Class 8

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Gujarat-shocker: Two blind teachers rape minor blind girl for months

07 Nov 2019

Gujarat-shocker: Two blind teachers rape minor blind girl for months

In a gruesome incident reported from Gujarat, a minor girl alleged that she was repeatedly raped by two blind teachers of a special school in Ambaji.

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

22 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the gateway to top institutes like IITs and NITs, is the most popular exam for engineering aspirants.

Delhi heatwave: Government extends schools' summer vacation by one week

30 Jun 2019

Delhi heatwave: Government extends schools' summer vacation by one week

Summer vacation for school students in Delhi has been extended by a week in view of the heatwave conditions in the national capital.

ISRO's Young Scientist Programme for school students: Registration ends soon

31 Mar 2019

ISRO's Young Scientist Programme for school students: Registration ends soon

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the launch of a special two-week Young Scientist Programme or YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA) for school children.

Nainital school summons exorcists after principal felt girls were 'possessed'

07 Feb 2019

Nainital school summons exorcists after principal felt girls were 'possessed'

In a bizarre case, an exorcist was summoned to a co-ed government high school in the town of Bhimtal in the Nainital district after the principal of the school got convinced that some of his students had been "possessed".

MHRD could extend right to free education till Class 12

28 Jan 2019

MHRD could extend right to free education till Class 12

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has said that it is considering a proposal to extend children's right to free education till Class 12.

25% Class-4 students in rural India can't read Class-2 books

17 Jan 2019

25% Class-4 students in rural India can't read Class-2 books

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 has shed light on the sorry state of education in rural India, again. It is alarming, to say the least.

Javadekar: Hindi not compulsory under New Education Policy (NEP)

10 Jan 2019

Javadekar: Hindi not compulsory under New Education Policy (NEP)

Hours after reports stated that the New Education Policy (NEP) draft contained a provision for making Hindi compulsory in all schools till Class 8, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar dismissed such claims, calling these reports 'mischievous'.

How amusement-park trip reunited Delhi-boy with family, 9 years later

20 Sep 2018

How amusement-park trip reunited Delhi-boy with family, 9 years later

16-year-old Hassan Ali, who was living at child care institute (CCI) in Gurugram for the last nine years, had given up hope of reuniting with his family.

5 girl students of Class 8 go missing in Mumbai

01 Sep 2018

5 girl students of Class 8 go missing in Mumbai

Five girls, students of a South Mumbai school, have gone missing. The girls who are studying in Class 8 at the private school did not return to their respective homes from school yesterday afternoon, after which their parents approached the police.

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

23 Jul 2018

WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the state government has formed an expert committee to look into the possibility of reintroducing the pass-fail system in the state-run schools.

Kochi: School rusticates five students, after parents protest unreasonable fee-hike

19 Jul 2018

Kochi: School rusticates five students, after parents protest unreasonable fee-hike

A Kochi school allegedly rusticated five students after their parents questioned the unreasonable fee hike.

Rajasthan: Cook suspended for throwing-away food touched by lower-caste student

09 Jul 2018

Rajasthan: Cook suspended for throwing-away food touched by lower-caste student

A woman cook was today removed from a government school in Rajasthan's Udaipur district after she allegedly threw away the midday-meal touched by a lower caste girl student.

How IIIT-B student turned 'learning opportunity' to Rs. 1.2cr Google-package!

08 Jul 2018

How IIIT-B student turned 'learning opportunity' to Rs. 1.2cr Google-package!

For 22-year-old Mumbaikar Aditya Paliwal, what began as a learning opportunity resulted in a job offer from Google's prestigious New York-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) team, at a bumper package of Rs. 1.2cr!

Kejriwal, Dalai Lama introduce 'Happiness Curriculum' for Delhi govt schools

02 Jul 2018

Kejriwal, Dalai Lama introduce 'Happiness Curriculum' for Delhi govt schools

The Delhi government today launched "Happiness Curriculum" for its school students, with the Dalai Lama gracing the occasion and saying that India can lead the world by uniting the modern and ancient knowledge and help it overcome "negative emotions" of the mankind.

Mumbai: 1L students quit BMC schools for lack of Class-8

05 Apr 2018

Mumbai: 1L students quit BMC schools for lack of Class-8

A Mumbai-based activist has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) claiming that over one lakh students of BMC-run schools have dropped out for lack of Class 8 in many schools.

Marathi might be made compulsory in CBSE, CISCE schools

27 Feb 2018

Marathi might be made compulsory in CBSE, CISCE schools

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday said that the state government is considering to make the Marathi language a compulsory subject up to Class 10 in CBSE and CISCE schools.

Class 7 Gurugram student threatens teacher, her daughter with rape

21 Feb 2018

Class 7 Gurugram student threatens teacher, her daughter with rape

A Class 7 student of a reputed private Gurugram school was suspended for allegedly threatening his teacher and her daughter with rape.

Meet Anjum Bashir: Kashmir civil service exam topper

20 Dec 2017

Meet Anjum Bashir: Kashmir civil service exam topper

Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, a 27-year-old math government school teacher, has topped the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) exam.

Billionaire Jain couple of MP renounces world to become monks

16 Sep 2017

Billionaire Jain couple of MP renounces world to become monks

A billionaire Jain couple from MP's Neemuch has made headlines after announcing their decision to leave behind their property and three-year-old daughter to become monks.

Ghaziabad: GD Goenka student dies after falling in school

02 Aug 2017

Ghaziabad: GD Goenka student dies after falling in school

A class IV student, Armaan Sehgal from GD Goenka School in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram succumbed to death after falling on the second-floor corridor of the school building on Tuesday morning.

Disabled girl disowned by parents, cracks UPSC

04 Jun 2017

Disabled girl disowned by parents, cracks UPSC

Odds have always been against Ummul Kher as someone living with a fragile bone disorder and disowned by parents at 14, because she wanted to study beyond Class 8.

What's up with 'Aamchi Mumbai'?

25 Nov 2016

What's up with 'Aamchi Mumbai'?

State government is ticking all the right boxes ahead of civic polls.