Textbook

  • Will try to get Civil Defence subject in school textbooks: Rajnath Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young minds. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he would write to the Human Resource Development ministry to include the...
  • Outrage over Bengal school textbooks labeling freedom fighters as 'terrorists' August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: There is outrage in West Bengal after school text books labelled revolutionary freedom fighters as 'terrorists'. The history textbooks for Class 8 describe the activities of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as 'extremism and terrorism'. Prominent historians have dubbed the move by the West...
  • Politician-humourist Innocent's cancer ward memoir now a part of Kerala state syllabus textbook June 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After winning the Lok Sabha polls as an LDF-independent, actor and humourist Innocent has earned another credit with Kerala Government including in an school textbook excerpts from the memoir he penned when he underwent treatment for cancer. Innocent, who survived cancer just a few months before he plunged into the...
  • Maharashtra school students to learn about Sachin Tendulkar May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has added a chapter on Sachin Tendulkar in the school syllabus so that children are inspired by the iconic cricketer. Class IV students in Maharashtra would now get to learn about the living 'god' of cricket as part their curriculum from this academic year, since a...
  • Tripura: School books says BJP 'communal', EC begins probe March 18, 2014

    Agartala: The Election Commission has began an inquiry into an allegation by the BJP that the party has purportedly been branded as communal in a class IX text book in Left Front-ruled Tripura. "We have received a complaint from BJP here and asked the state education department to file a report...
  • Haryana govt to act against publishers for delaying school textbooks August 4, 2013

    Haryana Education Department has decided to take stern action against errant publishers for delays in the printing of school textbooks. The state government would also regard the bank guarantees paid by such publishers as forfeit. Disclosing this in Chandigarh on Saturday, state Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said that the government had...
  • Sikkim: Chief Minister spelt 'Thief Minister' in Class V English textbooks July 29, 2013

    Gangtok: The standards of Engish language in Sikkim has stooped to a new low. A look at the Class V text books shows glaring errors. The error can be witnessed in just one page of the Elementary Environment Science text book. The Chief Minister is named 'Thief Minister'. Four officials have...
  • Priyanka Chopra's life now a part of school curriculum May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Former beauty queen, actor and now a singer, Priyanka Chopra has added another feather to her hat. The actress's life has made it to the Environmental Studies textbooks of class 5 in a Delhi school. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "@priyankachopra features in 1st chapter of Environmental...
  • 'Withdraw textbooks that exclude Arunachal Pradesh from map' May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra government on Thursday ordered withdrawal of Class X geography text books that excludes Arunachal Pradesh from the map of India. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan termed as "unpardonable mistake" the exclusion of Arunachal Pradesh from the map of India published in the text books and disbanded the...
  • Arunachal missing from Maharashtra Board textbooks May 15, 2013

    Mumbai: For lakhs of 10th class students in Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh is not a part of the country, as the north-eastern state is reportedly "missing" from the map in their geography textbooks. Taking a serious note of the lapse, the state government today sought clarification from the chairman of the...
  • Textbook sparks controversy, alleges non-vegetarians lie, cheat, commit sex crimes November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that non-vegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes, with the Government terming it as "unfortunate" and asking state bodies to remain alert about such content and monitor them. "Sensitivities of communities have to be kept in...
  • Jaya writes to PM on remarks on Nadars in CBSE book November 16, 2012

    Chennai: Joining other political leaders in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday demanded removal of "objectionable" references in the CBSE textbook about Nadar community which has produced great leaders like K Kamaraj and their contribution to the society was immeasurable. In a letter to Prime Minister...
  • Ambedkar cartoon, 5 others removed from textbooks September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The latest batch of the NCERT textbooks is out, but this time, without six cartoons from four political textbooks. This comes after the Thorat committee's recommendation that 22 cartoons be removed from the textbooks. The cartoon of Ambedkar that sparked off protests in Parliament has been replaced with...
  • US: California makes Sikh history a part of school curriculum September 10, 2012

    The decision comes in the wake of the firing at a Wisconsin gurudwara (Sikh temple of worship) that left seven Sikhs dead. ...
  • Final decision on cartoons in textbooks likely today July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: NCERT on Monday held "exhaustive" deliberations with the textbook development committee on political science on the issue of removal of certain cartoons and objectionable content from CBSE textbooks, a final decision on which is expected on Tuesday. The meeting comes amid indications that the controversial cartoons on BR...
  • No logic behind the removal of some cartoons: NCERT chief July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over cartoons in text books threatens to escalate. After a committee set up by the HRD Ministry recommended the removal of 43 cartoons, which included those of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, from the NCERT textbooks of classes 9-12, the chief of the national council has...
  • Report on political cartoons should be respected: Pushpesh Pant July 3, 2012

    The NCERT panel has recommended the removal or modification of 36 of the 176 cartoons in textbooks for classes 9-12. ...
  • Cong objects to Modi's photo alongside Vivekananda June 28, 2012

    Vadodara: City unit of the Congress party on Thursday criticised printing the photo of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi along with the photograph of Swami Vivekananda on the cover page of notebooks. The notebooks were distributed to the children of primary schools during school enrollment drive launched in Vadodara on Thursday. Speaking...
  • FTN: Is TN still over-sensitive about the anti-Hindi movement? June 12, 2012

    A cartoon in the Class 12 Political Science textbook in Tamil Nadu highlights the state's anti-Hindi agitations in 1938 and 1965. ...
  • School textbooks to impart lessons on tax compliance June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will sensitise children about the importance of taxes in nation building through text books. "In line with the government's emphasis on promoting voluntary compliance of tax laws and recognising the role of that today's children will play in tomorrow's society, we need to educate them on...
  • TN: NCERT in anti-Hindi agitation cartoon row June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Just days after the Ambedkar cartoon created an uproar in Parliament, yet another cartoon in an NCERT textbook seems to have upset the politicians, this time in the south. A cartoon in the Class 12 Political Science textbook in Tamil Nadu highlights the state's anti-Hindi agitations in 1938...
  • TN: Cartoon on anti-Hindi agitation raises storm June 9, 2012

    Chennai: Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a toon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus. The...
  • Pakistan is part of India: School textbooks May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan is a part of India and PV Narasimha Rao is the Prime Minister of the country - this is being taught to school students in some states, according to a Member of Parliament. AIADMK member S Semmalai highlighted this in Lok Sabha on Wednesday while referring to the...
  • FTN: Should political satire/cartoons be censored? May 14, 2012

    Sources say the MPs want cartoons of all politicians removed from school textbooks as they depict politicians in a poor light. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 14, 2012

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  • Remove all political satires from textbooks: MPs May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: After fighting for removal of BR Ambedkar's cartoon from NCERT books, some MPs are demanding the removal of all political satires from school textbooks. In fact that's what a Parliamentary forum headed by Meira Kumar has told the NCERT. CNN-IBN has now learnt that the Members of Parliamentary forum...
  • Cartoon ban gags free speech: Yogendra Yadav May 13, 2012

    A Parliamentary forum headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told the NCERT that there should be no political satire in school textbooks. ...
  • No political satire in school books: MPs to NCERT May 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Not just BR Ambedkar, there should be no political satire in school textbooks, that's what a Parliamentary forum headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told the NCERT. Sources told CNN-IBN that at a meeting on May 8, the Parliamentary Forum on Children strongly objected to cartoons in...
  • E-textbooks knocking at Indian classroom doors February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: For a generation that has learnt to articulate thoughts in 140 characters and knows its smartphones and tabs, e-textbooks are only the next step. But some infrastructure bottlenecks need to be taken care of before that education revolution takes place in India, experts say. Technology giant Apple recently launched...
  • Rajasthan textbooks teach J-K govt patronises terrorism July 17, 2009

    Ajmer / Jaipur: What are class X students in Rajasthan being taught? These are a few passages taken out from their textbooks: a) "The J&K government works under pressure from the terrorists. Some leaders are hand in glove with them due to which the Rehabilitation Bill was passed. Section 370 was...