Updated May 28th, 2024 at 23:18 IST

Rajasthan School Board Official Suspended, Arrested After Row Over Wearing Shorts to Office

A section officer of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education was suspended for indiscipline after he allegedly misbehaved with some of his colleagues when

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Rajasthan: A section officer of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education was suspended for indiscipline after he allegedly misbehaved with some of his colleagues when they objected to his wearing shorts.

Secretary of the Board Kailash Chandra Sharma said that Tekchandani, a section officer in the academics branch, reached the office on Monday wearing a T-shirt and shorts and "started creating a nuisance". When other employees objected, he misbehaved with them. Taking disciplinary action, he was suspended.

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"Today, he came to the office and created a nuisance. He entered the chamber of Director (Academic) Rakesh Swami and questioned why he was suspended.

"Police were informed and he was arrested for disturbing peace," Sharma said.

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While Rajasthan has been reeling from an intense heat wave with temperatures hovering around 48-50 degrees Celsius, Sharma said that Tekchandani did not give any specific reason for coming to the office in shorts on Monday. He was wearing a shirt and trousers when he came to the office on Tuesday.

Sharma said that disciplinary action has been initiated against Tekchandani in the past also. 

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Northern, Central India in Grip of Intense Heatwave

Large parts of northern and central India were in the grip of extreme heatwave conditions on Tuesday as temperatures crossed 50 degrees Celsius in Churu in Rajasthan and Sirsa in Haryana even as the national capital sizzled with the mercury settling nine notches above normal for the season.

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At least three weather stations in Delhi recorded maximum temperatures of 49 degrees Celsius or more with Mungeshpur and Narela in Delhi clocking 49.9 degrees followed by Najafgarh, also in the national capital, at 49.8 degrees, the weather office said.

This was the highest maximum temperature recorded in the capital this season. However, the Mungeshpur and Narela weather stations came up in 2022 and have records only for the last three years.

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IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra blamed the heatwave conditions over northwest and central India on the absence of Western Disturbances during the latter half of May.

Western Disturbances are extra-tropical weather systems formed over the Mediterranean Sea and move from the west to the east.

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Rajasthan's Churu Touches 50.5 Degrees Celcius

Churu in Rajasthan was the hottest place in the country with the maximum temperature touching 50.5 degrees Celsius followed by Sirsa-AWS in Haryana (50.3), Mungeshpur and Narela (49.9), Najafgarh (49.8), Sirsa (49.5), Ganganagar in Rajasthan (49.4), Pilani and Phalodi in Rajasthan and Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh (49). (with PTI inputs)

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 23:18 IST