Facing flak for its order directing women teachers not to wear ‘jeans, tops and bright suits’, the Punjab government on Tuesday withdrew the directive while suspending two employees of the Education Department in this regard.The State Education Department had yesterday imposed the dress code on government school teachers, especially women, asking them not to wear jeans, tops and bright suits as the outfits have a “bad” effect on students.The circular, which was issued to all circle education officers and district education officers, cited complaints received by the department regarding the “bright outfits” worn by women teachers.‘Effect on students’“In government schools, teachers, especially lady teachers, are wearing bright dresses while being on duty. Some teachers wear jeans, tops and several types of ‘provocative’ fashionable dresses when they are on duty. It has an effect on students,” said the order.“Therefore, the dress code should be implemented in government schools and regular checking should be done to ensure implementation of the order,” it said.‘Intolerable language’Condemning the Congress-led State government for issuing such a diktat, Democratic Teachers’ Front general secretary Davinder Punia said, “The language used in the order is intolerable for teachers. This is not the way such directives should be passed on to the teachers. We strongly condemn this order.”Meanwhile, Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary suspended Deputy Director Amrish Shukla and Assistant Director Amarbir Singh of the department.The Minister said the ‘controversial’ order containing “denigrating” language about women teachers was issued without proper authorisation. She said the two officials issued the order without taking the higher authorities into confidence.She made it clear that any affront to the dignity of the ‘nation builder’ teaching community would not be tolerated, adding that such a mindset needed to be condemned in this age of women empowerment. The Minister added that the order has been withdrawn.
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Almazan retaliated, gracing Camson with an elbow to the face then punches were thrown before players Ronald Tubid, Don Trollano and the referees helped pacify the situation.Both were ejected after getting slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2.The two met while being escorted by security on their way to their dugouts on opposite ends of the Cuneta Astrosome hallway and got into a heated verbal exchange.Rain or Shine leads, 44-40, at the half as of posting.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined Almazan and Camson got tangled near basket while fighting for positioning during a rebound play. Camson appeared to hit first with an elbow that triggered the scuffle. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WARNING: This video contains strong language.Heated hallway exchange between Almazan, Camson after getting ejected. #PBA2018 | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/O3DARcXY6b— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 20, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe game between Rain or Shine and Kia turned ugly after Elasto Painters center Raymond Almazan and Picanto big man Eric Camson traded blows late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane would like to end 2017 as the top calendar year goalscorer in European football as he is just one goal away from Lionel Messi, who tops the charts.Kane’s seventh hat-trick of the year meant that he now has 53 goals across all competitions for club and country — one less than Messi, who has 54 in 2017.The Englishman is now tied on 53 goals with Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani.What works in his favour is that unlike all of his rivals, Kane has a game left to play this year – a home game against Southampton on December 26.Riding on Kane’s brilliance, Spurs beat Burnely 3-0 away on Saturday and his manager Mauricio Pochettino was all praise for the talisman. Kane’s goals at Turf Moor also took his Premier League calendar year tally to 36, equalling Alan Shearer’s record from 1995.”He is amazing, a fantastic player, he needs one more to be above Alan, we will see in the next game. But it is fantastic for him,” said Pochettino.”It’s difficult to find words to describe Harry Kane. Even during my time at Spurs I’m surprised by him. The hat-trick is nice for him but we could have scored more than three. I’m worried when you don’t create chances though,” he said.Pochettino said Kane’s tally was just reward for the effort he has put into his game.”During my three and a half years with Tottenham, he always surprises me — not only with goals but his contribution, with his attitude, professional ethic, how he works across the pitch, he is a massive example for everyone.advertisement”I am so happy for him, he needs one more to set the record over Alan and I think that is a massive individual achievement for him,” he said.Asked whether Kane could go on to beat Shearer’s career record of 260 Premier League goals, Pochettino noted the consistency the former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers striker showed throughout his career but said Kane had the quality to produce something similar.”We hope for Tottenham and for him and I wish that every season (year) he will score 50 or more,” he said.”I think he can still improve, he is 24 and the player arrives at their best 27, 28, 29 and it depends how professional you are.”Harry Kane, if he keeps that mentality, keeps working hard every day, can play until he wants to. But for me, he can still improve in his game.”(With inputs from Reuters)