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Teachers must stay abreast of new approaches to education: Prof Talat

 Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad said on Saturday that academics and researchers need to keep themselves updated with the latest developments in their areas of specialisation to stay relevant in the new and emerging multi-disciplinary approach to education and research.

Shutting school systems, wrong response to COVID-19, UNICEF says

New York: Countries fighting the coronavirus should not impose nationwide or large-scale school closures, which is the wrong response and compounds the societal cost of the disease, with 320 million children locked out of school at the start of December, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. 

Author interview: Anand Vardhan on his book Nemesis

In his typical conversational tone, author Anand Vardhan explains what led him to write his latest fiction, Nemesis.

Assam government to re-open elementary schools from January 1

Guwahati/IBNS: The Assam government has decided to re-open elementary schools in the state from January 1, 2021 in a staggered manner.

Book review: Nemesis melts the border between reality and fiction

When suddenly the question of survival of the fittest comes into consideration, chaos, pain, shock and uncertainties are bound to seep in.

Tamil Nadu postpones schools reopening over Covid-19

Chennai/IBNS: The Tamil Nadu government has postponed the reopening of schools after several parents expressed their opinions against the resumption of normal classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said.

Assam schools reopen, parents-students still fear about rising of COVID-19 cases

Guwahati: The student attendance was recorded less in the schools and colleges of Assam on the first day which reopened after a gap of eight months.

COVID-19: Traditional and cultural activities resume in Kashmir Valley after brief break due to pandemic 

Srinagar: After a short break due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, traditional and cultural activities have resumed in the Kashmir Valley.

COVID-19 robs children in poor countries of nearly four months of school

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed children in the poorest countries of nearly four months of schooling, compared to six weeks of lost education for their counterparts in high income countries, according to a report published on Thursday by the UN educational and cultural organization, UNESCO; the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.

Devotees offer prayer at Kamakhya temple on Maha Navami amid tight COVID-19 protocols

Guwahati/IBNS: Joining the rest of the country, the celebrations of Durga Puja have also kicked-off at historic Kamakhya temple in Assam’s capital city Guwahati.

ePujo. in to bring Durga Puja pandals to people virtually amid Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid the Covid-19 scare, website ePujo.in is set to treat the audience with the same charm of being in the Durga Puja pandals virtually.

Kolkata cinema halls set to reopen amid Covid-19 threat

Kolkata/IBNS: The cinema halls in Kolkata are all set to reopen after seven months of closure due to Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Schools in Punjab to reopen from Monday for classes 9-12

Chandigarh/IBNS: Schools in Punjab outside containment zones will reopen from Monday for classes 9-12, the state government said on Thursday.

EducationUSA presents U.S. University Virtual Fair, 2020

Kolkata/IBNS: EducationUSA is presenting U.S. University Virtual Fair in India which is dedicated to helping students discover the numerous educational opportunities available in the United States.

Assam board drops lessons on Jawaharlal Nehru, Gujarat riots 2002, Ayodhya dispute from Class 12 syllabus

Guwahati/IBNS: To prevent learning gaps during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has reduced a number of lessons of Class 12 syllabus by 30 percent including the lessons on former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the Mandal Commission report, Gujarat riots 2002, Ayodhya dispute, writings on caste and marginalization.