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  • Less than 30 per cent private school seats reserved under RTE filled up in India: Study 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Less than 30 per cent of the seats earmarked for disadvantaged students in private schools under the RTE norm has been filled up, said a study released on Tuesday, seeking well-defined rules to ensure effective implementation of the law. It said that out of 21,40,287 seats in private...
  • Vanessa Hudgens makes Broadway debut with 'Gigi' 4 days ago

    New York: 'High School Musical' star Vanessa Hudgens has made her Broadway debut with romantic musical comedy 'Gigi'. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed tuner, adapted by Heidi Thomas, also stars Corey Cott, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty. Opening night is scheduled for April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre,...
  • CBSE considers lenient marking for Class XII maths paper 6 days ago

    After hundreds of students and parents complained about the difficulty level of class 12 maths CBSE paper, the board is now thinking about lenient marking for students. ...
  • National Human Rights Commission issues notices to HRD Ministry and Delhi Police 1 week ago

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to HRD ministry and Delhi Police in connection with the incident where the boundary wall of the Kendriya Vidyalaya collapsed in central Delhi's Gole Market killing one person and injuring three others. According to an official statement released on Thursday, the...
  • Mumbai’s municipal schools to teach ‘Bhagwad Gita’ to students 1 week ago

    Mumbai: All municipal schools in the city and suburbs would teach 'Bhagwad Gita' to students in order to make them more focused, boost their morale and impart them knowledge about spiritualism, a civic official has said. "We shall impart the knowledge of 'Bhagwad Gita' to students to make them independent and...
  • AAP leader Ashutosh warns BJP, says forceful membership highly condemnable March 18, 2015

    According to reports, teachers and students of Ryan school received WhatsApp messages giving them a toll-free number for BJP membership. Some teachers claim that their salary was held back until they joined BJP. The school though says the drive is voluntary. ...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • Delhi government pulls up Ryan school for forcing teachers, students to join BJP; asked to reply in 3 days March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Pulling up Ryan International School in Delhi for forcing teachers and students to join Bharatiya Janata Party, the Delhi government has sent them a show cause notice. The school has been asked to respond within three days on the case. Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said strict...
  • English medium schools make education ludicrous: Azam Khan March 8, 2015

    Rampur (UP): Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has said that English medium schools make education "ludicrous" and that they have been "exploiting and looting" the parents of poor students by charging exorbitant fees. "They have been exploiting and looting the poor guardians of students. Then they dump the money in gunny...
  • Amal Clooney to lecture on human rights law at Columbia University March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will join Columbia Law School as a visiting faculty member this spring, the New York-based university said on Friday. Clooney, wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, will deliver lectures on human rights law during the current spring semester. Amal Clooney, who is based in London,...
  • Pakistan to name schools after victims of Peshawar massacre March 7, 2015

    Peshawar: Pakistan is renaming dozens of government-run schools after the the students killed by Taliban terrorists in a massacre at an army-run academy in the northwestern city of Peshawar in December, an official said on Friday. The school attack by six gunmen believed linked to the Pakistani Taliban killed 153 people,...
  • US teacher jailed for showing school class violent movie March 5, 2015

    Columbus: A former teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Sheila Kearns, a substitute teacher who was convicted in January of four felony counts, apologized in court, saying she hadn't watched the movie before...
  • Watch: Life and work of Mother Taresa February 24, 2015

    A glimpse of the rich legacy left behind by Mother Teresa at the Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata where Mother Teresa spent 17 years of her life. ...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees February 23, 2015

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • Air quality inside Delhi schools 4 times the safety limits in India: Greenpeace February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major revelation, a survey by Greenpeace conducted inside five prominent schools across Delhi found that the air quality there is extremely unhealthy. The survey claimed that the particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) levels were found to be four times the safety limits prescribed in India and 10...
  • Campus calling: What does young India want from Budget 2015? February 16, 2015

    Ahead of Budget 2015, CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen visits Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and asks students, how this Modi Budget will impact a common man. ...
  • Watch: What ISB Hyderabad students demand from 2015-16 Budget February 16, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the 2015-16 Budget on February 28, Saturday. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, students demand focus on health care. Another student demands clarity on Goods and Service Tax even if it is not implemented immediately so that MNCs that are waiting and watching to invest...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • JK government formulates project to ensure free flow of traffic February 13, 2015

    Jammu and Kashmir government on February 13, said that it has formulated a project at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore to ensure free flow of traffic in Jammu city. The ambitious project has been formulated for Jammu city at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore which will help...
  • Delhi school vandalism: Modi orders police chief to take strict action against attack on minorities February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: After a school office was allegedly vandalised in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday summoned the state Police Commissioner BS Bassi and instructed him to take strict action against such attacks on the minorities. Modi expressed his deep concern and anguish over the rising crime rate in the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal condemns attack on convent school in South Delhi February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Friday condemned the alleged attack on a convent school in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area. Holy Child Auxilium School was vandalised by a group of unidentified persons in the wee hours on Friday following which the school was shut and students were asked...
  • Madras High Court bans beauty contests in schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu February 6, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court banned beauty contests and peagents in schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu on Friday. Following the orders, students across Tamil Nadu will no longer be allowed to walk the ramp or flaunt their beauty and fashion sense. An interim order said a circular must be issued...
  • About 250 students locked up in a Kerala school for not paying fees February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: About 250 students were allegedly locked up in a school in Kerala's Kozhiokode district for non payment of fees. The police have registered a case and the investigation is on progress. The school management has maintained that the children were locked in by the parents who were in school. ...
  • Karnataka education department lists over 1200 schools as unauthorised: Survey February 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka education department has listed out over 1200 schools as unauthorised after conducting a survey. Surprisingly, some of these schools have been running for well over a 100 years. The Cathedral School, which was established more than 140 years ago, and the Sophia's School, which has been running for...
  • Surya namaskar made mandatory in 48,000 government schools in Rajasthan February 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued orders on Tuesday to make 'surya namaskar' mandatory in all government and private schools in the state with immediate effect. The order issued by the office is in line with that of Madhya Pradesh government which issued a similar direction a while back. Critics...
  • National School of Drama's 'Ghazab Teri Adaa' opens the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: War play 'Ghazab Teri Adaa', the latest creation by National School of Drama (NSD), today opened the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav here. The play, set in an imaginary time and place, revolves around the never ending aspiration for an expansion of kingdom. It began with a farewell...
  • Carl Jarvis creates awareness about rote learning mentality in school system January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Carl Jarvis, an educator from London, is helping 'abillionideas' in creating awareness about the rote learning mentality gripping our school system in India. It is ironic, that we still follow what the colonial system Britishers left for us whereas Carl (another Britisher) is now propagating how harmful that...
  • Pakistan to confer prestigious award on Peshawar school victims January 24, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to confer prestigious bravery medals on the victims of December's Peshawar school massacre, officials said on Saturday. About 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the December 16 attack carried out by the Taliban. The decision to confer 'Tamgha-i-Shujaat' on the 145 students and staff members of the...
  • Five people allegedly involved in Peshawar school attack arrested in Afghanistan January 17, 2015

    Kabul: Afghan security services have arrested five men in connection with the massacre at a Pakistan military school in December that killed 150 people, most of them children, officials said. The men, all foreigners, helped support the December 16 assault by the Taliban at the Army Public School and College in...
  • Pakistan hits back at Taliban school attackers with emotional song January 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military has hit back at the Taliban militants, who massacred children at an army-run school at Peshawar, with a moving message from a child to extremists that they cannot frighten them. The song surfaced around the completion of nearly one month of Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150...