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FIR registered after four people electrocuted at a school in Mansehra

Three students and a teacher were killed while lowering a flag

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Welcome back from vacations: Going to school will cost more now as fares shoot up

Students returning from summer vacations will pay more to get to school this term because of a weaker rupee, which resulted in higher transportation costs in July. Food and petrol will also become more expensive in the coming months. This is because the inflation rate for July was higher than analysts’ forecast of 5.5%. The…

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Summer break is over in Sindh after 2.5 months

A student of Saint Patrick’s Girls High School in Karachi said that she is excited to speak to her friends again

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Isolated and deprived, will Thar’s voters elect the same old faces?

It is difficult to imagine a life worse than that of the people of Sindh’s Tharparkar desert region. They live in abject poverty, perpetual hunger and do not have basic necessities. Tharparkar has become a major electoral battlefield this election. The people of Tharparkar are represented by two National Assembly constituencies — NA-221 and NA-222…

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Kids at this Quetta school play around a high-voltage transformer

Around 300 students at the Government Girls Model School are risking their lives every day to receive an education. There is an electric transformer in the middle of the school and live wires surrounding it, all of which pose a major threat to the young students. The 50KV transformer has exploded three times in the…

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Schools in Sindh will now open on July 31

There’s good news for the students of Sindh: school holidays have been extended and schools will now open on July 31. The school education secretary has said that they extended the holidays because of the elections and the hot weather expected in the province. He has sent a summary to the interim chief minister. After…

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Ten dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

Ten people were killed and at least 10 injured when a student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, officials said, in the latest deadly school shooting in the United States. The gunman, who was taken into custody on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis,…

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Transgenders school in Faisalabad provides free education, technical training

The first transgender school has opened in Faisalabad and it provides free education and technical training to its students. Forty students are currently enrolled in the school. Principal Sadia, who had laid the foundation of the school with cooperation of private organizations, plans on expanding the institute when more students take admission. “We will get jobs…

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Back to school for Thailand’s elderly

Wearing crisp red-and-white uniforms, a group of 60-year-olds pile into a bus, smiling broadly as they make their way to a school in Ayutthaya, a province in Thailand. For this group, and others across the country, going back to school offers a way to fight loneliness at a time when changing demographics mean more elderly…

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Pakistan gets its first ever school for transgender persons

LAHORE: Pakistan’s first of its kind school for transgender has begun classes in Lahore. The Gender Guardian school has been opened in the Defence Housing Authority in collaboration with an NGO, Exploring Future Foundation. The NGO says Lahore has a population of about 30,000 transgender persons. The school offers education from primary to higher secondary…

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US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday. The report in the Journal of Child and Family Studies tallied mass shootings — events when at least one shooter intentionally killed or injured at least four others — and…

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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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