May 2022
4:39 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
Hijab row: As high schools reopen tomorrow, Bommai confident about peace
Hubballi: A day ahead of high schools across the state up to class 10 that were shut in the wake of the Hijab row, reopening, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday expressed confidence that peace and normalcy will prevail.

He also said that a decision regarding reopening of Pre-University and Degree colleges will be taken after assessing the situation.

"High schools up to class 10 will reopen tomorrow, already Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of police and Deputy Director of Public Instruction of all districts have been asked to hold peace meetings involving parents and teachers at important schools aimed at maintaining cordial atmosphere. I'm confident that schools will function peacefully," Bommai said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said that he has asked Education Ministers to submit a report after examining the situation regarding reopening of Pre- University and Degree colleges, based on the assessment a meeting will be held and a decision will be taken.

The government on Friday had said that holiday announced to universities belonging to the department of Higher Education and colleges under the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE), in the wake of the Hijab row, has been extended till February 16.

Regarding reports about involvement of certain organisations and foreign hands behind the hijab row, the Chief Minister in response to a question said, "such reports in the media and social media are being taken note by our investigating officials, who are also gathering information on their end."

"What is before me, and my first duty is that schools and colleges should return to normal functioning, and students should study in a peaceful and cordial atmosphere and prepare for exams that is likely by March-April," he said.

As protests for and against the hijab intensified in different parts of Karnataka and turned violent in some places, the government declared a holiday for all high schools and colleges in the state for three days, from February 9.

Following the court order, the government on February 10 had decided to resume classes for high school students up to class 10 from February 14, and for Pre-University and Degree Colleges thereafter.

The Karnataka High Court, in its interim order pending consideration of all petitions related to the Hijab row, had earlier requested the state government to reopen educational institutions and restrained all the students from wearing saffron shawls, scarves, Hijab and any religious flag within the classroom.

In the wake of reopening of schools, the government had last week issued a series of directions to district administrations, aimed at maintaining peace and that the High Court order is not violated.

Bommai, who also holds the Finance portfolio and will be presenting his first budget early next month said, all-round development of the state is in his mind.

"After the economic slowdown due to COVID for the last two years, things are recovering in the last four to five months, there is improvement in the revenue collection. Budget will focus on economic development, public welfare and financial discipline. We will have to give a boost to an economy that has slowed down, also priority has to be given to weaker sections and working class," he added.

Mundka fire: Building owner arrested
Adani says not in RS race, turf open in Andhra
Protests In Andhra Pradesh As Jagan Reddy's New Cabinet Takes Oath
"Hate, Violence Weakening Country": Rahul Gandhi
Indian Coast Guard's first Advanced Light Helicopter squadron commissioned
Top LeT Commander of Pakistan his associate killed in Srinagar encounter
India logs 1,096 new COVID-19 cases
Communal clashes in Rajasthan's Karauli; Curfew clamped
Nine judges appointed to five high courts
PM does not care about people, Covid patients: Rahul
Adityanath meets Guv to stake claim to form govt in UP
BJP to stake claim to form govt in Goa on Monday
Chhattisgarh: 24 Naxals surrender in Sukma
Yogi in Delhi, discussing formation of a new government
PM Modi Says Not Much Reforms Done In Country’s Security Apparatus Post Independence
India's envoy to Palestine, Mukul Arya, found dead in Embassy; Palestine govt orders probe
Injured student Harjot Singh being repatriated to India today
DMK suspends MLA following row over indirect polls
India logs 5,921 new COVID-19 cases, 289 deaths
NMC says foreign medical graduates can complete internships in India
RRR can hit theatres on Holi
 Mumbai, SS Rajamouli's much-anticipated "RRR" is ready to hit threatres if Covid surge ends and full  
King Khan returns to Insta after months of silence
Celebrity couple Dhanush-Aishwarya Rajinikanth part ways
Preity Zinta enjoys "Ghar ki Kheti"
PM Modi to visit Lumbini in Nepal on Buddha Purnima
 Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on May 16 for a brief visit to Lumbini,
Police in North Macedonia to deport 44 migrants to Greece
Nomination papers of Sharif, Qureshi approved by NA
Russian aggression targets Europe: Zelenskyy
Kerala records 558 fresh COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Thursday recorded 558 fresh infections which raised the total to 65,29
Kerala records 596 fresh COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths
1,088 COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths in Kerala
covid-19: Kerala reports 5,427 cases on Sunday, active cases drop to 66K
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.