Lalu differs with Renuka Chowdhury on sex education
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Tuesday differed with his ministerial collegue Renuka Chowdhury on sex education for children in schools, saying that it was having a "bad impact" on them and was destroying Indian culture.
Chowdhury, who is minister of State for Women and Child Development, said "sex education is not titilating. It is not supposed to excite. It is to demystify. Now when a minister like me says yes we must have sex education, there is so much sensationalism".
Opposing sex edcuation in schools, Prasad said that "whatever information is being given about sex is having bad impact on children. It is not good. This also has bad impact on society".
Asked specifically whether he favoured such education for children, the RJD chief said, "No, not at all. This is a very bad thing. Our entire culture can collapse".
The railways minister was responding to mediapersons at Rail Bhawan where he launched an Integrated Train Enquiry System.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has said sex education would lead to collapse of the education system and create an immoral society.
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday criticised Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin for welcoming Rajiv Gandhi's assassination convict AG Perarivalan, saying such acts set a wrong precedent and do not sit well in the political culture of the country. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece, Saamana, said that Rajiv Gandhi's assassination in May 1991 was shocking but a chief minister embracing Perarivalan is even more shocking.
The Mumbai Traffic Police will start penalising two-wheeler riders if the pillion rider is without a helmet from June 9, a senior police officer said on Wednesday. A similar penalty will be imposed for pillion riders without helmets. Raj Tilak Roushan, deputy commissioner of police (Traffic HQ) said they penalise an average of 1,200 two-wheeler riders for helmetless riding every day. Roushan said that the police are also writing to schools and colleges to create awareness on road safety and the helmet rule.
Mumbai In a move to promote safety, pillion riders on two-wheelers will be penalised for not wearing helmets from June 9 onwards. The Mumbai traffic police issued a warning on Wednesday and said that they will start penalising pillion riders after 15 days. Usually, a helmetless rider has to pay a fine of ₹500. Raj Tilak Roushan, deputy commissioner of police (Traffic HQ) said that on an average, they are penalising about 1,200 two-wheelers daily.
The Pune Municipal Corporation which had earlier announced water cut on Thursday (May 26) has now cancelled it as the President of India will be visiting the city for a programme. The city will get a normal water supply, said officials. President Ramnath Kovind is visiting the city for the launch of the 125th-anniversary celebration of the Laxmibai Dagdusheth Halwai Datta temple which is located at Budhwar peth.
Pune The Bund Garden police have booked Marathi actor Surekha Jog and three others including a former education officer on charges of forging signatures and preparing bogus documents in the name of Zilla Parishad education department for obtaining funds from the government department, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place between January 1, 2019 and May 24, 2022. Police inspector Sunil Khedekar is investigating the case.