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Egypt jails Jazeera journalists for up to 10 years

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists including Australian Peter Greste to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. Duration: 00:49 Jun 23, 2014
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DU Principals' Association defers admission process

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The DU Principals' Association that had called a meeting at SGTB Khalsa College on Monday in wake of ongoing tussle between the DU authority and the UGC has informed that it is deferring the admission process till it gets unambiguous guidelines from the authorities. Jun 23, 2014
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President receives copy of 'Encyclopedia of Hinduism'

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday received a copy of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Auditorium. The President complimented Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji of the Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh, the founder-chairman of India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF) for undertaking the effort to bring out the encyclopedia. Present at the event were also LK Advani, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Uma Bharti. The Encyclopedia, a compendium of thousands of years of history, science, art, architecture, polity, religion, philosophy and culture, took 25 years to complete. Jun 23, 2014
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Manish Tewari criticizes NDA regime over FYUP

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for playing with the lives of students aspiring for admission to Delhi University (DU) because of the Four year Under Graduate Programme (FYUP). Condemning the University Grants Commission (UGC's) decision to go back to the three year undergraduate course, Tewari demanded answers from the UGC and Delhi University for implementing the FYUP in the first place. On Sunday, the University Grants Commission (UGC) put up three separate notices for Delhi University, the colleges under it and students and parents, saying that the four-year undergraduate programme has been scrapped. It ordered colleges to admit students for the three-year course instead of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) which had been introduced last year. Jun 23, 2014
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Boy dies of electric current in Saharsa, students torch train coaches

Saharsa, June 23 (ANI): Irate students ransacked power grid, burnt train coaches and pelted stones on police personnel, on Monday, in Saharsa town of Bihar after a student died from electric current flowing through a loose high-tension wire. The police said a storm in the night led to some loose wires and in the morning when a group of students aged between thirteen to fifteen years were going for their coaching classes, one of the them came in close contact with the wire and died on the spot. Jun 23, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj holds meeting with Indian envoys to SAARC nations to bolster relations

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Indian envoys to SAARC nations as part of new government's initiative to improve bilateral ties with neighbours. Swaraj met the envoys to take stock of current relations with each of the neighbouring countries to set down Narendra Modi led government's priorities and approach. Swaraj will pay a three-day visit to Bangladesh from June 25 during which she will hold talks with top leadership.Recently, Modi's decision to make Bhutan his first destination for his foreign trip was the latest in a series of unconventional policy choices by the new Prime Minister. Modi's government aims to make India the dominant foreign investor across South Asia as well as the main provider of infrastructure loans. Jun 23, 2014
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Protest against FYUP continue with demand of DU VC's resignation

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The members of All India Students Association (AISA) on Monday, while staging protest a protest in front of the HRD ministry over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) in Delhi University were caught in a scuffle with the Delhi Police. The students demanded clarification regarding admissions under the programme which has lead to widespread difficulties due to the ongoing tiff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the University. An AISA Member Anmol demanded DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dinesh Singh's resignation after he reportedly defended the FYUP against the UGC notices asking the varsity to roll back the course. ABVP members also protested outside DU's Faculty of Arts over the issue and demanded the VC's resignation. Meanwhile, HRD Minister Smriti Irani called an emergency meeting of a University Grants Commission (UGC)-appointed 10-member committee on Monday afternoon in attempt to arrive at an acceptable solution to the ongoing academic crisis. Jun 23, 2014