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Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)

Marriage ceremonies, schools accelerate virus spread in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Last month, the state had increased the ceiling for social gatherings to 200 while schools were opened for regular classes on November 2 for Classes 9 to 12.
Spending more time online due to Covid-19 social distancing, youngsters have reportedly fallen prey to cyberbullying more during the pandemic.(Photo: iStock)
Spending more time online due to Covid-19 social distancing, youngsters have reportedly fallen prey to cyberbullying more during the pandemic.(Photo: iStock)

International day against violence and bullying: Give the young a platform to share their feelings, say experts

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Cyberbullying has emerged as a major cause of stress among youngsters during the pandemic, and experts say that it’s important for parents and teachers to hear them out.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Amal KS / HT Photo )
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Amal KS / HT Photo )

CODE-A-THON: Manish Sisodia launches coding campaign

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:56 AM IST
As part of the CODE-A-THON campaign, students will go through self-learning modules on coding and will get an opportunity to practise it.
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)
The teachers have carried on with amazing skills of multi-tasking, they have really slogged to balance their motherly or fatherly and housekeeping duties along with their teaching burdens.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: Teachers are the unsung heroes of the crisis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 02:26 AM IST
With the pandemic, teachers have had to adapt from the comfortable norm of being in command in a classroom full of students, to being pale shadows of themselves as small blips on a tiny screen
Independence Day celebrations will be limited to unfurling of the National Flag, speech by the administrator and singing of the National Anthem.(HT photo)
Independence Day celebrations will be limited to unfurling of the National Flag, speech by the administrator and singing of the National Anthem.(HT photo)

Chandigarh I-Day celebrations to be low key, without parade, children’s programme

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Ceremonies to be observed are unfurling of the National Flag, guard of honour, singing of the National Anthem, and speech by Badnore, a senior UT official has said
School children in Odisha on water tank.(HT)
School children in Odisha on water tank.(HT)

School children in Odisha climb water tank to bridge digital divide on education

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar/Raipur/Ranchi | By Debabrata Mohanty and Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:39 PM IST
“The BSNL tower in our village is useless for joining the online class. If I climb the water tank, then I manage to get a faint network of Airtel 4G tower 12 km from our village. Sometime I also climb the Mahul tree to catch the airtel network from the tree,” said Roul.
National Education Policy 2020.(HT file)
National Education Policy 2020.(HT file)

National Education Policy 2020 aims to bring two crore out of school children into mainstream

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 11:08 AM IST
National Education Policy 2020: It says that no language will be imposed on any student and several foreign languages will also be offered at the secondary level.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

MP govt begins ‘Mera Ghar Mera Vidyalaya’ scheme to facilitate students

Bhopal | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Under the Mera Ghar-Mera Vidyalaya Scheme, children can now sit for classes in their homes. The scheme aims to provide students with a school-like atmosphere at home.
Former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan. (HT File Photo)
Former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan. (HT File Photo)

Online teaching fails to bring out creativity in school children, says K Kasturirangan

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 08:58 PM IST
He said 86% of the brain grows by the age of eight, adding that issues associated with the early phase of children need to be assessed and evaluated carefully and any kind of new approach needs a scientific basis.
Literary figures have started reciting their work from home, live streaming it for thousands of book lovers.(Unsplash)
Literary figures have started reciting their work from home, live streaming it for thousands of book lovers.(Unsplash)

COVID-19: Live streaming of poetry and book reading sessions

Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Two prominent literary figures, exploring different genres of work, have recited their work from home live streamed for thousands of book lovers who cannot attend book reading sessions, poetry recitals and art events in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Schoolchildren pack auto-rickshaw on their way to school at Bhadson Road in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Schoolchildren pack auto-rickshaw on their way to school at Bhadson Road in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Safe School Vahan scheme: 197 challans issued in 2019

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 09:50 PM IST
SAFETY FIRST The scheme aims at ensuring safety of school children while following the norms of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988; district admn is responsible for its implementation
Schools will have to submit a report to the district education office with details of the function accompanied by photographs.(HT file)
Schools will have to submit a report to the district education office with details of the function accompanied by photographs.(HT file)

On Valentine’s Day, ‘Matru-Pitru Pujan Diwas’ for Gujarat schools

Surat | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Gujarat schools have been asked to invite five to ten couples who will be worshipped by their sons or daughters studying there with flowers, vermilion, chanting of prayers and offering sweets.
School children performing Garba- a traditional Indian dance form at the 71st Republic Day parade.(ANI)
School children performing Garba- a traditional Indian dance form at the 71st Republic Day parade.(ANI)

Republic Day parade 2020: School kids perform traditional dance forms

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Kids from the state of Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal were seen performing amid roaring reception from the enthusiastic crowds at the event. Read on to know more...
Parents of school children have expressed deep anxiety in view of forthcoming Board examinations. (Representational image)(HT file)
Parents of school children have expressed deep anxiety in view of forthcoming Board examinations. (Representational image)(HT file)

School children facing extreme hardships, says Delhi Police urging Shaheen Bagh protesters to unblock road

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Thousands of people, including women and children, are protesting for over a month at Shaheen Bagh and nearby Jamia Millia Islamia to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act protests (CAA) and the National Register (NRC).
Through its #BreatheFree campaign, Volvo India is actively promoting and providing innovations to bring down air pollution in the country.(Volvo)
Through its #BreatheFree campaign, Volvo India is actively promoting and providing innovations to bring down air pollution in the country.(Volvo)

Coming up: On-the-go air purifiers for school buses in your city

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Air pollution has damaging effects on the brains of infants and children, leading to loss of IQ and, in turn, poor grades at school.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian-origin artist drives new school initiative in UK

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 05:02 PM IST
The concept revolves around bringing celebrated and grassroots artists into schools in deprived areas to work with students and offer them a chance to develop practical artistic skills, gain an insight into what a career in the arts may look like, as well as help raise the status and value of the creative arts in education.
.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

‘Yamaraj’ appears on city streets to spread road safety message

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 10:53 PM IST
“Yes! I am Yamaraj. I am here to warn you,” said Kumar Gaurav, an artiste-cum-social activist, who in the garb of Yamaraj, has taken his NGO Yuva’s road safety campaign to the streets.
Kavita Iyer, the co-founder of Young Artiste.(twitter/@kavmingle)
Kavita Iyer, the co-founder of Young Artiste.(twitter/@kavmingle)

Univeralise arts education beyond certain communities, says Kavita Iyer

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Kavita Iyer is the Managing Trustee of Singhal Iyer Family Foundation (SIFF), a Bengaluru-based philanthropic organisation that works in education and the arts.
India's captain Virat Kohli(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli(AP)

India vs Bangladesh: Post series win, Virat Kohli bats for fan experience

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 06:36 PM IST
Kohli said Test cricket needs to be strengthened and suggested the idea of having interaction with the fans, especially school children during the games.
HT Image
HT Image

CBSE announces fitness week in November

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2019 12:54 AM IST
Affiliated schools will promote native games of another state on the last day of the week
UP state govt has made the announcement that students can now “put their thumb impressions between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Representational image)(Sanket Wankhade/HT)
UP state govt has made the announcement that students can now “put their thumb impressions between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Representational image)(Sanket Wankhade/HT)

Over 1.5 crore primary school children to use biometric attendance in UP

Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 02:50 PM IST
UP government has decided to implement biometric attendance systems for over 1.5 crore children enrolled in 1.5 lakh primary schools within the next six months.
The NHAI is at present constructing phase 2 of the 14-lane DME. Extending from UP Gate to Dasna. The project is likely to be completed by December-end. In September, NHAI plans to open the UP Gate-Vijay Nagar stretch.(HT image)
The NHAI is at present constructing phase 2 of the 14-lane DME. Extending from UP Gate to Dasna. The project is likely to be completed by December-end. In September, NHAI plans to open the UP Gate-Vijay Nagar stretch.(HT image)

Residents risk lives to navigate under-construction Delhi-Meerut Expressway

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 02:17 AM IST
Sushil Kumar, a resident of Shivpuri, climbs about 7 to 8 feet to reach the highway, which at a much higher level compared to their localities.
Nine school children were killed and eight others injured after their school van plunged into a 70m gorge in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district(Kalyan Das/Hindustan Times)
Nine school children were killed and eight others injured after their school van plunged into a 70m gorge in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district(Kalyan Das/Hindustan Times)

Four suspended in connection with Uttarakhand road accident that killed 9 school children

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:34 PM IST
The action was taken after preliminary investigations revealed overloading led to the accident at Kangsali near Lambgaon in Tehri district, an official release here said.
This year, between January 1 and July 31, at least 57 schools buses were pulled up for different violations across the city.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
This year, between January 1 and July 31, at least 57 schools buses were pulled up for different violations across the city.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Unsafe commute: Since Jan, 57 Delhi school buses challaned

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Delhi traffic police data shows that of the 57 fines issued to school bus drivers, including those of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses that get affiliated with schools, at least 18 were for speeding while 25 of these drivers were caught rash driving.
All the SDMs have been asked to keep a daily tab on water extraction activities.(Jal Shakti Abhiyan)
All the SDMs have been asked to keep a daily tab on water extraction activities.(Jal Shakti Abhiyan)

272 borewells sealed under Jal Shakti Abhiyan in two days

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 03:44 AM IST
On Saturday, Ashok Sangwan, divisional commissioner reviewed the work done under Jal Shakti Abhiyan. He directed the officials to make check dams in the foothills of the Aravallis for groundwater recharge.
A day earlier,10 people died after being struck by lightning in Latehar, Chatra and Garhwa districts.(HT Photo)
A day earlier,10 people died after being struck by lightning in Latehar, Chatra and Garhwa districts.(HT Photo)

Lightning kills 21 in two days in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Seven people died in Jamtara district, while two people died in Ranchi’s Chanho block and two in Ramgarh district on Wednesday. Five, including three school children, received injuries in different incidents.
Fifty-one students of a primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district were hospitalized due to electric shock attributed to a high-tension wire that was in contact with some trees at the school campus.(HT Photo)
Fifty-one students of a primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district were hospitalized due to electric shock attributed to a high-tension wire that was in contact with some trees at the school campus.(HT Photo)

In UP school horror, 51 students electrocuted by high-tension wire

Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 08:43 AM IST
A high-tension wire had come in contact with some trees at the school campus. The incident took place at around 10 am when the children took off their footwear to sit on gunny bags on the ground.
The Rajasthan Council of School Education (RCScE) issued an order on July 11 to all district education officers (DEOs) and district project coordinators of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan regarding a survey of school children by De-worm the World Initiative from July 5, to study worms found in their stool.(HT PHOTO.)
The Rajasthan Council of School Education (RCScE) issued an order on July 11 to all district education officers (DEOs) and district project coordinators of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan regarding a survey of school children by De-worm the World Initiative from July 5, to study worms found in their stool.(HT PHOTO.)

Collecting stool from homes of kids is new task for Rajasthan teachers

Hindustan Times, Bikaner/Kota | By Aparnesh Goswami and Aabshar H Quazi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 06:58 PM IST
The teachers have been told to accompany the NGO team to the houses of the school children for facilitating collection of the samples after convincing their parents.
The membership drive is available on the Namo app and on a helpline.(ANI)
The membership drive is available on the Namo app and on a helpline.(ANI)

PM Modi launches BJP’s nationwide membership drive from Varanasi

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 12:16 PM IST
This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first trip to Varanasi since a thanksgiving visit on May 27 after the Lok Sabha election results.
All officials were directed to ensure that government hospitals, schools, and office building are ‘vector-free’.(HT archive)
All officials were directed to ensure that government hospitals, schools, and office building are ‘vector-free’.(HT archive)

Ahead of dengue season, Union health minister takes stock

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 04:19 AM IST
Delhi has reported 22 cases of dengue and 10 cases of chikungunya so far, fewer than the numbers usually reported this time of the year.
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