constituency. Congress primaries is an experiment by party Vice President Rahul Gandhi which will allow grassroots workers to choose...
  • Congress 'primaries' process starts in Northeast Delhi seat February 26, 2014

    After launching "primaries" project in New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency represented by Ajay Maken, Congress today initiated the new candidate selection process in Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha seat from where Jai Prakash Agarwal is the MP. The project, which is being experimented by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, will allow grassroots...
  • Despite huge funds, enrollment in primary, junior schools declines January 7, 2014

    Despite Rs 250 crores being spent annually by the Uttar Pradesh government in the district, students enrollment in the Primary and Junior High Schools has declined during the current academic year. There were 2,73,272 students enrolled with these schools during the current academic (2013-14) year against 2,84,245 in (2012-13), last year, according to the statistics provided by...
  • Jammu: BSF School emerge winner at Open Judo Championship December 26, 2013

    BSF Primary School bagged 15 medals including four gold in the inaugural Jammu and Kashmir State Open Judo championship, in Jammu. The tournament was organised by State Judo Association at MAM stadium from December 24 to 25. BSF Primary School won the runners-up trophy in Under-12 boys and girls' section as it...
  • Armed dacoits attack 6 members of a family, decamp with valuables worth Rs 11 lakh December 6, 2013

    Armed dacoits looted cash and jewelleries worth Rs 11 lakh after injuring six members of a family in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, an officer said on Thursday. The dacoits barged into the house of Mukesh Kumar in Hanuman Nagar village late on Wednesday night and exploded crude bombs injuring six members of...
  • Footfalls in government-run primary health centres have skyrocketed: Nitish Kumar December 5, 2013

    Footfalls in government-run primary health centres in Bihar have skyrocketed to 8,000 per month from a paltry 39 when he assumed power in 2005, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday while announcing a slew of measures to augment medical services to the people. "As a result of improvement in the...
  • Bihar sets target to procure 30 lakh tonnes paddy December 4, 2013

    Bihar has set a target to procure 30 lakh tonnes of paddy this year at a minimum support price of Rs 1,310 per quintal for the ordinary produce, state Food Minister Shyam Rajak said on Wednesday. Primary agricultural credit societies (PACS) have been asked to purchase 23 lakh tonne and the...
  • Bihar: 10,000 teachers fail Class 5 English, Mathematics competency test November 27, 2013

    More than 10,000 contractual school teachers in Bihar have failed a competency test, officials said on Tuesday. The test was held in last month to review the teachers' ability to teach. "A total of 24 per cent teachers have failed the competency test. Out of 43,447 applicants who took the test, 32,833...
  • Pearson Teaching Awards: Technology for a new learning curve November 10, 2013

    In this show we talk about the changing face of senior secondary education. We recognize and honour the ones who shape our lives. ...
  • BJP expels five rebels from party's primary membership in Chhattisgarh November 6, 2013

    Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday expelled five of its party leaders, including a former minister, from its primary membership, for a period of six years. The BJP's disciplinary committee expelled five party leaders namely Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia, Ganesh Ram Bhagat, Vimal Chopda, Balmukund Dewangan and Shivcharan Cherwa, from its...
  • Pearson Teaching Awards: Chaning face of primary education October 20, 2013

    It's our tribute to those who taught us to never stop learning. It's time to thank and honour the true heroes of Classrooms. ...
  • Indian-origin teacher in UK gives birth in classroom September 17, 2013

    London: An Indian-origin teacher in the UK has dramatically given birth to a baby boy in a classroom after she went into labour while in school. Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, went into labour, a week before her due date, and three of her colleagues at Manford Primary School helped deliver the baby,...
  • 2 months after Chhapra tragedy, mid-day meals served to children across 103 schools September 17, 2013

    The mid-day meal was cooked for the first time in two months in a primary school in Bihar where 23 school children died after eating contaminated food, officials said on Tuesday. The meal was cooked on Monday in the school in Dharmasati Gandaman village in Saran district, a district official said. "A...
  • Nearly 50 students fall ill after consuming iron tablets September 16, 2013

    Nearly 50 students of a primary school in Ading village in Mathura were taken ill after being given iron tablets under a newly launched government scheme to combat anaemia. Over 20 students complaining of stomach ache, nausea and vomiting after consuming the tablets were admitted to hospital by the school, Chief...
  • 15 students and a teacher taken ill after eating mid-day meal August 7, 2013

    Fifteen students and a teacher were taken ill on Wednesday after eating mid-day meal at a primary school under Chandi block in Bihar's Nalanda district, an official said. The 15 students and the teacher complained of stomach upset soon after eating the meal in the school in Tarari village, Block Development...
  • West Bengal to create one lakh jobs in education sector by the end of 2013 August 7, 2013

    The West Bengal government will provide one lakh new jobs by the year end in the education sector, a minister announced in Kolkata on Tuesday. "We are in the process of providing about 35,000 jobs of primary teachers. In secondary schools, 36,000 teachers are being appointed. The remaining jobs are...
  • Dead lizard found in mid day meal for the second time in a week August 3, 2013

    A dead lizard was found in the mid-day meal for the second time in a week, at a primary school at Hinjili in Odisha's Ganjam district on Friday, officials said. The meal was not served after the lizard was detected at the Regedi Primary School at Hinjili, Block Development Officer...
  • 12 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal in Arwal July 31, 2013

    At least twelve students have fallen ill, six of them seriously, after consuming midday meal at Chamandi primary school in Bihar's Arwal district on Tuesday barely a fortnight after the midday meal incident in Chhapra, official sources said. Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) Sateyndra Kumar, who rushed to the school after getting information about the incident, said six...
  • NDMC mid day meal samples fail calorie, protein tests again July 30, 2013

    The mid day meal samples of North Delhi Municipal Corporation have once again failed to pass the calorie and protein test, four months after the problem was first discovered. According to information made available to the Standing Committee on Monday, only six out of 36 samples passed the test for...