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Grade six student dies in Thapar Kabaddi contest

By Rao Suleman MIAN CHANNU: A grade six student died on Saturday after taking part in a Thapar Kabaddi contest at his school in Mian Channu town of Punjab. Bilal was playing Thapar Kabaddi with his classmates at Government High School Mian Channu when he was severely struck near his neck. He fell unconscious and…

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Teacher breaks arm of five-year-old in Okara

OKARA: A teacher broke the arm of a five-year-old-student in Okara. The teacher of a private school flogged the child over not learning a chapter. He escaped from the school after torturing the child. The child was taken to a hospital for immediate medical treatment. Deputy Commissioner Okara took notice of the incident and formed…

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School funded by Malala Yousafzai opens in Shangla

KARACHI: A school funded by the youngest Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has started its operations in Shangla on Friday. In a tweet, Malala congratulated the students in Shangla on their first day at KKF Model School. She said “I was proud to give my Nobel Prize moeny to help build this school for girls in…

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Speeding jeep kills nine children on way home from school in India

NEWS DESK: A jeep ploughed into a group of schoolchildren in eastern India, killing nine and injuring 10, police said, reported The Independent with additional input by Associated Press. The speeding vehicle first hit and injured two adult female pedestrians on Saturday, police officer Vivek Kumar said. It then hit the children as they were…

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‘Shame on you!’ student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally

FORT LAUDERDALE: A student survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, in a poignant address to an anti-gun rally in Florida. “To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!” said Emma Gonzalez, assailing Trump over the…

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FBI warned about Florida school shooter but failed to act

PARKLAND: The head of the FBI faced calls to resign on Friday after the agency admitted it had received a chilling warning from a tipster that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz could be planning such a massacre but failed to follow up. The stunning admission by the top US law enforcement agency came two days…

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Former student confesses to Florida school shooting

PARKLAND: A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him. As Americans reeled from the country’s worst school massacre since the horror at Sandy Hook…

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US school shooting leaves 20-50 hurt, assailant ‘still at large’

MIAMI: Police launched a manhunt on Wednesday for a shooter who opened fire at a high school in Florida, reportedly leaving between 20 and 50 people injured, officials said. The shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a city in the southern part of the state between Boca Raton and Fort…

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Two students wounded in LA school shooting

Los Angeles:Two 15-year-old students in Los Angeles were shot and wounded in class Thursday, in the latest school shooting to hit the United States. A boy was shot in the head, while a girl was hit in the wrist, according to reports from the scene. Local news agency CNS reported that a 15-year-old girl, possibly…

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This woman vowed to transform lives of street children after APS attack

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Syeda Anfas Ali, the founder of the Footpath School Karachi, took this saying as her life’s mission statement and vowed to transform lives of underprivileged children. She says 2014 APS attack…

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Daughter of ex-CM asked me to close footpath school: Anfas Ali

Syeda Anfas Ali Zaidi, how is running a school for street children in Karachi under her NGO, has claimed that Naheed Durrani, the daughter of former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, has asked her to either hand over the school to Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) or shut it down. Watch her views…    

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Future of ‘footpath’ school children at risk

Syeda Anfas Ali Zaidi’s NGO, Ocean Welfare Organisation, is running a makeshift school for around 2,000 street children under a flyover in Clifton near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine. She has alleged that Sindh government has asked it to either hand over the school with children to the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) or shut it…

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CJP takes notice of threats to NGO-run school for street children

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has taken notice of allegations and threats to Ocean Welfare Organization, a non-governmental organization, running a makeshift school for around 2,000 street children under a flyover in Clifton near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine. It has been reported that the Sindh government has asked them to…

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Afghan education curriculum is taught in Pakistan refugee schools: UNHCR

PESHAWAR: The UN refugee agency has said that there have been no changes to the textbooks currently used in refugee schools in Pakistan, said a release of the UNHCR issued here Monday. The education curriculum of Afghanistan is used in refugee schools in Pakistan. This helps prepare pupils for their reintegration into the schooling system…

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Malala and Apple launch partnership to get 100,000 girls into school

NEWS DESK: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report published by The Independent, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The…

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School watchman beaten up for ‘sexually assaulting’ minor girl

KARACHI: A watchman at a private school in Karachi’s Ibrahim Hyderi area was beaten up by angry mob and later handed over to police for allegedly assaulting a minor girl in the area, Samaa reported Friday. Police said the accused had allegedly attempted to assault the child yesterday, after which she went home and told…

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When children tell lies

By Gulrukh Tausif  “Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable” – Ivan Junius Recently I was with a group of moms and our conversation turned to how easily children tell lies nowadays. One mother who is also a teacher, told us some shocking tales of lies that her students tell in class including…

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Mexico journalist shot dead at Christmas celebration at son’s school

MEXICO CITY: A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday in the Mexican state of Veracruz as he attended a Christmas celebration at his son’s school, the latest murder in the country’s deadliest year on record for media workers, reported Reuters. Gumaro Perez, 35, who regularly wrote about security and drug trafficking, was shot at four…

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Why do we always target women in the name of dress code?

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: A student goes to school and is told she can’t wear the hijab as it ‘violates’ the dress code. Some thousand miles away, another student is told that she is violating the dress code as her shirt’s length ends above the knee. While hatred for a particular religion is one of…

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Schools closed for four days after heavy snowfall

ABBOTTABAD: Deputy Commissioner Wednesday ordered four days vacation in all private and public schools in Galiyat owing to heavy snowfall. According to notification issued on the request of education department Abbottabad the schools in all union councils of Galiyat including UC Nagri Bala, UC Namli Maira, UC Nathiagali, UC Beeran Gali, UC Tajwal, UC Palak,…

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KP was in terrible condition when PTI came into power: Khattak

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak said that the province was in dilapidated condition when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was elected into power, Samaa reported. Speaking on Thursday, Khattak said that not a single institution was working properly when they came into power in KP. CM KP went on to say that Peshawar…

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