Everything you need to know about Ac.school: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ac.school: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Seven school students, hitching a ride in a milk van, and the van's driver died when their vehicle hit a bus in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district Wednesday, said police. Three other students were injured and have been admitted to hospital.
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby's life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age, a new study has revealed.
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Except for a few scenes in school uniform, there is absolutely no similarity between "Raanjhanaa" and Tamil romantic-drama "3", clarifies Tamil actor Dhanush. He urges viewers not to compare the two movies.
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, has been found to be strongly associated with later development of childhood asthma, according to a team led by UCSF scientists.
Sydney, June 19 (ANI): American tennis star Serena Williams has sparked outrage with her comments about a teenage rape victim, saying that the victim was 'drunk' and 'maybe...not a virgin'.
Gurgaon, June 18 (IANS) To engage students in social development and community service, a premium business school here announced a course for their new batch of 2013-14, officials said Tuesday.
Washington, June 18 (IANS) India's leading IT services, Tata Consultancy Services, held its goIT summer camp programme in the Cincinnati area exposing students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related career paths.
New York, June 18 (ANI): Principle of a private British boarding school in the UK has suggested that kids at the school would benefit if X-rated actresses came in to tell their stories for sex education class.
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Aggression in school-age children may be because they witnessed violence between their mothers and partners when they were three-year-old or younger, a new study has found.
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) British-American actress Julianne Moore is embarrassed on how her relationship with director Bart Freundlich started.
London, June 17 (ANI): Helen Flanagan, who had reportedly undergone a nose job in May, has been bombarded with fresh abuse on Twitter regarding the cosmetic surgery.
Dhaka, June 16 (IANS) It is time for Mohammed Qader of Bahuka village in Sirajganj district to move again. For the seventh time in the last 20 years that he has been residing in Bahuka, Qader will be forced to rebuild his life from scratch as the mighty Jamuna river continues to erode its banks and destroy everything in its wake - all thanks to global warming.
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Sam Pitroda, advisor to the prime minister, has been conferred with the Seventh IILM Distinguished Global Thinker award.
Sydney, June 15(ANI): A New Zealand woman is facing criminal charges after she delivered a baby with an 11-year-old school boy.
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Maoists blasted a state-run middle school in Bihar's Jamui district early Saturday, police said.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) For the first time, the West Bengal government Friday declared a half-day holiday for state government employees on the occasion of Jamai Sashthi ? son-in-law day.
Thrissur, June 14 (IANS) Thirty-two principals of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) completed their five-day training under a leadership development and school management programme that ended here Friday.
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): A teen prodigy from Melbourne has created a buzz after offering further proof that honey from Australia and New Zealand helps kill the deadly MRSA superbug.
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered genetic variants that can predispose children to dyslexia and language impairment, increasing the likelihood of earlier diagnosis and more effective interventions.
Sydney, June 14 (ANI): Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath has reportedly been preparing Australia's young bowling stock to ensure that future visits to the Indian subcontinent are nowhere near as dire as the disastrous tour of India few months ago.
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a single gene that not only inhibits the growth and spread of breast tumours, but also makes hearts healthier.
Panaji, June 13 (IANS) Sex education could soon be compulsory in Goa's schools, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday.
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Girls between 9 and 12 years of age with higher-than-average levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine had double the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of BPA, a new study has found.
New York, June 13 (ANI): M. Night Shyamalan has confessed that he secretly penned teen-rom-com 'She's All That', before he got famous for his supernatural thrillers.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) School dropout rates among the Scheduled Castes andthe Scheduled Tribes (SCs/STs) have come down since the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Human Resource and Development Minister Pallam Raju said Wednesday.
Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) Supermodel Karlie Kloss says she used to hate her body when she was growing up and is surprised at how her career has been shaped up.
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Australian opening batsman David Warner may reportedly be sent home from England as punishment after being involved in an alcohol-related incident in the backdrop of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) An IT firm here have developed a software that provides instant information about students to parents via SMS and e-mail.
North Delhi Municipal Commissioner, P K Gupta has inspected the primary schools, community centres and parks in Poothkalan area that falls in Ward No. 25. Area Councillor,. Devendra Solanki; Engineer-in-Chief,
New York, June 11 (ANI): An Illinois middle school has claimed a new world record for having the most sets of twins in a single grade- two dozen of them.
London, June 11 (ANI): Practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique positively impacts student graduation rates, as compared to controls, a new study has revealed.
Washington, June 11 (ANI): One theory suggests that most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.
London, June 11 (ANI): Children's academic performance is not harmed if their mothers go out to work during the initial years of their lives, a new research has revealed.
Panaji, June 10 (IANS) The CBI will now probe the rape of a seven-year-old girl, five months after Goa Police failed to nab the accused, an official said her Monday.
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Young lawyer and social worker Ashish Shelar was named the new city president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an official said here.
Washington, June 10 (ANI): It is possible to manipulate an existing memory simply by suggesting new or different information, a series of studies conducted by an Iowa State University research team have shown.
London, June 9 (IANS) In what could be yet another religious hatred crime in Britain, at least 128 pupils and staff were evacuated following a suspected arson attack at an Islamic boarding school in suburban London, a media report said Sunday.
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): Lara Bingle has found her new best friend in quirky, platinum-haired artist/fashion designer, Vicki Lee.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A Nebraska woman is facing charges after she bares it all at her former high school.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A UK based teen has taken upon himself to raise money and awareness for the wounded troops and their families.
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will offer a Master of Arts (M.A) in Psychology from the 2013 academic session, the authorities said Saturday.
Washington, June 8 (ANI): More than 9 million students are taking university entrance exams in China on Friday, and to keep wireless cheating devices at bay, bizarre policies have been announced including women not wearing bras with metal clasps.
Los Angeles, June 8 (IANS) Actor-director James Franco is reportedly in love with actress Emilia Clarke.
Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law introducing drug testing for school students, the government's legal information website said Friday.
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Children who spend long periods on the Internet are far less likely to participate in sports, according to a report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released Friday.
Bangalore, June 7 (IANS) Boca Juniors Football School India (BJFSI) -- school to one of the premier football clubs in the world, Club Atletico Boca Junior -- officially launched their academy here Friday.
Narsinghpur (Jhoteshwar), June 7 (ANI): Stating that the use of information technology in health care should be fully utilized, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said tele-medicine project has helped remote health care centers to connect with super specialty hospitals.
Abuja, June 7 (IANS) Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan launched a national mobilization campaign for grassroot sports tagged "Rhythm and Play".
Stockholm, June 7 (IANS) Sweden's Princess Madeleine will wed Saturday a commoner who is a US business school graduate. The marriage will have one of largest gatherings of kings and queens that Europe has seen for years.
Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) True love may be out of the box, but actress Zooey Deschanel still believes in it as she comes from "a long line of true loves".
Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton says she is "so happy" for Kim Kardashian's success, and that she can't wait to see how the reality TV star dresses her baby girl when she's born.
Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato was asked to sign a "suicide contract" when she was seven years old.
Durban, June 6 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman in South Africa has alleged that her seven-year-old son has been subjected to corporal punishment in school.
Amritsar, June 4 (ANI): Unable to play outdoor games in the blistering heat, children relax themselves by taking a dip in indoor pools in Amritsar.
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Australia must boost its education to compete with science-focused countries, said a report released Wednesday.
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A US teen was turned away from her high school prom as her dress apparently revealed excess cleavage.
Sydney, June 5 (IANS/EFE) Aborigine singer Mandawuy Yunupingu, leader of the iconic band Yothu Yindi, died at his home in the town of Yirrkala in northern Australia, media reports said. He was 56.
Sydney, June 4 (ANI): In another incident of a racist bus rant, a young school-going boy of Asian descent was targeted by a reportedly drunk 50-year-old woman on a Sydney bus.
New York, June 4 (ANI): MTV's new show 'True Life' has women blaming their blond, busty and beautiful looks for their tough lives.
Washington, June 4(ANI): Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he is too old to reprise his role in any additional Harry Potter creations, but the actor says that a starring spot in Star Wars would be "crazy cool."
London, June 4 (ANI): Thailand through its milk campaign has urged its citizens to drink at least one glass of cow's milk everyday to augment their growth and extend life expectancy.
Tokyo, June 4 (ANI): An aging population and a low birth rate has left Japanses firms worried enough about facing the possibility of scarcity of young workers, so much so, that many companies are now preferring to hire married women.
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Scientists will retrace Sir Douglas Mawson's 1911-14 expedition to gthe Antarctica in November, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) announced Tuesday.
London, June 3 (ANI): 29 percent of primary school students believe that cheese comes from plants, and 18 percent think that fish fingers comes from chicken, a new survey has revealed.
Beijing, June 3 (Xinhua-ANI): A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a school in Samkani district of Paktia province, 100 km south of the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing 11 people including the attacker and injuring 17 others on Monday, provincial police chief Zalmai Oryakhil said.
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Over 90 percent of parents in China support educating minors about sex, and incorporating it into school education, the Beijing News reported Monday citing a survey.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 3 (IANS) For decades, schools in Kerala have reopened after the summer break just as the southwest monsoon begins. Monday was no different with about four lakh children in the state making their way to school in the pouring rain.
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is still not sure the Decision Review System (DRS) is close to 100 percent fool-proof for him to accept it.
London, June 2 (IANS) Fashion designer Victoria Beckham reportedly misses Los Angeles and would like to shift there.
Karachi, June 2 (ANI): Madonna has declared that she has pledged funds for the expansion of a school in an impoverished region on the outskirts of Karachi.
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Children of women who did not finish high school were twice as likely to experience a major episode of depression in early adulthood as children whose mothers obtained a high school diploma, a new study by researchers at McGill University has revealed.
Patna, June 1 (IANS) A school headmaster, the main accused in the alleged burning alive of a schoolteacher, surrendered in court Saturday, police said.
Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) Thailand and Sri Lanka have agreed to expand bilateral and multilateral cooperation on religion, trade and investment, and education, Xinhua reported Saturday.
London, Jun 1 (ANI): American tennis legend John McEnroe has said that he yearned for the return of the old school vicious rivalries in tennis, adding that the game would be more exciting and benefit if players show a bit more feistiness on court.
Washington, Jun 1 (ANI): Oscar Pistorius' uncle has claimed that that the Paralympic sprinter is a heartbroken man who has to live with the fact that he killed his girlfriend and the love of his life, model Reeva Steenkamp.
Washington, May 31 (ANI): United Airlines has just been accused of allowing a male passenger to masturbate next to a 17-year-old girl on board one of its flights last year.
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Indian Badminton League School Programme (IBLSP) Friday launched 'Shuttle Express', the biggest school championship to promote the sport across India.
Washington, May 31 (ANI): United Nations (UN) has chalked out roadmaps to combat world's major challenges, especially poverty and plans to eradicate extreme poverty in all countries by 2030.
Miramar (Goa), May 31 (IANS) Making children go to school is one of the biggest achievements of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister M. Pallam Raju said Friday.
London, May 31 (ANI): Google is commemorating the achievements of German bacteriologist and inventor of the Petri dish, Julius Richard Petri, on what would have been his 160th birthday by a doodle.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday sought a report from Manipur over alleged gross irregularities in mid-day meal schemes in the state-run schools.
Geneva, May 30 (IANS) The US has topped the 2013 world competitiveness ranking of 60 economies, followed by Switzerland and Hong Kong, a report said Thursday.
Wellington, May 30 (ANI): A cartoon made by award winning cartoonist Al Nisbet, which was published in two of New Zealand's daily newspapers, has been criticized for being "offensive and racist".
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Improved food sufficiency and nutrition, less alcohol consumption and greater school attendance are some of the benefits of the direct cash transfer scheme which was implemented on pilot basis in Madhya Pradesh, a study said.
Rome, May 30 (IANS/AKI) A two-year-old Romanian boy choked to death on a piece of watermelon in the northern Italian city of Turin.
Mumbay, May 29 (IANS) Madhuri Dixit is in the thick of showbiz -- from hosting to acting to endorsements -- with a chock-a-block schedule. But the busy actress says spending time with her two sons lifts stress and keeps her energetic.
Kabul, May 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan army and police supported by the NATO-led coalition forces have eliminated 29 armed Taliban militants and detained 45 others during different operations started on Tuesday, the country's Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
Rome, May 29 (IANS/AKI) A 17-year-old youth in Italy repeatedly stabbed his 15-year-old girlfriend, doused her with petrol and set her ablaze, thinking she had "betrayed" him when the girl refused to have sex with him.
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Babies who are born preterm are at an increased risk for neuro-cognitive deficits, a new study has warned.
Kanpur, May 29 (IANS) A dance teacher was arrested here Wednesday for allegedly molesting a three-year-old girl, police said.
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Children who are bullied are likelier to self-harm in late adolescence, according to a new study.
Panaji, May 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice president Smriti Irani said Wednesday she would take up with the Goa government the case of a minor rape victim, who is awaiting justice for the last four months as the accused is yet to be arrested.
New York, May 29 (ANI): Colorado has become the first US state to fully regulate the legal recreational use of marijuana for adults, with the money from the sale of the drug said to be used for school construction.
Washington, May 29 (ANI): It is most likely that the mean girls and tough boys that you encountered in middle and high school, could also be prevalent in the workplace.
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Former Spice Girls' band member Victoria Beckham has further distanced herself from a future reunion of the band after saying she doesn't want to sing in public again.
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has notified four senior secondary schools in the state as inclusive institutions where the physically challenged will be provided education, Shimla-based public welfare trust Umang Foundation said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Increasing participation of women in the work force, especially in the government's flagship rural employment guarantee scheme NREGS, has reflected positively on the development of children, a new study shows.
London, May 28 (ANI): Katy Perry's boobs were so big when she was in school that she had to wear two bras.
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Chef Vikas Khanna, referred to as the "Hottest Chef In the World", says he may tie the knot next year.
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) Wei Jizhong, honorary life president of Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB), says the Olympic Movement needs a new push as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to elect a new president in September.