West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.21

Private schools await circular on reopening

Authorities of private schools in Siliguri and in the hills of north Bengal are waiting for an official circular of the state government to decide if they will reopen their institutions, at least for ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.21

Letters to the Editor: Mamata asks Modi to withdraw extended BSF jurisdiction

Bold move Sir — The West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, has rightly asked the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to withdraw the home ministry’s decision to increase the jurisdiction...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 26.10.21

Helpline for kids' well-being

Two sisters kept themselves locked in a room at night to keep out their father, an alcoholic who had turned more abusive after losing his job during the pandemic.  An eight-year-old girl, whose ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.21

Schools, colleges to reopen from Nov. 16

Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that Classes IX to XII at state-run and state-aided schools will reopen across Bengal from November 16 along with colleges and universities, some 20 months after th...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Pranesh Sarkar in Siliguri/ Kolkata

India  /  Published 24.10.21

Gallantry project in schools

The Union government has asked central school boards and state authorities to get schoolchildren to do projects on the country’s gallantry award winners under a month-long “Veer Gatha Proj...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


Events  /  Published 23.10.21

Children's art shows they are missing school

The first prize went to Raunak Kanti Khan in the 12 to 16 category for his painting depicting an empty classroom. The desk and benches are empty and so is the teacher’s chair and the only livin...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Funds to repair schools damaged in cyclones

The Bengal government has sanctioned Rs 109.42 crore to undertake immediate repair of 6,468 affiliated primary, secondary and higher secondary schools that suffered serious damage because of back-to-b...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

India  /  Published 04.10.21

Maharashtra: Schools open after 18 months

Schools across Maharashtra resumed physical sessions for classes 5 to 12 on Monday after being shut for over 18 months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Until now, schools were conducting physica...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 29.09.21

Delhi: Deshbhakti drill in schools

Starting the class with five minutes of "deshbahkti dhyan", maintaining "deshbhakti diary", Flag Day activity and exploring why "India is glorious but still not developed"...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 20.09.21

Test to keep kids in class

When the schools in Marietta, Georgia, opened their doors on August 3, the highly contagious Delta variant was sweeping across the South, and children were not being spared. By August 20, 51 students...
By Emily Anthes


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