Government Schools

  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Bihar: 'Snake' found in mid-day meal, 54 children taken ill July 5, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill on Saturday after eating mid-day meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after...
  • 70 teachers primary government schools found absent from duty July 5, 2014

    70 teachers of government-run primary schools were found absent from duty during checking by a team of the education department in Muzaffarnagar district, an official said. "During checking in different government-run primary schools on Friday, 70 teachers were found absent from duty. One day's salary would be deducted of the absentee...
  • Delhi: 12 students fall ill after mid-day meal July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve students of a government school, aged between five and 12, were admitted to a hospital on Thursday afternoon when they complained of stomach ache after their mid-day meal, police said. Students of Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Patparganj area of east Delhi fell ill after eating 'Rajma Chawal' that...
  • CPI demands adequate infrastructure facilities in government schools June 20, 2014

    Puducherry: CPI on Friday demanded that the administration take steps on a war footing to ensure proper infrastructure and number of teachers in government schools to attract parents into admitting their wards there, instead of going to private schools. A resolution adopted at the party's Puducherry unit committee meeting expressed...
  • Over 4,000 government schools at fire risk in Delhi May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It's playing with children's lives but the startling fact is that over 4,000 government schools in the national capital are at high fire risk since they do not have the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Delhi Fire Service, said its director AK Sharma. "These 4,000 schools not only...
  • 'Flood vacation' for schools in flood-prone districts May 3, 2014

    Students of hundreds of government schools in Bihar's 20 flood-prone districts will get a "flood vacation" during the rainy season and not a summer vacation this year, an official said on Saturday. "There will be no summer vacation in government schools in the flood-prone 119 blocks in 20 districts," RS Singh,...
  • Lizard found in mid-day meal at Katar Middle School; 40 students fall ill May 2, 2014

    At least 40 children fell ill on Friday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said. The students are now out of danger. The children complained of uneasiness after having the meals at Katar Middle School, and were admitted to a hospital, a district...
  • Delhi: School teacher arrested for sexually harassing five students April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a government school teacher for allegedly sexually harassing five girl students. The matter came to light on Tuesday when the parents of the students protested outside the school premises in Jahangirpuri in northwest Delhi. The police also detained some protesters in order to maintain...
  • 30-year-old government school teacher shot dead by Naxals April 23, 2014

    A 30-year-old government school teacher was allegedly shot dead by naxalites in Maoist-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. The shikshakarmi (contractual teacher) Ranveer Salame was killed late on Tuesday evening by a group of armed naxals in Teregaon village weekly market under Kohka police station limits, Rajnandgaon Superintendent...
  • Government decides to transfer teachers from overstaffed schools to those short-staffed March 29, 2014

    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 teachers...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government March 10, 2014

    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 January 26, 2014

    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 police. According...
  • Gurgaon: Students at public school rejoice as Maruti Suzuki revamps institute January 15, 2014

    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 January 3, 2014

    Teachers employed on a contractual basis in government schools protested outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Kausambi residence on Friday morning demanding permanent employment. They were joined by contractual employees of Delhi tourism department, also demanding permanent employment. Around 150 contractual teachers working in MCD and Delhi government schools raised slogans outside Kejriwal's house like "Finish contractual...
  • Class 5 student beaten by teacher, admitted to hospital in Jind December 7, 2013

    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. While...
  • Karnataka mid-day meal workers protest, stop cooking meals in schools December 5, 2013

    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...
  • Bihar puts records of 3.5 lakh teachers of government schools online November 27, 2013

    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 the computerisation...
  • JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav's chopper lands in school ground during class hours November 22, 2013

    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 with...
  • 51 persons taken ill after eating 'prasad' in Arwal village November 19, 2013

    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 at...
  • Maharashtra: Teacher gets foot massage from students, suspended October 28, 2013

    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 matter surfaced...
  • Students teach in government schools for free through Project Akshara October 21, 2013

    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 October 14, 2013

    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 September 8, 2013

    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 invite...
  • Delhi: 40 teachers for 27,000 differently-abled students in govt schools September 5, 2013

    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 no...
  • 28 schools flooded as rains wreak havoc in Bhagalpur August 1, 2013

    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 rain...
  • Now, mid-day meal horror strikes Jamui, Arwal; 110 children taken ill August 1, 2013

    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 Arwal district...
  • Dead lizard found in govt school's mid day meal; 76 children taken ill July 31, 2013

    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 July 29, 2013

    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 was...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Government school students contribute Rs 65,000 to PM relief fund July 29, 2013

    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 teacher...