Government Schools: News

11 Jan 2024


Bihar school uses benches as fuel for cooking, probe ordered

The Bihar Education Department is investigating claims that wooden benches for students were used as fuel for cooking mid-day meals at a government school in Patna district.

08 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

'Asked to come naked to school': Girls on MP principal

A government school principal in Madhya Pradesh has been booked for allegedly making obscene comments on girl students.

03 Jul 2021


Haryana: Private schools witness 42% decline in enrollments this year

Haryana has seen a 42% dip in enrollments at the state's private schools compared to last year as at least 12.51 lakh private school students failed to register for the current academic year even three months after it commenced.

27 Jul 2019


Haryana: Harassed daily, girls of government school approach court

Going to school shouldn't feel like a battle, but for some students of Government Girls Senior School in Manesar, it does.

22 Jul 2019


Gujarat-teacher forces boys to wear bangles for not doing homework

A primary school teacher in Mehsana district of Gujarat has been sent on indefinite leave after he forced three boys to "wear kangan (bangles)" for not doing their homework.

30 Jun 2019


UP: Jealous cousins rape Class-VIII student for topping exams

In a horrifying incident, a Class-VIII student was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by four of her cousins on a government school campus in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh.

29 Jun 2019


Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

Mamata Banerjee has found herself in the middle of a huge controversy, courtesy a circular which was issued earlier this week.

04 May 2019


#CBSEClass12Results: Cook's daughter Sana Niyaz tops Delhi government-schools with 97.6%

Sana Niyaz, the daughter of a cook at an Old Delhi restaurant, has emerged the topper of all the Delhi government schools in the CBSE Class 12 exams.

13 Apr 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Losing eyesight to clearing UPSC: UP man's incredible story

The Union Public Services Commission examination is one of the toughest in the country, and for a visually challenged candidate, the difficulty level probably multiples manifold.

25 Mar 2019


One dies, five fall ill after eating hostel-food in Odisha

A minor girl student died and five others fell ill after consuming a meal in the hostel of a government-run school in Odisha's Gajapati district, officials said yesterday.

13 Feb 2019


Norwegian pays Rs. 28,000 for street-haircut in Ahmedabad. Here's why

Small street businessmen in India often hoodwink foreign tourists by charging them over double the original price.

Delhi: 12-year-old attacks teacher with iron rod for being scolded

In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old at a government school in Delhi's Saket attacked his teacher with an iron rod for scolding him.

23 Sep 2018

Delhi High Court

When will Delhi-govt shift students from 99-year-old school-building, asks HC

The Delhi HC has asked the AAP government by when it can shift students from one of its schools, the 99-year-old building of which is dilapidated.

03 Sep 2018


This Karnataka government school has just one student

Even as the Karnataka government plans to shut schools with low strength, there is an Urdu-medium school, some 65kms from Mysuru, running with just one student and two teachers.

12 Aug 2018


Morning prayer now mandatory for students, staff in Bihar schools

The Bihar government has made it mandatory for students and staff of schools run by it to hold morning prayers in which state songs will be crooned using loudspeakers to instill discipline and punctuality among them.

887 students fell ill consuming mid-day meals in last 3yrs

The HRD Ministry had received 30 complaints from across the country regarding the poor quality of mid-day meals during past three years and 887 students were reported ill after having those meals during the period, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

14 Jul 2018


Karnataka: Govt school painted to resemble train to attract students

A government school in Nanjangud taluk in Karnataka's Mysuru district has been painted to look like a train to check migration of its students to private schools.

16 Jun 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP: School books to include chapter on Yogi Adityanath's Guru

In government-run schools of Uttar Pradesh, the syllabus in schools will include chapters on Baba Gorakhnath (Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Guru), freedom fighters Bandhu Singh and Rani Avanti Bai, and warrior brothers Alha-Udal of the 12th century.

13 Jun 2018


Rajasthan: 'Sanskaar' classes to become part of school curriculum

The approximately 86,000 government schools in Rajasthan will have 'sanskaar' classes in the curriculum for 2018-19, the education department has decided.

10 Jun 2018


#FightForJustice: This 80-year-old award-winning-teacher's been fighting for 'reward' for six-decades

Ramavtar Sharma, a winner of National Award to Teachers, has been chasing officials for his extra increment reward for nearly six decades.

25 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

How AAP is changing Delhi's troubled education system

Education is the most neglected sector in this country, but Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party has always worked towards reversing the trend.

01 Dec 2017


Manushi Chhillar, Haryana CM announce free sanitary napkins for schoolgirls

Now that Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World crown, she is taking on the social campaigns she said she would.

16 Oct 2017

Uttar Pradesh

UP government schools: Exam Centres to now have CCTV cameras

The UP state government has decided to provide all school examination centres with CCTV cameras by December 2017 to deter the use of unfair practices by students.

29 May 2017


Delhi- Govt schools outperform privates ones in Class XII CBSE

In a heartening trend, CBSE Class XII students of government schools in Delhi have outperformed their counterparts in private schools for the second year in a row.