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The order was issued by Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, chairman, district disaster management authority, warning that any violation of the directions will invite strict action under relevant sections of law.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file)

Schools, coaching centres closed in Leh till April 30 amid COVID-19 outbreak

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Amidst spike in COVID-19 cases, authorities in Leh district of Ladakh on Saturday ordered closure of all government and private schools along with coaching centres till April 30.
The minister quoted the statistics from Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.(HT File)
The minister quoted the statistics from Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.(HT File)

Over 42k govt schools lack drinking water supply, 15k have no toilets: Minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Over 42,000 government schools across the country do not have drinking water facilities, while more than 15,000 schools have no toilets, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
Sisodia on Wednesday said he “accepts the challenge” of the Uttar Pradesh minister for having an open debate on the education model of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)
Sisodia on Wednesday said he “accepts the challenge” of the Uttar Pradesh minister for having an open debate on the education model of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)

Sisodia accepts UP minister’s ‘challenge’ to debate on govt schools

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said he will visit Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh next week to debate on the progress made by the two respective governments in improving infrastructure provided in schools.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Punjab renames five govt schools after those who sacrificed their lives for nation

Chandigarh | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Punjab School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla said: “The nation will always be indebted to the martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for guarding the country. Thus, it becomes our utmost duty to preserve their memory forever and to give them due respect.”
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)

Covid forces exodus of students from private to government schools in Chandigarh

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Of the 9,233 students admitted to government schools between Classes 1 to 8 this year, 4,985 (54%) were from private institutes
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI file)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.(PTI file)

1,000 physical education teachers in govt schools to undergo ‘physical literacy’ training, says Delhi’s deputy CM

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated the online training programme being conducted in collaboration with noted badminton player Pullela Gopichand’s sports foundation.
(Representative Image/HT Photo)
(Representative Image/HT Photo)

Chandigarh’s govt schools to hold online remedial classes

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:04 PM IST
An effort will be made to improve the mathematics, science and language skills of students performing poorly.
The education department’s prospectus says the provisional merit list will be out on August, while the list of allotment of schools and streams after taking objections of students will be out on August 13.(HT Photo/For representation only)
The education department’s prospectus says the provisional merit list will be out on August, while the list of allotment of schools and streams after taking objections of students will be out on August 13.(HT Photo/For representation only)

14,723 applications for 12,815 Class 11 seats in Chandigarh’s govt schools

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Of the 12,815 seats available in 40 government schools , 6,420 are for humanities, 3,080 for sciences (both medical and non-medical), 1,755 for vocational courses and 1,560 for commerce
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Three govt schools from rural areas in Ludhiana receive edu dept awards, funds

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:44 PM IST
A grant of 4.54 lakh has been issued by the DPI office and e-transferred to the bank accounts of the schools
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Hefty fee forces Ambala parents to look for government schools

Ambala | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 05:17 PM IST
Some parents said they have been paying a hefty fee but private schools are not ready to give much concession in the present situation.
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129 govt schools in Ludhiana have no playgrounds

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:57 PM IST
This is in violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which recommends a play area at every school
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Matiana, 47 km from Shimla, wrongly mixed magnesium nitrate with ferrous sulphate, leading to the explosion during the chemistry practical exam on Monday.(Pic for representational purpose only)
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Matiana, 47 km from Shimla, wrongly mixed magnesium nitrate with ferrous sulphate, leading to the explosion during the chemistry practical exam on Monday.(Pic for representational purpose only)

Four Class 12 students injured during practical exam in chemistry lab in govt school near Shimla

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Students wrongly mixed magnesium nitrate with ferrous sulphate, leading to the explosion; two of them are hospitalised in PGI, Chandigarh, with injuries on the face
Representative image(HT File)
Representative image(HT File)

Govt school in Kolkata let out for wedding, annual sports day cancelled

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The school authorities said the premises was let out for the wedding for two days without their permission at the behest of local councillor Ram Piyari Ram.
More girls are enrolled in government pre-schools and schools and more boys are enrolled in private LKG/UKG and private schools.(HT file)
More girls are enrolled in government pre-schools and schools and more boys are enrolled in private LKG/UKG and private schools.(HT file)

ASER report 2019: More girls in govt schools, boys in private schools

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Enrolment patterns of school children have been brought to light in the fourteenth Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2019) released on Tuesday. Read on to know more...
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Himachal high court issues notice to state over ‘pathetic condition of govt schools’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Division bench comprising chief justice L Narayana Swamy and justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua passed these orders on a petition taken up suo moto by the court as a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) on a news item published in Hindi daily ‘Punjab Kesari’ in its issue dated November 18, 2019
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme to introduce English medium from Classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools.(PTI/file)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme to introduce English medium from Classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools.(PTI/file)

Andhra launches Rs 12,000cr scheme to introduce English medium in govt schools

Ongole (Prakasam) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme to introduce English medium from Classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools.
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

AP education minister slams opposition criticism on converting govt school to English medium

Amaravati | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 08:57 AM IST
Addressing a press conference here, Suresh said, “Opposition parties are making an unnecessary issue over this. It is a historic decision taken by our chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.”
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40 govt schools to wait further for 120 new lecturer posts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 12:02 AM IST
UT had requested for creation of posts two years ago, MHRD returns proposal while seeking information
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Centre releases 78L for 281 govt schools in Ludhiana district

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 10:45 PM IST
While the Centre has been issuing grants to government high and senior secondary schools for repair work, and electricity and water bills yearly, this is for the first time that the grant has come for all levels of schools for beautification and development of their premises.
Total 4,500 Tripura government and its aided schools on Saturday underwent examination, for the first time in the state, with a centralized question paper.(HT file)
Total 4,500 Tripura government and its aided schools on Saturday underwent examination, for the first time in the state, with a centralized question paper.(HT file)

First centralized question paper system introduced in Tripura’s 4,500 govt schools

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 01:32 PM IST
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is monitoring the centralized question paper system.
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Now, day to begin with yoga at govt schools in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 12:07 AM IST
The move is being viewed as an effort to make available better buildings and facilities in government-run primary and upper primary schools spread across the state without putting the financial burden of it on the state government.(HT image)
The move is being viewed as an effort to make available better buildings and facilities in government-run primary and upper primary schools spread across the state without putting the financial burden of it on the state government.(HT image)

Construct a government school, name it after a loved one

PRAYAGRAJ | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:09 AM IST
UP Basic Shiksha Parishad secretary Ruby Singh, however, made it clear that the scheme, if implemented, would entail well laid-down rules that an individual would need to strictly adhere to, including getting the name cleared, after whom the building is to be named.
Shaheed Col Harcharan Singh Sekhon Memorial Government Senior Secondary School, Dakha, Ludhiana, which was renovated with the help of Good Samaritans.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
Shaheed Col Harcharan Singh Sekhon Memorial Government Senior Secondary School, Dakha, Ludhiana, which was renovated with the help of Good Samaritans.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)

Good Samaritans help turn 40 govt schools in district into smart ones

Hindustan Times | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Banking on the goodwill of non-resident Indians (NRIs), alumni and school staff, as many as 40 government schools in the district have turned into smart schools in the last one year. 
Students and parents leave after attending a mega Parent Teacher Meet at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, West Patel Nagar in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 12, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Students and parents leave after attending a mega Parent Teacher Meet at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, West Patel Nagar in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 12, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi government conducts mega PTM in over 1000 govt schools

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Earlier scheduled to take place on April 20, the mega PTM was put on hold after the BJP had accused the Aam Aadmi Party of using the meetings as an opportunity to influence voters and get political benefits during the general elections.
According to the guidelines for the interactive session, the floor shall be opened for discussion after the narration of stories in the curriculum.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO / Representative image)
According to the guidelines for the interactive session, the floor shall be opened for discussion after the narration of stories in the curriculum.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO / Representative image)

Delhi government schools to invite parents for talk on curricula

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 12:14 PM IST
All the heads of the government schools under Directorate of Education are directed to organise interactive sessions with the parents led by school management committee .
The project, one of the 70 manifesto promises of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 2015 assembly elections, has been stuck for over three years since it was first announced by the government in 2017.(HT Photo)
The project, one of the 70 manifesto promises of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 2015 assembly elections, has been stuck for over three years since it was first announced by the government in 2017.(HT Photo)

280,000 CCTV cams to be installed Delhi, government schools, buses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 06:37 AM IST
The CM said he has directed officials to expedite the project so that installation of the cameras in all 70 assembly constituencies is over by December.
Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday formed a ‘special committee’ to investigate a proposal to issue video advertisements on the government’s achievements.(File Photo)
Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday formed a ‘special committee’ to investigate a proposal to issue video advertisements on the government’s achievements.(File Photo)

Delhi Assembly Speaker forms special panel to study video advertisements on govt schools

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel sought a probe after deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia told the House that bureaucrats refused to clear an ad that depicted transformation of government schools in Delhi over the past four years.
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to introduce English as medium of instruction in government schools, announced in the Budget presented by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in July last year, came in for sharp criticism from Kannada littérateurs.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to introduce English as medium of instruction in government schools, announced in the Budget presented by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in July last year, came in for sharp criticism from Kannada littérateurs.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Karnataka’s directive to introduce English as medium of instruction in govt schools draws flak at lit fest

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Karnataka’s directive to introduce English as medium of instruction in government schools
The number of govt schools running smart classes has been growing slowly but steadily.(HT Photo)
The number of govt schools running smart classes has been growing slowly but steadily.(HT Photo)

Teachers bring smart classes to UP govt schools

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 11:05 AM IST
Making lessons enjoyable with the help of technology has brought about a dramatic change in students’ attendance as well as learning outcomes. Sadly, Lucknow is yet to take the initiative
Students during a workshop on "menstrual awareness and hygiene" in Sarvodaya co-ed Senior Secondary School in Nanak Puri.(NGO Sacchi Sahel)
Students during a workshop on "menstrual awareness and hygiene" in Sarvodaya co-ed Senior Secondary School in Nanak Puri.(NGO Sacchi Sahel)

Menstrual awareness workshops: Breaking stereotypes in co-ed govt schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 10:47 AM IST
As many as 30 co-educational government schools have approached the Sachhi Saheli NGO this year to organise workshops in order to sensitise students about menstruation.
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