JNU best varsity even among controversies
Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University won the annual 'Visitor's Award' for best varsity despite of being surrounded by controversies in the last one year. Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar will receive the award. In February 2016, 3 JNU students were arrested on sedition charges in connection with a campus event which featured anti-national slogans. Read along to know what else is up in Delhi!
No camping within 100 metres of River Ganga: NGT
All camping activity from Shivpuri to Rishikesh on beaches along River Ganga falling within 100 metres of the river was on Thursday prohibited by the National Green Tribunal. The 50-km stretch is a hub for eco-tourism and river rafting. A petition filed on how unregulated camping led to the pollution of river Ganga and its adjoining areas led to the NGT's ruling.
Private schools to post student profiles on education portal
The District Education Officer (DEO) has asked schools across the city to upload student profiles on the Management Information System (MIS), the official education portal of Haryana government. The DEO has also asked the profiles to be linked with students' Aadhaar card numbers, and asked schools to send him a request if Aadhaar enrolment camps are needed on their campuses.
Missing girl found in Hisar
A 14-year-old girl who went missing last July from Delhi's Preet Vihar was found and rescued from Hisar. According to the police, the girl was forced into prostitution and could be traced after she made a distress call. Last year, the girl had gone out of her home to buy colour pencils for a school project, but never returned.
Gurugram water supply will be hit by HUDA maintenance
Haryana urban development authority (HUDA) has decided to shut the water treatment plant at Chandu Budhera for maintenance work. Due to this, water supply in parts of Gurugram is likely to be affected; these include parts of DLF, sectors 45,46,47,51,52,53,55,56,57, sectors 58 to 67 and private colonies in sectors 70,71. The plant will remain closed from 3rd March, 8 am for 24 hours.
SIT questions Congress leader Sajjan Kumar
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was called for questioning again by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Home Ministry for probing the 1984 Sikh riots. According to reports, Mr. Kumar was questioned in detail about a particular case of 2 members of a family being burnt to death and four others being injured. Kumar was questioned for the second time since January.