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During COVID, private schools continue to loot parents

During COVID, private schools continue to loot parents

As if the recovery of examination fee from students was not enough during Covid-19 pandemic, the management of various private schools have been directing their students to purchase books from private publishers at higher rates, putting more financial burden on the families of students.

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No exam, but fee collected

No exam, but fee collected

Amid big claims of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and education Minister Vijay Inder Singla to help parents of students, the fact that Punjab School Education Board has collected Rs 80 crore from its 6 lakh students of Class X and XII as examination fee has exposed the double standard …

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CPS resigns, but withdraws again

CPS resigns, but withdraws again

Like past, the Chief Principal secretary (CPS) of CM Suresh Kumar enacted another drama of his resignation to show his dissatisfaction for not defending his appointment strongly in Punjab and Haryana High court. But its not first time, CPS has done such dramas in past also and every time, he …

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Elections during Covid Pandemic

Elections during Covid Pandemic

Despite the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases daily, the Punjab state government is all set to conduct civic body polls. The announcement of Punjab Advocate General on Thursday that there was no legal hurdle, has cleared the way for elections, but things may take a worse turn if the government …

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Drug smuggling goes on unabated

Drug smuggling goes on unabated

Amid claims of both central and Punjab government authorities to contain cross border narco-terror, smugglers are pushing their huge consignments of drugs even during the lockdown. Many see it as the failure of both governments while there are many, who have started raising fingers at the employees of security agencies.

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Online school exams, a mockery  

Online school exams, a mockery  

The efforts of Punjab government to compensate for the loss of study due to present lockdown after the spread of Covid-19 seems to have made the mockery of all exam system. The lack of any supervision over students during online exams will definitely impact the calibre of students as the …

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In Covid crisis, BJP wants temple in Ayodhya

In Covid crisis, BJP wants temple in Ayodhya

The decision to start the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya next month has once again confirmed that central BJP government wants to pursue the politics of religion rather than taking much-needed precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Teachers on non-teaching assignments, students suffer

Teachers on non-teaching assignments, students suffer

The Punjab government has been projecting the start of its online classes as its big achievement, but the posting of teachers for non-teaching works has raised serious questions about its seriousness. In fact, the posting for teachers to receive NRIs at airports seems bizarre and earning a bad name.

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Per day rates, another shocker

Per day rates, another shocker

Though on Thursday, in Covid review meeting Punjab government has finalized rates for private hospitals and medical colleges, but for the majority, it has come as shock rather than providing any relief as the fixed rates appear to be out of reach of the majority of residents.

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Cap on Screen time good, but complete syllabus also

Cap on Screen time good, but complete syllabus also

In a big relief to students and their parents, the Union Human resource department (HRD) ministry has ordered that school students in the classes of 1 to 8 should not attend more than two teaching sessions of 45 minutes every day while the students of higher classes can have four such …

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