DU cuts 8,000 seats but cannot explain it
Has the number of seats for undergraduate courses at the Delhi University gone down? Officials put it at 35,000 on Monday while announcing the admission schedule for 2007. It was 43,000 till 2006.
The 8,000-seat drop could limit the number of seats for general category students to 27,000. University officials were unable to give reasons for the cut and struggled to find an explanation. Dean for students' welfare SK Vij said the discrepancy (the earlier figure of 43,000) could be due to a typing error.
"The 43,000 seats mentioned earlier included all DU seats, including UG, PG and professional courses. At the UG intake level, only 35,000 seats are available for non-professional courses in Science, Arts and Commerce. This year we asked colleges to tell us the number of seats they offer," said Vij.
However, he said the sanctioned capacity of colleges tends to fluctuate depending on institution and course. "This is a serious query and we must develop a mechanism to assess the actual number of seats in colleges," he added.
The alleged mastermind of a cyber fraud gang managed to flee after firing at a Telangana Police team when it raided his residence in Bihar's Nawada late on Saturday even as four of his accomplices were arrested and Rs 1.22 crore in cash, five smartphones, three luxury cars, and liquor bottles were recovered. Later three more accused Bhutali Ram, Mahesh Kumar Mahto, and Jitendra Kumar were arrested.
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation has introduced 300 electric buses, which have been dedicated to the "citizens of the city" by the state government. Five bus routes have been identified to run these newly introduced electric buses. These electric buses will run between Kempegowda Bus Station to Vidyaranyapura, Shivajinagar to Yelahanka, Yelahanka to Kengeri, Kempegowda Bus Station to Yelahanka Satellite town and Hebbal to Central Silk Board.
The Capital has over 18,000 parks and gardens, but most of them are concentrated in just five districts, a new analysis has found, with the fewest such spaces in the congested north-east Delhi region, throwing up concerns over the inequitable spread of green patches in the rapidly expanding margins of the city. West Delhi is second, with such spots spread over 6.6% of the district and East Delhi third with 6.3%.
A year has passed since the day a 9-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and murdered inside a crematorium in west Delhi's Delhi Cantonment area. The girl's mother has still kept her clothes. She says that she will immerse them in the Ganga, but only after the court decides on the fate of four men who raped and murdered her daughter. The four accused are lodged in Tihar Jail.
The death toll in the Banda boat tragedy rose to 12 on Sunday after one more body was recovered three days after the fateful mishap in the Yamuna river on August 11. Three more bodies are still missing and search operations were going on, Banda superintendent of police Abhinandan said. “Three bodies are missing. The search operation by the NDRF, SDRF and PAC divers are underway,” he said.