SCHOOL

  • RTE, still a far cry? 2 days ago

    CNN-IBN Correspondent @runjhunsharmas does a status check of a few schools in Chhattisgarh to expose the deplorable conditions of the education system. ...
  • School sends back 4-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by cab driver 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a case of extreme insensitivity, a school in Delhi sent back a 4-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by the driver of a van, which she used to commute to the school. While the incident took place on April 10, 2015, the accused was arrested on April...
  • India's secularism cannot be 'shaken' due to language: Modi 5 days ago

    Berlin: Against the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German in government run schools in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night said India's secularism is not so weak that it will be "shaken" because of a language and there was a need for having "self-confidence". Addressing a reception...
  • Two girl students dead, one injured in a wall collapse at a Chennai school 5 days ago

    Chennai: Two girl students were killed while another was injured in a wall collapse at a government-aided school on Monday, police said. The incident happened at the school at Adyar when the three girls were sitting near the wall and a portion caved in. Both victims were eighth standard students, police said,...
  • At 17, Indian-origin girl gets into all 8 Ivy League schools 6 days ago

    Washington: At just 17, an Indian-origin girl has earned admission to 14 top US universities, including all eight Ivy League schools considered the most prestigious varsities worldwide. Virginia-born Pooja Chandrashekar decided to apply to all eight ivies hoping to get into just one of them. But now she has the choice...
  • Eighth grader arrested, faces felony charges, for changing teacher's desktop background 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Which charges did you face when you were an eighth grader? Copying during an examination or perhaps stealing your classmate's lunch box, but landing behind the bars for changing your teacher's desktop background? An eighth grader from Florida's Paul R. Smith Middle School, Domaik Green, had been arrested last...
  • Lessons from Gita, other holy books will be included in school syllabus: Haryana CM 1 week ago

    Gurgaon: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that lessons from 'Gita' and other holy books would be included in the syllabus of schools for imbibing moral values among students while also declaring that a university will be set up in Gurgaon. According to an official statement, Khattar made...
  • Karnataka government embarks on its biggest caste census ever April 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka will embark on its biggest caste census ever with primary school teachers across the state on Friday. There will be a 20-day survey to understand social and educational development of different castes. The survey will be undertaken from April 11 to 30 and will cover 6.5 crore residents...
  • Advani a Hindutva icon despite being from a convent school: Congress to Goa minister April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Opposition Congress on Tuesday hit back at Goa minister Deepak Dhavalikar, whose party MGP is the alliance partner in the BJP-led government, over his remarks on convent schools and Indian culture, saying that BJP veteran LK Advani still remains a "Hindutva icon" despite being the product of a missionary...
  • CBI to train officers at IIM-Bangalore, National Law School April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI will train its officers at IIM Bangalore and National Law School to emphasise on capacity building, the agency's Director Anil Sinha said on Monday. On the 52nd foundation day of CBI, Sinha spoke to his officers in an internal program which was out of bounds for media but...
  • Schools in Kashmir reopen post flood threats April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: Schools in Kashmir Valley reopened on Friday after remaining shut for four days in the wake of incessant rains and flood threats in the region, officials said. Most of the government and private schools in Kashmir reopened on Friday after they were closed on Monday due to heavy rains, they...
  • Sweden: To end discrimination, children to be referred with gender neutral pronoun 'hen' April 3, 2015

    With an aim to free children from social expectations based on their sex, a Egalia pre-school in Stockholm has been avoiding the use of pronouns "him" and "her" when talking to the children. Instead they refer to them as "friends", by their first names, or as "hen" - a genderless...
  • Indonesia sentences 2 teachers to 10 years for child rape April 3, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian court has sentenced a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant to 10 years in jail on charges of sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school. The South Jakarta District Court convicted Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong on Thursday of violating Indonesia's Child Protection Law...
  • Over 2,000 people evacuated after underground fire near London School of Economics April 1, 2015

    London: More than 2,000 people were evacuated on Wednesday from buildings in central London as toxic smoke filled the streets after an underground fire near London School of Economics. Firefighters said power cables had started a fire beneath the pavement in Holborn and they could not put it out until...
  • No mechanisms in place to ensure schools comply with Right to Education Act April 1, 2015

    The Right to Education is a fundamental right of all children. But even five years after the Act came into effect, many parents have to move from pillar to post. The government has failed to put mechanisms in place to ensure schools comply or even have a monitoring system in...
  • Meet the 4-year-old prodigy who is having a tough time getting admitted into a Delhi school March 31, 2015

    Meet Anas, the 4 year old prodigy that we found roaming around with his mother on the streets of Film City, Noida. Anas has a gift. A gift that is sure to propel him towards greatness. He is a living bank of general knowledge. It is hard to imagine a...
  • AAP activist's bid to self immolate to protest school fee hike March 31, 2015

    Jamshedpur: An Aam Aadmi Party activist on Tuesday made an abortive attempt to immolate himself in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in protest against the 'whimsical' increase in fees by private schools. City Superintendent of Police Chandan Jha said police personnel had prior information in this regard and they caught...
  • DU sets up weather station on Delhi School of Economics' terrace March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Finding the data provided by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) inadequate for studying the national capital's "micro-climate", Delhi University has set up its own weather station for more accurate and detailed weather updates. The varsity has also claimed that the weather station, which will record temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall...
  • Less than 30 per cent private school seats reserved under RTE filled up in India: Study March 24, 2015

    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' March 22, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 19, 2015

    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 March 19, 2015

    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...