In India, four out of every 10 new cancer cases are tobacco-related. If stringent measures to check the usage of bidi, cigarette and gutka ? the most commonly used tobacco products ? are not taken, then the number of people affected by the disease will increase three-fold, say medical experts.
Strolling at Pragati Maidan one day 35 years ago, Gulab Singh saw pav bhaji being prepared. He came home and tried making it himself. Today, he has a popular stall that sells pav bhaji along with bhel puri at India Gate. But everyday is a struggle. For two months, he?s been at home as police have stopped street vendors from selling anything at India Gate.
Delhi University (DU) vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh's avowed claim that the entire process of introduction of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) is transparent has been comprehensively punctured by Javid A Chowdhury, the Chancellor's nominee to the DU's executive council (EC). The vice-president is the Chancellor %of DU.
Five eminent intellectuals, academicians and writers have appealed to the government and President Pranab Mukherjee, also Visitor of the Delhi University, to intervene and save the lives of lakhs of young men and women from being manipulated through an ill-conceived educational experiment.
It?s a myth that workload of all Delhi University teachers will remain unchanged or increase once the four-year format comes into effect. At some colleges, teachers fear they will not be teaching discipline courses at all. They will be teaching only the foundation courses.
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour?s relative in Vivek Vihar, east Delhi, on Thursday night. The accused, Arvind Kumar, has been arrested after a medical test of the girl confirmed rape.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought a report from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University (IP) over an alleged goof-up involving an examination centre for engineering entrance test which caused hardships to the candidates.
The Delhi high court on Friday struck down attempts of the chief minister and the lieutenant governor to unilaterally alter plans for non motorized vehicle (NMV) lanes and restrict cycle rickshaws in certain areas.