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53 govt schools submit list of liquor shops in vicinity

53 government schools have submitted to the Delhi government a list of liquor shops in the vicinity , days after the AAP dispensation had announced that such outlets will be closed. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia who is also education minister said that the government was now waiting for private schools to submit list to initiate action. “53 schools have submitted ... Read More »

Schools asked to list nearby liquor vends

The Delhi government has asked schools in the national capital to submit a list of liquor shops near their premises and assured of action if they have objection to their operation in the vicinity. The move comes after two incidents of crimes against children inside schools were reported last week, highlighting the gaps in security of students. “Have asked schools ... Read More »

Delhi govt will take over 449 private schools only if they fail to return extra fees: Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government will take over around 449 private schools, which have been served show cause notices over charging extra fee, only as a “last resort” if they do not roll back their decision, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday. Addressing a press conference, his first in nearly four months, Kejriwal said the government does not intend to “interfere”, ... Read More »

Proposal To Make ‘Vande Mataram’ Must In Mumbai Municipal Schools Cleared

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday cleared a proposal making singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in civic schools.  The decision was taken during the BMC’s general body meeting, chaired by Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. The proposal, however, was sternly opposed by the Samajwadi party in the BMC who claimed that by making a song compulsory would mean worshipping the ... Read More »

Chandigarh: Another boy passes out after MR vaccination

A Class-IIIC boy of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh, fell unconscious soon after taking the Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine. The boy was sent home immediately. The incident was reported just a day after a Class V boy, also a resident of Nayagaon, lost consciousness after he took the MR vaccine. Surinder Kaur, school in-charge, said, “No such incident ... Read More »

No junk food outlets within 200 metres of schools, orders child rights panel

The State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights on Tuesday directed the Uttarakhand government to ban the sale of junk foods within 200 metre-radius of schools. The panel asked the chief secretary to implement the order “immediately” since schools have already been opened after summer vacations. The order will also be enforced in canteens and hostels of schools. Seeking an “action ... Read More »

South Mumbai schools to remain shut on Wednesday

The education department has asked all South Mumbai division schools to be declared holiday to avoid getting stuck in the traffic congestion expected due to the Maratha Kranti Morcha. The protest is expected to draw around 1.5lakh to 2lakh people from across Maharashtra. The starting point of the rally is at Byculla and it is expected to culminate 6km away at ... Read More »

Bedi finds govt. school has no principal, few teachers

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, who made a ‘surprise visits’ to government schools in villages in Puducherry to ascertain the deficiencies. “The intention is to improve the situation and also address the woes of the students. The visits would also be documented to evolve action plan to improve matters,”she said. She visited the school after receiving a complaint from a woman about ... Read More »

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, govt and private offices

        The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered that “Vande Mataram” must be played and sung in all schools, colleges and universities at least once a week, preferably on Monday or Friday. The court also ruled that the national song must be played and sung in all government offices and institutions, private companies, factories and industries at ... Read More »

Ghaziabad schools to remain shut for 5 days from tomorrow

The Ghaziabad district administration issued an order that all schools should remain shut down from July 18 to 22 in view of the rush anticipated for the Kanwar yatra. “The order is applicable to both government and private educational institutes.The closure order has been issued as several routes in the city will be out of bounds for vehicles in order to ... Read More »

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