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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Sukrita Baruah


Sukrita is a correspondent primarily covering education for The Indian Express in Delhi. She tweets at @BaruahSukrita

College of Art employees write to PM, Vice-President to stay merger with Ambedkar University, halt admissions
Thu, May 19, 2022

Last week, College of Art issued a notification, stating that the Delhi government had asked it to initiate admissions to College of Art for the 2022-2023 academic year as part of AUD, and the varsity has advertised admissions to the College of Art under it.

At a colony near Mundka, several homes in mourning: ‘The tragedy has swept everyone here’
Mon, May 16, 2022

Among the eight identified on Saturday, two women from the colony — Ranju Devi (34) and her distant relative Yashoda Devi (35) — lived in adjacent lanes, a few decrepit houses separating theirs.

A common refrain in Mundka fire: What if we never find them?
Mon, May 16, 2022

Like several other family members of victims who died in the blaze, Ismail (27) went from the mortuary to the emergency care unit of Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital several times on Sunday, hoping to find some trace of his sister.

Delhi: As classes X, XII begin on Monday, govt schools to focus on fixing learning gaps
Sun, May 08, 2022

Directorate of Education chalks out action plan to re-build students’ basic subject competencies.

Explained: 100 years of DU, the story of a university’s birth
Tue, May 03, 2022

The idea for Delhi University began taking shape in 1911 when it was decided to shift the capital of India to Delhi from Calcutta.

Summer camp for govt school children to focus on foundational reading, writing and numeracy
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

The camp will be conducted from 7.30 am to 11.00 am every day, with 45-minute sessions each for Hindi/Urdu, Maths, English and co-curricular activities.

CUET does not take away importance of schools: Top NTA official
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

She also told school authorities that the reduction in pressure on students to score very high marks in board exams could be seen as an opportunity.

Temperature and Covid cases on the rise, Delhi schools reduce outdoor activities for students
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Schools in the national capital have been functioning completely in the offline mode since April 1

CBSE term II board exams begin: Over 7,400 centres, 18 students in a room
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

For the 2021-2022 academic session, the CBSE split its rationalised syllabus in half across two terms and decided to conduct board exams at the end of each.

Child rights bodies object to changes in JJ Act
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Bodies recommended in a joint letter to the Centre that the law be taken up in Parliament for further amendment and its date of commencement not be notified.

In Jahangirpuri, bulldozers leave trail of despair: ‘What have they proved with this?’
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The Delhi municipal corporation's snap anti-encroachment demolition drive, a few days after a Hanuman Jayanti procession in the area sparked communal violence, has left in its wake a trail of devastation and despair, cutting across fault lines.

Two days after violence, shops remain shut in Jahangirpuri, tense parents outside school
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Apart from one incident of stones being thrown at police in the afternoon, an uneasy calm and silence prevailed in the area.

Stone pelting in Jahangirpuri again two days after clash, one detained
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Stones and bricks were thrown from a roof, close to the site of Saturday’s clash and the Police and Rapid Action Force officials blocked off the area after the incident.

Outside police station where arrested men were taken, families-BJP members face off
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The crowd of BJP workers began raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans, and the women grew more agitated and started shouting slogans of ‘Allahu Akbar’ back at them.

‘If police had not intervened, more persons would have been injured’: Cop who sustained bullet injury during Jahangirpuri violence
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Meda Lal Meena (50), who has been with the Delhi Police since 1993, was one of seven police personnel who were injured in the violence that broke out during a shobha yatra in the area on Saturday evening.

Close a wing or entire school depending on Covid cases: DoE to Delhi’s private schools
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Thursday said the government will come out with a common set of guidelines for schools to follow if cases are detected among students

DU’s St Stephen’s College to give 85% weightage to CUET, 15% to interview
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

St Stephen’s College is one of six minority colleges in Delhi University that reserve 50% of their seats for minority candidates.

Schools in Noida, Ghaziabad ring Covid alarm but ones in Delhi say won’t shut
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

Jyoti Arora, principal, Mount Abu Public School, said she “is not in favour of closing down the entire school” and thinks it is more practical to cordon off that particular class or block for a few days.

LSR students’ body invites BJP spokesperson to speak at Ambedkar Jayanti, then backtracks
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Along with being a spokesperson for the BJP, Guru Paswan is also Assistant Professor of Law at Patna University and advisor at the Dalit India Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Crash courses to test series: CUET prep on offer at coaching centres
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

The University Grants Commission has declared that undergraduate admissions in all central universities will be conducted through the CUET, and class XII marks can be used by universities as eligibility criteria at most.

JNU: Students injured in scuffle over ‘Ram Navmi pooja’, ‘non-veg food’
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

According to DCP Southwest Manoj C, the situation was peaceful by 9:45 pm on the JNU campus. “Both the student parties are protesting peacefully. Appropriate legal action will be taken as per complaint,” he said.

Juvenile Justice Act amendment: Delhi rights panels, three others urge Centre to roll back changes
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

The child rights commissions of West Bengal, Rajasthan and Punjab joined the DCPCR on Wednesday at a conference, appealing to the Centre to not notify the date of enforcement without restoring the cognisability of the offences.

Two FIRs filed after journalists allege assault, groping at Yati event
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

In one case, police have filed an FIR against unidentified persons, based on the complaint of two journalists — a man and a woman — who work for an online portal, under sections of molestation, causing hurt and attempted snatching.

In 5 months, attendance tracking system in Delhi govt schools helps 1,600 kids
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

From the system’s introduction in September 2021 to February 2022, 1,600 children were brought back to school — at least for the immediate time being — after interventions through this tracking, according to records maintained by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR).

New scheme to set up ‘Hobby Hubs’ in Delhi government schools in works
Sun, Apr 03, 2022

For the 2022-2023 academic session, this project will only be implemented in single shift government schools. The idea is to make optimum use of school infrastructure and to use it after school hours to promote these extra-curricular activities.