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An incident of segregation of Hindu and Muslim students before being served the mid-day meal cooked in separate utensils in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district prompted the block development officer to ask the school to end this practice. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Bengal school pulled up over ‘religious segregation’

Behrampore(West Bengal) | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 05:23 PM IST
According to teachers, the school has 329 students of whom 195 are Hindus and 124 are Muslims, who belong to Basantapur and Ramdoba villages. While Muslims comprise a majority in Ramdoba, most of the residents of Basantapur village are Hindus.
Students having midday meals at a government middle school.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Students having midday meals at a government middle school.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Bengal school serves puffed rice and snacks in midday meal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:11 PM IST
The latest incident was even more galling as it came less than 10 days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee had directed the administration to ensure frugal but nutritious meals for the students.
Two teachers were suspended late on Monday evening, after education minister Partha Chatterjee ordered a probe.(HT image)
Two teachers were suspended late on Monday evening, after education minister Partha Chatterjee ordered a probe.(HT image)

Bengal school gives rice, salt in mid-day meal; row erupts

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Chatterjee, who was accompanied by the local media during her visit to Bani Mandir School in Chinsurah, alleged that funds allocated by the Centre for mid-day meals in schools were being misappropriated by local Trinamool Congress leaders.
A page from the history textbook for class 8 students who have to study Singur’s land movement by Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders.(HT Photo)
A page from the history textbook for class 8 students who have to study Singur’s land movement by Mamata Banerjee and her party leaders.(HT Photo)

Bengal school’s class 8 question paper seeks five answers on Mamata’s Singur movement

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 06:50 PM IST
The five questions carry a total of 14 marks in a paper of 70 marks. The exam was held last week.
Benode Behari Mukherjee, ink and gouache on card; Ramkinkar Baij, Bridge, Linocut, 1940’s; Benode Behari Mukherjee, ink and gouache on card(Courtesy: Akara Art)
Benode Behari Mukherjee, ink and gouache on card; Ramkinkar Baij, Bridge, Linocut, 1940’s; Benode Behari Mukherjee, ink and gouache on card(Courtesy: Akara Art)

How Bengal’s early modern artists reinvented art in a quest for identity

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An exhibition at Akara Art shows how early modern art that emerged from Bengal shaped Indian modernism. It features works by the likes of Rabindranath Tagore and KG Subramanyan, among others.
The question paper which was given to the students of Polerhat High School.(HT Photo)
The question paper which was given to the students of Polerhat High School.(HT Photo)

Communally sensitive question in Bengal school has Hindu groups up in arms, police on alert

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 03:59 PM IST
On August 9, class 8 students appearing for a 30-minute third language test at Polerhat High School were asked: “What provokes an evil person?” with the options being “idol worship” and “namaz”.
RFID uses electronic fields to identify and track tags. It can be employed for a whole range of situations from realising toll from vehicles to registering attendance in schools and offices.(HT Photo)
RFID uses electronic fields to identify and track tags. It can be employed for a whole range of situations from realising toll from vehicles to registering attendance in schools and offices.(HT Photo)

Bengal schools rein in truant kids with radio tags linked to parents’ phones

Hindustan Times | By Halim Mondal
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The company that installed the technology has also embellished the offering with cellphone apps that provide details of homework for the students and notifications from the school.
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