The death of 23 children in Bihar after eating food served as part of the mid-day meal scheme is a very sad event. Forensic investigations at 2 independent labs have found monocrotophos, a lethal pesticide, in very large concentration in the oil that was used. Amarjeet Sinha
The Bihar government today suspended from service an education department official, responsible for monitoring the mid-day meal of a school in Saran district where 23 children died after eating contaminated food on July 16, officials said.
If a student must better her grade, the school needs to change first, writes Amarjeet Sinha.
The unsatisfactory performance of an under-funded public health system (PHS) often creates the impression that India can do without it. Amarjeet Sinha
Education principal secretary says pay hike will happen gradually. Even for an increment of R1,000, Bihar would require an additional R500 crore, but govt still alive to their demands.
Decks have been cleared for the launch of a new mechanism for payment of monthly salary to teachers through banks. With the State Bank of India (SBI) as well as a few other banks showing keen interest in the project, the government is in the process of finalising the modalities so that chief minister Nitish Kumar could announce it on Teachers' Day on September 5.
74 children have died due to the Acute Encephalopathy Syndrome out of the 197 such cases reported in hospitals in Bihar since May this year, a health official said today.