Shradha Chettri

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In Darjeeling hills after the strike: losses, lack of cash, resentment
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Traders’ goods go waste, salary accounts run dry, schools and colleges face uphill task completing course.

At Nepal village, Hemraj’s family still awaits justice
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

“After the murder, Nepali people working in the city had contributed and given the family Rs 1 lakh. Nine years have passed. Since then, nothing has changed for them. His mother’s condition is poor,” said a member of the Mool Pravah Akhil Bharat Nepal Ekta Samaj.

Uniform change likely for SDMC school children as teachers appeal to South Delhi Mayor
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

For the last 30 years, students at these schools have worn blue shirts and navy blue shorts/skirts

Aarushi-Hemraj case: At Jalvayu Vihar, residents don’t like the rewind
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

“We moved just two years ago, so we didn’t know the Talwars — apart from what we have seen on television and read in the papers,” said a woman, who lives in L-30.

Delhi govt hospitals have no physical medicine and rehab department, reveals RTI
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in its annual report for 2011-12, had stated that they have sanctioned funds for hospitals in Delhi to start PMR departments.

Principals and teachers asked to register their Aadhaar details
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Proposals have also been floated to make Aadhaar necessary for students to get their mid-day meals and avail services under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

Thalassemia patient’s long battle for MBBS admission
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Digant Jain had moved the Delhi High Court on August 26 and secured a favourable ruling on September 19 — but has not been admitted to the MBBS course, which had started in August-end.

Harassment, teasing, snatching: All in a day for students of Ambedkar College
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

On Saturday, Ambedkar College students went to Gokulpuri police station in northeast Delhi, demanding security. They were accompanied by activists of the Centre for Struggling Women (CSW).

After contempt notice, DU admits student to Law Faculty
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

In the admission entrance, Sareen had scored 231 marks. The admission for the general category stopped at 234 marks after seats were filled. Between 231 and 234, there were 67 students in this category.

School running under tin roof for 40 years hopes for a change in fortune
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The school falls under the constituency of Imran Hossein from the Aam Aadmi Party.

HC notice to DUSU president-elect: Rocky barred from taking charge till university seeks legal opinion
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

While the university sealed the DUSU office, barring his entry, Tuseed remained adamant and said he will not leave until he gets the key. The proctor’s office maintained they will not act till there are recommendations from the university legal team.

DUSU president-elect claims: Was never jailed, ABVP defaming me
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Tuseed added that he wants a forensic test done on the documents submitted in court. On the other allegations by the ABVP, citing problems with his admission to the Department of Buddhist Studies, Tuseed said due process has been followed.

No clarity on way ahead, DU may need legal help
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The ABVP, which won the post of secretary and joint secretary, said they will not let Tuseed take charge as he allegedly “violates several provisions of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendation”.

Confusion over ‘mandatory’ Hindi test in Delhi University
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The exam, which is mandatory to get a degree, has led to some discomfiture, especially among students from the Northeast, many of whom say they have not studied Hindi beyond Class VIII. Satyawati (Evening) College was the first one to put up the notice, on September 14

Danger signs: How school buses in the capital are violating safety guidelines
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The murder of a boy at Ryan International School and the subsequent arrest of a bus conductor have thrown up questions on verification of school bus staff, and whether rules are followed while ferrying children. The Indian Express looks at the lapses in the system.

Jamia cancels event, students say told they cannot invite speakers from outside
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

On September 12, two second-year students submitted a letter to the Proctor, Dean Students Welfare, seeking permission to hold a talk at the central canteen.

NSUI comes back from the cold in DU
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

For the NSUI, which bagged posts of president and vice-president, it was a comeback after a series of defeats since 2012. For the last four years, the youth wing of the Congress had either won one seat or none at all.

Starting early, digital campaign helped NSUI, Ramjas violence hurt ABVP
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

“Before the election process started, the NSUI got down to work and highlighted the misuse of funds within DUSU. These things were important,” said Abhay Kumar, a political science teacher at Daulat Ram College.

‘Changing political scenario’ made NSUI ‘NOTA se bhi chhota’ in JNU
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Unlike Delhi University, JNU has never been a stronghold for the NSUI. But between 2012 and 2014, the body was seen as an alternative to Left politics.

Attacked with iron rod: Student beats up principal who confiscated phone
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The incident took place at the Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Yamuna Vihar’s Block B. The head of the school, Mewa Lal, sustained injuries after the student attacked him with an iron rod.

5-year-old raped: ‘Where can kids be safe if not in school?’
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

“First she said she was bitten by an insect but when we took her to a hospital, we realised she was sexually assaulted. Eventually, she told me that a man had taken her to an empty room, slapped her and touched her private parts,” the mother said.

Tussle on governing bodies: Delhi government asks Delhi University not to appoint any teacher
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

In the absence of a governing body, a mini-governing body — comprising the principal, teacher and university nominee — takes decisions. The university Registrar and the Dean of Colleges could not be reached.

Its candidate barred, NSUI members ‘ransack’ Delhi University centre
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

“I take responsibility for what has happened with these candidates. We will look into this,” S B Babbar, chief election officer, said. Raja alleged that ABVP’s presidential candidate, Rajat Choudhary, was behind his affidavit going missing.

Tweaked spellings help DUSU candidates make election cut
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

The presidential candidate from ABVP has, in all his campaigning material, written his name as Rajjat Chaudhary. His name is, however, spelt with a single J. The vice-presidential candidate for the ABVP, too, has allegedly done something similar.

At Teachers’ Day event, no ramp for differently abled to reach stage
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Two years ago, Satendra Singh, a teacher with the University College of Medical Sciences, and Abha Khetrapal, founder of Cross Hurdles and an awardee for her contribution to the field of disability, had also complained of it.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu calls on teachers and govt to ‘teach in mother tongue’
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

He also called on the government to give due importance to teaching about the country's heritage, culture as well as values as part of school curriculum.

From helping school go digital to funding uniforms, 6 teachers who made a difference
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

319 teachers from across the country received the President’s Award for their contribution to nation-building.

DUSU Election: In North Campus, curious case of a Rocky Handsome poster
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Actor Arjun Kapoor’s poster had also been put up last year, ostensibly to promote NSUI’s Arjun Chaprana. In 2014, ABVP candidate Kanika Shekhawat’s name featured on posters alongside photos of VJ Nauheed Cyrusi.

Hardlook: DUSU polls, Writing on the wall
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Ahead of Sept 12 DUSU polls, Delhi’s walls have been plastered with posters, flying in the face of Lyngdoh panel’s recommendations. Shradha Chettri discovers why removing money and muscle from DU is easier said than done

Ghazipur, Bhalswa landfills are now off limits
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Day after two deaths in Ghazipur, L-G takes stock, meets CM, but little clarity over where waste will go now

Delhi university: 4 try to attack teacher at CIC canteen
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The alleged incident took place in the canteen of the CIC, which runs inter-disciplinary programmes.

AAP govt’s new plan: Use school assembly for dengue fight, says Arvind Kejriwal
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Asking the two crore people of the city to join the government’s efforts, the Delhi CM said, “We cannot completely eradicate the diseases but even if we can reduce it, we will set an example.”

New MoU may make central varsity students fees higher
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

This directive is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the central universities and autonomous bodies will have to sign up with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the UGC.

Delhi: Showcause notice to 11 KMC students for ‘protesting without telling hostel warden’
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The students have been asked to explain: “Why should your admission to the hostel not be terminated for your misconduct? The enquiry committee will look into the matter and recommend necessary action.”

Delhi School of Economics refuses permission to students to hold panel discussion
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

DU Conversation, a group of independent students and teachers from the university, wanted to hold both programmes at the lecture theatre at DSE as part of celebrations on 70 years of Indian democracy.

Bawana bypoll: Congress looks for solace in increased vote share
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Unlike the AAP, which controls the assembly in Delhi, and the BJP, which has had a strong run thanks to victories in the MCD polls and the Rajouri Garden bypoll, the Congress has been without a seat in the Vidhan Sabha since 2015. The party was counting on Bawana to change that.