SC extends admission deadline for UG technical courses in Maharashtra till August 31
While undergraduate (UG) medical and dental and masters of business administration (MBA) admissions have been stalled owing to petitions in different courts, the deadline for UG technical course admissions has been extended till August 31.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to extend the admissions deadline for first-year UG professional technical courses in Maharashtra from August 15 to August 31.
“The extension is mainly for Class 12 students who had appeared for supplementary exams in June and their results were released only last week,” said Subhash Mahajan, chairman, admission committee (technical education), common entrance test cell. In the last one month, admissions to various first-year professional courses have also been marred by floods and waterlogging in some parts of the state due to which students could not reach colleges to confirm admissions.
“These students also got in touch with us and we realised it will be better to extend the admission deadline and accommodate more students. This way, colleges too can fill vacant seats through the institutional round,” added Mahajan.
Tibba police busted a honey-trap racket and arrested four persons, including two women, on Saturday. One of the members of the gang has yet to be caught, the police said. The FIR against them has been registered on the complaint of Nagendra Yadav of New Vijay Nagar. A fabric manufacturer, Yadav, told the police that he runs a factory near Puneet Nagar. On Friday evening, he was going to his factory on a scooter.
Bringing relief from the scorching heat, the thunderstorm witnessed in the city on Saturday evening turned the weather pleasant. Partly cloudy weather prevailed in the city since morning and rains, along with strong winds, brought down the mercury levels in the evening. As per the meteorological department, Chandigarh, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 27 degrees.
Division number 8 police have booked an employee of a jewellery shop for allegedly stealing items worth lakhs on Friday. Akash has been identified as Akash of Chaura Bazaar. The FIR has been registered following the statement of Lalit Chopra of Rishi Nagar. The complainant said that on Friday, they were present in the store and were attending to customers.
The joint co-coordinator of Kisan Congress, a wing of All India Congress Committee, has been booked for hurting religious sentiments by cleaning a statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi installed in a park in Salem Tabri with Gursimran Singh Mand's turban. The action against Gursimran Singh Mand has been taken around 10 months after the incident. Mand had reached the spot and cleaned the statue with his turban, which sparked a row.
The cybercrime wing of Punjab Police has issued an advisory to mobile phone users to be cautious of fraudsters who have found new ways to trap and dupe people. These fraudsters pose as officers and dupe people by sending them suspicious links on WhatsApp. Three such cases have been reported in Ludhiana in the past 45 days wherein fraudsters duped people by impersonating officials. The police have solved only one case till now.