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#Delhi municipal polls: Working in school committees helped AAP candidates get training, exposure

They say the government’s education initiatives made them familiar faces in their wards, which will help them in the April 23 polls.

The Lajpat Nagar ward in Delhi, from where Sachin Shah of the Aam Aadmi Party is contesting the municipal elections next month, has two worlds. One is middle class, with parks, independent homes and cars. Shah has lived here for all of his 35 years and fully understands the problems of his neighbours – faulty drainage, inadequate street-lighting, shabby parks. The other world comprises six slum clusters – variously described as camps and jhuggi-jhopri (shack) or JJ colonies in Delhi – that he became familiar with only after becoming a member of the school management committee of the Government Co-educational Senior Secondary School in Nehru Nagar, which is part of the ward.

19-year-old IIT Delhi student jumps off hostel balcony, battling for life

A 19-year-old student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT) allegedly jumped off from the fourth floor of Vidhyanchal Hostel inside the Delhi campus, on Wednesday morning. He sustained multiple fractures in the fall and is battling for life at AIIMS.

This came a day after IIT was in the spotlight over a former professor confining himself along with his wife to his house in Kanpur.

Nitish Kumar Purti, an Engineering Physics student had come to IIT last year. Police said that he was depressed as he was forced to take up the course and was unable to cope with the pressure.
It was around 4am, when Purti’s roommate Abhinandan asked him to accompany him downstairs for a walk. Purti reportedly asked him to call a security guard for some help. When Abhinandan went downstairs, Purti reportedly went to the balcony on the fourth floor and jumped. Abhinandan heard a loud thud and found Purti on the ground, bleeding profusely.

MCD Elections 2017: AAP to hold 1000 ward level meetings; Kejriwal to kick off campaign on March 31

New Delhi, March 28: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal is leaving no stone unturned to make a mark on April 23, the date of municipal elections in Delhi. The AAP will hold close to 1000 meetings and will talk on power and health sector issues reported Hindustan Times.
The Delhi government in the national capital will cover all areas and talk to people on their day to day life problems. Leaders of AAP are heavily campaigning for the party and educating people on the sectors in which their party has excelled. Health, education, water supply these sectors were taken into Kejriwal’s custody and were given utmost importance. The leaders will also educate people about the Mohalla clinics running in the city.
On the heavy campaign in the national capital for the MCD polls, Ashish Talwar, in charge of AAP Delhi said the campaign will be done for Delhi people as they are willing to know the solution of problems through their government. ” We will also hold ward wise meetings,” added Talwar.

In Arvind Kejriwal ruled Delhi, power generation cost doubles in 5 years

Although the Delhi government has often blamed the city state’s higher power tariff on the three privately-owned power distribution companies (discoms), power manufacturing cost at its own generation companies has doubled in the last five years, which has forced discoms to reduce their purchase from these plants, an audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said. The report was tabled in Parliament recently. Power generation in Delhi is entrusted to Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) and Pragati Power Corporation Limited (PPCL). CAG said that from FY2012 to FY2016, the cost of generation at IPGCL more than doubled to R10.45/unit, while at PPCL, it increased from R3.05/unit to R6.00/unit.

A great leap in science

At 27, this young research scholar is selected for the Lindue Nobel Laureate meeting which is being held in Germany.

The world of gadgets is ever-evolving and everyday day, there emerges a new concept to improve existing technology. Working on increasing the speed of electronic devices with the help of photonics technology, is Dasari Venkatakrishnarao, who is pursuing PhD in material chemistry from University of Hyderabad. He has been selected for Lindue Nobel Laureates 2017, an annual scientific conference that brings together Nobel laureates and young scientists, to discuss important issues in the field.

Beware of fake friends

What happens when friends, who mean so much to you, don’t return the favour?

A bestie queried me the other day, with considerable perplexity in her voice about how one should deal with friends who take advantage of one’s good gestures and take one’s love for granted. "It happens," I told her. I may sound somewhat cynical, but except for childhood friends, we call the many of the rest ‘friends’ just for the heck of it. It’s a self-serving world and if we face reality, we shouldn’t keep high benchmarks and expectations of loyalty and support from our so-called friends.

DJB ties up with US varsity for Yamuna project

Initiative to start with cleaning Najafgarh drain, a major pollutant.

New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has entered into a five-year research collaboration with the University of Virginia (UVA) on the Yamuna River Project "to place riverfront restoration and development at the forefront of national consciousness."

Number of #NEET centres rise to 104

Date of revising the options for centre cities has been extended till March 31, 2017.

New Delhi: The CBSE has extended the deadline for candidates to revise their centres for national entrance exam for admission to medical colleges, NEET, till March 31. The board has also added another centre in Nanded (Maharashtra), taking the number of centres for National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) to 104.