Daily Archive: February 27, 2018

23 inmates of Gorakhpur jail test HIV positive

Gorakhpur, Feb 27  Twenty-three inmates of the Gorakhpur District Jail have been found to be HIV positive in the past eight months and are being treated at a hospital here, an official said today.

On the instructions of senior officials, several health camps were organised at the prison and 23 inmates, including a woman, were found HIV positive, Jail Superintendent Ramdhani Muni said.

During the camps, spread over eight months, 1,400 prisoners underwent tests to check for HIV, the officer said.

They are being treated at the BRD Medical College and Hospital, the superintendent said.

There are more than 1,800 inmates in the jail, tests for the remaining prisoners would be conducted soon, the officer said.

Source: PTI

Delhi Assembly’s Budget Session to start from March 16

New Delhi, Feb 27 (PTI) The budget session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly will be held from March 16 to 28, the Delhi Cabinet decided today.

The budget session will commence on March 16 and conclude on March 28. The date of presentation of the budget will be announced after a meeting with the Business Advisory Committee, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

This was the first official meeting attended by both Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash after their controversial midnight meeting at the former’s residence.

Finance Secretary S N Sahay and GAD Secretary M K Parida also attended today’s meeting.

A participant of the meeting claimed that an official wore black armband in protest against the alleged assault on Prakash by some AAP MLAs last week. However, Sisodia denied the claim, saying, “No, (he) was not there.”

Ahead of the Cabinet meeting, Prakash had written to Kejriwal, informing him that he would attend the meeting, based on the assumption that the chief minister will ensure that there is no physical attack and verbal assault on the officers .

API welcomes Delhi HC decision to allow sale of non-NCERT books in CBSE schools

 The Association of Publishers in India (API), a representative body of publishers engaged in the development of the school, higher education, reference, academic and other texts, has welcomed the Hon’ble Delhi High Court’s decision to allow the sale of both NCERT and non-NCERT books in CBSE run schools. The ruling, in addition to providing convenience to children and parents, will also enable them to choose books depending on their preference.The court’s decision exemplifies the point that an ideal education system is the one that recognizes the role of multiple stakeholders and is leaner-centric. The decision has been welcomed by not just students and parents but also by schools, private publishers, authors and others as it symbolizes ‘freedom of choice’ in education.

You can lock, unlock and start your car using smartphone; BMW Connected app works with Samsung smartphones

Digital Key will allow BMW car owners to lock, unlock and start their cars by using their smartphones via BMW Connected app. BMW Group is at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, not to launch a new device but to announce its plan to enhance the experience…

Sridevi’s funeral tomorrow

New Delhi, Feb 27 (PTI) BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and its Tripura in-charge Sunil Deodhar have been accorded VIP security cover of central paramilitary commandos in view of threats from insurgents during the polls.

Officials said the two BJP leaders have been provided the cover after central security agencies assessed possible threats to the two, especially during the ongoing election period.

The Union home ministry, they said, recently sanctioned a Y+ cover for Madhav and an X category security umbrella for Deodhar.

The CRPF has been tasked to secure the two every time they travel in any of the seven northeastern states, they said.