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Court notice to Delhi government, MCD over poor conditions in schools


September 19th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government and the MCD while taking cognizance of the postcards written by students narrating the ... Read more...

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Hyderabad boy dies after corporal punishment, teacher booked


September 14th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) A teacher of a private school here has been booked after her alleged corporal punishment led to the death of a 15-year-old student.Police registered a case ... Read more...

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Over half of Russians term Pussy Riot sentence fair


August 31st, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than a half of Russians believe sending three members of the punk group Pussy Riot to prison was a fair punishment, a survey by ... Read more...

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‘Abused kids face elevated cancer risk as adults’


July 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Frequent abuse by a parent can elevate a child's cancer risk in adulthood - especially when mothers abuse daughters and fathers their sons, a new study ... Read more...

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Chinese police to be punishmed for prisoners’ abuse


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) Police in China would now be punished with demotion or dismissal if they were found abusing inmates or connive in the maltreatment of prisoners, a government ... Read more...

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12 Andhra students hospitalized after corporal punishment


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In another shocking incident of corporal punishment, a woman teacher in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district severely punished 12 girl students who had to be hospitalized.The incident ... Read more...

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Child rights body to regulate education act’s implementation


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The apex child rights panel National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday rolled out a fresh set of guidelines to monitor implementation of ... Read more...

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Delhi corporal punishment victim to be compensated


March 21st, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday directed the Delhi government to provide monetary relief of Rs.50,000 to a Delhi school boy, a victim of ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for punishing girls


March 1st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 1 (IANS) The principal of a government girls school in Punjab's Tarn Taran district was suspended Thursday following complaints that he had given corporal punishment to students, officials ... Read more...

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Punishment makes children more aggressive


February 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 7 (IANS) Corporal punishment makes children more aggressive and can harm them in the long term, says a study."Virtually without exception, these studies found that physical punishment was ... Read more...

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Most schools lax on corporal punishment: Study


January 4th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Even as the Right to Education (RTE) Act bars corporal punishment, a survey of nearly 200 schools in 11 states revealed Wednesday that only five ... Read more...

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Teacher suspended for making students slap each other


December 19th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) A woman teacher in a school in China has been suspended for allegedly making students slap each other as punishment for their indiscipline. A nine-year-old student ... Read more...

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China probes schoolgirl’s suicidal jump


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) Authorities in China are probing the death of a 13-year-old schoolgirl who is suspected to have jumped to her death last week following corporal punishment meted ... Read more...

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Rights body raps Meghalaya over child labour


November 1st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Shocked after finding children working as labourers in coal mines, hotels and restaurants in Meghalaya, the national child rights body Tuesday issued a number of ... Read more...

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Half of British parents favour cane in classroom


September 16th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Nearly half of British parents wish to see the return of the cane to restore discipline in the classroom, a survey has indicated.The survey, conducted ... Read more...

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Kids punished harshly fumble at tasks


July 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 27 (IANS) Children in schools that mete out harsh punishments fumble at tasks involving planning and abstract thinking.The findings suggest that a harshly punitive environment may have long-term ... Read more...

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Dhaka to sensitise teachers against corporal punishment


May 29th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh will sensitise school teachers against corporal punishment to students, a media report said.Authorities are preparing a training manual and plan to start the first programme ... Read more...

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RTE Act violations: Dirty school toilets major complaint (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Dirty, non-functional toilets form a major chunk of the complaints filed by parents in Delhi under violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.According to ... Read more...

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RTE Act violations: Dirty school toilets major complaint


April 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Dirty, non-functional toilets form a major chunk of the complaints filed by parents in Delhi under violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.According to ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to launch helpline for school kids


April 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) School children in Rajasthan will be able to file a complaint against corporal punishment or discrimination by their schools. The state government is planning to launch ... Read more...

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Sibal rejects call for RTE monitoring body


April 1st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday rejected the proposal by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for a grievance redressal mechanism ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will hampering implementation of RTE Act’


March 31st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the dream of universal education still remains a distant reality for many children ... Read more...

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Nearly 12,000 Right to Education violations in Delhi


March 27th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Since its implementation almost a year ago, nearly 12,000 cases of violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act have been registered in the capital ... Read more...

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Student in hospital after brutal beating by teacher


December 28th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) A 10-year-old student of a private school in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun town has been hospitalised with multiple injuries after his teacher beat him up brutally, police said ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 violations of Right to Education in Delhi


December 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Just nine months after the Right to Education (RTE) Act was implemented in India, promising free and compulsory education to all children in the age ... Read more...

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Panel to monitor right to education law implementation


December 14th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) As the government prepares to implement the right to education law from 2011, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday announced setting up a ... Read more...

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Maximum child abuse cases from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) received 75 cases of child abuse till Oct 31. The highest number of cases were reported from Delhi ... Read more...

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Children’s Day? Corporal punishment cases emerge in Kerala


November 14th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) Children's Day celebrations in Kerala were soured Sunday when two cases of corporal punishment came to light.In the first case, a Christian priest, who is also the vice ... Read more...

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Boy’s suicide: La Martiniere principal, 3 teachers held, get bail (Second Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) The principal and three teachers of Kolkata's prestigious La Martiniere for Boys school were arrested Monday in connection with the suicide of Class 8 student Rouvanjit Rowla after ... Read more...

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La Martiniere principal, 3 teachers held for boy’s suicide (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) The principal and three teachers of Kolkata's prestigious La Martiniere for Boys school were arrested Monday in connection with the suicide of Class 8 student Rouvanjit Rowla after ... Read more...

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La Martiniere principal held over schoolboy’s suicide


October 4th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) The principal of Kolkata's prestigious La Martiniere for Boys School was arrested Monday in connection with the suicide of Class 8 student Rouvanjit Rowla after he was caned ... Read more...

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Rouvanjit’s death hasn’t deterred beatings in Bengal schools


August 16th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Six months after Class 8 student Rouvanjit Rowla hanged himself following a humiliating caning by the principal, teachers in West Bengal have not stopped thrashing students, ... Read more...

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Thief’s hand amputated in Saudi Arabia


August 15th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 15 (DPA) A man has had his hand amputated as punishment for robbing a shop, Saudi Arabian officials said Sunday in a statement. The punishment was meted out Saturday in the ... Read more...

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Assam student critical after assault by teacher


August 11th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) A 13-year-old student in Assam is battling for life at a hospital after he fainted in the classroom following physical assault by his teacher. Sailan Bardhan, a Class 8 ... Read more...

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Drunken teacher thrashes student in Haryana


August 1st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Karnal (Haryana), Aug 1 (ANI): In yet another incident of corporal punishment, a drunken teacher thrashed a student in Haryana's Karnal District leaving him with a broken hand.The teacher Bheem Singh, reportedly, ... Read more...

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