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  • Bengaluru: Female teacher detained for sexually assaulting minor in school 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: In yet another horrifying incident, a female teacher has been detained for sexually assaulting a five-year-old in Bengaluru. The detention came after an FIR was filed against the accused teacher by the victim's parents. The child complained about her female teacher, saying she had hit her. Police filed the...
  • Chennai: 200 people protest against attack on Physical Education teacher in Loyola school 8 hours 19 minutes ago

    Chennai: More than 200 people including teachers staged a protest outside the Loyola Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kodambakkam on Saturday after a Physical Education teacher was beaten up by a mob. The mob had claimed that the teacher attacked a student for speaking in Tamil. However, school authorities have...
  • Karnataka government intensifies drive to shut illegal schools, future of 1 lakh students uncertain Yesterday

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has ordered the unauthorised school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in October to shut down classes and allow students to transfer to other schools. Just as a month-long drive to identify more illegal schools gets underway, the drive is bound to open up a...
  • IIM Ahmedabad hikes course fee; set to introduce changes in curriculum 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: India's premier business school Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) announced a fee hike ranging from Rs 1.9 lakh to 2.5 lakh for three of its flagship courses. Courses whose fees have been hiked include Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), PGP-Agri Business Management (PGP-ABM) and PGP for Executives (PGPX). The...
  • Flawless Anirban Lahiri placed second in Euro Qualifying School 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri stayed on course for a European Tour card for the coming season as he turned in another flawless round of four-under 66 at the par-70 Tour Course to be second after the third round of the European Tour Qualifying School. Lahiri ceded the leadership to Swede...
  • Gunmen attack Nigeria school, casualties not known 4 days ago

    Abuja: Firing shots in the air, gunmen attacked a school in central Nigeria's Niger state on Monday, police said but declined to give details of casualties. The gunmen, who are yet to be identified, stormed the premises of Limawa Primary and Secondary School in Minna, the provincial capital, state police spokesman...
  • Anirban Lahiri placed 2nd at Euro Qualifying School, SSP Chowrasia 76th 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got off to a brilliant start at the European Tour's six-round Qualifying School Final Stage with a flawless five-under 65 at the par-70 Purple course and was placed second overall among the 156 starters. The other Indian challenger in the field, SSP Chowrasia, carded one-over 71...
  • Bihar: 25 children fell ill after eating mid-day meal at government school in Gaya 6 days ago

    Patna: At least 25 children fell ill on Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said. The 25 children complained of uneasiness after consuming their meal of khichri and chokha...
  • 12-year-old girl named brand ambassador of 'clean school' drive 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl from a municipal school in South Delhi was named the brand ambassador for the 'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' on the occasion of Children's Day on Friday. The BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held a grand celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium here to mark first...
  • Odisha: Mid-day meals continue to be cooked in unhygienic conditions November 14, 2014

    Cuttack: In Odisha, there are 73,000 schools where mid-day meals are provided to students everyday. The government spends around Rs 800 crore per year on these mid-day meals. Per student per meal, the amount spent is a little over Rs 4. But what is more important to know, is under...
  • Despite spate in rape incidents, Bangalore schools yet to follow safety guidelines November 14, 2014

    A tour of a government school in Bangalore will demonstrate one that the IT city and its government is yet to act upon many guidelines that ensures safety of students in educational institutions. ...
  • Delhi: Students face poor conditions in MCD school in pursuit of education November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: No drinking water, no clean toilets- this is the state of most of the government schools in the national capital. On the occasion of Children's Day, Citizen Journalist Vandana Anand highlights the lack of basic facilities in her Municipal Corporation Pratibha Primary School in Delhi's New Seemapuri area....
  • Coca Cola to cover 1,000 schools under cleanliness drive November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Beverage and food major Coca-Cola will target 1,000 schools and 3,50,000 students in the next two years to help the government in its "Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya" initiative, said a statement. "Coca-Cola India, NDTV and UN-Habitat's multi partner programme for 'Happy, Healthy and Active schools 'Support My School' will...
  • Kerala: Four-year-old sexually assaulted by seniors in school hostel November 11, 2014

    Kozhikode: In a gruesome incident, a four-and-a-half year old girl has been sexually assaulted by two senior students in the school premises in Kerala's Kozhikode. The alleged crime took place 20 days back but the incident came to light on Monday when the child complained of health issues and her parents...
  • At least 35 killed in Nigerian school assembly blast November 10, 2014

    Damaturu: At least 35 people, most of them students, were killed when a bomb ripped through a school assembly in Nigeria's northeastern town of Potiskum on Monday, a hospital official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a territory that has been hit by Sunni Muslim...
  • Kolkata: Class 1 student allegedly sexually abused by school bus driver November 10, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shameful incident in Kolkata, a student from class 1st was allegedly molested by a school vehicle driver in Ranikuthi area of the city. Despite complaint by the parents to school authorities, no action has been taken so far. Parents have gathered outside the school to protest against...
  • DU's School of Open Learning yet to implement semester system November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Four years after Delhi University implemented semester system for various courses, its distance education wing still continues to operate in the annual mode, hindering the prospect of meritorious students seeking migration to regular colleges. After the row over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), DU students and teachers are now...
  • Government will punish schools found flouting safety, security norms: Karnataka Minister November 8, 2014

    Karnataka Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar said that the government will punish all school officials found flouting safety and security regulations. The remarks came days after a Bangalore school, where a 6 year old student was raped, re-opened with extra security measures. Ratnakar said, "After the Vibgyor school incident, we issued...
  • Karnataka Home Minister hits out at media, says Bengaluru rape stories shown only for TRPs November 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Home Minister KJ George has sparked a row blaming the media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image by focussing on rape stories. George said that the media is only focusing on these stories to boost TRP's insisting that the school management should be held responsible for crimes on school campus. This...
  • Bangalore school where 6-year-old was sexually assaulted reopens November 6, 2014

    The Bangalore school where a six-year-old student was allegedly sexually assaulted by her teacher has reopened after it was shut down following the gruesome incident. ...
  • Bengaluru school reopens after week-long protest over 6-year-old's alleged sexual assault November 6, 2014

    Bengaluru: After facing a week-long protest over the alleged rape of a 6-year-old student, the school in Bengaluru is opening its gates to students once again with intensified security measures. "They have already started implementing all the measures, our DCP has already examined all the measures and they are in...
  • Bengaluru: BJP women workers taken into custody for protesting against rapes November 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party women activists have been taken into preventive custody while they were marching towards the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's residence to protest against rising cases of rapes in the city. The BJP also held protests outside the school where the incident took place. Meanwhile, the school management after...
  • Bangalore: BJP protests sexual assault of six-year-old in school November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: After the common man, it is the Bharatiya Janata Party workers who have taken to the streets in Bangalore protesting the alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old girl in a reputed school. While the protests were on, a meeting between the school management and the parents were on regarding the...
  • Delhi: Nursery admissions likely to be delayed this year too November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Just as the parents of nursery aspirants were bracing for admission season, the Delhi High Court has directed Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung not to issue admission guidelines. The court wants the Governor to wait till it takes a final decision. This decision has left hundreds of parents like...
  • The 11-year-old who interviewed Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had one-of-a-kind interviewer come knocking at his doors when 11-year-old Drishti Harchandani wanted to interview the newly-elected CM of Maharashtra for her school assignment. But getting in contact with the CM was not an easy task for Drishti. She was sent back by the CM's security...
  • Bangalore: Protests outside school where a six-year-old was sexually assaulted November 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Protests have erupted outside the school in Bangalore where a six-year-old was sexually assaulted by her teacher. Parents of the six-year-old are amongst the protestors. They demand the arrest of the school Vice Principal. "We were told there is a parents meeting. Why isn't there one? My daughter had...
  • Madhya Pradesh to have country's first school for children of labourers November 3, 2014

    Bhopal: The foundation stone of the country's first 'Shramodaya School' for the children of labourers was laid by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The school at Mugalia Chaap village near the state capital will be developed on the lines of the Navodaya Vidyalaya. The medium of instruction in...
  • Bangalore rape: State to set up task force to ensure safety of students in schools November 3, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of recurring incidents of sexual assault on minor girls in schools, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said a task force will be constituted to coordinate between managements and parents. "A task force will be constituted in a day or two. It will hold regular meetings with managements...
  • Bengaluru rape case: Girl's parents fight for greater accountability of school November 2, 2014

    Bengaluru: In the rape case of a 6-year-old girl, Bengaluru Police have decided to file cases against the school for violating safety rules amidst criticism that the government hasn't reacted effectively enough. The parents of the rape victim are also fighting for greater accountability of school. The minor girl's father...
  • Need to change present education system: Rajnath Singh November 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Terming the present education system in the country as a victim of Macaulay's conspiracy", Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there was a need to change it and stressed on use of mother tongue. "We are tied in a set pattern and there is need to come out of...