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NCERT approves panel recommendations to replace India with Bharat in school textbooks

The name Bharat in place of India first appeared officially after the government sent out G20 invites hosted by the President in the name of the President of Bharat, instead of the President of India.

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NCERT approves panel recommendations to replace India with Bharat in school textbooks

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) panel on Wednesday has unanimously endorsed the replacement of India with Bharat in their forthcoming textbooks. This change was proposed several months ago and has now received formal approval. The change is intended to emphasize the traditional and culturally rooted name Bharat for the nation. 

Following the approval, upcoming NCERT books will reflect this alteration, affecting the way the country is referred to in educational materials. Reports said, a high-level committee for social sciences, formed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to revise the school curriculum had recommended replacing the name ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’ in textbooks and also introducing classical history instead of ancient history in the curriculum.

Notably, the Article 1(1) of the Constitution already states, ‘India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States’. Speaking on the matter, committe’s chairperson CI Issac said that Bharat, an age-old name finds its mention in ancient texts such as Vishnu Purana, which is 7000 years old. He added that the term India started being used commonly only after the establishment of the East India Company and the battle of Plassey in 1757. Therefore, the committee has unanimously recommended that the name Bharat should be used in textbooks for students across classes, he mentioned.

The name Bharat in place of India first appeared officially after the government sent out G20 invites hosted by the President in the name of the President of Bharat, instead of the President of India. Later, the name change was observed in the nameplate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Summit in New Delhi that read Bharat instead of India. 

Reportedly, the NCERT is revising the curriculum of the school textbooks in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Furthermore, the council has recently formed a 19-member National Syllabus and Teaching Learning Material Committee (NSTC) to finalise the curriculum, textbooks and learning material for these classes.

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Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy refers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as big brother, seeks his blessings, support for development of state

The Telangana chief minister said Prime Minister’s Modi’s role is like a big brother and only with the support of the big brother can the Chief Ministers of all the states take their state’s forward for their growth and development

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Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy refers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as big brother, seeks his blessings, support for development of state

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as big brother and sought his blessings and support for the development of the state and its people. He stressed the need for Telangana to contribute to the centre’s vision of achieving the 5 trillion economy goal. He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue supporting Telangana’s development similar to the development of state of Gujarat.

The Telangana chief minister said Prime Minister’s Modi’s role is like a big brother and only with the support of the big brother can the Chief Ministers of all the states take their state’s forward for their growth and development. Revanth Reddy delivered his speech partly in Hindi, English and Telugu so that he could convey his speech to the people of the state and PM Modi.

Revanth Reddy said the Telangana government is not interested in any rift with the central government but it aims to maintain cordial relations for growth and development of the state. He further added the difference in ideology is only limited to elections and after elections all state governments require the support of the Centre.

The Telangana chief minister welcomed and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of the people of Telangana for launching and laying down of foundation stones of various infrastructure programmes which included railway lines, highways which will the help the state to move forward on the path of growth and development.

Reddy said if the prime minister can put in a word to the Maharashtra state government to give 1850 acres of land for which the Telangana government is ready to pay the compensation; an irrigation project can be constructed at Tummadihatti. He said this project will give water to 1.50 lakh acres of drought-prone Adilabad district and tribals who live here.

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Supreme Court asks AAP to vacate its Delhi office by June 15

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been directed by the Supreme Court to vacate its New Delhi office by June 15.

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Supreme Court asks AAP to vacate its Delhi office by June 15

The Aam Aadmi Party has been ordered to vacate its Delhi office by June 15. The Supere Court gave the rulling party extra time in light of the impending Lok Sabha elections.

Since the office is situated on land that the Delhi High Court was granted in order to expand a district court, the Aam Aadmi Party is ordered to leave the space.

In addition, the Supreme Court directed AAP to apply to the Land and Development Office for a land allocation for its offices.

It has mandated that the party’s request be processed by the Land and Development Office in a timeframe of four weeks. Additionally, it requested that the department notify everyone of its decision by the deadline.

The Aam Aadmi Party argued that since its party office is close to the Rouse Avenue court, it is not an encroachment because it was allocated long before the space was set aside for the court’s expansion, as per a report.

According to AAP lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the NCT used the land from 1993 till 2015, when AAP was granted ownership. He mentioned that the AAP is one of the six national parties in India.

AM Singhvi said the BJP has a comparable-sized office in the same location. He did add, according to the website, that they are put on the road two months before the elections.

Singhvi said the AAP has been asked to establish an office in Delhi’s Badarpur area. In addition, he claimed that LNDO has two plots at the same location that AAP could be granted.

All other parties would have to follow suit if the AAP was compelled to relocate to Badarpur. The party ought to secure a location in the heart of Delhi, he said.

The AAP was later given till June 15, 2024, by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, to leave the property so that land allotted to extend district judiciary footprint can be used.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacts to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s parivarvaad jibe, BJP launches Modi Ka Parivar campaign

The Prime Minister reacted to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s comments in Adilabad, Telangana and he questioned the leader of the opposition on dynastic politics. He said INDIA alliance leaders say Modi does not have a family. He replied by saying that his life is an open book and he lives for the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacts to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s parivarvaad jibe, BJP launches Modi Ka Parivar campaign

The BJP on Monday launched a major online campaign Modi Ka Parivar to counter RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s parivarvaad jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Many top leaders including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda and Union Minister Piyush Goyal added Modi Ka Parivar suffix to their names on X.

The Prime Minister reacted to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s comments in Adilabad, Telangana and he questioned the leader of the opposition on dynastic politics. He said INDIA alliance leaders say Modi does not have a family. He replied by saying that his life is an open book and he lives for the country.

Earlier RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing workers of the grand alliance at Jan Vishwas Maha Rally on Sunday. He said What can be done if Narendra Modi does not have a family of his own? He added PM Modi keeps bragging about the Ram temple. He said he is not even a true Hindu. He said in Hindu tradition a son shaves his head and beard on the demise of his parents. Modi did not do so when his mother died.

Talking to the media in a press conference BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi said for the INDIA Bloc, there are no Hindus. He said for them Hindus are backward, Dalit, Savarn, North Indian, South Indian, Kannada, Tamil Tellugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, and even Hindi, but not Hindu. He said the opposition parties want to see India in pieces.

He pointed out that a family divided the country to get into politics and today they stand with those who want to divide India so that they get to rule at least 1 division of the country. The Bihar deputy chief minister Vijay Kumar Sinha slammed Lalu Prasad Yadav for his comments, deeming them offensive and disrespectful to Sanatan Dharma.

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