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Friday, April 03, 2020

Sukrita Baruah


269 city schools double up as relief centres for migrant workers stopped at the border
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The shelter has been readied for migrant workers in Delhi who have found themselves without a place to stay because of the lockdown.

India lockdown: Live online classes, activities over SMS for school students
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

On Monday, Education Minister Manish Sisodia also announced that all children from nursery to Class VIII will be promoted to the next class on the basis of the no-detention policy.

Scenes from outside a shelter: ‘This is what we people have been reduced to — fighting for food’
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Every day since the capital has shut down, thousands of migrant labourers, who now find themselves without any work or income, sit by the Yamuna Pushta near the Nigambodh Ghat through the day.

All other transport shut, burden of city commute falls on DTC
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

“On normal days, after eight hours of service, a bus on any given route collects around Rs 1,500 through tickets. But on Monday, there was so much overcrowding that almost every bus collected over Rs 4,500 through tickets,” said a DTC employee.

Plan for a new education board in Delhi
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Since it came to power in 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party-government has been dedicating the largest section of its budget to education, particularly schools.

Delhi: Govt mulls how to get food to mid-day meal beneficiaries
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

The Delhi government has not yet announced or implemented a way to supply meals to students since schools closed on March 12, as this was an exam and post-exam break period.

Delhi: As fear spreads, educational institutions extend shutdown beyond March
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

The Delhi government had ordered all educational institutions to remain closed till March 31. However, The British School took the independent decision to extend this period of closure till April 15.

Delhi: In pilot project, 95 anganwadis will deliver ration home
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The Indian Express had earlier reported on how this has put on hold the provision of hot meals and nutrition rations to beneficiaries, including children up till the age of three, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Capital prepares for possibility of schools remaining shut
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Delhi government had so far ordered the closure of all schools in the city till March 31.

Coronavirus outbreak: Part of exchange programme, four Noida students stranded in Poland
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The students from Noida’s Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) had gone to the University of Warsaw in mid-February for a semester-long exchange programme. They were to return only in July but after the coronavirus outbreak, they booked tickets to India for March 15.

Delhi: To keep coronavirus at bay, visitors restricted at Eidgah relief camp
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The relief camp has been set up by the Delhi Waqf Board, in association with the Delhi government, to provide shelter to families displaced by the riots.

Delhi: Anganwadis on pause, govt decision this week
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

There are over 9,000 anganwadi centres across the city, with varying numbers of beneficiaries. Children between 3-6 years of age are provided snacks and a hot cooked meal, while younger children, pregnant women and lactating or nursing mothers are provided take-home rations.

Coronavirus scare: From virtual lessons to revising academic calendar, Delhi schools look for ways to ensure learning doesn’t stop
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Many schools complete class IX and XI final examinations early so that students can begin their classes for their board years in March. However, these have been put on hold because of the precautionary measures.

Delhi Riots: Temple body seeks release of man who ‘kept vigil’, was arrested by police
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Relatives and eyewitnesses said Usman Saifi (45), a welder and resident of Mustafabad’s Nehru Vihar, was picked up by police outside a Ram temple in the locality after Sunday midnight while carrying out a vigil with two other men.

Delhi 1985 transistor blasts: 30 acquitted, but long case took heavy toll
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Singh was one of the 59 men and women accused in the transistor bomb blasts of May 10, 1985, that happened in Delhi and adjoining areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The explosions killed 49 and injured 127 people in the capital alone.

To maintain exclusivity, RPVVs will no longer offer vocational subjects
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

As per CBSE guidelines, if students do not pass in one of their main papers, those marks can be substituted with marks obtained in their vocational subject.

Coronavirus India updates March 8: Cases rise to 39, Kerala warns those not reporting overseas travel
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Coronavirus update March 8: The fresh cases have been reported days after Kerala had successfully treated India's first three coronavirus patients -medical students from Wuhan- who have been discharged from hospitals.

In riot-hit Northeast Delhi, special parent-teacher meetings helps soothe frayed nerves
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Parents of children studying in Delhi government schools were called for special parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) so “schools and parents come together to support each other to come out of this painful situation”.

Delhi Schools to identify students who lost books, uniforms
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Instructions have been issued to heads of all schools — government and private — to identify and list students who have lost their books, stationery or uniforms in the violence.

Delhi: To keep virus at bay, schools cancel outings, some shut
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

When a school in Noida cancelled classes after a student’s father tested positive for the virus, another leading school in Noida also asked students to keep away from school till classes resumed after the Holi holiday next week.