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JNUSU hunger strike ends after accord
New Delhi, November 3
Ten days after the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) began its hunger strike making several demands to the administration, the strike was called off today after an agreement between the two parties.

Test run of DTU unmanned aircraft system conducted
New Delhi, November 3
The unmanned aircraft system, AARUSH XI, developed by a group of undergraduate students from Delhi Technological University (DTU) had its public test run at Karnal today. The system has been developed by the students without help from any department.

Dengue cases rise to 1,135; 39 more tested positive
New Delhi, November 3
Even as the cumulative figure for people affected by dengue as given out by the three municipal corporations in Delhi has climbed to 1,135, with 39 more people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease today, doctors advise not to panic as the cases are bound to increase during the peak time.


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A worker prepares a gate of Ramlila Grounds on the eve of the Congress rally in New Delhi on Saturday
A worker prepares a gate of Ramlila Grounds on the eve of the Congress rally in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Bizman found dead near house at Khyala
New Delhi, November 3
A 22-year-old businessman was found dead near his house at Khyala in west Delhi this morning. The man has been identified as Manoj, according to the police. He reportedly ran a plastic parts factory. His body was found at Narsingh Garden.

Manís headless body recovered
New Delhi November 3
The headless body of a man was found inside a house in Bindapur, southwest Delhi this afternoon. The neighbours had noticed the body when they looked through the window of the house. They, thereafter, informed the police. The police said that the man appears to be 25-30 years old.





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JNUSU hunger strike ends after accord
Jyoti Rai
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 3
Ten days after the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) began its hunger strike making several demands to the administration, the strike was called off today after an agreement between the two parties. Both the JNUSU and the administration have reached an agreement after extensive talks and numerous meetings over the past few days.

On one of the basic demands to increase the fellowship amount, the university has assured the union that it will take up the matter with the UGC as well as other agencies to generate funds for increasing the amount to Rs 3,000 from the next semester.

The university will convey the status report regarding this matter in January 2013.

However, the primary demand for the reduction of weight of viva marks hasn't been agreed upon so far.

"In the October 30 meeting of the Academic Council, the viewpoints of the JNUSU were also considered. The Academic Council finally decided that at present there is need to create a structured and objective system for viva voce evaluation. The council asked to set up a committee under the chairpersonship of Prof S.K. Thorat. However, the student representatives in the A.C. did not agree to the proposal," said JNUSU president Lenin Kumar, who himself had been on fast for the last ten days.

"The JNU administration has in the XII Plan asked the UGC for funds to build seven hostels, including one women's research hostel. Attempt will be made to build two hostels by 2014 based on the funds made available in the plan," according to the terms of the agreement. The university has also agreed to provide footpath facility from Koyna to Tapti hostel in 2 to 3 months' time. The university has assured us to make all efforts to functionalise the placement cell which will have some faculty and student representatives from different schools as members.

ďA committee will work out the modalities for making this placement cell functional in two months," said another JNUSU member.

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Test run of DTU unmanned aircraft system conducted
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 3
The unmanned aircraft system, AARUSH XI, developed by a group of undergraduate students from Delhi Technological University (DTU) had its public test run at Karnal today. The system has been developed by the students without help from any department. The plane was unveiled yesterday by Dr V.K. Saraswat, Director General, Defence Research and Development Organization in the Capital.

This next generation Unmanned Ariel System (UAS) for urban applications has been designed with the support from Lockheed Martin, a major U.S. avionic company and hopefully, the project will further be mentored with the guidance of the DRDO now, said one of the team members of UAS-DTU.

The UAS is designed and developed by an 11-member student team from DTU headed by Jayant Malani, a fourth year B.Tech. student of electronics and communication.

Prof. N.S. Raghava, faculty advisor who mentored the team, said, "The project got a major boost after DTU entered into an MoU with Lockheed Martin in November 2009 for the design and development of the next generation UAS for urban applications."

"The DTU UAS is capable of carrying a payload of 8-10 kg and able to attain a flying speed up to 120 kmph. It has great potential and a number of civilian applications. The vehicle can be used in civil law enforcement, geomatics, metrological operations, pipeline surveillance, mining surveillance, disaster management, coast and border patrol and news and reporting agencies," added Vipul Aggarwal, another student from the team.

The UAV team has achieved a fully autonomous take-off, waypoint navigation and search area with autonomous imagery as well.

"Design and development of the next generation unmanned aircraft system by DTU team truly reflect their capabilities of interdisciplinary engineering and team excellence. AARUSH-X1 is the finest example of what can be achieved through an effective industry-academia partnership in a tech university," said Prof P.B. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, DTU.

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Dengue cases rise to 1,135; 39 more tested positive
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 3
Even as the cumulative figure for people affected by dengue as given out by the three municipal corporations in Delhi has climbed to 1,135, with 39 more people testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease today, doctors advise not to panic as the cases are bound to increase during the peak time.

People should take precautions by not allowing mosquitogenic conditions in their houses as well as surroundings. If one is down with high fever, he should visit a physician or a hospital and should refrain from self-medication, said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

Among today's confirmed cases, all, except one which was reported from VVIP area, originated from the three municipal corporations, said officials of the corporations.

Two children have so far succumbed to dengue since the disease began spreading in the Capital early this month. While the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has recorded the maximum number of 426 cases, 371 cases were reported from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area and 287 came from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. Of the 1,135, nine cases have originated from outside Delhi.

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Bizman found dead near house at Khyala
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 3
A 22-year-old businessman was found dead near his house at Khyala in west Delhi this morning. The man has been identified as Manoj, according to the police. He reportedly ran a plastic parts factory. His body was found at Narsingh Garden.

There were several injury marks on the left side of his body and a rope was tied around his neck, claimed the police.

"We are awaiting the postmortem report to ascertain the exact cause of his death," said Additional Commissioner of Police (West District) V Renganathan. The body has been preserved at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.

His family members claim that Manoj had called them up late on Friday night, according to the police. He had allegedly told them that he was injected with a sedative and some people were going to kill him.

Investigators are also probing the allegations that Manoj had a fight with one of his relatives a few days ago.

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Manís headless body recovered
Tribune News Service

New Delhi November 3
The headless body of a man was found inside a house in Bindapur, southwest Delhi this afternoon. The neighbours had noticed the body when they looked through the window of the house. They, thereafter, informed the police. The police said that the man appears to be 25-30 years old.

Prima facie, the police has learnt that the man was a tenant who took the place on rent just 10 days ago. The police is awaiting the statement of the owner of the house, who is presently not in the city.

Meanwhile, investigators said that the man was perhaps killed three days ago. A case has been registered.

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