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ABVP-NSUI fight for DUSU gets murkier
New Delhi, September 8
Just two days into the campaigning for the Delhi University Students' Union elections and the blame game has already begun between the leading political outfits in the fray.

BJP canít hijack the House, says Speaker
New Delhi, September 8
In the monsoon session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the BJP and the Speaker Yoganand Shastri came face to face as the opposition members were marshalled out of the House for three days.

Residents worry about civic amenities: BJP
New Delhi, September 8
The BJP said that after the issues of notification on unauthorised colonies by the government, about 50 lakh residents of these colonies are worried if the government will allow construction on vacant plots.

More ICU beds for govt hospitals
New Delhi, September 8
To improve emergency care facilities at its major hospitals, the Delhi government has decided to provide 10 ICU beds with ventilators to LNJP, GTB, Deen Dayal Upadhaya, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sanjay Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar hospitals.


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Fake currency gang with Bihar link busted; 6 held
New Delhi, September 8
The Delhi police has arrested six persons and claimed to have busted a gang dealing in fake Indian currency. The accused have been identified as Ayub Miyan, Shrikant, Sabira Khatoon, Munni Khatoon, Noor Nisa and Asma Khatoon. They all hail from the Champaran district of Bihar. Fake notes with a face value of Rs 1,92,500 have been seized from them. The accused were arrested from Kapashera. ó TNS





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ABVP-NSUI fight for DUSU gets murkier
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8
Just two days into the campaigning for the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections and the blame game has already begun between the leading political outfits in the fray.

Candidates of both the ABVP and the NSUI have bared it all blaming their opposition for flouting the Lyngdoh Committee guidelines. Both the parties are claiming that the other one is freely distributing printed material and pamphlets to students on campus.

"The NSUI candidates are freely violating the model code of conduct laid by the Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations by distributing printed leaflets during the campaign. The entire campus has been flooded by their printed material. Such campaign materials are also being distributed by the NSUI near pubs and multiplexes. We condemn this and demand that the university administration should take strict action," said an official statement by the ABVP this evening.

On the other hand, the NSUI has lodged a complaint with the election commission citing violation of the same rule by the ABVP candidates. The NSUI application further said that the opposition has been trying to defame the party by getting publicity material printed on their behalf.

"We have come to know that our fake printed publicity material has been printed and circulated allegedly on our behalf by our electoral opponents. They themselves have been blatantly violating the model code of conduct in their election campaign by distributing the printed and stamped publicity material in various colleges of DU. In order to put us in the same light, they have got similar printed material circulated in a controlled and symbolic manner," said the application addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner, CS Dubey.

ABVP workers allege that earlier this week, Arun Hooda, the presidential candidate of the NSUI, perturbed by its internal groupism engaged in a scuffle in front of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College. "As they saw the gates of the college shut for them, the NSUI activists broke the gates and started clashing among themselves. The police took notice of some boys carrying pistols and had no option but to lathicharge. In another incident, at Shyamlal Evening College, NSUI activists attacked some ABVP activists. Five activists have been injured in this incident," said ABVP state secretary Rohit Chahal.

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BJP canít hijack the House, says Speaker
Syed Ali Ahmed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8
In the monsoon session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the BJP and the Speaker Yoganand Shastri came face to face as the opposition members were marshalled out of the House for three days.

Addressing a conference today, the Speaker said that the House would not function according to the will of the opposition party. The members could have been permitted to attend the proceedings if they had made a request.

He said, "Several members created pandemonium in the House, shouted slogans and disturbed the proceedings. Though I am not in favour of naming any member and want everyone to take part in the proceedings of the House and raise the problems of their constituencies. The BJP cannot hijack the House like that."

On the other hand, Opposition leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra said whatever was done with the BJP members in the House was 'undignified and unconstitutional'. The Speaker had objected to the issue of corruption in the Commonwealth Games. According to him, the matter was sub judice which could not be discussed in the House. Later, the Chief Minister herself spoke on this issue and violated the ruling of the Speaker, Malhotra said.

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Notified Colonies
Residents worry about civic amenities: BJP
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8
The BJP said that after the issues of notification on unauthorised colonies by the government, about 50 lakh residents of these colonies are worried if the government will allow construction on vacant plots.

The residents have sought reply from CM Sheila Dikshit and Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath on the amenities to be developed, community facilities, religious and shopping centres. These colonies are congested and there is no spare space to provide these facilities, Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said.

More than 20 lakh plots are vacant in the unauthorised colonies and construction of lakhs of houses is incomplete. Property owners in these colonies do not get loan for construction. The government has done nothing to convince the banks to sanction loan against properties in these colonies.

According to the rule, the layout plans of the unauthorised colonies are to be passed by the municipal corporation. The government has not forwarded the layout plan of any colony to the civic bodies.

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More ICU beds for govt hospitals
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8
To improve emergency care facilities at its major hospitals, the Delhi government has decided to provide 10 ICU beds with ventilators to LNJP, GTB, Deen Dayal Upadhaya, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sanjay Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar hospitals.

Delhi Health Minister AK Walia yesterday asked principal health secretary Anshu Prakash to come up with a concrete proposal to enhance the availability of ICU beds at the government hospitals.

"Shortage of ventilators in hospitals cause delay in the treatment of serious patients. With 10 more ventilators in all hospitals, lives of many patients will be saved," he added.

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