Following the alleged gangrape of a woman at Pandav Nagar, female students from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have started a sensitisation and awareness campaign on the Delhi Metro and places like Connaught Place that see a high footfall. CCTV footage of the incident purportedly showed the woman walking naked on the road and asking for help from passersby. To escape, the woman – a mother of two – had to jump off the balcony of a first floor flat.
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Against the backdrop of the death of Dalit JNU student J Muthukrishnan, several Dalit intellectuals Wednesday addressed a press conference condemning "growing instances of caste-based discrimination" in educational institutions and demanded that the government take steps to curb this trend. Several scholars lamented that the Thorat Committee recommendations on AIIMS – which was tabled in 2011 and spoke on how to deal with caste-based discrimination in educational institutions – had still not been implemented despite Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula committing suicide at the University of Hyderabad last year.
From restricting the entry of tractor trolleys into the capital to setting up makeshift jails – Delhi Police is making extensive preparations to deal with Jat protesters, who plan to gherao the Parliament on March 20. Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik conveyed the instructions to all senior officers, Assistant Commissioners of Police and Station House Officers at a meeting on Wednesday. Sources said Delhi Police has received information from their counterparts in Haryana that Jat protesters, who have been demanding reservation for the community, are planning to march to the Parliament on March 20.
ON ANY given day, the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS receives at least 60 cases – from road accidents to cases of assault. Quite clearly, the capital’s referral centre for trauma management and rehabilitation is one of the busiest departments, not just in AIIMS but also across the city. However, Holi has always been the busiest day, say those working at the trauma centre. This Monday, when the capital celebrated Holi, the trauma centre received more than 400 cases, including 104 of road accidents and 103 cases of fall. But what kept the emergency department busy throughout the day were the alarming number of assault cases – 172 to be precise.
In the third meeting on growing parking problems in the capital, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed authorities to identify roads and commercial streets as "No Tolerance Zone" for illegal parking. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was directed to work out parking slots for para-transit vehicles and underground parkings for public convenience. "It was felt that instead of uniform parking charges in the entire MCD area, there should be differential charges depending on the area and demand," officials said.
Accused earlier arrested in Nepal and Mumbai in drug trafficking cases.
New Delhi: A 28-year-old software engineer killed his mother, a stock trader, around two weeks ago because refused to give him money to buy drugs. A furious Animesh Jha strangled his 53-year-old mother at about 3 am and fled from their Dwarka apartment in search of drugs. In order to avoid police surveillance to trace his whereabouts, Animesh left his mobile phone in his Dwarka flat. But he stayed in touch with his friends through social media sites. He travelled to several places, including Mumbai, Hardwar and Rishikesh, before the police could lay their hands on him in Patna early on Tuesday morning.
Former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India has fielded a few women candidates from unreserved seats.
New Delhi: Women candidates in fray for April’s civic elections have pulled up their socks after the Delhi Election Commission announced the dates for filing nominations.
JNU continues to be the hotbed of controversies for the last one year.
JNU continues to be the hotbed of controversies for the last one year. The recent one being the suicide of 28-year-old P.hD student Muthukrishnan J. The controversies have not even spared former IIT-Delhi professor M. Jagadesh Kumar, who has been targeted by the students union for pursuing the "RSS agenda" ever since he took over as the varsity’s vice-chancellor on January 27 last year. In an interview with The Asian Age, Prof. Kumar told Sushmita Ghosh that the moment educational institutions deviate from academic excellence, they actually do the real social injustice because they will not be in a position to educate people who come from the marginalised sections of the society.
Nirmala Sitharaman told the House that she had met family members and friends of the deceased student.
New Delhi: The Delhi police on Wednesday registered a case of abetment to suicide under various sections of The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act in connection with the death of a 28-year-old Jawaharlal Nehru University PhD student J. Muthukrishnan who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his friend’s South Delhi residence on Monday.
Tucked away in a scenic locale in Thiruvananthapuram, Azhimala beach stands out for its unique serenity.
Eyes in search of umbrella dotted beaches and a sun bath on a sultry afternoon, could take a look at Azhimala. This pristine beach, tucked away in a scenic locale in the Thiruvananthapuram city, is an treat for people looking forward to some peace on a sandy seashore.