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4th cut-off: Few general seats left
Many colleges have stretched their 10 pc limit for the OBC candidates as some seats lie vacant

New Delhi, July 1
Students check the notice board for information on the fourth cut-off list at Hindu College in New Delhi on Friday. The fourth cut-off list by Delhi University spells out that most colleges have sealed their admissions in the general category.

Students check the notice board for information on the fourth cut-off list at Hindu College in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

DU officials mum over arrest of colleagues
New Delhi, July 1
DU officials are mum after the arrest of two university staffers in the fake caste certificate scam. Requesting anonymity, an official from the proctor's office said that there wasn't much that the university could do at this point and any probe was unlikely as of now.

HC relief to OBC student denied admission to IIT
New Delhi, July 1
The Delhi High Court today came to the rescue of an OBC student who qualified the joint entrance examination (JEE) for admission to IIT engineering colleges, but was denied admission due to a technical glitch while applying online for the counselling.



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CM promises to remove hanging electricity wires
New Delhi, July 1
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has emphasised that all wires should be underground and none should be hanging overhead. Speaking at the foundation day function of Delhi Transco Limited, Dikshit said the government would replace the shabby hanging wires in Delhi with underground wires.

MCD trifurcation: Govt sends proposal to Centre
New Delhi, July 1
Delhi is bound to witness elections for three corporations next year. The city government has forwarded its proposal on trifurcation of the MCD to the union government, said CM Sheila Dikshit, addressing concluding session of Bhagidari today.
Schoolchildren come out of a school on the first day after the summer vacation in New Delhi on Friday.
Schoolchildren come out of a school on the first day after the summer vacation in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo

Lokayukta asks MHA why his decision on Chauhanís sack rejected
New Delhi, July 1
Peeved at rejection of his recommendation to sack Delhi PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, the lokayukta has shot off two letters to the home ministry in a span of less than a month, asking for reasons behind the decision.

Rs 50,000 reward on carjacker
New Delhi, July 1
Delhi police commissioner BK Gupta today announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone assisting in the arrest of a notorious thief, Manoj Bakkarwala (36).

Obscene calls: Behavioural change in society needed, feel experts 
Noida, July 1
The intensity of the problem of obscene calls can be gauged from the fact that yesterday a man was arrested for making several obscene calls to a woman constable on the police helpline number.

Ex-SAD (Badal) vice-prez joins KGSS
New Delhi, July 1
Former vice-president of the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Raja Harpreet Singh has joined the Kendriya Guru Singh Sabha (KGSS), saying that he felt suffocated in the Badal group and had resigned from the party a few days ago.

Humid day in Delhi
New Delhi, July 1
It was a humid day today in the Capital as the city saw partly cloudy skies with normal temperatures. The met department has forecast similar weather condition in the coming days.

Heroin unit run from Bawana home busted; two held, Rs 2-cr drug seized
New Delhi, July 1
The special cell of the Delhi police today claimed to have busted an interstate drug syndicate and arrested two main members of the gang, Jakir Hussain (45) and Nazma Bibi (26), both residents of Bawana.

Prank costs boy burn injuries
New Delhi, July 1
A 12-year-old boy was admitted to hospital with 30 per cent burns after he was allegedly set on fire by a man who did not like him playing a prank on him. The incident was reported from the Mangolpuri area of Outer Delhi this afternoon.

1 held in case of headless body
New Delhi, July 1
With the arrest of Roop Chand (50), a resident of Kanjhawala, the central district police has claimed to have solved a brutal murder case wherein a headless body was found near a urinal in Central Park, Jhandewalan, on June 25.

 





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4th cut-off: Few general seats left
Many colleges have stretched their 10 pc limit for the OBC candidates as some seats lie vacant
Jyoti Rai
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
The fourth cut-off list by Delhi University spells out that most colleges have sealed their admissions in the general category. However, many colleges have stretched their 10 per cent limit for the OBC candidates as still many seats lie vacant at several colleges.

Even courses like BCom (Hons) and economics (Hons) are available in the OBC category in many colleges like Daulat Ram, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Hansraj College, Lady Shri Ram College and Kamla Nehru College.

Surprisingly, a few courses are still up for grabs in the fourth list, and colleges advise students to make the best of what they are getting at the moment.

Students of humanities still have some hopes to make it to a good college in the fourth cut-off list as several courses are surprisingly open, even for the general category.

For instance, admissions to sociology (Hons), one of the most sought after courses at Lady Shri Ram College, are still open at 92.75 per cent. Psychology (Hons) also has a fourth cut-off at 95 per cent at the college. All the rest of the courses are sealed for the general category at LSR.

Similarly, Hindu still offers hopes to philosophy students at a revised cut-off 85-90 per cent, apart from Sanskrit at 52-62 per cent for general category students. Kamla Nehru has sealed off all courses in general category, so has Dayal Singh College.

What the sources contribute to the dropouts in the third list, Ramjas will still invite applications to economics (Hons) in general and OBC category.

Venkateswara College has also not been able to fill all the seats in economics (Hons), and hence will invite applications at 93-95.5 per cent from the general category students.

Principals from several colleges advise the students that the fourth cut-off list may be their best chance to shift courses or grab a seat at any course at a reputed college for general category students.

"The fifth list will again focus on filling the reserved category seats. There are still a few courses up for grabs, but students will have to really study the cut-off and then make their best choice. The OBC admissions are also likely to improve after the fourth cut-off as several colleges have stretched the relaxation percentage limit to the sanctioned 10 per cent. Colleges are optimistic that seats should be more or less filled before the fifth cut-off," said an official from the dean of student welfare office.

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DU officials mum over arrest of colleagues
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
DU officials are mum after the arrest of two university staffers in the fake caste certificate scam. Requesting anonymity, an official from the proctor's office said that there wasn't much that the university could do at this point and any probe was unlikely as of now.

Formal communication and a detailed report from the Delhi police is awaited.

"The police is doing what is to be done. We can just ensure stricter measures. But what is the university's fault in this matter? Any further discussion can only be held once we have the report with us," said JM Khurana, dean of student welfare.

Though the OBC admissions are conducted by colleges, SC/ST candidates are allotted seats by the minority cell of the varsity.

Candidates just have to submit a photocopy of their caste certificate with the form and their choice of colleges.

The cell allots the seat in a college on merit-cum-choice basis. Though many colleges are now checking the certificates more cautiously, they say they cannot verify them.

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HC relief to OBC student denied admission to IIT
Denied admission due to a technical glitch, court asks JEE head to find a way to accommodate the student 

New Delhi, July 1
The Delhi High Court today came to the rescue of an OBC student who qualified the joint entrance examination (JEE) for admission to IIT engineering colleges, but was denied admission due to a technical glitch while applying online for the counselling.

A vacation bench of Justice M.L. Mehta issued notice to the government and chairperson of JEE, asking them to find a way to accommodate 18-year-old Jitendra Kumar Bansal, who secured 748th rank in the OBC merit list in this year's JEE examination.

The student approached the court seeking production of records with regard to the procedure for admission to various undergraduate courses in the IITs conducted by JEE-2011, especially the procedure as to the 'Choice Filling' online.

"The petitioner got himself registered online, logging on to JEE counselling online portal as a first step for the online counselling. Accordingly, Bansal received the printed version of the result from chairman, JEE-2011, IIT Delhi," said the petition.

Later, he paid the registration fee and sent the requisite copies of the documents to the chairman, JEE, IIT Delhi.

Meanwhile, Bansal was not able to register himself for the counselling, which he alleged was because of failure of the IIT's electronic server.

After his repeated requests to IIT Delhi director and chairman to allow him admission failed to generate any favourable and concrete response, he knocked the court's door.

Justice Mehta observed, "Since the candidate has qualified the examination, IIT should find a way to accommodate him. Imagine the hardship he will face if his plea is not considered."

"The boy who has made it to this level should not be denied the right to appear in the counselling since it was only a technical error," he noted.

Since the last counselling for admission is on July 10, the court has asked IIT Delhi to file its reply on July 4. "You find out a way or the court will issue an appropriate order," the bench said. 
-- IANS

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CM promises to remove hanging electricity wires
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has emphasised that all wires should be underground and none should be hanging overhead. Speaking at the foundation day function of Delhi Transco Limited, Dikshit said the government would replace the shabby hanging wires in Delhi with underground wires.

The hanging wires had been affecting beauty of the Walled City, she said.

Appropriate instructions would be issued in this regard, she added.

Delhi Transco Ltd. has been paying dividend to the government for the past four years. This is one of the few entities of the city government which is earning profit and paying dividend.

She said Delhi would have an additional power supply of around 1,500 MW from Bawana and Jhajjhar Power stations.

She also assured the Delhiites that they would continue to have quality and adequate power supply.

The Chief Minister said on June 24, the highest ever demand of 4,994 MW was met successfully. The journey of power supply in Delhi started in 1905 with 2 MW generations. It had come a long way as the city had been able to successfully meet power demand of around 5,000 MW.

The power reforms in Delhi have brought in a sea change, apart from bringing a substantial improvement in the satisfaction level of the customers.

Delhi power minister Harun Yusuf stated that the government was ready to meet the huge power demand. It had started its own power generation after a gap of more than two decades.

The Bawana project substantiated this fact.

The demand of power was increasing at the rate of around 8 per cent every year. It was expected that the peak power demand in Delhi would touch 11,000 MW in 2021, he added.

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Maintain govt buildings, CM tells officers

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today exhorted all senior officers to look into the need of proper maintenance of government buildings and other assets which have been created with the huge public money.

She said this at a meeting attended by senior officers, including chief secretary PK Tripathi.

Dikshit said for minor repairs the administrative departments should not wait for repair execution and maintenance by the PWD.

The departments must take lead and undertake all general maintenance and repairs.

A list of it might be complied to enable the departments to act freely in this regard.

The departments have also been asked to furnish their master plan for maintenance.

It was also decided that the administrative officers may consider delegation of powers to other officers so that immediate attention could be provided on repairs to ensure a fresh look of buildings as per their original sheen and beauty.

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MCD trifurcation: Govt sends proposal to Centre
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
Delhi is bound to witness elections for three corporations next year. The city government has forwarded its proposal on trifurcation of the MCD to the union government, said CM Sheila Dikshit, addressing concluding session of Bhagidari today.

She said 50 per cent of the total seats were going to be reserved for women.

She stated that her government had enforced a time bound service delivery mechanism under the service level agreement. It would ensure timely delivery of services and people would not have to repeatedly visit government offices. They would get a response within stipulated period, failing which, the officer concerned responsible for the delay would be fined by the 
government.

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Lokayukta asks MHA why his decision on Chauhanís sack rejected

New Delhi, July 1
Peeved at rejection of his recommendation to sack Delhi PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, the lokayukta has shot off two letters to the home ministry in a span of less than a month, asking for reasons behind the decision.

If the lokayukta is not satisfied with the reasons for non-acceptance of the recommendation, he has an option of presenting a report to the Delhi Assembly for a final decision on the matter, officials at the lokayukta office said.

Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin had in February recommended to the President, Pratibha Singh Patil, to "withdraw her pleasure" for the minister to continue in office after finding him "guilty" of involvement in protecting a leading resort in the city in a tax evasion case.

As the President's decision announced in June was based on the home ministry's opinion, the lokayukta first sent a letter a couple of days after its recommendation was rejected.

The lokayukta sent a reminder to the home ministry on Wednesday again seeking reasons for non-acceptance of its recommendation so that the further action can be taken based on the explanation.

"The reminder has been sent as the lokayukta wants to take the case to its logical conclusion," the officials said.

After rejection of his order, Sarin had indicated his deep disappointment, saying such reverses are expected when moral values are sought to be enforced.

His order had come in a case pertaining to Chauhan's alleged involvement in influencing a team of tax officials when they were carrying out a survey in Tivoli Garden Resort in south Delhi in February last year.

The lokayukta order had said that "the minister made a telephone call to the commissioner of trade of taxes in the evening of February 20 last year when a team of tax officials were carrying search and survey on the premises of Tivoli Garden Resort to unearth huge evasion of taxes." - PTI

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Rs 50,000 reward on carjacker
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
Delhi police commissioner BK Gupta today announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone assisting in the arrest of a notorious thief, Manoj Bakkarwala (36).

Bakkarwala is allegedly responsible for over 500 vehicle thefts and over 60 criminal cases in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. He escaped from the custody of the Haryana police while he was being taken to Bhondsi Jail (Haryana) from Saket Court Complex on June 20.

Resident of Nangloi, Bakkarwala, after evading police for years, was finally caught by the special cell of the Delhi police on July 15, 2009.

He is said to be an expert in driving cars and took just a few minutes to break open, start a car and flee with it. Having a lavish lifestyle, Bakkarwala was found to be in a relationship with a girl in Haryana who was pursuing MBA and all her expenses were met by him.

According to the Delhi police records, Bakkarwala took to crime in 1998.

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Obscene calls: Behavioural change in society needed, feel experts 
Parmindar Singh

Noida, July 1
The intensity of the problem of obscene calls can be gauged from the fact that yesterday a man was arrested for making several obscene calls to a woman constable on the police helpline number.

This is not the first time that obscene calls were made to a police control room. In the past too, several woman constables have reported such incidents, but their complaints have not been taken seriously.

A drive against obscene calls was launched by assistant superintendent of police Alankrita Singh in April.

"Though we have received over 250 complaints, not a single woman has come forward to lodge a written complaint, without which the conviction of the accused is not possible," lamented ASP Singh.

"In yesterday's case, the victim constable is ready to take the matter to court. The man was allegedly making obscene calls to her for the past fortnight. An FIR was lodged at Bisrakh police station. The Sector 39 police arrested him from the Salarpur area. His name is Dharam Pal, alias Lambu. The mobile phone and SIM card used by him to make the calls have been seized," said Singh.

"Women usually develop indifference or tolerance towards harassment and ignore the tormentors as a strategy to deal with them, as they feel that no one would either take them seriously or help them," said Singh.

"A behavioural change is the only lasting solution to this problem. This requires an extensive public education aimed at every section of society at large," said Raksha Shukla, a representative of the All-India Women Conference.

"Yesterday's arrest will act as a deterrent for others," she added.

"An obscene phone call is an unsolicited call where the caller uses sexual or foul language to talk to the other person. Making an obscene call is a criminal offence," said Shukla.

"The obscene caller could be anyone; a teenager, mentally retarded person or a very bright adult. He may be a juvenile or a married father. He may be a depressed person or a schizophrenic," said Shukla.

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Ex-SAD (Badal) vice-prez joins KGSS
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
Former vice-president of the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Raja Harpreet Singh has joined the Kendriya Guru Singh Sabha (KGSS), saying that he felt suffocated in the Badal group and had resigned from the party a few days ago.

Singh said due to internal party politics and groupism, it was difficult to work for the community while being with the SAD Badal. He could serve the community in a better manner with the KGSS, Singh said.

Harpreet was presented with a siropa by KGSS president Tarvinder Singh Marwah.

Marwah asked the government to get permission through its diplomat to make a religious place at the residential property of Raja Ranjeet Singh in Pakistan.

"The Pakistan government has converted the Ranjeet Singh House into a jail complex," he said.

Marwah said that he would lead a delegation to the home minister to request expedition of the process to delete the remaining names of Sikhs from the black list. 

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Humid day in Delhi
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
It was a humid day today in the Capital as the city saw partly cloudy skies with normal temperatures. The met department has forecast similar weather condition in the coming days.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded today at 35.6į and 26.7į C, respectively.

Both the maximum and the minimum were average for this time of the year," an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum humidity was at a high of 86 per cent, while the minimum was 55 per cent.

The weather office said partly cloudy skies will be seen tomorrow as well. However, there is no forecast of rain as of now.

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Heroin unit run from Bawana home busted; two held, Rs 2-cr drug seized
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
The special cell of the Delhi police today claimed to have busted an interstate drug syndicate and arrested two main members of the gang, Jakir Hussain (45) and Nazma Bibi (26), both residents of Bawana.

The police has seized 2 kg of heroin worth Rs 2 crore.

The arrest came on a tip-off about Hussain's movement. He was arrested with 1 kg heroin near Bawana Chowk in the wee hours.

Hussain disclosed that he was part of a syndicate of drug peddlers. Bibi, her husband Akhtar Ali and their accomplices were supplied crude heroin from Jharkhand and Lucknow.

"Bibi, who was trying to flee to West Bengal after Hussain's arrest, was nabbed from near Rithala Metro station. About 500-gm heroin was seized from her. During interrogation, she made a startling revelation that she and her husband ran a small heroin processing unit from her rented house in Bawana," said Arun Kampani, DCP (special cell).

A raid was conducted at the unit and 500 gm manufactured heroin was seized from there, Kampani added.

Various acids and other chemicals were also seized.

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Prank costs boy burn injuries
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
A 12-year-old boy was admitted to hospital with 30 per cent burns after he was allegedly set on fire by a man who did not like him playing a prank on him. The incident was reported from the Mangolpuri area of Outer Delhi this afternoon.

The boy, Abdul Aleem, has been admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

According to the police, the incident took place outside an electronics shop in the Y-block of Mangolpuri.

"Yogesh, in his thirties, works at this electronic shop. Aleem worked at a shop just across Yogesh's shop. Today afternoon, Aleem jokingly sprinkled cold water on Yogesh while he was working, which infuriated him. He allegedly doused Aleem with petrol and set him on fire. People present at the place doused the fire," said a police official. He added that Yogesh had been detained.

Abdul is out of danger.

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1 held in case of headless body
The killing was planned by victimís debtor, who yesterday committed suicide due to guilt
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1
With the arrest of Roop Chand (50), a resident of Kanjhawala, the central district police has claimed to have solved a brutal murder case wherein a headless body was found near a urinal in Central Park, Jhandewalan, on June 25.

The victim was identified as Layak Ram.

Ram, an ex-BSF constable, was into money lending business and according to the police, had loaned money to a businessman, Pawan Mittal.

According to Vivek Kishore, DCP (Central), Mittal failed to return Ram's money and was threatened by Ram of dire consequences.

So, Mittal along with his driver Roop Chand and an employee Shatrughan killed Ram.

While Shatrughan is on the run, Mittal has committed suicide because of the guilt of the murder.

Roop Chand was arrested yesterday from Mundka. According to Chand, Mittal, who was into toy-manufacturing business, had taken loan from Ram, but was not in a position to repay it.

On default in the repayment of loan, Ram used to charge a fine of Rs 150 per thousand rupees per day.

So, he planed to kill Ram and included Chand and Shatrughan in his plan on the promise of paying a hefty sum of money to them.

On June 24, Mittal called Ram to his factory and offered him a sedative-laced juice.

After he became unconscious, they killed Ram and cut the head to conceal his identity.

"They threw Ram's head and clothes in a canal near Chhotu Ram Institute of Technology, Kanjhawala, and the body near the urinal in Central Park, Jhandewalan," said Kishore.

He added after carrying out the murder, the three went to Vashno Devi.

But Mittal yesterday committed suicide at a railway station as he was feeling guilty about the murder.

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