Daily Archive: April 19, 2017

200 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 125 Navodaya Vidyalayas running headless: Report

At least 200 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 125 Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country have no principals, as per a report submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). The report also highlights shortage of over 10,000 teachers, including those for primary classes, in KVs. The revelation comes against the backdrop of demands from aspiring teachers and education stakeholders for filling up vacant positions in various institutions including the prestigious IITs and central universities such as the DU.

MCD polls: AAP promises to make Delhi free from #Dengue & #Chikungunya

New Delhi:With only four days left for the election to the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, new entrant in the fray Aam Aadmi Party, led by its party chief Arvind Kejriwal, today released its poll manifesto under the tag line ‘Ab Hum Karenge Swachh Dilli”, which promises to take up various issues including making Delhi free from vector-borne diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya within three years if voted to power.

Cabinet nod to EC proposal to procure VVPAT machines

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for procurement of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units for use in the General Elections, 2019 . The Cabinet decided that as many as 16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units will be purchased at a tentative unit cost of Rs 19,650, and at a total estimated cost of Rs 3173.47 crore (excluding taxes and freight as applicable) during the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 from M/s Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore and M/s Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, Hyderabad. The Price Negotiation Committee has been directed to negotiate with M/s Bharat Electronics Ltd and M/s Electronics Corporation of India Ltd to rationalise the final unit price expeditiously. The Cabinet also approved allocation of additional funds to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore in the current financial year in the supplementaries/Revised Estimates for meeting the cash outgo envisaged for purchase of EVMs (Control Units & Ballot Units) and VVPAT Units during the year 2017-18, payment of 40 per cent of the said amount as advance to the manufacturers and for provision of balance amount as may be required in the Budget estimates 2018-19.

Two get 20 years in jail for raping minor

TWO persons were sentenced to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a 15-year-old girl. The incident took place in 2014, when the two convicts had picked her up in their car on the pretext of giving her a lift, taken her to a secluded place and raped her. The two persons were identified as Yogesh Natha Walunj (23) of Yerawada and Raviraj Damu Gaikwad (27).

MCD elections 2017: Meet AAP candidate Anita Ujjainwal who contested against Arvind Kejriwal in 2013 Delhi assembly polls

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party are seeking to revive its fortune in the upcoming MCD Elections 2017. CM Kejriwal also wants to make a statement that his party is still a pivotal player in Delhi. To win any elections, candidates fielded by the concerned party do make a difference. AAP has opted for surprise choice. The party’s candidate from ward 1 E (Mayur Vihar Phase I), Anita Ujjainwal, had contested the 2013 Assembly election against the party chief Kejriwal. Ujjainwal is a social activist. She was one of the Independent candidates in the fray against Kejriwal and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit.