Ranchi schools to hold morning classes

April 25th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin  

Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Schools in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi have been issued a directive to hold classes in the morning due to the heat wave. The temperature has touched 40 degrees Celsius in Ranchi. On Thursday, the temperature was 39.2 degree Celsius while it was 39.5 degrees Celsius Wednesday.

Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Avhinash Kumar issued the directive Thursday to the schools to have classes between 6.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. The directive will apply to all schools from nursery to Class 12.

In other parts of the state, the temperature has crossed 40 degrees Celsius. In Bokaro, the temperature was 44 degrees Celsius Thursday.

The other districts where over 40 degrees Celsius was recorded are Palamau, Garwah, Deoghar and Dhanbad. The heat wave has claimed two lives in the state. One person died in Dhanbad and the other in Palamau.

Deputy Chief Minister Stephen Marandi was admitted to a hospital after he fell ill due to the heat wave.

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