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Delhi Police announces closure of routes ahead of Jat stir

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New Delhi, March 18: Delhi Police on Saturday said that several routes in the national capital, including Zakir Hussain Road, will be closed in view of the Jat agitation on March 20, 2017.

The routes will be closed from March 19, 8.00 p.m onwards, to prevent the march of Jat community members to Parliament announced for Monday.

According to an advisory issued by the Delhi Police, the roads which will remain closed include Kemal Ataturk Marg from Race Course Metro Station to Panchseel Marg and Safdarjung Road to Aurobindo Chowk, among others.

Kautilya Marg from Samrat Hotel to Niti Marg, Kautilya T-Point near Bihar Bhawan, Teen Murti to Gole Methi roundabout will remain closed for the commuters. Zakir Hussain road for the commuters coming from Nizamuddin to India Gate will also remain closed, the advisory tweeted by the Delhi Traffic Police said.

Read More: Jat agitation: Metro services to be severely curtailed

The advisory further said that five entry points will be closed from 11 a.m March 19 onwards.

These entry points are Ring Road to San Martin Marg, Amrita Shergill to Lodhi Road, Max Muller Road to Lodhi Road, Archbishop Makarios Marg from Lodhi Road and all lanes leading to Panchkuiyan Road except Mandir Marg, R.K. Ashram and Hospital Road.

The Delhi Police has also advised the commuters wishing to travel from south Delhi to central Delhi to use Ring Road.

It has also issued a list of categories of people, who will be allowed to enter Delhi districts from March 19, 11 p.m onwards.

The list includes bona fide residents, people working in various offices situated in New Delhi area, emergency services, people coming to attend interviews, examination in New Delhi area, ambulances, fore brigades, buses of school children and any other people coming for some urgent work.

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Cold tightens grip in Himachal after more snow

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Shimla, Feb 25: The continuing cold tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh on Sunday as the higher reaches of the state received a fresh spell of snow. However, there was widespread rainfall in the low and mid hills, the weather office said.

The weather office here has forecast more snow and rain in the state till Monday.

Shimla, which was received 15.8 mm rain, recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees Celsius, a fall by four degrees Celsius from Saturday.

“High hills in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur, Mandi and Chamba districts have been experiencing light to moderate snowfall since Friday,” a weather department official told IANS.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest in the state where the mercury plummeted to three degrees Celsius below the freezing point.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district, which recorded 19 cm of snow, saw a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, while it was 1 degree Celsius in Manali, 2.2 degrees in Kufri, 4.3 degrees in Dalhousie and 8.6 degrees Celsius in Dharamsala.

Manali received 49.6 mm rain, while Salooni in Chamba district recorded 54 mm rain, the highest in the state.

However, hills overlooking Manali experienced moderate snowfall.

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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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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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Bihar: 9 killed, several others injures as a bolero van runs over School children in Muzaffarpur

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Nine school students died in a road accident in Muzzafarpur of Bihar after a speeding SUV car hit them.

Almost 14 other are reported injured in a road accident at Minapur of Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The students were crossing the road while a speeding bolero van hit them.

“All the injured said to be around 20 in number, have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical,” he said.

The MLA of the area has alleged that the driver of the van was drunk. Whereas Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 Lakh each as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased.

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