On September 20, the presidents of Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) were rebuffed by the Delhi High Court for not being present in front of the court in the defacement of property case. While the newly-elected vice-president, Kunal Sehrawat was personally present in the court, the president, Rocky Tuseed, was represented by his counsel. Both of them belongs to NSUI.
There was scribing of names on the walls, posters were pasted around the college campuses and metro properties during the election process. The court has asked them to file an answer to the same and asked them to suggest ways to clean-up the mess created by them at the public places. According to a report of ANI, the High Court also said, ”We don’t want to take severe action but it can’t go on.”
The High Court also warned them that they can face 10 years of jail term if the FIR would be lodged. The Election Commission of India has been assigned the responsibility to send notices to all the candidates.
An advocate had filed a PIL and asked for a complete ban as the public property is defaced in the process.
Sources: India Legal
Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for communication and railways, on September 19, 2017, announced that the Indian railways will run 4,000 special trains in the coming festival month.
According to a report of PTI, Sinha said, “In the next 40 days, we will celebrate the Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, and Chhath. So, we are introducing additional trains to facilitate holiday traveling between October 15 and October 30.”
The Indian Railways has increased the number of such trains by 200 compared to last year, which saw 3,800 special trains during festival season. The special trains will run to the destinations, which usually see high numbers of commuters during this time, from different parts of the country.
The leaves of all the staff will be canceled in order to deal with the rush during the coming month. The selling of platform tickets is also stopped for the festival season in case of the rush. Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been deployed to keep a check on the station security, illegal agents, and vendors. Last year, during the festive season, the railways had registered 1,654 cases and took action against 693 of its staffers.
Different facilities like clean drinking water, wheelchair, ambulance, medicine, etc. will also be provided at the stations.
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The students of Rama Dental College of Kanpur created a commotion on the college campus after they were denied to take any electronic gadget inside the examination hall. The students got into a heated argument with the management of the college, who did not let them cheat in the exam.
The college property was vandalised by the students and they also attacked the staff members. The Police also faced stone pelting by the students when they arrived at the spot to control the situation.
On the other hand, the students have a different story to tell. According to the students, the management asked them for Rs 10,000 to let them cheat and then withdrew at the end moment.
The police is investigating into the matter now. Sonia Singh, DIG Kanpur, said “According to the college students, they were not allowed to appear for their exam today and that’s why they created a ruckus. There is no one from the college management, who could clarify on this. We are making a detailed report of the matter and then will inform the government about this.”,reported ANI.
Sources: Business Standard.
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The Supreme Court on September 18, 2017, decided to hear the plea filed by Rohingya Muslims on October 3. Two Rohingya immigrants, who filed the plea, asked for apex court’s intervention in regards with the deportation of the Rohingyas to Myanmar.
According to the media reports, the Union home ministry has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in which it called Rohingya Muslims a security threat to the country, reported Firstpost. The centre also added that the right to move and settle in the country can only be enjoyed by the citizens of India and any illegal immigrant will face the jurisdiction.
According to a report in the Times of India, the centre will present all the intelligence inputs before the court on October 3.
The Supreme Court has also refused to issue any notice to the National Human Rights Commission, which supports the Rohingyas and is ready to argue against the deportation.
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren RIjiju, said, “It is a sensitive matter. Whatever government will do, will be in nation’s interest.”, reported the Statesman.
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Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, and Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development, will hold a meeting today, along with the CBSE officials.
The meeting is scheduled after the murder of a student in Ryan International School. Around 40 students’ parents and alumni protested against the school’s lack of security. The questions were raised against the school authorities’ verification of the non-administrative staff and there was a demand for the increase in CCTV surveillance.
According to a report of ANI, both the ministers had a telephonic conversation and have come up with the idea of employing more women employees in the staff. There were other suggestions for increasing the awareness among the students regarding the sexual abuse and child helpline available.
The meeting’s main objective will be to come up with concrete guidelines which the schools have to follow in future in order to reduce such activities in future and keep the children safe.
Pradhyumn, a seven-year-old student of Ryan International School, was brutally murdered in the school premises by the conductor of a school bus on September 8.
Sources: ZeeNews, IndiaToday
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Arjan Singh, a war hero and Marshal of the Indian Air Force, has died at 98. He was admitted to Army’s Research and Referral hospital in Delhi after he had a cardiac arrest on Saturday morning. He was in a critical condition when he was admitted.
Arjan Singh was the only officer in the Indian Air Force who was promoted to a five-star rank. He became famous after he led the Air Force in the India-Pakistan war of 1965 at the age of hardly 44. He severed as the IAF chief from 1964 to 1969. In January 2002, he was elevated to the rank of the Marshal of IAF.
He was visited by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in the R&R hospital. After the news of Singh’s death, the Prime Minister tweeted, “India will never forget the excellent leadership of Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh in 1965 when the IAF saw substantial action.” According to a report of NDTV, he was also visited by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three services chief along with the Prime Minister earlier today.
Singh had served as India’s ambassador to Switzerland, Vatican and Kenya. He was also appointed as the Lt. Governor of Delhi in 1989.
Sources: TOI, Indian Express
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To mark the 125th celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, 3,082 children from 160 schools in Pune came together to make a Guinness World Record at Baburao Sanas Ground. The students made their own eco-friendly Ganesh idol on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh festivity. They used river clay to make the idol from scratch.
The students were selected from their respective schools and were given a small workshop on how to make eco-friendly idols before hand. They were directed by Vivek Khatavkar during the event. The event, which was organised by the pine Municipal Corporation, was the brainchild of Pune’s mayor, Mukta Tilak and was inaugurated by Human resource minister Prakash Javadekar.
“While making these idols, we are also mixing seeds of plants. That means that when these idols are immersed, these seeds will also get immersed in water. These seeds will eventually settle in the soil and grow into plants. This is the concept behind this.”, said Mukta Tilak.
The students sat under the bright sun with full devotion towards their beloved Ganpati Bappa.