Darjeeling situation tense on 53rd day of GJM shutdown

DARJEELING: The situation in Darjeeling remained tense on Sunday, though no incident of violence was reported since last night. The police and security personnel kept a strict watch on the situation on the 53rd day of the indefinite shutdown in the hills, called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over its demand for a separate…

Darjeeling boarding schools extend vacation for indefinite period

Darjeeling: The boarding schools of Darjeeling, which were scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, have extended their vacation due to the indefinite shutdown in the Hills. The vacation had begun on 23 June. “We have decided to extend the vacation as the shutdown is going on. We have not given any time-frame as to when the…

No Facebook, No School: Children Are Having A Hard Time In Darjeeling

DARJEELING: With schools closed, Internet suspended and playgrounds off-limits due to the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling since June 15, the children have nowhere to go. Malls, cinema halls, the zoo also remained out of bounds for them. “Our parents don’t allow us to go outside and play. The police uncles are not allowing us to…

4 stabbed outside P.S. 35 in midtown: NYPD

Four people were rushed to the hospital after a broad daylight stabbing outside of a public school in Manhattan on Wednesday, officials said. The incident happened just after 2 p.m. outside of P.S. 35, located on 52nd Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, police and a Department of Education spokeswoman said. This was the 16-year-old…

At least 12 dead in Tennessee school bus crash, reports say

At least 12 people died after an elementary school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Monday afternoon, according to reports. Chattanooga fire officials said emergency crews took 23 people to the hospital following the crash of a bus carrying 35 students from Woodmore Elementary. The bus could be seen in photos posted by Chattanooga firefighters…

2 students, teacher injured in shooting at Townville Elementary School

Townville, South Carolina : At least three people have been injured in connection with a shooting at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, according to Medshore Ambulance Service. A teenager described as the shooter is in custody, according to law enforcement. One teacher was taken to AnMed Medical Center and two students were transported by…

Never Too Old: Meet Nepal’s 68-Year-Old Student

Durga Kami started going to school to escape a lonely home life following the death of his wife. His initially wary classmates started calling him “father” Every morning, before the sun goes up, Durga Kami brushes his teeth, puts on his uniform and walks for over an hour to get to school. His routine is…

Nepal police arrest 162 maoists over nationwide strike

KATHMANDU: Police arrested 162 members of a Maoist splinter group across Nepal on Thursday (Jun 9) for vandalising vehicles and injuring two in a petrol bomb attack while trying to enforce a nationwide strike. The protesters called on factories, schools and public transport to shut down across the Himalayan nation as they demanded the release…

Drive to nab students bunking off classes start in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: The Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur has started a campaign of apprehending school and college students bunking classes. Under this campaign, the police will arrest students if they are found frequenting at cinema halls, restaurants, lodges, snooker houses, futsal centres and parks in school uniform, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police Kiran Bajracharya, Chief of the…