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Tag: School

Residential School In Bhubaneswar Raided, Fined For Flouting COVID Norms

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities on Tuesday raided a school named Omm Gurukul at Badagada in the Capital City for blatant violation of Covid-19 norms.  The school was fined…

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No Sunday Classes From April In Odisha Schools

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to stop classroom teachings for the class X and XII on Sundays from April 1. School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash said that classes for revision of courses will be held from the April 1 as syllabi have almost been covered. “Students’ attendance has also decreased significantly […]

Odisha: School Staffers’ Salary Withheld For Non-Compliance Of Covid-19 SoP In Koraput

Jeypore: The salary of staffers at a government high school in Bandhugaan block here in Koraput district has been withheld due to alleged violation of Covid-19 guidelines set by the School and Mass Education Department. Deputy Director of Odisha Higher Secondary Education Siba Shankar Pradhan on Sunday directed the Block Education Officer (BEO) of Bandhugaan […]

Odisha: All Schools To Remain Closed Till December 31, 2020

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided not to reopen schools in the State till December 31, 2020 in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation. In a notification issued on Friday evening, the School and Mass Education Department informed that all schools in the State shall remain closed till the above mentioned period in view […]

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Unlock-6: Schools In Odisha To Open From November 16

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday issued the Unlock-6 guidelines for the month of November. As per the order, though academic institutions will remain closed till November 30, classes from IX to XII in all the schools in the State will reopen from November 16. “However, the classes of 9th to 12th standards in schools […]

Headmaster In Odisha Offers 'Quack Treatment During School Hours', Draws Flak

Nabarangpur: The headmaster of Jhola Primary School under Umerkote Block in Nabarangpur district has drawn flak for allegedly offering quack treatment to patients during school hours. The matter came to light after some villagers alleged that headmaster Pradeep Kumar Mandal sets off to nearby villages to offer quack treatment soon after registering his attendance at […]

Girls’ School In Odisha Plunges Into Darkness Owing To Pending Electricity Bills

Cuttack: In the absence of power supply, students of Thoria Sahi Girls’ High School in Cuttack district are facing hardship while attending their classes for the last nine months. According to sources, electricity supply to the school was cut on January 15 this year as the authorities allegedly failed to clear the pending power dues […]

Odisha Minor Girl Works As Labourer To Send Siblings To School

Koraput: At the age of 17, she is the sole bread earner and caretaker of a family of five – not by choice but due to harsh circumstances. After losing her father in a road mishap five years back, Laxmi Nayak, a resident of Khudiguda village in Koraput district is the last ray of hope […]

Suicide or Murder? Odisha Youth 'Set On' Fire Inside School

Jagatsinghpur: A youth lost his life after suffering severe burn injuries inside a school in Daagaon village under Balikuda Police limits of Jagatsinghpur on Saturday. However, the reason behind the death of the youth is still shrouded in mystery. As per reports, some local residents of the village heard screams from the school last night […]

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Class 9 girl found pregnant in Odisha after being 'raped multiple times' by school cook

Koraput: A Class 9 girl student was found to be 5-month pregnant in Dasamantpur block of Koraput after being allegedly raped by the cook of the school hostel on multiple occasions. It is also alleged that, upon finding her pregnant, school authorities left the girl at her home and didn’t lodge any police complaint. After […]

Just 4 Teachers for 266 students! Odisha School Grapples With Staff Shortage

Bhawanipatna: Protesting acute shortage of staff, students and parents locked up the Paria High School under Bhawanipatna Sadar block of Kalahandi district. As per reports, there are only four teachers for 266 students from Class 1 to 10th. Due to shortage of staff, teaching has been hampered in the school following which parents and guardians […]

Govt School headmaster assaulted, tonsured for misbehaving with girl students

Mayurbhanj: Locals in Morda area of the district Thursday assaulted the headmaster of a government school physically and later tonsured him for allegedly misbehaving with the girl students of the school. The matter came to fore after the girl students informed their parents about the incident which happened on January 29, leading to a massive […]

School, hostel raided by administration in Berhampur

Berhampur: On the backdrop of allegations of sexual harassment against a shelter home in Dhenkanal; the administration is carrying out raids at various places to ensure safety and security of school children and hostel inmates. A joint team of the Ganjam district administration and Child Protection Committee today conducted a raid at Harabino School located […]

Fund crunch deprive Sonepur, Mayurbhanj students of uniforms

Sonepur/Baripada: The students of several government and government-aided schools in Sonepur and Mayurbhanj districts are yet to get uniforms under the Sarva Sikhsya Abhiyan (SSA) even if the academic session is about to get over. One of such glaring is the Gendupadar Primary School under Binika block in Sonepur district where school uniforms are yet […]

Villagers launch protest against teachers; lock up school

Nayagarh: Villagers of Nuagaon under Panjitgarh Badalia police limits of Nayagarh district today locked up the main gate of nodal primary school and raised slogans alleging negligent attitude & misbehaviour by school authorities and teachers. The protestors have demanded stern action against the school authorities. Resentment had been brewing in the village for a long […]

CBSE goes tough: Board cancels affiliation of school

Dehradun: The CBSE has cancelled the affiliation of a leading private boarding school here after it allegedly kept under wraps the gang-rape of a minor student for over a month. The Central Board of Secondary Education issued an order on Tuesday cancelling the affiliation of GRD World School, Bhauwala, for not giving a satisfactory reply […]

NH-59 blocked over shortage of teachers in school

Kandhamal: Residents of Parampanga and Dadakangia panchayats in Kandhamal district today staged a road blockade on National Highway 59 protesting the shortage of teachers in Parampanga Government U.G High school. According to sources, the protesters burnt tyres during the agitation, of which the school students were also a part. Following the road blockade, vehicular movement […]

‘Teach for Sambalpur’: A campaign for the students, by the students

Sambalpur: In a unique campaign, student volunteers of different universities are teaching school students under the ‘Teach for Sambalpur’ campaign in the district. The initiative has been started at Budharaja nodal high school where volunteers are teaching students for free. “We really liked the way student volunteers taught us and we learnt a lot from […]

Headmaster beats up girl students for not sweeping classroom floor

Phulbani: Three girl students of the Mahasingh Nodal UP School in Kandhamal district were injured today after being allegedly beaten up by their headmaster for not sweeping classroom floor. The injured were rushed to Baliguda hospital in Kandhamal where their condition is stated to be stable now. As per reports, the headmaster, Harish Chandra Sahoo […]

Sundergarh collector eats mid-day meal with students

Sundergarh: Setting an example for fellow bureaucrats, Sundergarh Collector Surendra Kumar Meena today sat down to eat mid-day meal with students of the higher primary school in Amgobha village of Kutra block in Sundergarh. Meena, during his visit to the school went around different classrooms, interacted with the students and also took a class. The […]

Students in Odisha village still cross river on foot to attend school

Dhenkanal: With school bags on shoulders and bicycles lifted overhead with both hands, students of Kalabudhia village under Kankadahad block of Dhenkanal district in Odisha have to wade across Dolia River daily to reach nearby school. Not only students but also patients have to be carried on shoulders through the waters to nearby hospital amid […]

Girl student killed, 3 others injured after wall near school collapses

Bhadrak: In a tragic incident, one girl student of Binayakpur Primary school under Basudevpur block of Bhadrak district died while three other school children suffered serious injuries after a wall collapsed on them while they were playing during school hours. The incident took place outside the school premises when the children were plucking black plums […]

Teachers to lose salary for leaving injured student to fend for self

Subarnapur: Salaries of two teachers at the Singhiyuva UGME school of Binika block in Subarnapur district are likely to be withheld  for the callous and irresponsible manner in which they handled a student who broke his limbs following an accident inside the school premises. As per reports, the incident took place when a student while […]

Puri collector turns teacher during school visit

Puri: Collector of Puri, Aravind Agarwal set an example for his fellow bureaucrats by teaching school children at Satyavadi Vana Vidyalaya in Sakshigopal of Puri district today. According to sources, during his visit to the school, Agarwal entered a classroom and started teaching ‘Ramayana’ to the students. “We really felt good about the collector’s visit […]

Future of kids at stake: Indra Irrigation Project to submerge 5 schools

Nuapada: The future of at least 350 students has been pushed into darkness as water in the Lower Indra Irrigation Project will now submerge at least five schools in four villages of Nuapada district. According to sources, 353 students of four project schools and an upper primary school at Konabira, Raghupalli, Sanabahali and Bodapadar have […]

Kolkata man on bicycle reaches Puri to promote tree plantation

  Puri: With a message to save trees and promote plantation, Kolkata resident, Bipin Chandra Pal arrived in Puri today as a part of his all-India tour on bicycle. While addressing school students, Pal said that there is a need that every individual should plant a tree. Speaking to OTV, Pal said, “Every individual should […]

Outsiders instigating protests at Therubali plant: IMFA

  Rayagada: Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) officials on Tuesday stated that ‘outsiders’ are instigating locals and threatening their employees to join agitation at its plant in Therubali of Rayagada district. The plant employees and their families are now in a state of worry and scared as agitators have locked up the nearby […]

Op-Ed: Can Journalists be 'Schooled'?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when one cannot help feeling a little inflated. And let me confess today was one such moment for me. Addressing a motley crowd of journalism students, some of them older than me, at the Odisha State Open University in Sambalpur was certainly a privilege for someone who has […]

4 children rescued from abandoned school building in Cuttack

Cuttack: Four children including a girl staying in an abandoned building of a residential school here at Bidanasi area were rescued by Childline officials. The building of Godabarish saint sanskrit residential school where these children were kept is reportedly in a dilapidated condition. They were reportedly staying in a precarious situation. OTV team visited the […]

Schools opened at Telengana brick kilns for migrant Odia children

Hyderabad:  Brick kiln owners in Telengana, several of whom once employed children mostly migrated from Odisha, have now joined hands with the police and non-government organisations to get them back in school. “Worksite schools” have been opened to allow these children, whose parents work at the kilns, to continue their education. Under this unique initiative, […]

D Prakash Rao: Tea seller who turned ‘Messiah’ for slum children

Cuttack: He might be a small-time tea seller, but D Prakash Rao has helped slum children in Cuttack in a big way to get education. Forced to leave his studies midway in Class 11 due to family constraints, Prakash Rao understands the importance of education and that is why he has been running a primary […]

Flood hits schools hard in Balasore

Balasore: The flood in Bhograi block of Balasore district has not only ruined the livelihood of people, but also paralysed study of students as most of the schools are marooned while some other completely submerged. The deluge has led to undeclared holidays for the students as well as teachers in many parts of the district. […]

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Class 3 girl found hanging in Phulbani's Ashram school

Phulbani: In a tragic incident at Belpadar Ashram school in Phulbani of Kandhamal district, a Class III girl was found hanging at the dining hall of the school today. The Headmaster of the school informed about the incident to the family members of the girl. However, after the girl was shifted to Phulbani hospital, the […]

3 school kids injured as mobile battery goes off

Nayagarh: Three class-III students including a girl were injured after a mobile phone battery exploded while they were playing with it at Ladukeshwar upper primary school under Sarankula police station in Nayagarh district today. Two of the injured students have been admitted to Nayagarh district headquarters hospital while the girl has been treated at the […]

Biju Babu’s life history to be taught in classroom from 2017-18

Bhubaneswar: Life history of former chief minister and legendary leader Biju Patnaik will be taught in classroom as a part of course curriculum in schools across Odisha from Class VI onwards starting the 2017-18 academic session. The School and Mass Education department has started the groundwork to execute the State government’s plan on introduction of […]

30 adarsh vidyalayas coming up in Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: As part of its efforts to set up model schools in educationally backward regions of the state, the Odisha govenrment today entered into an agreement with Tata Steel for setting up of 30 Adarsh Vidyalaya in seven districts. “The steel major will spend Rs 4 crore each for the construction of model schools besides […]

Chaiwalla runs school for slum children

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: Proving that meagre earnings don’t come in the way of helping out the needy if one has the intent, D Prakash Rao, a chaiwalla in the Millennium City, has been providing free education to underprivileged children in the slums of the city. Rao, who owns a tea-stall in Buxi Bazaar […]

Jagatsinghpur school to get Tagore statue

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will install the statue of Rabindranath Tagore at a school in Jagatsinghpur district as a mark of respect to the legendary poet, officials said today. “This is a tribute to Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore who had donated land and set up a school at Pandua village under Ersama block of Jagatinghpur district,” School […]

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Children brave croc threat, waist-deep water to reach school

Kendrapara: Bereft of bridge connectivity, students of a far-flung village in Kendrapara district are forced to wade through waist-deep water in a crocodile-infested creek to reach their school everyday. It’s a dangerous journey for the children of Burudia village under Rajkanika tehsil as threat of crocodile pouncing upon them is quite imminent. The village does […]

Odisha govt announces summer vacation in schools from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With entire Odisha sizzling under a blistering heat-wave, the state government which had earlier declared school holidays till tomorrow, today announced summer vacation in advance. As the temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius in most places in the next few days, the summer vacation in the schools will start from tomorrow, […]