Sukrita Baruah

Articles By Sukrita Baruah

Delhi: School razed during Emergency at centre of fresh govt-bureaucracy row

Sisodia alleges former chief secy, DDA reduced land allotted to school without consulting him

The great nursery race begins today, schools put out admission criteria

With the process beginning two weeks earlier than it had last year, Friday was the last date for the city’s 1,600-odd government recognised private schools to make public criteria for admission to nursery, kindergarten and Class I.

Anganwadi officers diverted to WCD dept, Manish Sisodia orders action

Ideally, there should be one CDPO heading each of the 95 projects.

Many private schools in Delhi didn’t upload nursery admission details last year

Schools have to upload the admission criteria and the points against each of them for the academic session 2019-2020 by December 14. Admission forms will be made available from December 15.

Delhi: In low-performing schools, a fresh bid to ‘boost morale’

As per the circular, inspection teams have been mandated to check attendance of students and staff, availability of subject teachers, completion of syllabus, distribution of teaching material and notebooks, and implementation of time table.

Mount Carmel school loses recognition for failing to upload fee hike details

As per the order, there are 325 private unaided recognised schools in Delhi operating on land allotted to them by government land-owning agencies like DDA.

In Delhi High Court, question on how much school bags ought to weigh

Following the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) guidelines directing that the weight of school bags be reduced, the DoE had issued a circular on November 27, fixing the maximum weight of school bags.

2016 guidelines on foster care yet to see light of day

The schemes, which are meant to provide non-institutional care for children whose families are unable to support them, have not taken off because there are just four District Child Protection Units (DCPUs) constituted to look after 13 districts.

Happiness curriculum: Attendance, cleanliness — pursuit of happiness seems to be paying off

Happiness curriculum involves lessons on ‘mindfulness’, storytelling and student interaction with teachers, and was launched in July to encourage mental well-being and “human-centric education”.

Uttar Pradesh: We grow wheat, have nothing to do with cattle trade, says victim’s father

Irshaad lived in a two-room house with his parents and five younger siblings.

Meerut ‘encounter’: Accused pelted stones during 30-min chase, initiated firing, says police

Police claimed a pick-up truck evaded a police search team in Sardhana and was intercepted by a van from Saroorpur police station after a 30-minute chase, during which the police was allegedly pelted with stones.

Delhi: 8-year-old dead as auto rams van ferrying children home

All children were residents of Wazirabad village. Parents claimed they have been asking for a school bus to pick up the children for a long time.

Delhi Public Library may get a new home close to its old one

The 54-year-old library had been sealed in December 2017 owing to legal disputes with the owners of the building, along with a North MCD notice to close the library as “the building is dangerous”. 

In pipeline: A new way to learn for Delhi teachers

A committee of ten mentor teachers has been constituted to identify topics and teachers to feature in these videos.

Why no legal time limit to detention of ‘foreigners’: Amnesty report

As of September 25, 2018, the report states, 1,037 people declared foreigners were being held in detention centres across Assam. It points out that a key issue is that there is no statutory limit for which individuals declared as foreigners can be detained.

Organiser to submit report on boy cleaning toilet at UNICEF event

The Indian Express had Wednesday reported that the boy had been cleaning the washroom and loading and unloading water canisters during the event, attended by UNICEF’s India representative, NCERT’s national director, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and hundreds of children.

At UNICEF Children’s Day, 13-year-old skips school to clean toilets

Feeling left out from all the excitement inside, the boy said: “Mujhe accha nahin lag raha hai."

Capital hosts first inter-state cricket contest for blind women

The capital’s 16-member team is almost entirely made up of students from various Delhi University colleges.

New Delhi: 11 girls become Safai Champs to lead waste segregation drive

As a part of the initiative, the girls provide cardboard boxes to each household they are monitoring, in which they ask the owners to dispose of the non-biodegradable waste.

Delhi: Education officials to sit in class to identify gaps in teaching

In the mid-term examinations held in September, only 30% of students in class X and 50% of students in class XII passed.