New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The Delhi University on Friday decided to scrap the four-year programme to go back to the earlier three-year programme, a day after the UGC rejected its alternative proposal over the FYUP to end the deadlock. The decision was taken at a meeting of principals of colleges affiliated to the DU that was held at the Indraprastha college. According to reports, the Delhi University has written to the UGC, saying it will start admissions under the three-year programme shortly. The standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University had resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Indian workers, who arrived at international airport in New Delhi on Friday after escaping from Iraq, complained of ill treatment by Iraq administration and embassy. The fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced to capital Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the ISIL and the national army. An Indian worker, Mohammad Zaid Ansari, who escaped from Iraq via Qatar, said the Iraqi government has even failed to provide food to the stranded Indian nationalsJun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday welcomed the Delhi University’s decision to scrap the four-year programme to go back to the earlier three-year programme. The decision was taken at a meeting of principals of colleges affiliated to the DU that was held at the Indraprastha college. According to reports, the Delhi University has written to the UGC, saying it will start admissions under the three-year programme shortly. The standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University had resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Four metro stations in the national capital have been closed 'indefinitely', as hundreds of students said that they will protest in front of the Prime Minister's residence on Race Course Road. The stations that have been shut down are Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Race Course Road and Udyog Bhawan. More than 3,000 students were holding a demonstration at Civil Lines who later marched to Rajghat, against the change in pattern of the Civil Services exams -which makes CSAT compulsory for those who want to become IAS officers. UPSC aspirants had staged a protest last week outside the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding a four-year age relaxation for appearing in the examinations of these services.Jun 27, 2014
XIAN, June 27 (ANI): Vice-President, Hamid Ansari, who is on a five-day visit to China, on Friday (June 27) met Secretary, Shaanxi Provincial Committee, Zhao Zhengyong . The Vice-President had arrived in Xian city on Thursday and would go to Beijing today with his delegation to boost bilateral relations between the two nations.
Ansari would also participate in trilateral summit with host China and Myanmar on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel agreement.He is accompanied by MoS trade, Nirmala Sitharaman, and other top officials.Jun 27, 2014
Bhopal, June 27 (ANI): Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday refused to comment over the tussle between Delhi University and University Grants Commission regarding FYUP. Irani stated that it is not proper time for her to speak on this issue.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi/ Andhra Pradesh, June 27 (ANI): After at least 14 people were were burnt to death and several others were injured in a huge gas pipeline blast in the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu ordered probe in the case. Cutting short his New Delhi trip, Naidu is rushing to East Godavari to reach the accident spot. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is also expected to accompany Naidu to the accident site. He also constituted a committee for the investigation. Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled loss of lives in the explosion.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday condoled the loss of lives in the GAIL pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh. At least 14 people were killed and seven others injured in a fire following a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district today morning. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is the country's largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Delhi University students have started an indefinite hunger strike demanding the resignation of Delhi University (DU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dinesh Singh and an immediate rollback of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). Dhruv Sangwan, South Campus President from Indian National Students' Organization ( INSO ) said that students were suffering due to the confusion at the time of admission. Meanwhile, many protesting students and teachers have also gathered outside the VC's residence demanding his resignation. The standoff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Delhi University has resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure. The Delhi University yesterday proposed that all Honours courses except B.Tech should be reverted back to the three year format.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's remark on sex education pour in varied reactions after he said that instead of using condoms, people should use moral values and demanded ban on sexual education in schools. BJP leader Prabhat Jha and DUSU President Aman Awana supported the stance and said that sex education is not necessary. Congress leader Manish Tewari condemned the same and said that the thought process comes from some other generation and is backward. CPI leader Annie Raja said that such statement can increase sexual violence cases. Former DUTA President Aditya Narayan Mishra also condemned this 'closed mindset'. Meanwhile, AIPWA National Secretary Kavita Krishnan appealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take cognizance and order the ministers to keep 'RSS ideas' out of ministry.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): A girl was burnt alive after being gang-raped by a group of men in Beejpariya village of Sitapur located in Uttar Pradesh. Politicos and women activists criticized the inability of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in improving the law and order situation in his state while condemning the incident.Jun 27, 2014
Lahore, June 27 (ANI): The US State Department has named a self-proclaimed Pakistani charity as a "foreign terrorist organisation", a status that freezes any assets it has under US jurisdiction. Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) calls itself a humanitarian charity but is widely seen as a front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), a Pakistan-based group accused of orchestrating attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. However, Hafiz Saeed, who founded LeT and now leads JuD, lashed out at the United States government for targeting JuD in the name of LeT without having any proof. He said the State department was doing this at the instigation of India.Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): The tussle between Delhi University and University Grants Commission which is growing day by day has invited mixed reactions. Former DUTA President Aditya Narayan Mishra said that it is an unfortunate incident as the future of many bright students is at stake. CPI leader D Raja stated that the FYUP initiated by the Delhi University started with confusion as the university was not able to justify the cause for such a programme. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government is concerned about the future of many students and hoped that he UGC-DU trouble will soon end. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari slammed the ruling government for politicizing the issue and delaying admissions in a prestigious university as DU.Jun 27, 2014
Andhra Pradesh, June 27 (ANI): At least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured after an explosion at a gas pipeline at the site of the state-owned Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) in Andhra Pradesh. The blast took place at 5:30 AM due to a gas leak in a pipeline near a refinery at Nagaram, around 560 km from Hyderabad. A massive fire broke out after the blast. Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot and the fire has been brought under control, officials said. The gas supply line has been cut off. Meanwhile, Prime Minister expressed condolences and tweeted, "My thoughts with the families of those who lost their lives in the GAIL Pipeline fire in AP. Prayers with the injured."
He also said, "I have spoken to the Petroleum Minister, Cabinet Secretary and GAIL Chairman and asked them to ensure immediate relief at the accident site."According to official sources, those who suffered burns are being shifted to Amalapuram and Kakinada hospitals. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has ordered an inquiry.Jun 27, 2014