The bulk of changes were reserved for students falling in the “BPL (below poverty line) category” — according to the JNU administration, they will have to pay 50% of the revised room rent, service charges and utility charges.
During the course of the protest outside the venue, which began shortly before noon, police tried several means to move students away from the gate, including the use of a water cannon which was deployed around 1:30 pm.
The students are demanding the withdrawal of the draft hostel manual, in which service charges of Rs 1,700 were introduced and the one-time mess security fee, which is refundable, has been hiked from Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000.
This effort is being led by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), and the first step towards this was taken this week at a round table conference with various education and health stakeholders and experts.
Schools shut, hospital admissions spike — as air quality in the national capital touches emergency levels, children are facing the worst of it, with doctors warning that health effects could be felt for years to come.
As the first wave of Kashmiri Pandits who migrated to the capital in the late 1940s worked towards building their first community here, they decided to name it after the lotus which grows in the Dal Lake, or the pamposh in Kashmiri.
According to the official, the primary focus of the programme is to enable personalised teaching. “The most basic thing is the way of teaching. We have a big learning gap in our primary schools and we need to be equipped to teach accordingly,” the official said.
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Udayvir Singh, 36, who lost five family members — his mother, wife, daughter, sister and niece — said they made the journey to Vaishno Devi for the ‘mundan’ ceremony of his three-year-old daughter Kalpana, the youngest casualty of the incident.
The exercise is being carried out to clear out three different sites — adding up to between 5,000 and 6,000 square metres — for the construction of two new academic blocks, a men’s hostel and a women’s hostel on campus.