Darjeeling boarding schools extend vacation for indefinite period

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 schools will reopen. As soon as normalcy returns in the hills, we will inform parents and reopen schools,” principal of…

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

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 play on the road. Inside the house, there is no Internet. We cannot play online games,” said Vivek Giri, 13,…

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

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 suspect’s first day back to school after being suspended for a fist fight last week, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert…

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

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 on its side with its roof torn open by a tree. Firefighters broke into the destroyed bus to extricate the…

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2 students, teacher injured in shooting at Townville Elementary School

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 helicopter to the pediatric center at Greenville Health System. The coroner said that two students had been shot and were…

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

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 not too different from that of other ten graders in Nepal. Except maybe for one thing: he is 68, and…

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Nepal police arrest 162 maoists over nationwide strike

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 of fellow cadres from the hardline faction, the Communist Party of Nepal Maoist. The party workers were arrested earlier for…

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Drive to nab students bunking off classes start in Kathmandu

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 Range. He said that the police had to start this campaign after increase in crimes, like brawls, gang fights and…

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A South Carolina Cop Body Slam and Drag a Black Female Student (video)

A South Carolina Cop Body Slam and Drag a Black Female Student (video)

South Carolina, USA: A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been pulled from the school where he worked as a resource officer after video showed him slamming a student to the ground while classmates watched in horror. Deputy Ben Fields was caught on camera at Spring Valley High School in Columbia ordering a student out of her seat. The imposing officer, who is a powerlifter in his free time, stands over her desk and tells the…

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