Delhi underground : Khan is still king at Hans Raj College

Shahrukh Khan may have had a spat at Wankhede stadium,but Delhi University’s ‘Open Days’ for aspirants to under-graduate courses proved that his alma mater Hans Raj College is as proud of him as ever.

Written by Express News Service | Published:May 28, 2012 1:37 am

Khan is still king at Hans Raj College

Shahrukh Khan may have had a spat at Wankhede stadium,but Delhi University’s ‘Open Days’ for aspirants to under-graduate courses proved that his alma mater Hans Raj College is as proud of him as ever. When the Principal of the college Dr V K Kawatra took the stage to describe the college’s accomplishments to entice students to apply for admissions,topping the list of attractions of the college were alumni who had made it big in Bollywood. The first among them was Shahrukh Khan. “He was a student of Economics,a good student. He topped the college,” said a beaming Dr Kawatra.

Men in khaki vs men in safari suits

Last week,police had a tough time arresting a man accused of molestation from a leading hotel here. A woman accompanying the man,barefoot and seemingly drunk,argued with the police personnel who had gone to arrest him. The woman,escorted by men in safari suits,tried to stop police from arresting the man. The security officials with the woman initially claimed that they were from police but later said they were former SPG officers. It was later revealed that the security men were private guards hired by the woman to flaunt her VVIP status.

Needed: Spell-check on press hand-outs

When it comes to spellings,the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),it seems,is no better than many of its students. In a press release announcing the dates for post-exam annual counselling to help students and parents overcome the results stress and anxieties,one of the sub-heads read “Quarries”. It took a perusal of the section to make out that the Board was not foraying into mining activities,but had merely mis-spelt ‘Queries’.

East Delhi Mayor’s ‘aides-on’ approach

The office of the Mayor of the East Municipal Corporation is run by her party workers quite literally. Mayor Annapurna Mishra keeps five of her aides in the chamber. One of them acts as a personal bodyguard. The others are assigned the task to monitor meetings and appointments of the Mayor. Mishra has also asked them to maintain a record of all visitors in a register. Amidst this,the personal secretary to the Mayor has little role to play. The other staff members and orderlies of the Mayor also have to take permission of these close aides before fixing or changing her schedule.

Gas pipeline slows down work on loops

One of the loops conceived on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg as part of the first phase of the elevated road between Sarai Kale Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is still under construction and PWD now claims it will be ready towards the end of June . “This loop will help provide another entry point to get on to the Barapullah elevated road. The work of constructing this loop slowed down as gas pipelines were coming in the way. We had to divert the pipelines to resume work. The increasing heat has also slowed down work on this stretch but we want to finish construction before the onset of monsoon,’’ said a PWD official. The elevated road was built just in time for the Commonwealth Games in October 2010.

DTC unhappy with cops’ free travel

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has raised objections to the Delhi Police personnel travelling on DTC buses for free. The corporation has taken up the matter with the Delhi Police. It has asked that Rs 800 per month be deducted from the transport allowance of police personnel and the same be given to DTC so police officers can continue travelling on DTC buses without making spot-payments. Officials said that Haryana Roadways had also resorted to such a move. As per a Cabinet decision and orders of Transport department,Delhi Police personnel are not allowed to travel free on DTC buses whether in uniform or otherwise. But during a recent check by DTC,several personnel were found travelling without tickets. “Delhi Police has around 60,000 personnel and authorities have been requested to deduct Rs 800 per month from their transport allowance and reimburse the same to DTC,’’ said a DTC spokesperson.

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