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After ‘Bhagwad Gita’, Haryana school kids to recite ‘Gayatri Mantra’

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

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Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh, Feb 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana is all set to make students in government schools of Haryana recite the “Gayatri Mantra” during morning prayers.

Haryana’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Saturday that the state government is going to make recitation of Gayatri Mantra mandatory in morning prayers in schools.

“Haryana is the land of ‘Bhagwad Gita’ and the cow. Reciting the Gayatri Mantra will inculcate values among students,” Sharma told the media here.

The BJP government in Haryana led by former RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) ideologue, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, had in 2015 announced that lessons from Hindu holy book Bhagwad Gita would be part of the school curriculum. This was introduced in 2016.

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

The state has a BJP government since October 2014.

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Food poisoning kills 4, at least 70 hospitalised in Maharashtra

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After the dinner, many people complained of stomach aches, suddenly started vomiting incessantly and were rushed to nearby private clinics and hospitals. (Representative Photo)

Raigad (Maharashtra), June 19: At least four people were killed due to suspected food-poisoning after a house-warming dinner here, news agency IANS quoted police official as saying on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at the new home of Subhash Mane, who had organised a vaastu-shanti pooja in Mahad village, followed by the celebratory dinner on Monday night, a Raigad Police spokesman said.

After the dinner, many people complained of stomach aches, suddenly started vomiting incessantly and were rushed to nearby private clinics and hospitals, the report said.

Mahad village in Khalapur is around 75 kms from Mumbai.

Of the 70 others still admitted to the hospital, the condition of at least five is described as critical, IANS quoted the spokesperson as saying.

Meanwhile, the  case has been registered as further investigations are underway.

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

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Delhi weather cloudy air quality

New Delhi, June 19: The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy morning on Tuesday but the sky is likely to be mainly clear in the day ahead, the weather office said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The air-quality across the National Capital Region (NCR) was moderate on Tuesday morning, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 39 degrees Celsius.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 67 per cent.

Monday’s maximum temperature was 36.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

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Bihar: 6 children killed as car falls into pond in Ararriya

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Patna, June 19: At least six children lost their lives after the SUV they were travelling into fell into a pond in  Ararriya’s Tarabadi on Tuesday morning.

According to news agency ANI, one person has been rescued from the accident spot.

Last week , four women were killed and eight others were wounded in a collision on National Highway-28 in Samastipur district.

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