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Indian teachers burn books to keep warm: report

by Staff Writers
New Delhi (AFP) Jan 7, 2009
A group of teachers in eastern India used books meant for poor children to light a bonfire to keep them warm, a report said Tuesday.

The teachers at a school in Bihar state sent students home over the weekend, citing the cold weather, and set light to the books, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Police have registered a case against the school principal and 16 others, the report said.

The cold weather has caused many schools in India to extend their winter break by at least a week.

Dozens of international and domestic flights to and from New Delhi were cancelled, delayed or diverted on Tuesday due to thick fog, while Indian railways said at least a dozen services had been cancelled.

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