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Kranti Vibhute

  • Study on inclusive education highlights challenges faced by teachers of disabled

    Barely a fortnight after an 8-year-old disabled child was caned mercilessly by his teacher, a study by the Human Development College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, conducted in 2013 throws some light on the challenges faced by teachers regarding inclusive education. The study was a minor...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:50am
  • Two-day Ganpati holiday for BMC schools

    The BMC sent a circular to principals of BMC's primary schools, private aided and unaided schools about changes in a holiday, whose notification that they had previously sent. BMC wants schools to give two days' holidays for the Ganesh festival and compensate the working hours by working full day...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:50am
  • Low waist jeans can cause back pain

    Back pain is one of the most common ailments affecting youngsters. Till the other day physiotherapists had been attributing the reason for it to the heavy schoolbags that children carry. However, physiotherapists in the city now say back pain occurs also because of the kind of clothes kids wear—low...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 6:35am
  • Education experts to advise Maharashtra's education department on Singapore's teaching methods

    Seventeen education experts who recently toured Singapore's public schools will be giving the state's education department suggestions on replicating some of the country's teaching methods. The four-day tour in July was organised by state education minister Fauzia Khan. The experts included the...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 5:25am
  • Facebook gets poked, free vaccine for Gmail

    WhatsApp was there. So were Facebook and Gmail. And they were all either wagging their tales or barking. While Gmail was a Beagle, the other two were stray dogs. A health check-up camp for pets on Friday, organised by Goodman Chemist at Parel, saw about 730 pets. Not all of them were dogs. There...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 7:00am
  • JJ Marg residents fed up of poop-flinging junkies

    The residents and shop owners of JJ Marg have a nasty problem on their hands. The area is rampant with junkies and drug dealers often found huddled in between parked cars and under bridges. Not only do they use these spots to openly consume drugs, they also steal car parts and even carry knives....

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:20am
  • August 15 isn't a holiday, but a non-instructional day in schools of Mumbai that follows international board

    Most of schools in the city that follow the international board mark August 15 on their school calendars and websites as a 'holiday'. Many educationists in the city said it was a wrong practice. They want such schools to mark Independence Day as 'Non Instructional Day'. This would mean that no...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 6:15am
  • NGOs in Ulhasnagar, Ambernath join hands to protect environment

    Uttaran's Iccha inspires new initiative to curb pollution

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 8:00am
  • DNA Impact: Mumbai samaritan helping street kids receives support for his cause

    Twenty-two-year-old Prince Tiwari is not only popular among street kids, but is soon gaining likes on social networking sites too. After dna reported on August 8, how this Kandivili boy saw 24 children begging near the temple, and after enquiring about their studies. Tiwari found out that though...

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 5:09am
  • Safety poems, self defense classes for children

    "These are my lips, They help me speak, they help me kiss. I kiss my mummy, I kiss my daddy. But when my teacher, an uncle or an aunty ask for a kiss, I give them a flying kiss, I don't kiss them on their lips or anywhere else. I keep my lips safe.'

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 3:14pm