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Parents Urge Delhi CM To Reopen Schools After Govt Gives Nod To Festive Celebrations

Oct 08, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

In a letter written to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, 66 parents urged the Delhi government to reopen schools for students below Class 8, at least once a week.

Schools Reopen In Maharashtra For First Time In 18 Months As Covid-19 Cases Fall

Oct 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Last month, Maharashtra's School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had announced that physical classes will resume in schools across the state and the government also issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for it.


Schools Reopening: Paediatric Body Issues Post-Covid Guidelines

A ‘Task Force on School Reopening 2021’, headed by Dr Gupta, has come out with its report, acknowledging that while reopening of schools and bringing back normalcy are eagerly awaited, the horrific experiences during the second wave are acting as a big barrier to any attempts to bring the children back to school.

80% Teachers, School Staff Vaccinated With First Dose

Sep 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The states have been asked to update data about the vaccination of teachers twice a week on a Google tracker.


Education Minister Reviews School Reopening As Govt Assures Staff Vaccinations By September

The government said that the Centre is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across the country to "ensure a safe environment for reopening of schools".

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30 August, 2021

Mandatory Thermal Screening, Staggered Lunch Breaks: DDMA Announces Guidelines For Delhi Schools Reopening

Outlook Web Bureau

No student would be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents would be mandatory.


21 August, 2021

School Reopening: Principals Hail Decision But For Parents, Dilemma Isn't Over Yet

Jyotika Sood

Many schools and state governments claim that they have made special arrangements in the schools to ensure Covid-19 protocols are being followed strictly.


18 August, 2021

Learning Among Fear And Suspicion

Saikat Majumdar

What we have is a long-drawn situation of conflict between the fundamental interests of society. Reopening is going to be a long and uneven process, filled with fear and suspicion, more for some than for others.


11 August, 2021

TN Teacher Visits Students' Homes To Give Lessons As Pandemic Keeps Schools Shut

G.C. Shekhar

For the past one month Meera Ramanathan, a teacher at the Government Primary School at Kavarapatti near Pudukottai town in Tamil Nadu, has been teaching classes at the homes of her school's students.


11 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Schools Closed Again Till Aug 22, RTPCR Test Must For Tourists

Ashwani Sharma

Schools in Himachal Pradesh opened only on August 2. But with a sudden surge in Covid cases, including those reported among children, the Jairam Thakur government has taken a quick call to shut them again.


07 August, 2021

Meghalaya Mulls Reopening Of Schools, Colleges Post August Middle: Education Minister

Outlook Web Desk

Speaking to reporters, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said there is a need to resume classroom teachings as soon as possible, especially in higher education institutes.


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07 August, 2021

Delhi Forms Panel To Plan School Reopening Post Covid Second Wave

Outlook Web Desk

Delhi LG Anil Baijal directed officials to set up an expert committee to chalk out a detailed plan during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday.


06 August, 2021

Haryana: 6 Children Found Covid Positive Days After Schools Reopened

Outlook Web Bureau

Haryana School Reopening: Haryana resumed normal classes for children of Class 9 to Class 12 from July 16 and for Class 6 to Class 8 from July 23.


01 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Covid Spike Creates Fresh Disquiet As Schools Reopen On Aug 2

Ashwani Sharma

‘The Corona has not gone,’ said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after returning from flash-flood affected areas of Lahaul-Spiti


31 July, 2021

Punjab Announces Reopening Of Schools For All Classes From August 2

Outlook Web Desk

According to fresh guidelines, following proper protocols to ensure COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, all schools are allowed to open for all classes from August 2.


29 July, 2021

Schools Open In 170 Countries, Why Can’t Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka: IITians, Scientists Ask CMs

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Over 50 IITians, doctors, scientists and parents have written a letter to the Chief Ministers of Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka regarding the reopening of schools.


26 July, 2021

Odisha Schools Reopen For Students Of Classes 10, 12

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has decided to continue online classes and it is not mandatory for students to attend physical classes.


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24 July, 2021

Rajasthan Govt Forms Ministerial Committee To Reconsider Reopening Of Schools

Tabeenah Anjum

After making the announcement of the reopening of schools from August 02, the Rajasthan government has put the decision on hold for now.


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Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

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Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

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People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

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BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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