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Schools to provide state mandated uniforms this academic year, says minister

The government took it upon itself to provide the standardised uniforms to all the schools from a centralised unit. However, it seems to have bitten off more than it could chew

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Updated on May 27, 2023 12:55 AM IST

Calcutta high court: “Jobs are being sold like a commodity”

One year on, the probe into the West Bengal school recruitment scam remains mired in a political tussle. Will the victims find justice? An explainer

While cancelling the appointments of 32,000 primary school teachers recruited in 2016 by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education for allegedly violating recruitment norms, the Calcutta high court last week observed that “jobs were sold like a commodity.”(HT File Photo)
Published on May 22, 2023 03:36 PM IST

Himachal to see recruitment of over 10000 teachers this year

The Himachal Pradesh government will recruit more than 10,000 teachers by end of this year

The state cabinet approved 5,291 posts in elementary education on Thursday. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )
Updated on May 20, 2023 01:01 AM IST
By, Shimla

Delhi govt schools provide equal education to all classes: Atishi

She added CM Arvind Kejriwal’s vision of transforming the country through education entails access to education for all classes

Atishi said that the Delhi government was building magnificient schools to provide a conducive learning environment. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2023 12:15 AM IST

Transformed Delhi govt schools, now turn of MCD: Kejriwal

The mega event was primarily aimed at ensuring greater participation of parents of students of Municipal Corporation of Delhi schools

Teachers interact with parents and students during the first joint mega PTM at an MCD school in Patel Nagar on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 11:43 PM IST

Good governance apt reply to opposition’s blame game: AAP

Accusing the opposition parties, Aam Aadmi Party said that Congress, BJP and Akali Dal are doing “politics of abuses and accusations” while Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s role is work-oriented.

AAP spokesperson Malwinder Kang said that the Mann-led government’s decision to honour toppers of the Punjab School Examination Board is commendable. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 09:43 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Haryana: BEO official arrested for seeking sexual favours from woman for daughter’s school admission

In her complaint to the police, the woman said the accused who was posted on deputation at the Sonepat block education office, had initially demanded ₹30,000 for her daughter’s admission in a reputed school. The woman recorded the entire conversation and handed it over to the Sonepat police.

Haryana BEO official was arrested for seeking sexual favours from a woman for daughter’s admission. He was later released on bail. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:41 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Jalandhar LS bypoll: SAD lodges complaint against AAP with EC

Addressing a press conference here, SAD’s legal wing president Arshdeep Singh Kler said, “It is shocking that the AAP minister converted a convention of the ETT Union into a party’s function in Jalandhar. The minister cannot preside over any such events and claim to have the support of government employee unions.”

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday complained to the Election Commission to take action against education minister Harjot Bains for claiming that all government employees would vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the forthcoming bypoll to the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency during a recent meeting a teachers’ union. (Image for representational purpose)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

NCERT books row: Kerala can print books independently

Kerala will always uphold secular and constitutional values. We firmly believe omitted portions should be taught in schools, said Kerala education minister.

Kerala education minister says state can print their own books if lessons omitted. (Wikimedia Commoons)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 01:58 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Minister says Marathi to be a graded subject in non-state board schools only for one batch

Education minister Deepak Kesarkar clarified that this concession is being offered only to single batch that will pass out 10th standard in 2024-25

Maharashtra government has allowed schools of non-state boards to give grades rather than marks to students of Class VIII to X for Marathi subject (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 11:40 PM IST

Delhi HC: Pvt schools must admit students on transparent, fair criteria

The court said that even though a school has autonomy in matters of admission under the general quota and can devise its own criteria for admission, the criteria have to be “reasonable, rational, and non-discriminatory.”

The court said private schools have to be transparent, identifiable, and reasonable while exercising their right to admit students of their choice. (File)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 11:57 PM IST

Khattar seeks report of pending development projects in Ambala Lok Sabha segment

The chief minister reviewed the progress of development projects in areas under the Ambala Lok Sabha seat during a meeting attended by public representatives, eminent citizens of the constituency and administrative secretaries of various departments

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday directed the administrative secretaries to submit reports regarding the progress of pending development projects in all assembly segments falling under Ambala Lok Sabha constituency in the next 15 days. (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:47 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

IITs told to ensure zero discrimination on campus after spate of suicides by students

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been directed to ensure "zero tolerance" for discrimination and provide robust support systems, following a spate of student suicides. The IIT council, led by the country's education minister, met for the first time in two years to discuss the issue. The council also examined ways to help students overcome language barriers and discussed possible reasons behind students dropping out.

Several incidents of death by suicide have been reported among students at IIT campuses over the last few months (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Edu Minister launches report on arts curriculum for underserved students

Atishi, the minister of education for Delhi, launched the Delhi Arts Curriculum report.

Delhi Edu Minister launches report on arts curriculum for underserved students
Published on Apr 18, 2023 08:48 PM IST

CBI arrests third TMC legislator in Bengal recruitment scam

CBI had been questioning Trinamool Congress legislator from Burwan in Murshidabad district, Jiban Krishna Saha, and searching his house since Friday

rinamool Congress legislator Jiban Krishna Saha. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 08:34 AM IST

Day 3 of CBI raid at TMC MLA’s home in job scam; pond drained to recover phones

CBI officials said TMC MLA Jiban Krishna Saha had thrown two mobile phones in the water when the federal agency’s team arrived at his residence on Friday morning

Jiban Krishna Saha, TMC legislator from Burwan in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, is the third sitting MLA under scanner in the bribe-for-job scam case. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 07:31 PM IST

Two temporary teachers face termination for ‘attacking’ Punjab education minister’s car

The two temporary Punjab teachers given show-cause notice are Sukhchain Singh, the state convener of the EGS volunteer’s union, and Sandeep Singh.

The teachers, including Sukhchain Singh, denied the charge and said on April 11, there was an inordinate delay in the meeting, for which they were protesting. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 12:43 AM IST
By, Sangrur

‘White elephant moving around’: Bengal minister on Guv’s visit to universities

The education minister said he could not comprehend why the governor was making such unscheduled visits without keeping the state government in the loop.

West Bengal governor C V Ananda Bose.(PTI)
Published on Apr 14, 2023 10:12 PM IST

Delhi minister Atishi: Covid review on, school guidelines soon

“The education department is reviewing the Covid situation and guidelines will be issued to all the schools in this regard very soon,” Atishi said.

Atishi said the state government is monitoring the steady rise in Covid-19 infections. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:00 AM IST

CBI adds seven officers to probe Bengal job scam

The Enforcement Directorate, conducting a parallel probe, arrested education min Partha Chatterjee and his close aide Arpita Mukherjee on July 23 last year.

The officers include a superintendent from the anti-corruption branch in Delhi, three deputy superintendents from Visakhapatnam, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar, two inspectors from Visakhapatnam and Bhopal and a sub-inspector from Dhanbad. (Representative photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:19 AM IST

A third of MCD schools need structural repairs, says audit

Around 368 sites are in need of major building repair ( 31.05%) and 198 buildings need minor repair work (16.7%).

MCD operates 1,578 primary schools running from 1,185 building complexes, which cater to around 8.67 lakh children in multiple shifts. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 04:59 AM IST

Schools forcing parents to buy books from them may lose recognition: Atishi

During a press conference, she was asked about the issue, and she said that the Directorate of Education has been getting complaints over the matter.

Education minister Atishi. (HT File)
Published on Apr 09, 2023 10:55 PM IST
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Delhi Speaker constitutes House panels, committees

Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj who earlier headed the privileges committee is no longer part of any committee because of his elevation to the cabinet.

A senior assembly official said that the assembly committees are constituted generally for one year, but remain valid till they are reconstituted. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 01:52 AM IST

Jharkhand education minister Jagarnath Mahto passes away

Chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working president Hemant Soren called it an “irreparable loss”

Jharkhand education minister Late Jagarnath Mahto. (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 10:51 AM IST

Notice to 30 pvt schools for fee norms violation

A total of 30 private schools across the state have been issued show-cause notices by education minister Harjot Bains for not following government instructions

Punjab education minister Harjot Bains.
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 01:04 AM IST

Jalalabad: Tree falls on vehicle, 12 govt teachers hurt

The police said the teachers from Jalalabad in Fazilka district, posted in government schools of Tarn Taran, were travelling in a 10-seater multi-utility vehicle. When they reached near Khaji Peer village, about 1km from Jalalabad on the Ferozepur-Fazilka road at 7am, amid rain, a tree fell on the vehicle.

At least 12 government schoolteachers were injured after a tree fell on their vehicle in Jalalabad on Monday morning. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Ferozepur

Delhi virtual school to provide JEE coaching

In a written statement issued on Sunday, the Delhi government said DMVS students will have access to free JEE and NEET coaching virtually

Education minister Atishi on Sunday held a review meeting with DMVS officials and said the school is working towards connecting children in other parts of the country with Delhi’s education model. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Manipur has set up population commission to identify illegal immigrants: Singh

In 2019-2020, Manipur was the fourth state after Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram where the Inner Line Permit regime was introduced

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh (ANI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 09:25 PM IST
BySobhapati Samom

61 suicides at IITs, NITs, IIMs between 2018-23, Rajya Sabha told

Academic stress, family reasons, personal reasons, mental health issues, etc. are some of the reasons for such suicide cases, Minister of State for Education Dr. Subhas Sarkar said in written reply to a question raised by Congress's Dr. L. Hanumanthaiah.

61 suicides at IITs, NITs, IIMs between 2018-23: Education Ministry (Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 03:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Education Day 2022: PM Modi pays tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

National Education Day is celebrated annually on November 11 to mark the birth anniversary of India's first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

National Education Day 2022: The Central government in September, 2008 declared November 11 as National Education Day and it was first celebrated on November 11 that year.(@Jairam_Ramesh/ Twitter)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 01:26 PM IST
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