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MCD poll: SP to contest all seats
New Delhi, March 9
After wining the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has decided to spread its wings in Delhi by contesting the MCD elections to be held on April 15, sources said.

AIIMS to help Anilís family
New Delhi, March 9
Anil Kumar Meena (22), who allegedly committed suicide on Sunday at a hostel of AIIMS, might have lost the battle of being a product of this premier institute, but for the rescue of many like him, now there would be a body of students and residents welfare to address their grievances on a monthly basis.

DU admission review panel submits report
New Delhi, March 9
The much-awaited report on the review of Delhi University admission policies has been submitted to the administration by the 16-member high-power committee. The committee has suggested many changes, learning from the last year's experience when the admission process went haywire and the university ended up admitting more students in many colleges.


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A Delhi traffic police official checks a taxi driver to see if he is drunk on Holi day in New Delhi. 6 die in mishaps on Holi 
New Delhi, March 9
In the past two days, eight persons have been killed in several road accidents in the national Capital. Six persons were killed at Holi, according to the police. In the first incident, a 22-year-old man, Manish Kumar was killed at Nand Nagri, northeast Delhi on Wednesday night.

A Delhi traffic police official checks a taxi driver to see if he is drunk on Holi day in New Delhi. Tribune photo

150 dwellings gutted
New Delhi, March 9
About 100 dwellings were burnt in a fire that started near Roop Krishna Public School at D-Block in Shahbad Dairy last evening.





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MCD poll: SP to contest all seats
Syed Ali Ahmed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 9
After wining the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has decided to spread its wings in Delhi by contesting the MCD elections to be held on April 15, sources said.

The sources said that at a meeting held in Lucknow recently the party decided to contest the MCD election and fielded its candidates from all the 272 municipal wards. In the assembly election in UP majority of the Muslim votes went to the SP coffer.

Lakhs of Muslims reside in Delhi and majority of them originally belong to Uttar Pradesh. They may exercise their franchise in favour of the SP. Yadav and Gujar votes in Delhi villages will also go in favour of the party.

The second reason the SP leadership gave its workers for winning municipal seats in Delhi is that the last MCD elections held just after the assembly election in UP. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had won the elections in UP with the support of Muslim voters. It had fielded its candidates in the MCD election and its 19 candidates had won their seats.

Keeping these ideas in mind, Mulayam Singh Yadav asked his party workers in Delhi to work in the national Capital and make ground for the election.

A senior party leader on the condition of anonymity said that now the MCD is divided in three parts, East, North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation. As far as East Delhi is concerned, the majority of the wards are Muslim dominated. They may go in the interest of the SP. In South Delhi also Jamia Nagar, Tughlakabad and a few other pockets are Muslim dominated.

In the last municipal election, the SP had fielded 38 candidates and not a single candidate could win the elections. Likewise, it had fielded 57 candidates in assembly elections but all had lost.

In the last assembly elections, Shoaib Iqbal of the Lok Janshakti Party from Turkman Gate and Asif Mohammad of the RJD from the Okhla constituencies had won the elections. 

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AIIMS to help Anilís family
Ananya Panda
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 9
Anil Kumar Meena (22), who allegedly committed suicide on Sunday at a hostel of AIIMS, might have lost the battle of being a product of this premier institute, but for the rescue of many like him, now there would be a body of students and residents welfare to address their grievances on a monthly basis.

The AIIMS administration finding no escape agreed for an independent probe to the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident along with providing life-long health benefits to Anil's family and facilitating the education of his three siblings.

The protest was suspended till March 16 when the institute's finance committee will decide the increased ex gratia for Anil who hails from a poor family of Baran district, Rajasthan.

Anil, who took the entrance exam for AIIMS in Hindi and stood second in the reserved category, took the extreme step due to his poor academic performance and difficulty to cope with English language.

"The administration has agreed to most of our demands. The family's rehabilitation would be taken care of," said Dr Shivani Pahwa, general secretary of the AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association.

Doctors also offered to contribute one day's salary for Anil's family.

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DU admission review panel submits report
Jyoti Rai
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 9
The much-awaited report on the review of Delhi University admission policies has been submitted to the administration by the 16-member high-power committee.

The committee has suggested many changes, learning from the last year's experience when the admission process went haywire and the university ended up admitting more students in many colleges.

To avoid any excess admissions that became unmanageable in 2011-2012 season, the committee has suggested central registration to be conducted online, for the benefit of the families of remote places.

"Registration of candidates is needed so that colleges have data in hand to determine cut-offs," said Dr Deepak Malhotra, chairman of the committee.

Also unlike last year, wherein colleges gave a four-day slot to the aspirants to take admission after the cut-off was released, this time only two days will be allotted for admissions. The committee has suggested that in case the colleges are not able to admit enough students, they can come up with eight to ten cut-off lists.

The committee has also suggested the scrapping of the migration system under which students can migrate to another college after completion of the first year.

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6 die in mishaps on Holi 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 9
In the past two days, eight persons have been killed in several road accidents in the national Capital. Six persons were killed at Holi, according to the police.

In the first incident, a 22-year-old man, Manish Kumar was killed at Nand Nagri, northeast Delhi on Wednesday night. He lost control of his speeding motorcycle which rammed into a pole at the Nand Nagri bus stop. Due to the impact of the accident, Manish fell over a road divider.

In the second incident, a 35-year-old Delhi police constable, Satendra Pawar was killed when a truck rammed into the rear of his motorcycle at Dilshad Garden on Wednesday night.

In the third incident, a 42-year-old man, Anil was killed while his 10-year-old son severely injured when a speeding tempo rammed into the rear of their motorcycle. The accident occurred at Shahbad Dairy, Outer Delhi on Thursday evening.

In the fourth incident, a DTC bus rammed into a motorcycle on which three people were travelling. The incident occurred at Sector-24, Rohini.

They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared one of them, Raju (24) brought dead.

In the fifth incident, a 35-year-old man, Naresh Malhotra was killed, while his friend, Pradeep was injured after a speeding car drove into them at Anand Vihar, East Delhi on Wednesday night.

In the sixth incident, a 35-year-old carpenter, Ajay was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree at Uttam Nagar in West Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

In the seventh incident, a 26-year-old man, Mahendra Karki was killed when his motorcycle rammed into a road divider at Subroto Park in South Delhi. He was heading to his residence at New Friends Colony.

In the eighth incident, a 32-year-old man, Ghanshyam was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and rammed into a road divider at Narela, Outer Delhi. According to the police, Ghanshyam was returning home after playing Holi. 

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150 dwellings gutted
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 9
About 100 dwellings were burnt in a fire that started near Roop Krishna Public School at D-Block in Shahbad Dairy last evening.

The fire had damaged a high voltage electric wire, which obstructed the relief operations. The blaze was doused within an hour.

In another incident, about 60 dwellings located at a slum near the Okhla Metro station were destroyed in a fire that started at 11.15 pm on Thursday. The incident had left three people wounded. They were rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital.

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