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Punjab changes school timings for eclipse

Chandigarh: In view of the solar eclipse on Wednesday, the Punjab Government has changed the school timings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of the routine hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Disclosing this here, an official spokesman said this decision had been taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in view of apprehensions expressed by parents that children might venture out to see the sun out of sheer curiosity during the eclipse period, thereby impairing their vision. - PTI

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