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  • Meet Tacko Fall, the world's tallest High School basketball player at 7.5 feet 11-04-2014 03:56 PM

    The tallest player in High School Basketball standing at 7'5'' Tacko Fall is always turning heads and always plays his way to becoming the crowd favorite in every gym. ...
  • US: Student stabs 22 people at school, arrested 10-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Washington: Twenty-one students and an adult were injured when a teenager, armed with knives, attacked students and staff at a high school in the US state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, officials said. "A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and...
  • US: Twenty hurt at Pennsylvania high school after stabbing spree 09-04-2014 08:21 PM

    Twenty students were injured after a stabbing attack, apparently by a male student, at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, and four of the victims were flown to area hospitals, officials said. The suspected attacker, a student at the school, was in custody, local media reported, citing police. The incident...
  • Zac Efron working with sobriety expert to control drug problem 07-04-2014 06:58 PM

    London: Actor Zac Efron has reportedly hired a sobriety coach in a bid to help him control his alleged drug problems. The 'High School Musical' star, who sought treatment in rehab last year to control his hard-partying lifestyle and drug issues, is apparently working with an expert to help him...
  • Beautiful, talented, go-getter, loyal, gypsy: Vanessa Hudgens on Selena Gomez 07-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Vanessa Hudgens has praised her close friend Selena Gomez for being a loyal person. The 'High School Musical' star talked about her friendship with Gomez, 21, during a web chat with fans on April 5, reported Us magazine. Hudgens, 25, was asked by a fan to describe...
  • Kolkata: Poll booths painted with potraits of personalities to make voting pleasant 04-04-2014 11:44 AM

    Artistic poll booths adorned with the portraits of inspiring personalities like Rabindranth Tagore and Swami Vivekananda promise to make voting a pleasant experience in West Bengal. A directive has been sent to school managements as well as the state Education Department on behalf of the EC that all booths housed...
  • 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...
  • Odisha's KIIT International School students bag NASA prize 26-03-2014 06:23 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Zenith's Labyrinth, a project developed by Grade 8 students of KIIT International School, bagged the second prize worldwide in the Space Settlement Design Contest for school students organised by the National Space Society of USA in association with NASA. Six students - Aman Patnaik, Abhishek Mahapatra, Sai Krishanth PM,...
  • My daughter starts nursery next month. This is how she told me to let go, breathe and relax 19-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Then I would have scorned at my future self for sitting dreamily and almost romanticizing my past. It was nothing exotic. None of the cliched walking 5 kilometers to school and reading under the street lamp. But I had my share of hardships that now seem like little adventures from...
  • Bangalore: Two schoolgirls found dead, parents protest 19-03-2014 03:27 PM

    Bangalore: Angry parents of two class 10 students at a Bangalore school protested outside its premises on Wednesday after the bodies of the two girls were found in a tank nearby. The protests ended only when the police registered a case. The police said that they found a suicide note...
  • Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams set to welcome two Indian teens 16-03-2014 04:28 PM

    Kolkata: Two Indian teenagers, one the son of a sex worker and the other a street vendor, are among young players chosen to take part in a Manchester United Football Club training camp. Rajib Boy, whose mother earns 200 rupees (three dollars) a day, said he was dreaming big after...
  • Two constables suspended for misbehaving with school girls 15-03-2014 03:06 PM

    Two police constables have been suspended for their alleged misconduct with girl students and staff of a school in Gorakhpur, police said on Saturday. SP Amethi Hira Lal put under suspension constable Jitendra Saroj and Neeraj after they allegedly misbehaved with the girl students and female staff of Maa Durga...
  • Khurshid comes under fire over comments on SC, EC 13-03-2014 06:20 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's comments in London in which he is said to have questioned the role of Supreme Court and Election Commission have drawn flak in various quarters. Reacting to the issue, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the comments had been made out of desperation. "Khurshid's diatribe...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids 13-03-2014 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • School dropout scenario in India 'extremely high': UNICEF 11-03-2014 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: The school dropout scenario in the country is "extremely high" as over 80 million children are not completing the full cycle of elementary education, while eight million are out of school over a period of years, according to UNICEF. "The dropout is much much higher with girls," UNICEF...
  • Tribal school superintendent, husband arrested for sexual assault of minor girls 11-03-2014 08:09 AM

    Police on Monday arrested a residential school's superintendent and her husband, who were absconding in connection with alleged sexual abuse of minor girls at the facility in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district. Neeta Naag, superintendent of the Kanya Ashram (residential school for tribal girls) in Dhanora village of the naxal-affected district, was...
  • 35 girls fall ill after consuming iron pills 10-03-2014 09:59 PM

    Thirty-five girls at an Uttar Pradesh college fell ill on Monday after they were administered iron pills following lunch, officials said. The incident took place at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Shahjahanpur, about 200km from here. The girls, after being administered iron pills, aimed at improving blood content in...
  • 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...
  • Shining B-Schools of India: Faculty of Management Studies-MRIU & Indus Business Academy 08-03-2014 09:52 PM

    In the 3rd edition of 'Shining B-Schools of India', we take a look at Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU and Indus Business Academy. ...
  • Three teachers suspended over exam paper distribution 06-03-2014 08:23 PM

    Chhattisgarh School Education department has suspended three teachers and issued a show cause notice to Bemetara district education officer for alleged dereliction of duty in connection with the ongoing board examination for class X and XII. The concerned invigilators opened and distributed among students the question paper of Environment, which...
  • California third-graders, 8 and 9 years old, caught smoking pot in school bathroom 06-03-2014 09:43 AM

    Three third-graders were caught smoking marijuana in the boys' bathroom of their northern California elementary school last week in what the local police chief says marked the youngest pot bust he has ever encountered. The three boys - two 8-year-olds and one 9-year-old - were caught last Thursday by another...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • 70-yr-old school manager thrashed for sexually assaulting 4-yr-old girl dies 27-02-2014 07:12 PM

    An aged school manager accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl has succumbed to his injuries after her parents and relatives had thrashed him over the allegation, police said. 70-year-old Dilip Kumar died last night at the Hallett Hospital here where he had been admitted to after the incident. The...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • Harvard Business School alumni gift tricycles to disabled 25-02-2014 08:34 PM

    An alumni team from the Harvard Business School on Tuesday visited the manufacturing centre of the world-famous Jaipur Foot, interacted with disabled people from various parts of India and gifted them tricycles and other aides. The delegation of 56 alumni - which included people from the US and Britain, South...
  • Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Private schools to Delhi HC 25-02-2014 08:16 PM

    Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria. The counsel for Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools referred to...
  • India will see faster, more inclusive growth: President 24-02-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee said faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth is an "impending reality for India". "As the number of middle-class consumers continues to swell, the market is likely to become more attractive for global business," he said while addressing participants of the reunion of owner/president management programme...
  • Schools, colleges shut as leopard that entered hospital strays into city 24-02-2014 12:37 PM

    A leopard has strayed into Meerut creating panic and prompting administration to order closure of schools and colleges. District administration has also appealed for closure of markets in the city as forest administration and army officials failed to trace the feline which sneaked into the city on Sunday. At least...
  • I have taken tough decisions as Home Minister: Shinde 23-02-2014 10:26 PM

    Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday asserted that he was not weak as portrayed by the opposition, and had proved his mettle by taking tough decisions. Addressing a rally of Youth Congress at Veronica High School ground here in his hometown, Shinde said the opposition had spread propaganda about...
  • 70-year-old school manager sexually assaults kindergarten girl 22-02-2014 03:50 PM

    A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her school manager, the police said on Saturday. The incident came to light when the minor, a kindergarten student refused to go her school located in Bhavani Nagar area in Kanpur, Chakeri SHO S K Singh said. On being asked by her...