Delhi Underground; Dharma vs pay checks

At a function to launch Delhi University’s newly launched B Tech course in Innovation last week,both the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor addressed the first batch of students.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 10, 2011 1:42 am

Dharma vs pay checks

At a function to launch Delhi University’s newly launched B Tech course in Innovation last week,both the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor addressed the first batch of students. In keeping with the ideas behind the course,the Pro VC,in his speech,waxed eloquent on the concept of ‘dharma’ and the need for a change in the present generation’s attitude ‘to work to earn money’. But a round of introduction by the students followed by speeches proved that not everyone agreed with the senior varsity official. “My name is Nikita and I have joined this course to get a job with a high pay,” said a student,leaving the audience stunned at her candid attitude.

The Maya effect

Preparations are on in full swing in Noida ahead of Chief Minister Mayawati’s visit to the area on October 14 for the much-hyped opening of the Ambedkar Park and other buildings. The area has seen a flurry of activity with roads being widened,trees being planted,and several roadside markets being removed as well. Security has also been tightened at each of the places the Chief Minister intends to inaugurate,which includes two schools and a hospital,apart from the multi-crore Ambedkar Park. The new found sense of duty seems to have a trickle down effect on the traffic police as well,with personnel stationed at every crossing,directing the usually chaotic Noida streets.

Tied up by texts

After the 100-SMSes ban imposed by the telecom regulator,the Delhi Police is facing a crisis situation as several journalists complained that they were not receiving the alerts for press conferences. It has added to the woes of the public relations section that has to now call up the scribes about any important briefing. Sometimes they also request the journalists to stay back after a press conference has ended to attend the next one.

Delhi Police ‘sidelined’

The officers of Special Cell of Delhi Police ‘felt’ sidelined when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) did not let them interrogate the third accused whom they arrested recently in connection with the Delhi High Court blast case. The accused,a Dhaka-based student was arrested in Delhi by the NIA. A Delhi Police officer said though they were informed about the arrest and were called to the NIA office,the newly-formed investigation agency did not let them grill him.

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