Ritu Sharma


In Gujarat tribal village, change springs from local government school
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Since its inception in June this year, says schoolteacher Rakesh Patel, the student body has also helped in getting students more involved in the day-to-day running of the school, which primarily caters to tribal children.

Poll code delayed by Election Commission, Gujarat officials open project purse-strings
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The BJP-ruled Vadodara Municipal Corporation’s standing committee was convened Friday to finalise a mega event for Sunday where Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is expected to inaugurate development works worth Rs 780 crore.

As Patidars disrupt Gaurav Yatra, Vijay Rupani takes the lead
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

On Wednesday, in a last minute change, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani joined his deputy Nitin Patel, who belongs to Mehsana, during the Gaurav Yatra events in Patan, Mehsana and Banaskantha districts.

Ahead of Narendra Modi visit, Vadnagar railway station dresses up, in tea cups, PM photos, schemes
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Another tea pot occupies pride of place amidst a giant rangoli and marigold flowers on a neat platform. Modi arrives in home town Vadnagar on Sunday for his first visit since becoming PM.

Sushma Swaraj to address women town hall in Ahmedabad
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The mahila town hall event being organised by the BJP’s women wing, Mahila Morcha is scheduled from 2 pm onwards at GMDC convention centre.

Agriculture college students object to cutting of crops for PM Modi helipad
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

An official in the Bharuch district collectorate, on condition of anonymity, told said: “Two bighas (approximately an acre) of land was cleared for the helipad and a kutcha road.” Modi’s event at Bharuch is on Sunday.

Gujarat: Students object to cutting of crops for PM helipad
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The portion of land being cleared of vegetation is part of the regional cotton research station, one of only two rain-fed research stations for agriculture in the country.

Caste conflicts not new to Anand village
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

In 2000, the father of one of the accused in the current case was booked in a similar atrocity case but acquitted because of lack of evidence.

Day after Dalit youth’s murder in Gujarat: ‘They banged his head against wall, they kept kicking him’
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Incidentally, hours after the incident, the BJP’s Gaurav Yatra, led by party president Amit Shah, passed Borsad, some 10 km from Bhadraniya.

Primary condition
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Last month, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her class teacher in one of the primary schools run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, leading to protests by parents. The Indian Express reports the state of affairs in these schools.

To host Japan PM Shinzo Abe, AMC road repair work jumped three-fold
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

According to data of road works, the AMC achieved a target of 20 km within a week, vis-a-vis just 7.79 km of road repair work done in the period before that since monsoon set in.

Modi-Abe meet: 15 questions for Mrs Abe
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

To the question on late marriages in Japan, Akie reportedly replied that Japanese people give equal importance to education and career without any gender discrimination.

Shinzo Abe’s Gujarat visit: Students in kimono, kurta, dupatta roll out the red carpet
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Over 3,000 school students and more than 200 teachers from more than 50 municipal and 25 private schools in the city were roped in to greet the dignitaries.

At Amit Shah’s Yuva Townhall, only select professionals allowed as audience
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

BJYM or Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of BJP, had been tasked with organising the Yuva Townhall event at the newly constructed Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium in Bodakdev area.

‘Model Rules’: Board to train teachers how to evaluate answer-sheets
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The evaluators will be called in batches to undergo one-day training session, set to be conducted this month at the GSHSEB headquarters in Gandhinagar. This is perhaps the first time that the Board is conducting such a training session, which is likely to start with those evaluating the answer sheets of Class XII Science stream examination.

Gujarat Board 10th results: Only 11 of 670 students clear Maths supplementary exam
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

GSHSEB has written to the education department and respective district education officers (DEOs) to take action against these errant teachers from nearly 10 examination centres in three districts.

Boards: Many Gujarat teachers found errant in checking papers
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

According to officials, the number of teachers who slipped thus could be more, as the GSHSEB has shortlisted only those who erred by more than 10 marks

Cut off by recent floods, Banaskantha village to be lost forever
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Today, after being battered by floods in 2015 and last month, the village in the northern Gujarat district of Banaskantha is inaccessible, with accumulated silt forming dune-like structures, some as high as 10 feet, across its alleys and streets.

Gujarat state board exam papers to give more weightage to subjective
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

The Class X exam pattern of all subjects was changed to 50:50 objective and subjective in 2011

Dual fight for villagers — ‘proof’ for compensation and rotting carcass stench
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

As per the state records, around 13,000 cattle have died in the flood in both the districts but a ground check by The Indian Express in several villages of Banaskantha alone reveals that the actual number is certainly more.

‘Even a week later, situation is horrible’
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Having lost everything to the floods, survivors from different villages blame the Narmada canal for the destruction. The flood claimed 35 lives in Kankrej taluka alone, out of the 60 from Banaskantha district.

After the Gujarat flood fury: Tales of courage and horror surface
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

A two-room house that saved 200 lives

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani camps for 5 days in flood-hit Banaskantha
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

CM Vijay Rupani tells villagers of Gujarat's flood-hit Banaskantha district it’s time to relocate, but residents not sure

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani suggests flood-hit villages be relocated, residents unsure
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Gujarat floods: The villagers were, however, sceptical about the suggestion and cited previous instances when similar proposals were made but land was scarce.

Gujarat floods: How the deluge crippled the state
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Concentrated to a few districts and for a few days, the downpour wreaked havoc in Gujarat. Aggravating the situation were overflowing dams and a breach in the Narmada canal. Indian Express revisits the week of flood fury to understand and explain why and how the rain turned into a nemesis

Durga Vahini distribute food in flood-hit areas
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Since July 25, nearly 20 trucks of food packets and other relief materials like slippers, plastic sheets and medicines have been sent to 118 villages of Patan, Dholka, Varahi, Dharad, Bhildi and Vav from Ahmedabad.

Kamdhenu University stand-off: Now, Navsari varsity teachers, Junagadh BJP leader write to govt
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

BJP Junagadh city president Shashikant Bhimani, in his letter to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani last month, cited the ongoing research work on Gir cows and Jaffrabadi buffaloes, which would be affected due to the transfer.

Gujarat: Another ‘error’ in GSSTB Hindi textbook, terms roza ‘infectious disease’
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Earlier, the GSSTB had formed an inquiry panel to look in the use of derogatory word for Jesus Christ following massive protests by the members of Christian community.

Gujarat Hindi textbook describes roza as ‘infectious disease’
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

When contacted, GSSTB chairman Nitin Pethani said, “This is a printing error. There should be haiza (cholera) in place of roza, but mistakenly both these words have been inter-changed.”

Derogatory remarks about Jesus in textbooks: Error pointed out, but not corrected, reveals probe report
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

As per the records obtained by The Indian Express, at the first stage when the first copy (photocopy) of the content that was reviewed by a team of 15 members, the error was raised as the word preceding “Jesus” was not clear.

MSU withdraws rule mandating Aadhaar Card for admissions
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The university had issued a notice on its website, which read, “Aadhaar number shall be mandatory for the admission process for all Indian nationals.”

NCERT textbooks to replace GCERT in Classes III, V and VII
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

“The state government has received approval to implement NCERT textbooks to our state board. It is not that the board will be replaced with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),” stated a senior GSHSEB official.

Tablets to replace bags, books in govt primary schools: Gujarat CM
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Claiming to be the first in the country to offer such a scheme in government schools, the state education department will roll out “Gyankunj” scheme for Class VII and VIII students in 2,051 government schools across districts by July.

Ahmedabad non-English medium schools to teach English from classes 1 and 3
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Gauging parents’ preference for English-medium schools and witnessing a decline in enrolment in municipal schools every year, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation school board has been aiming at opening more English-medium civic schools.

Ahmedabad school returns post-dated cheques of annual fee to parents
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

As per the Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulations of Fees) Act 2017, the schools can only take fee of one quarter a decision on their fee structure by the fee regulatory committees.

Gujarat: Hindi-medium school on new list of 55 chosen to test NCERT curriculum
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Among the list of English-medium schools, CL India Hindi-medium school is the first and the only Hindi-medium school to be tested for NCERT books this year.