Primaries

  • Infighting, groupism come to the fore in Congress primaries 15-03-2014 09:50 AM

    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 13-03-2014 05:17 PM

    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 13-03-2014 04:50 PM

    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 03-03-2014 10:44 AM

    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 26-02-2014 06:31 PM

    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...
  • Despite huge funds, enrollment in primary, junior schools declines 07-01-2014 04:03 PM

    Despite Rs 250 crores beingspent annually by the Uttar Pradesh government in thedistrict, students enrollment in the Primary and Junior HighSchools has declined during the current academic year. There were 2,73,272 students enrolled with these schoolsduring the current academic (2013-14) year against 2,84,245in (2012-13), last year, according to the statistics...
  • Jammu: BSF School emerge winner at Open Judo Championship 26-12-2013 05:26 PM

    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...
  • Armed dacoits attack 6 members of a family, decamp with valuables worth Rs 11 lakh 06-12-2013 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Footfalls in government-run primary health centres have skyrocketed: Nitish Kumar 05-12-2013 09:41 AM

    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...
  • Bihar sets target to procure 30 lakh tonnes paddy 04-12-2013 10:37 PM

    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...
  • Bihar: 10,000 teachers fail Class 5 English, Mathematics competency test 27-11-2013 02:14 PM

    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,...
  • Pearson Teaching Awards: Technology for a new learning curve 10-11-2013 04:19 PM

    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 06-11-2013 10:50 PM

    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...
  • Pearson Teaching Awards: Chaning face of primary education 20-10-2013 10:25 PM

    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 17-09-2013 10:23 PM

    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...
  • 2 months after Chhapra tragedy, mid-day meals served to children across 103 schools 17-09-2013 01:31 PM

    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...
  • Nearly 50 students fall ill after consuming iron tablets 16-09-2013 01:41 PM

    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,...
  • 15 students and a teacher taken ill after eating mid-day meal 07-08-2013 02:52 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal to create one lakh jobs in education sector by the end of 2013 07-08-2013 02:34 AM

    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 03-08-2013 04:29 AM

    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 31-07-2013 06:12 PM

    At least twelve students havefallen ill, six of them seriously, after consuming midday mealat Chamandi primary school in Bihar's Arwal district on Tuesdaybarely a fortnight after the midday meal incident in Chhapra,official sources said. Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) Sateyndra Kumar, whorushed to the school after getting information about theincident, said...
  • NDMC mid day meal samples fail calorie, protein tests again 30-07-2013 02:48 AM

    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...
  • Jammu: Students made to sweep floors, clean toilets in primary school 26-07-2013 02:54 PM

    Jammu: In a shocker from Jammu's Kathua district, small kids were asked to clean the school floor and even toilets at a primary school. A video shows how the children of the primary school in Kuka Chak were made to do menial tasks. The school education directorate has now taken...
  • Woman accused of murdering a doctor 'couriers' his severed private part to wife 24-07-2013 08:31 AM

    The gruesome murder of a 42-year-old government doctor in Kanpur has taken a bizarre turn with the woman accused of the crime now being suspected of having couriered the victim's severed private part to his wife, police said on Tuesday. The main accused woman in the case, who is yet...
  • SC warns against lapses in filling primary teaching jobs 23-05-2013 05:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was concerned with the quality of the primary teacher and warned against a populist approach on appointments that could endanger India's future. "It is too serious a matter for us. We are concerned with the future of the country," said the...
  • SC pulls up Modi govt over part-time teachers in primary schools 20-05-2013 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has pulled up the Gujarat government once again, this time over the appointment of part-time teachers instead of full-time ones in primary schools. The apex court was critical of the Modi government's policy of appointing Vidya Sahayaks in place of teachers in primary schools. It...
  • Nursery admission forms overpriced 1500 pc 20-01-2011 10:23 PM

    CNN-IBN reveals some schools inflating the cost of a Rs-25 form almost 16 times. ...