The Allahabad High Court is seen in this file photo. The high court has dismissed a plea filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that the Bhagavad Gita should be a part of the school curriculum.(PTI Photo)
The Allahabad High Court is seen in this file photo. The high court has dismissed a plea filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that the Bhagavad Gita should be a part of the school curriculum.(PTI Photo)

‘Vague, misconceived’: Allahabad high court junks plea for direction to teach Bhagavad Gita in school

A bench of justice Pankaj Mithal and justice Saurabh Lavania of Allahabad High Court said on Wednesday that the petition was “vague and misconceived”.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 02:52 PM IST

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that the Bhagavad Gita should be a part of the school curriculum and asked the petitioner to make a representation before the Uttar Pradesh education board instead, reports have said. The petitioner, Brahma Shanker Shashtri, wanted the Gita to be taught as one of the subjects to students of all classes “in the overall interest of the society”.

A bench of justice Pankaj Mithal and justice Saurabh Lavania said on Wednesday that Shashtri’s petition was “vague and misconceived” while observing that he may approach an appropriate authority such as Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Uttar Pradesh or any other concerned board or university in the state.

“The writ petition as filed is completely vague and misconceived and is dismissed...” the high court bench said. “In case, the petitioner wants to include Bhagavad Geeta as one of the subjects in the syllabus of intermediate, he may approach the appropriate authority such as Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Uttar Pradesh or any other board or university concerned, which he considers proper for including it as a subject or as a part of the syllabus of one of the subjects,” it observed.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI01_19_2021_000065B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at party HQ in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI01_19_2021_000065B)(PTI)

Elected Congress president by June 2021, announces KC Venugopal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi, the last full-time party chief, resigned in July 2019 after its second successive Lok Sabha election loss.
Close
Representational photo. (HT Archive)
Representational photo. (HT Archive)

Strategically important Ujh hydroelectric project in J&K gets forest panel nod

By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
The project will involve the loss of about 680ha of forest land and over 200,000 trees according to project documents on environment ministry’s Parivesh website
Close
The tool will capture the nature and source of emissions in the NCR for interventions to control them. (HT archive)
The tool will capture the nature and source of emissions in the NCR for interventions to control them. (HT archive)

Air Quality panel tasks agencies to develop tool for targeted pollution control

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:04 PM IST
The interventions suggested by the tool can be implemented by the pollution control boards and its implementation can be monitored by citizen watch groups and NGOs
Close
Congress President Sonia Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. “The government has inflicted untold suffering on the people of our country by the manner in which it has managed the Covid-19 pandemic."(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. “The government has inflicted untold suffering on the people of our country by the manner in which it has managed the Covid-19 pandemic."(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'To boost PM Modi's image': Congress picks holes in govt's Covid-19 vaccine plan

Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Noting the rise in hesitancy for Covid-19 vaccine, the committee also slammed the government for allowing blatant politicisation of the regulatory process to clear the vaccine for use in order to boost the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Close
A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was held on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was held on Friday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

'Dismissing angst of millions of farmers': CWC passes resolution on farm laws

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Passed in the CWC meeting on Friday, the resolution noted that the laws did not pass the test of Parliamentary scrutiny as they were "bulldozed by muzzling the voice of the opposition".
Close
Kerala HC has also asked for a regular update on the probe into the case.(HT Photo)
Kerala HC has also asked for a regular update on the probe into the case.(HT Photo)

Kerala mother accused of son's sexual abuse gets bail, court orders SIT probe

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:31 PM IST
  • The case has got wide publicity as it is the first time that a mother was arrested under Pocso charges in Kerala, that too, for exploiting her own child.
Close
Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

'National security compromised': CWC on Arnab Goswami's leaked chats

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • The CWC further said that the silence underlined the government's collusion, complicity and guilt.
Close
Vijayabhaskar said that he took the jab as a doctor and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to instill faith in health workers regarding the vaccine.(ANI)
Vijayabhaskar said that he took the jab as a doctor and as a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to instill faith in health workers regarding the vaccine.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu health minister gets Covid-19 vaccine, opts for Covaxin

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:51 PM IST
He urged everyone to take the vaccine to safeguard themselves from the deadly virus that has taken the lives of more than 150,000 people in India.
Close
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
BSF said the Pakistani rangers confirmed that the youth had been detained after crossing over. (Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)

Caught entering girlfriend’s home, shamed Rajasthan youth flees to Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • n the missing complaint, family members expressed apprehension that the boy might have crossed to Pakistan since the family lived very close to the Indo-Pak international border and they had relatives in Pabni village in Pakistan.
Close
In a letter to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, Thackeray claimed that several banks were not following the Centre's guidelines of observing leniency.(HT file photo)
In a letter to RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, Thackeray claimed that several banks were not following the Centre's guidelines of observing leniency.(HT file photo)

MNS urges RBI to set up panel to resolve transporters' woes

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Thackeray further claimed that some financiers had issued notices for recovery and were charging 2,000 per notice as fine.
Close
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan showing a bottle of Covaxin dose at AIIMS in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin led to enhanced immune responses, says Lancet

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The study on 375 participants across the country says the doses, administered 14 days apart during the trial, were well tolerated and led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses.
Close
MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)
MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)

Raj Thackeray writes to RBI chief, complains about transporter harassment

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The MNS chief asked Shaktikanta Das to constitute a high-level committee to probe the irregularities by banks and NBFCs and take punitive action based on the findings
Close
Camel mounted soldiers are silhouetted against the evening sky during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, in New Delhi(AP PHOTO)
Camel mounted soldiers are silhouetted against the evening sky during the rehearsals for the upcoming beating retreat ceremony which marks the end of Republic Day celebrations at the Raisina hills, in New Delhi(AP PHOTO)

Gorakhpur student Aniket Mishra to celebrate Republic Day with PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:43 PM IST
  • Mishra, who is currently in the Capital for his exams, will be accompanied by his aunt and is expected to report to Hotel Ashoka in New Delhi on January 25.
Close
Odisha BJP unit chief Samir Mohanty and leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik led the overnight protest against paddy procurement by the government.(HT Photo)
Odisha BJP unit chief Samir Mohanty and leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik led the overnight protest against paddy procurement by the government.(HT Photo)

Odisha BJP protests ‘shoddy’ paddy procurement, govt suspends 15 officials

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:54 PM IST
  • At least 10,000 farmers and BJP leaders had surrounded the RDC office in Sambalpur town on Thursday, protesting deductions in farmers’ payments by rice millers among other issues.
Close
PM Modi interacts with vaccinators and beneficiaries on Friday, (YouTube/Narendra Modi)
PM Modi interacts with vaccinators and beneficiaries on Friday, (YouTube/Narendra Modi)

India totally self-reliant in terms of Covid-19 vaccines: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:39 PM IST
  • India totally self-reliant in terms of Covid-19 vaccines: PM Modi interacts with Varanasi health workers, vaccinators
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP