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India  /  Published 22.01.21

Online classes force boy to run away

A 14-year-old boy ran away from his home in Gujarat’s Surat, leaving behind a note for his family that said he was not able to understand anything taught during the online classes of h...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

World  /  Published 18.01.21

Alarm as kids’ life moves online

The day after New Year’s, John Reichert of Boulder, Colorado, had a heated argument with his 14-year-old son, James. “I’ve failed you as a father,” he told the boy despairingly...
By Matt Richtel in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 14.01.21

Schools doubt online assessments

Schools have conducted online exams this academic year but several heads said they were not sure if it was a “right assessment” of how much the students had learned. One school has done away with...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.01.21

NIT seeks alumni help to bridge digital gap

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, has appealed to its alumni for aid as “it is very important to bridge the digital divide that is threatening the future of many students in ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Durgapur

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.21

The Digital Age's exclusive language

Most people are glad that they put the nightmare that was the year, 2020, behind them. This may have something to do with the sea changes the year brought — an almighty shove in the direction of...
By The Editorial Board in

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Sports  /  Published 30.12.20

Surya's online chess training school

Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly, along with fellow GMs RB Ramesh and Magesh Panchanathan (now settled in US), is starting an online chess training school, which gets up and running from January 1. &...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

Tablet cash for pupils in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee has said the administration will transfer Rs 10,000 each to the accounts of 9.5 lakh Class XII students at government or government-aided schools to buy tablets or smart phones for onl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.20

Digital device for Class XII students

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that her government would distribute tablets to nearly 9.5 lakh Class XII students studying at 14,000-odd government or government-aided schools and 636 madrasas ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.20

Learning in the time of Covid

By now, teachers across India are inured to online teaching. The abruptness of the move in March was a shock to the system and institutions took what they thought were emergency, one-time measures, on...
By V. Madhurima, Ram Ramaswamy in

Calcutta  /  Published 30.11.20

College in-person classes not now

In-person classes at colleges and universities will not resume for now as the Covid pandemic is still raging, an official in the higher education department said. Classes will continue to be held on ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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