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Fire tragedy: 86 unrecognised schools shut down

July 17, 2004 14:53 IST

On the heels of yesterday's fire tragedy that claimed 90 lives at a private school in Kumbakonam, the Salem district administration today swung into action and ordered the closure of 86 private unrecognised schools.

The students of these schools would be admitted to various recognised schools, A Sukumaran, district collector told reporters in Salem, in Tamil Nadu.

All schools with thatched roof in the district have been asked to close down immediately. The tahsildars have been directed to ensure that the schools complied with the order, he said.

A complaint cell has also been opened in the collectorate for the people to register their complaints against errant schools.

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Sub: Responsibility can't be induced

Sorry for the children, agony and anger abrupts with words, but like to be assertive on the issue. Responsibility can't be induced, should come from ...

Posted by Jagadeson

Sub: closing shcools?

Closing of schools is no solution. Building `proper' schools is the solution. All the corrupt politicians don't have time to think of people since all ...

Posted by Ramanathan

Sub: Loss to Nation

This incident is a great loss to Nation. Those all who died where the bright future of India. Any advances on Science and Technology cant ...

Posted by Ankit Aggarwal

Sub: It is hell

The Govt will not be able to look after all the the illegal prosections in the state or the country. It is our duty to ...

Posted by kanna

Sub: Irresponsible teachers

I was s shocked to hear the news about the school fire...Those teachers should be arrested too for what they have done to the innocent ...

Posted by maduhi



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