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No need to teach about riots, demolition in schools, says NCERT chief after textbook revisions

NEW DELHI, JUNE 16: Rejecting accusations of saffronisation of school curriculum, NCERT"s Director has said that references to Gujarat riots and Babri masjid demolition were modified in school textbooks because teaching about riots "can create violent and depressed citizens". In an interaction with PTI Editors at the agency's headquarters here on Saturday, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Director Dinesh Prasad Saklani said the tweaks in textbooks are part of annual revision and should not be a subject of hue and cry. Asked about references to Gujarat riots...
North East

Over 2,500 houses, schools, govt buildings damaged in storm in Mizoram

Aizawl, April 3: More than 2,500 houses, schools and government buildings were damaged and a woman was killed in thunderstorm that hit Mizoram in the past three days, officials said on Wednesday. A powerful storm and hailstorm accompanied by heavy rain lashed several parts of Mizoram between Sunday and Tuesday, wreaking havoc in the state, they said. Officials also said that a 45-year-old woman died when a tree uprooted by a strong wind fell upon her on Monday. According to state disaster management and rehabilitation department officials 15 churches in...
India

Will open as many schools as number of summonses sent to me; education will remove poverty: Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 9: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said providing quality education is his Government's goal and asserted that he will open as many schools in the city as the number of summonses sent to him by probe agencies. After laying the foundation stone of a Government school building in Mayur Vihar Phase III, Kejriwal alleged that the BJP-led Centre has unleashed all its probe agencies against him as though he was the "biggest terrorist" of the country. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader has been asked...
North East

Death of 2 youths: 45 Manipur protesters injured in lathi charge, schools to be closed for 2 days

IMPHAL, SEPTEMBER 26: Altogether 45 students were injured in Manipur's Imphal Valley on Tuesday as the police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged a mob protesting against the killing of two youths who were allegedly kidnapped in July, officials said. All schools in the State will be closed till Friday in view of the prevailing situation. The students of Imphal-based schools and colleges brought out the protest rallies hours after photos of the bodies of the two youths went viral on social media, demanding arrest of those involved in the...
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