“Completely Vague And Misconceived”:Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Teach ‘Bhagavad Gita’ To Students Of All Classes

first_imgNews Updates”Completely Vague And Misconceived”:Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Teach ‘Bhagavad Gita’ To Students Of All Classes Sparsh Upadhyay27 Nov 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (25th November) dismissed a plea which was filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that “Bhagvad Geeta (or Bhagavad Gita) may be taught as one of the subjects to the students of all classes i.e. Basic Education to Higher Education in the overall interest of society”.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Saurabh Lavania called the Writ Petition,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (25th November) dismissed a plea which was filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that “Bhagvad Geeta (or Bhagavad Gita) may be taught as one of the subjects to the students of all classes i.e. Basic Education to Higher Education in the overall interest of society”.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Saurabh Lavania called the Writ Petition, as filed “completely vague and misconceived” and thereby it, was dismissed.However, the Bench asked the Petitioner (Brahma Shanker Shashtri), who appeared before the Court in person, that in case he wants to include “Bhagvad Geeta” (or Bhagavad Gita) 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.”Recently, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (05th November) observed that the filing of Writ Petition, praying for directions to create awareness regarding certain laws is not proper and that “it appears that such petitions are filed only for the sake of popularity.”Case title – Brahma Shanker Shashtri v. State Of U.P.Thru Secy. Basic Education Lucknow & Ors. [P.I.L. CIVIL No. – 22346 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Local Students Build Robot, Look to Future

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleSome kids play basketball. Some kids take dance.And then there are those who dabble in something a bit more involved. They make robots.A group of middle school students do just that. Since their schools don’t have robotics clubs, the budding engineers created their own. Emma Savov, 14, her brother, Alex, 11, and Farley O’Brien, 13, all of Linwood, and Nate Fontana, 13, of Somers Point, worked together over the last year to create a robot that they use in competitions. Since three of them live in Linwood, and that is where they work, it didn’t take much time before Emma picked a name all approved of.“We’re the Linbots,” she said with a big smile Friday alongside her teammates.And while they do it for the love of engineering, these young problem solvers have a bit of a competitive side. In fact, they are not only excelling at their robot-making techniques, they collaborate, disagree, agree and learn from each other with the ultimate goal of presenting a product they are proud of.They are being noticed. In fact, they are winning at VEX Robotics competitions. The Linbots won a design portion of a competition a few weeks ago, which qualified them for the state competition Feb. 23 in Millville, Cumberland County.The robot’s name is 92018A. Simply put, it is the date the team started building the robot.But there is nothing simplistic about this group of children. On Friday, the kids showcased what their robot can do. The Savov living room is set aside for practice. The adjoining room is their workshop. It resembles a dining room, but the table is filled with neatly organized rows of metal and plastic pieces and tools.It is the Linbots workroom, where the robot is created.They meet twice a week for about eight hours total to decide what they should change, improve or create for their robot. Team Linbots work together to make sure their robot is ready for the competition. From left, Alex Savov, Nate Fontana, Farley O’Brien and Emma Savov.Emma used the controls to guide 92018A down three platforms, around a course and stopped. The next goal would be to pick up a plastic cap and place it atop one of their poles. It is a feat that looks easy enough, but one that many other teams can’t seem to do successfully, Alex explained. It isn’t a surprise that these kids have similar career goals.“I really like marine science. I want to be an engineer,” Alex said.Emma likes the design aspect of the work, whereas Nate wants to be an aerospace engineer.Farley said she may want to be an engineer like her parents, Liz and Kevin O’Brien. She also likes writing. “We have a lot of fun,” Farley said. “There are not a lot of teams around here. There are a couple.”Alex said because he is the youngest of his teammates and younger than most of the people in the competition, he gains a different perspective on things while at the challenges.“It’s really fun to work with older people who like robotics and young people who understand it,” Alex explained.Alex Savov gets to work.The team will be competing against mostly school teams. The ages range from middle school to high school. If the Linbots win the “Middle School Excellence Award,” they will be heading to Louisville, Ky., for the world competition in April. Their parents have set up a GoFundMe page to help finance their trip.To donate, go to https://www.gofundme.com/worlds-funding-linbots-nj-vex-robotics-2019According to the VEX Robotics website www.vexrobotics.com, it is the largest and fastest growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 20,000 teams from 50 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game.Emma, Alex and Farley all attend Belhaven Middle School in Linwood. Nate goes to Jordan Road School in Somers Point. The kids said they hope their schools will one day have a robotics team. Emma took much of what she learned when she joined a club at the Egg Harbor Township PAL (Police Athletic League) back to her team of Linbots. She said she owes a lot of credit to the PAL robotics club.“The kids are so impressive,” Liz O’Brien said. “The kids are just amazing.” She said the teams really work together to solve problems. If something goes wrong out on the floor, the kids have to go back into an area and try to devise something to make it work. And if something breaks, which happens with colliding robots, the team members have to go in and fix it.The Savov siblings’ mother, Daniela Savov, said she is so proud of her children, and the rest of the team, for their dedication. “It is such an accomplishment. It gives them real world experience. They are interviewed by judges,” Savov said. “They work with other teams. There are a lot of technical skills being used, but also a lot of communication skills.” For Nate’s mother, Kim Fontana, the robot challenges are as exciting as their other son Noah’s wrestling matches.“I equate it to wrestling,” Fontana said. “It is exciting. A lot happens.” Team awards are placed on the fireplace at the Savov home in Linwood to showcase the accomplishments of the Linbots. Team “Linbots” is a group of middle school students from Linwood and Somers Point who created their own robotics club. They include Farley O’Brien, at left, and Emma Savov. In back at left is Nate Fontana and Alex Savov. In the middle is 92018A, their robot.last_img read more

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

first_imgIn this wave-making book, Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt takes into account “On the Nature of Things,” an eerily modern poem by the ancient Roman writer Lucretius, which helped shape the great thinkers of the Renaissance, even if fewer than three copies of the poem were known to exist at the time.last_img

Adebayor can’t stop the Black Stars in AFCON qualifier – Fatau Dauda

first_imgGhana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has vowed that experienced Togostriker Emmanuel Adebayor can’t stop the Black Stars when the two sides clash in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next week.The Tottenham attacker rushed his return to the Hawks in time to face Ghana in their second Group G matches of the qualifiers of the tournament to be played in Morocco early next year.Adebayor, who lives permanently in Ghana, looks to have made a u-turn on his international retirement just to ensure that he plays and scores against his adopted country to own the bragging rights over his Ghanaian friends.Several players in the Black Stars squad are also close friends of the Ghana international and his availability for Togo has sparked talk in some quarters that the Black Stars are scared of the England-based striker.However, goalkeeper Dauda says despite the mutual respect between players of the two countries, Adebayor will not be able to stop the Black Stars from their ambitions of wining the match in Lome.“Who says we are scared of Adebayor?,” South Africa-based goalkeeper Dauda said when asked about news of Adebayor’s return to the Togo fold. “I don’t think we are though I must admit we all have respect for him. I am sure he has respect for us as well so for me it will be a game of equals though we expect to win” Fatau added.Ghana will also play Uganda and Guinea in Group G of the qualifiers for the tournament in be held in Morocco.last_img read more

Reaction to Magic Johnson’s decision to step down from role with Lakers

first_imgShaq was among the first former Laker players to speak publicly about Johnson’s resignation.”I respect his decision, but the game & the business must go on.”-Shaq reacts to Magic Johnson stepping down as Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations. pic.twitter.com/GAXqUdbCOU— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 10, 2019 By Magic stepping down makes me think that Walton is staying— Ryan Cook (@lakers_fan1990) April 10, 2019 Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed No More Magic? @MagicJohnson Wow! 🗣👀— Dennis 3D Scott (@Dennis3DScott) April 10, 2019 This presser, which was not at all planned, has gone beyond 35 minutes.— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) April 10, 2019Jeanie Buss showed support for Magic after his decision to step away from the organization.Earvin, I loved working side by side with you. You’ve brought us a long way. We will continue the journey. We love you 💜💛 https://t.co/ofmQl6BtBz— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) April 10, 2019The team also released the following statement during the game: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error While Magic is stepping away from his job, the news means the off day is over for others.And just like that my off day is over @nba never a dull moment…— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) April 10, 2019 Magic actually did his job perfectly. He made the Lakers relevant in April— Rohan Katti (@rkattijr) April 10, 2019 How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers I can’t believe Magic stepped down like this. And I’m OK with it.— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) April 10, 2019 Time to come home Jerry. #LakeShow— KO (@KevinMamba91) April 10, 2019 I stood next to Kobe Bryant when he cried at his locker after the torn Achilles. I just stood next to Magic Johnson as he cried after stepping down as Lakers president. Today was more shocking. This is more than a job, obviously, for everyone involved. The Lakers are reality TV.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 10, 2019 Nobody and I mean nobody had a sense Magic was gonna do this today.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 10, 2019 It looks like Ice Cube’s BIG 3 might be interested in bring Magic on board in some capacity.I might know a place 🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/PojOG1AhWe— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) April 10, 2019 Magic Johnson says that his position doesn’t allow him to be a statesman of the game of basketball. He says he wants to go back to his wonderful life away from this position. “I was happier when I wasn’t the president (of the Lakers)”— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 10, 2019 After the Los Angeles Lakers season finale, a change was expected.A change at head coach. A change among the roster. Those were all but guaranteed.Magic Johnson’s abrupt resignation as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations was unexpected.Hours before the Lakers’ season finale against the Portland Trailblazers, Johnson held an impromptu press conference at Staples Center to announce his decision. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersReaction: Worth re-reading the Sunday column on the Lakers situation by @MarkHeisler –https://t.co/IPMmeaCqf3— Tom Moore (@tfmoore) April 10, 2019Related Articles — Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) April 10, 2019 Lakers never boring— Damian Calhoun (@DamianCalhoun) April 10, 2019 Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Hey @BrianKamenetzky Didn’t we just have this conversation a few days ago, about @MagicJohnson and his superstardom… he has had everything his way since high school, and it was a tough to ask, asking him to turn his shine down since it been soo bright for soo long…— Whatsgoodinsports (@whatsgoodnsport) April 10, 2019 No way he’s leaving the Clippers— Ant (@NRZantcoronado) April 10, 2019This might not be the only change for Laker Nation tonight.Lakers coaching staff fully expected to be fired in hours after the final game of the season. They had believed they were gone for months. Now? Magic quits in public, saying he’s too scared to tell Jeanie Buss face-to-face. What an embarrassing episode for a historic franchise.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2019 Magic: “You know how many calls Jeanie will get about this job tomorrow?” Hate that Magic stepped down, with lit those few injuries they were on the way to a 4 or 5 seed. He was a man of his word tho ✊🏾— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) April 10, 2019last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana 5 04; St. Eunan’s 4 02.The spectators in Convoy’s Centre of Excellence for the county ‘A’ hurling final were treated to fine weather, fine drama and to great commitment from all thirty plus players.Buncrana won it in the final minute with a goal from Cathal Óg Wilson. It could so easily have gone the other way. Not thirty seconds earlier a strike from Eunan’s excellent Shane O’Donnell had goal written all over it but for high heroics from the Buncrana keeper, Óisín Kelly. The final minute reflected drama from the throw in by referee Hugo Wallace.Buncrana got the scoreboard ticking with a point from Aaron Craig. Shane O’Donnell got his first of three goals and followed with a couple of points.Aaron Craig on twenty minutes hit the Eunans net. Niall O’Doherty followed with a point for the Scarvey boys.When Letterkenny’s Ethan Doherty rattled the Buncrana goal Eunans had taken control. The Buncrana mums and dads looked worried. Their sons had swept all before them up till this point. They were League and County Féile champs and favourites to complete the treble.The O’Donnell Park manager, Gordon Randles’ boys were fighting tooth and claw and led by a goal with halftime beckoning. Matty Mulholland a touch of class from Inis Eoghain then nets and equalizes . The end of the first half. All square.Early after the restart Eunans miss from the penalty spot. Buncrana get another three pointer through Cathal Óg .Eunans step up to the mark: Shane O’Donnell’s two strikes score to the value of six points. The Letterkenny lads lead by a goal. Buncrana mammies are more worried. Niall O’Doherty points a free. The difference is two points. Jason McLaughlin’s fine goal leaves Buncrana a point to the good. Eunans attack : wide, wide, save. And again attack, attack, spectacular save. Ryan Hegarty points for Buncrana .The last sixty seconds will live long in the spectators’ memories. Both squads shone. Managers Cathal Wilson and Gordon Randles and their coaching teams have very fine players for the future. Both teams were praised by the Donegal County Minor Board for a terrific game of sporting hurling.HURLING: BUNCRANA EDGE OUT EUNANS IN U14 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ‘HUMDINGER’! was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:14 HUrling ChampionshipbuncranadonegalSt Eunanslast_img read more

Watson Hire to host huge Black Friday event – €500,000 stock clearance!

first_imgWatson Sales and Hire at Lisnenan Industrial Park are hosting one of the biggest Black Friday clearances to ever hit Ireland – with half a million euro worth of stock being reduced to clear!All major brands such as Bosch, Hitachi, Draper, Milwaukee, Faithfull, DeVeille, but to name a few!The team at Watson Hire have acquired two 40 foot container loads of shop displays, ex demo, and liquidation stock for this one day event. Huge savings will be found on powertools, handtools, homeware, fireside equipment, hardware, paint, and much more!Many items will be up to 70% off the recommended retail price!To snap up some great deals and get some of the Christmas shopping out of the way early, or even just want to treat yourself, pop down to Watson Hire on Friday from 8am to 6pm.For a sneak preview of what’s in store on Friday check out the pictures below: To see the Facebook event click here!Watson Hire to host huge Black Friday event – €500,000 stock clearance! was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Football, food and fun at Sister Sara’s this Bank Holiday weekend

first_imgBig Bank Holiday celebrations are planned for Sister Sara’s Letterkenny this weekend, making it the go-to place for entertainment.The popular superpub on the Port Road has a packed line-up of live sport and music for all this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Start the weekend in style with the Broke Folks on Friday 2nd August from 9pm.On Saturday, Sister Sara’s will have the Donegal v Mayo game from 6pm, with huge top-quality screens to watch the clash.After the match they have music through the night with Stephen Mc Ginley live from 7.30pm followed by DJ Caelan Boyle at 10.30pm for a free disco. And the party keeps going on Sunday night with DJ Tubbsy on the decks to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend from 10.30pm.Sister Sara’s isn’t just a nighttime party venue – with Sara’s Kitchen, it is now a hotspot for food lovers too. They have a wide selection of small and big plates to keep you satisfied. There are delicious daily specials and a great selection of tea and coffees available.Why not enjoy your delicious food and drinks in the beer garden while the sun shines?Sister Sara’s Beer GardenFind the food you’ll love by grabbing a table in Sara’s Kitchen, open 4-9pm Monday to Thursday and 12.30-9pm Friday to Sunday. Treat yourself to lunch, Sunday dinner, a midweek evening without the dishes or some nibbles with a cocktail!For more info or bookings, just call (074) 912 2238Follow @sistersaras on FacebookValue Lunch Menu at Sister Sara’s Letterkenny  Football, food and fun at Sister Sara’s this Bank Holiday weekend was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bank holiday weekendGAAletterkenny foodSister Sara’sSportlast_img read more

Local gymnasts impress at regional championships

first_imgFive local gymnasts from the Redwood Coast Gymnastics team recently traveled to the 2018 Regional Championships in Chandler, Arizona.The championships played host to the top gymnasts from throughout the western United States and the local contingent were the first to make the trip in 10 years.Head coach Brian Van Pelt said he was exceptionally pleased with the performances, adding that these athletes train as much as 10 hours a week and are very dedicated to their sport.The local level 7 …last_img read more

Where do Raiders still need the most help?

first_imgExactly one month stands between Monday and the 2019 NFL Draft, in which the Raiders hold four of the first 35 picks and a league-high three on opening night.They were among the most active teams in the first two weeks of free agency, with the signings of Antonio Brown and Trent Brown highlighting a bevy of moves on both sides of the ball, yet plenty of work remains for Oakland to return to relevance in a division topped by two of the best teams in the NFL.Assuming the Raiders don’t send more …last_img read more