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Students attend classes at Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in New Delhi on 18 January | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No student to be called to school in new academic session till further orders — Delhi govt

The Directorate of Education (DoE) also told schools that teaching and learning activities may commence from 1 April for students through digital mode for academic session 2021-22.
Students attend classes at Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in New Delhi on 18 January | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi govt schools see poor attendance after a week of reopening, fear rise in dropout rates

Many govt schools in Delhi have seen only 50-60% attendance in the week since schools reopened. Authorities say students may have dropped out due to financial constraints.
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint.in

Sisodia wants guest teachers for online classes, but Delhi govt schools say no formal order yet

Schools say they are waiting for a formal order from the Directorate of Education. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had first made the announcement on 2 July.
A file photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Photo | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Arvind Kejriwal has run out of excuses over his Covid failures in Delhi

The AAP government thought it could control the Covid narrative by manipulating data, but when bodies pile up, data doesn’t matter anymore.
US First Lady Melania Trump hugs a school girl as she attends 'Happiness Class', during her visit to a government school in New Delhi

Melania Trump says curriculum of ‘Happiness Class’ at Delhi govt school ‘very inspiring’

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, whose name didn't figure in the invitees list for the event, tweeted to welcome US First Lady Melania Trump to one of the Delhi govt schools.
File image of US First Lady Melania Trump | Commons

On Melania Trump’s itinerary, a likely trip to AAP govt’s ‘happiness class’ in Delhi school

During her Delhi visit on 25 February, Melania Trump is likely to take a look at various activities that students at government schools engage in.
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AAP shows education can bring political benefits. Will other states follow?

As Arvind Kejriwal takes education in Delhi to the next level, a few reminders to other states on how reforms in this sector can also bring larger public good.
Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal during the press conference today

Here’s the syllabus Kejriwal govt followed to change the fate of Delhi’s public schools

AAP government brought a visible change in Delhi's public education system, which is being adopted by other states as well. But the exam is not over yet.
Representational image for the mid-day meal scheme | Photo: HRD ministry | Facebook

Students’ performance in govt schools suffer if they are hungry: Study

Researchers conducted tests on students of Classes 5 and 7 in Delhi government schools to find the effect of mid-day meals on children’s learning outcomes.
Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal during the press conference today

Who is AAP’s governance face in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal or Manish Sisodia?

With his own brand building, Manish Sisodia has overshadowed Arvind Kejriwal.

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Representational Image. Hindustan Petroleum outlet | Commons

What are UPA-era oil bonds Modi govt says are preventing it from reducing fuel prices

ThePrint explains what these oil bonds are, why governments issue them and how they impact a country's finances.


Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.