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An open-day programme for school pass-outs
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 22
To facilitate the school pass-outs seeking admission in different courses in the Delhi University, the students and the staff of the University has organised a ‘Open-Day’ programme. The programme would start from May 24 in different colleges and campuses of the university.

The main aim to organise this programme is to facilitate the new comers by giving information about admission forms filling and to make them familiar with the DU culture.

Nidhi Mathur, a student of Gargi College, said that this was a good programme organised by the students and staff members of the university. More important is that the students now would not face any difficulty in getting forms and other admission related information in such a scorching heat.

She said that she was so excited about this programme that she had come from South Campus to the North Campus just for this programme. “My other friends are also accompanying me for this,” she added.

The Dean of students’ Welfare, Dr Hema Raghwan, would supervise the programme and it would continue for eight days in different colleges and centres in Delhi University.

The students said that this facility was provided last year also and it had become much popular among the parents also. “We have increased the number of centres this year and if it comes to be a successful one, we would try to provide this facility in all the colleges from the next year onwards,” said one of the students.

This programme would be organised at different centres on different days, the Dean said.

On May 24 and May 25, it would be organised at Conventional Hall, Arts Faculty and Main Campus; on May 26 and May 27 at South Campus, Dhaula Kuan; on May 28 at Vivekanand Women College, Vivek Vihar; on May 29, at Bhimrao Ambedkar College, Yamuna Vihar; on May 31 at Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Karampura and on June 1 at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College in Punjabi Bagh.

The senior students of the university have also procured a visual presentation for this purpose. The presentation would also be shown during the ‘Open Day’ facility programme.



Two gets life term in murder case
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 22
The District and Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr B. L. Singal, yesterday convicted two persons Naresh and his friend Nesha and sentenced them to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 5,000 or in default to undergo further two years rigorous imprisonment each in a case of murdering a woman on May 30, 2002. The Judge also acquitted third accused involved in this case on lack of evidence.

According to the prosecution story, the Gohana police had registered a case of murder on May 30, 2002, but they were arrested on June 4, 2002, and the police had sent their challans to the court for conviction. Ram Mehar, a resident of Chidana village, had a dispute over a plot with his brother Naresh.

Meanwhile, he left for Saudi Arabia for service. On May 30, 2002, Naresh went to the house of Ram Mehar, whose wife along with her four children were living at Gohana and he asked Rajwanti, wife of his brother, Ram Mehar to give the plot to him but she declined to do so. Thereupon, Naresh assaulted her with knives and she sustained multiple injuries and succumbed to her injuries later on.

The police registered a case against the culprits on the report lodged by Geeta, daughter of Ram Mehar.



PIL on circus animals dismissed 

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL ‘’on technical grounds,’’ which had sought a direction to the Central Government to immediately take custody of all animals kept in cages by circus companies across the country.

A division bench, comprising Chief Justice B. C. Patel and Justice B. D. Ahmed, dismissed the plea ‘‘on jurisdictional grounds,’’ contending that there was no circus in the national Capital and the petition should be filed at a place where such shows were being organised.

The petition, filed by advocate G. Rajendran, had sought that the Union Environment and Forest Ministry and the Central Zoo Authority take necessary action to secure the release of animals caged by circus companies and ensure their proper maintenance.

It was stated that these animals were kept in small unhygienic cages.

The petitioner had also sought a report on all such animals being kept by various circus companies in the country. TNS


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