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The St Stephen’s College management has reacted sharply to news reports that there is a struggle on to control the college...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
October 24, 2009 12:31:32 am

No struggle for power at St Stephen’s,says college body
The St Stephen’s College management has reacted sharply to news reports that there is a struggle on to control the college. A press release dated October 21 by college media adviser Nandita Narain has called the news reports “an orchestrated campaign to mislead the public,malign the Principal and several members of the Governing Body of St Stephen’s College.” The release refers to allegations concerning Enos Das Pradhan,CNI’s Synodical Board of Higher Education (SBHE) nominee in the Governing Body and Supreme Council. The press release quotes the 82nd Synod Executive of August 2009 to say that “Dr Pradhan continues to be a bona fide member till April 2010…”

HC directs MCD,godown owner to pay
Two Jamia University students complained of molestation by students of Chandrashekhar School on CV Raman Marg in New Friends Colony area,Southeast Delhi,on Friday afternoon. According to the police,the girls were passing from in front of the school. Few boys passed lewd comments and went inside the school. The girls then went into the school to complain to the teachers there. However,more boys gathered and they allegedly misbehaved with the girls. The police said that the girls then approached the police after which a case of molestation under Section 354 was registered .

MCD demolition drive
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has started another major demolition drive against unauthorised construction in the Central zone. The drive began on Friday and the Corporation demolished all unauthorised construction in areas like Amar Colony,Lajpat Nagar,Bhogal,Ashram,Sangam Vihar,and Kalkaji. According to MCD officials,the drive will continue over the next two days and “dedicated endeavours will be made to curb any unauthorised construction in the zone.”

Two get life term for murder
A city court on Friday sentenced two brothers to life imprisonment for killing a man after he abused their father during an argument. Hitesh Kumar (32) and Brijesh Kumar (34) were also slapped with a fine of Rs 5,000 each by the court.

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HC Bar Association gets new president
Additional Solicitor General Amarjit Singh Chandhoke was on Friday elected president of the Delhi High Court Bar Association by defeating incumbent advocate K C Mittal. Chandhoke,a senior advocate,won the election for the fifth time with 2,306 votes as against Mittal’s 1,096. Advocate Kirti Uppal was elected as vice-president and Dinesh Kumar Sharma again won the election for the post of secretary for the year 2009.

Metro to run fewer trains on Sunday
Delhi Metro will run fewer trains for six hours on Sunday morning due to technical reasons. Trains between Barakhamba Road and Yamuna Bank Metro stations will run at a frequency of 24 minutes from 6 am to 12 noon on October 25,Metro officials said. Trains services on the other lines will have normal services.

MCD schoolteacher stabbed
A 53-year-old teacher working with a Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run primary school was allegedly stabbed inside the school premises by two youths in Trilokpuri area,East Delhi. At 11.45 am on Friday the teacher,Bitti Bhan,was teaching the students of Class II when “one youth,probably 16 or 17-year-old with his face covered entered the class. When the teacher questioned the youth he allegedly stabbed the teacher and escaped,” a senior police officer said.

Seminar on ATC Day
On World Air Traffic Controller’s Day,October 20,the ATC Guild of India organised a two-day seminar on ‘ATM-Airlines-Airport Strategies to meet Safety,Economic and Environmental Challenges’ in Delhi. The seminar was addressed by Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel,Director General of Civil Aviation Naseem Zaidi,Chairman of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Y S Bhave and Director General of India Meteorological Department Air Vice Marshal Ajit Tyagi among others.

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