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  • Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months 12 minutes ago

    New York: Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just 18 months, said a study. Different patterns of behaviour at 18 months may be predictive of ASD later on, the findings showed. "Our research suggests that approximately half the...
  • CBSE schools brought under DSE for RTE Act implementation 19 hours 2 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government has issued anotification bringing all schools affiliated to boards other than state boards under the control of its Director of School Education for implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. This was stated in a submission by Government Pleader Krishna Kumar...
  • Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune' for punishing students; punishment included being pelted with rubber balls Yesterday

    Seattle: A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said. The Stevenson High School science teacher used the wheel to punish "low-level misconduct"...
  • Noida: Teacher beats up student for carrying fire crackers to school 3 days ago

    Greater Noida: A class ninth student was allegedly beaten up by a teacher for carrying fire-crackers to school, following which his parents and kin assaulted the teacher Friday, police said. The incident occurred when Pushpinder was caught carrying fire-cracker to school in Jarcha area by his PT teacher, who allegedly beat...
  • Sri Lanka identifies 85 school bowlers with suspect action 4 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country. The bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Thursday. Sri Lanka boasts of a strong schools cricket...
  • Noida school mishap: 1 student dead, 22 injured in building wall collapse 5 days ago

    Noida: In a horrific accident in Nodia, a 5-year-old student was killed while 22 others were injured after the roof of a building near their school in Sector 49, Noida collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The students of Ram Chandra Junior High school in Noida's Sector 49 were standing besides an under-construction...
  • 'Avoid installing mobile towers in front of school' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Mobile towers should not be installed over school nor in front of them to safeguard children from any ill effects of radiation, actress and activist Juhi Chawla said on Tuesday. "Children's body is at developing stage. They are soft. You should neither install towers over school nor in...
  • Watch: New approach to learning Maths 1 week ago

    If you are having trouble with Maths, try dancing. That is the strategy one afterschool programme is trying out with surprising results. ...
  • Private schools criticise J&K government's decision to postpone exams October 11, 2014

    Srinagar: An organization of private schools in Kashmir Valley condemned the government's decision to postpone the annual examinations till March next year, terming it a "politically motivated" move and threatened to approach the court on the issue. "Despite only a small number of schools getting...
  • 7-year-old girl molested in southwest Delhi school October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 24-year-old man inside the premises of her school in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said. The Std IV student had gone to the school library on Tuesday along with two of her friends when the accused, identified as one Sachin,...
  • Private schools are profit centres: Delhi HC October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Private schools are "profit centres", the Delhi High Court on Thursday observed while hearing arguments in a PIL seeking grant of free books and uniform to children belong to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category admitted to private unaided schools. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and...
  • Coimbatore: Hoax bomb threat to school October 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: An anonymous bomb threat call to a school in the city proved to be hoax on Thursday. The head master of Al Azhar School received a call around 12 pm, stating that a bomb was planted in the school, police said. Police along with Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad...
  • Collectors authorised to shut schools in Odisha ahead of Hudhud cyclone October 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday authorised the district collectors to close schools, if incessant rain continues in the state due to cyclonic storm "Hudhud". School and Mass Education Secretary Usha Padhee said the district collectors were authorised to close the schools wherever needed. The cyclonic storm is likely to hit the...
  • Austrian school drops yoga on religious grounds after mother complains the word yoga 'had negative effects' October 9, 2014

    An Austrian primary school has dropped yoga classes for children after a mother argued that yoga goes against Christian teachings. Yoga teacher Ingrid Karner says she was told to stop classes at the school in the southeastern village of Dechantskirchen after a complaint "that it's not allowed, according to the...
  • Indian school girl suffocates to death in school bus in UAE October 8, 2014

    Dubai: A 4-year-old Indian schoolgirl died after she fell asleep inside a bus and left alone for several hours by the driver and the bus supervisor in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Naziha Lal Ahmed, KG1 student of a private Al Worood school, was found dead after she apparently suffocated inside the...
  • Tamil Nadu private schools withdraw circular for Tuesday's shutdown against Jaya's conviction October 6, 2014

    Chennai: Hours after a holiday was declared for private schools in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the circular has now been withdrawn. Over 4,500 private schools in Tamil Nadu and more than 170 private engineering colleges had planned to remain shut on Tuesday in support of former chief minister Jayalalithaa. The...
  • Kerala school locks up UKG student in dog house, principal arrested September 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking incident in Kerala, a school locked up a UKG student in a dog house for talking in the classroom. The incident happened last week and was reported by the child's elder sister. The school, Jawahar English Medium in Kodapanakunnu, has denied the allegations. The police, however, has taken...
  • IIPM not entitled to run BBA, MBA course, advertise itself as management school, B-School: Delhi HC September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and its Dean Arindam Chaudhuri have been restrained by the Delhi High Court from describing courses conducted by it as 'MBA, BBA, Management Course, Management School, Business School or B-School' as they are not recognised. The court also imposed a fine of...
  • 41 private schools should refund excess fees to parents: Panel to Delhi HC September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A judicial panel set up by the Delhi High Court has recommended that 41 private schools should refund the excess fees they had charged from parents of students in 2009 with interest. A three-member committee, headed by former Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Anil Dev Singh, set up...
  • Satyajit Ray's character 'Professor Shonku' in West Bengal's school curriculum September 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Satyajit Ray's ever popular science fiction character "Professor Shonku" and his adventures will form part of West Bengal's school curriculum from next year. The legendary filmmaker's son Sandip Ray, who holds the copyright of his father's works, has granted permission to the Bengal government to use six stories in the...
  • Army Public School opened in Srinagar September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Army Public School in Srinagar has resumed normal operations after the flood water was drained out from the Cantonment area, a defence spokesman said on Saturday. "Army Public School Srinagar at Badami Bagh Cantonment opened for Classes IX to XII on September 18 and Classes I to VIII on...
  • China shuts down 'grin and bear it' women virtue class September 27, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese province has shutdown a "female virtue class" run by a traditional Chinese study school following criticism that it taught women to be obedient housewives by preaching morals like "grin and bear" violent acts and "never divorce". "If you are hit, don't hit back; If you are scolded,...
  • J&K floods: School lends helping hand in relief operations despite its own devastation September 25, 2014

    Srinagar: As the flood-ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir limps back to normalcy, many organisations continue to volunteer to help the victims. One such organisation is Srinagar's prestigious Presentation Convent school, which despite the damage it suffered is serving the common man. Inside the school, the damage is unspeakable. Hallways...
  • New DNA sequencing technique to improve TB diagnosis September 24, 2014

    London: Tuberculosis diagnosis has got a major boost with scientists developing a new approach that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum to detect and characterise the bacteria that cause the disease. Researchers working in the UK and The Gambia, developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis...
  • I want to become a scientist, says student after Mangalyaan achievement September 24, 2014

    CNN-IBN spoke to a few students at the Meridian School in Hyderabad to find out how children are responding to India's Mangalyaan achievement. "I am very proud to be an Indian. I want to have a house on Mars," said a student. ...
  • Turkey lifts ban on hijab in schools September 24, 2014

    Ankara: Female students in Turkey are free to wear the Islamic veil, or the hijab, to class, the country's Education Minister Nabi Avci has announced. Avci's announcement on Tuesday came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided Monday to repeal a law stipulating that girls keep their heads uncovered in high school...
  • New programme helps shy kids learn September 23, 2014

    New York: Researchers have developed a new programme that helps shy kids to become more engaged in their class work and improve their math and critical thinking skills. The programme helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament, said researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of...
  • Punjab government to start campaign for clean, green schools September 22, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a bid to make government schools clean and green in Punjab, the state Education department will start a monthlong campaign from Friday. This decision was taken during a highlevel meeting held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema at his office on Monday, an official spokesperson...
  • J&K floods: 10yearold returns to marooned house to retrieve school bag September 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Days after he was airlifted along with his family to safety, 10yearold Taukeer Ahmed was on Saturday on a rescue boat returning to his marooned house in Raj Bagh locality to retrieve his most loved possession his school bag. Taukeer, a class five student of a prestigious school in...
  • HC slams Delhi government on its policy for giving uniforms to EWS kids September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the "insensitive" city government for its "wonky policy" with regard to providing uniforms to children of economically weaker sections studying in private schools, saying it will create a "class divide" among children as well as "change their moral fabric". "Your policies are...