Ifrah Mufti

Articles By Ifrah Mufti

Lifetime achievement award for M N Sharma : ‘Do not wait for someone to reach 90s to honour him’

As two people helped him stand from his sofa to receive the award, Sharma said, “I am feeling lucky to be honoured at an age of 92 for my contribution to the city beautiful.”

Summative Assessment (SA-1) exams: Govt schools continue their poor show

Around 60 pc class IX students fail to score above 33 per cent in each of 5 subjects, 70 per cent students of class XI score below average.

Bank accounts for the students of classes IX-X soon

CBSE project aims to motivate students to learn concepts of finance at an early age

There should be better books, digital classrooms: Education Secretary Sarvjit Singh

The government schools in Chandigarh have faired poorly in the surveys and assessments undertaken by different institutions.

Twenty to 135 shops, marble market at Sarangpur has come a long way

Established in the 90s, the marble market was initially situated in Sector 51 with around 20-25 shops.

World heritage status for Capitol Complex- Approval to dossier expected by June next year, says Home Secretary

The presentation was on the management plan of the Chandigarh dossier which was prepared seven years ago.

Government school heads blame no-detention policy for poor results, say scrap it

‘Make board exam compulsory at least for class VIII’.

Formed to analyse reasons for poor performance of govt schools, four committees lying defunct

Deputy Director (School Education) Chanchal Singh said, “Those committees were made only for a year under the supervision of the DPI concerned and then the system changed.”

UT plans essay contest to build smart city dream

The topic for the essay will be ‘Chandigarh of my dreams’. The competition is open to all city residents, and essays can be in English, Hindi or Punjabi.

Not considered part of city beautiful: People from outskirts at eighth smart city consultation-cum-redressal camp

One of the residents said, “We appreciate the fact that the UT Administration has invited us all to share our problems but then they need to actually start from the grassroots level because there are many problems."

Once again, govt schools fare badly, this time in NCERT assessment

NCERT recently uploaded a compilation of learners’ assessment done for the classes I-VIII of government schools in the academic year 2014-15.

Libraries and the abiding love for printed books

The advent of technology has affected the reading habit of people. It has also hit libraries in the Tricity. But there are people who still mark their presence at libraries to study in peace.

Responses to new education policy- What students want: Mandatory educational trips, no burden of homework, tech-driven teaching

CBSE has invited online feedback from the students of classes VI-XII to take their responses.

Haj stampede: All 292 pilgrims from Punjab safe

At least 53 residents from Chandigarh and its periphery areas have joined the Haj pilgrimage this year and their return flight is scheduled for the first week of October.

Tourism in Chandigarh- Coming soon: Another hop-on-hop-off bus, audio devices for guided tours

The Tourism Department will soon be starting soft skills training programmes for all the autorickshaw drivers.

Suggestions for mission smart city: Residents push for vehicle-free zones

Other suggestions included provision of security guards outside the government schools as well during the morning and the afternoon hours to prevent accidents.

Mission smart city: Students invited to submit proposals at consultation camps

Prince Dhawan said that he would allot numbers to encroachers in each sector such that residents could directly complain to the SDM office or the concerned police station.

Tourism In Chandigarh: City beautiful sees less of foreign tourists, more of domestic tourists

As per the tourist arrival statistics collected by the UT Tourism Department, the city has witnessed only 18,474 foreign tourists from January to July this year.

Smart City camps: Residents show interest, attend in large numbers

Apart from submitting ideas and suggestions in written format, the residents are also posting them on the official Facebook page of the UT administration, Smart Chandigarh, and on online portal - mygov.in

Seats vacant in schools under EWS category six months after admission

The admission process in these schools was completed by March, while the schools gave the required information in regard to the EWS seats by the end of May.

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