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Delhi Gherao postponed; next decision on March 26: Jats leader Yashpal Malik

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New Delhi, March 19: Jat protesters have postponed ‘Delhi Gherao’ after talks with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Khattar had urged protestors to meet him and other ministers after they had announced ahead of the wide scale agitation across Delhi-NCR demanding reservation in government jobs, schools and colleges.

This has brought a big relief to worries that were brought in after the protest call by Jats on March 20. Haryana CM is addressing a press conference after the meeting with Jat leaders.

CM Khattar has appealed the protestors to cooperate and maintain peace and harmony.

Meanwhile, Yashpal Malik, leader of Jats said, “We’ve assured government that tomorrow’s Delhi Kooch programme has been suspended and now Jats would not come to Delhi.”

Will take decision on coming protests in a state executive meeting on March 26: Yashpal Malik, Jat leader

Ahead of his meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Jat agitation leader Yashpal Malik had said he has seven core issues and he is hopeful of resolving them through dialogue.

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This is a major statement by the leader of Jat Stir, as failure of today’s meeting could bring National Capital Delhi to a standstill from Monday. It would disrupt public transport.

After reassurance from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar about their cause, the Jat community in the morning confirmed to meet the leader today. 

Jat leader Yashpal Malik has confirmed the scheduled meeting with the Chief Minister at 12 p.m. today.

Read More: Jat Protest call: Delhi Noida Link Road at standstill

Read More: Four Haryana cops injured in clash with Jats

Earlier in the morning today, Khattar government has said they are serious about the issues of the Jat community.

On March 16, a meeting took place between the (jat) agitators and the government officials, during that some confusion emerged. The government is serious about the agitators’ concern. It is our foremost duty to uphold peace and fraternity in the state. We are committed to resolve this issue,” Khattar said.

Hence, I, along with other ministers, urge the agitating people to come to the Haryana Bhawan at 12 p.m. today and talk to us. I and (Minister of State for Law and Justice) P. P. Choudhary along with other ministers will be waiting. We all believe in ‘Haryana eik and Haryanvi eik’ and uphold the welfare of the state,” he added.

As a security measure, a total of 124 paramilitary companies have been deployed for controlling agitation in Haryana tomorrow. The Delhi Police has also issued a traffic advisory to the people in view of the agitation. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will also suspend its train services to and from all stations outside Delhi from 11.30 p.m. on Sunday.

Read More: Delhi Police announce closure of routes ahead of Jat Stir

On Wednesday, the Jat protesters announced that they will begin their stir in Delhi on March 20.

They gave a call for the march to besiege Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border, blocking all highways, to press for their demands for reservation.

Apart from reservation, the Jats have also been demanding jobs to the next of kin of those killed in violence in the agitation last year, compensation to those injured, withdrawal of cases against them and action against officers who ordered action against the Jats

Wefornews Bureau (with ANI inputs)

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SunSource to set up 2.5MW solar plant at Jamia Millia university

With the installation of the 2.5MW plant, the university is expected to save over Rs 1 crore annually apart from significantly contributing to the environment.

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New Delhi, April 24 : Solar solutions provider SunSource Energy said on Tuesday that it is on course to set up a 2.5MW solar rooftop plant at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University, by the end of June 2018.

In a statement, the Noida-based SunSource said the plant would help the university save around Rs 1 crore in energy costs per year.

“Jamia Millia recently signed an MoU with SunSource (which in turn was approved by the Solar Energy Corporation of India) to execute the project on a turnkey basis for the next quarter of a century under the Renewable Energy Service Company model (RESCO).

“Electricity would be supplied at Rs 3.39 per unit for a period of 25 years,” it said.

The installation of solar panels on over 50 rooftops of various buildings like central library, colleges and departments of Jamia and the hostels had already started, it added.

Commenting on the developnment, university Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmed said in a statement: “Jamia Millia University’s current project is an attempt to run the university on renewable energy and will position it as a leader among central universities in the use of renewable energy. The solar plant would also greatly benefit students pursuing BTech and BVoc degrees at Jamia Millia.”

The university “will incur no cost on the setup and maintenance as it will be taken care of by SunSource Energy, with the support from the SECI”.

“With the installation of the 2.5MW plant, the university is expected to save over Rs 1 crore annually apart from significantly contributing to the environment,” said SunSource COO and Co-founder Kushagra Nandan.

SunSource has executed some prestigious solar rooftop projects here including at the India Habitat Centre and Vasant Valley School, and is currently involved in over 200MW of solar projects in India and internationally and targets to reach 1.5 GW (gigawatt) capacity by 2025, the statement said.

The firm expects to reach an annual turnover of over Rs 600 crore by 2020.

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Delhi to host to BAK Comedy Festival

Stand-up comedy space has taken India by storm, and now addresses a large number of issues that are integral to the lives of the youth, and to the political and social commentary of the nation.

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New Delhi, April 24 : Delhi is set to host 18 stand-up comedians at the BAK BAK Comedy Festival this weekend.

The comedy festival, to be held at NCUI, Siri Institutional Area, on Saturday and Sunday, will feature a total of six shows, a statement said.

The line-up for the fest includes Vipul Goyal, Sumit Anand, Raghav Mandava, Anirban Dasgupta, Abijit Ganguly, Urooj Ashfaq, Siddharth Dudeja, Aakash Gupta, Manik Mahna, Naveen Richard, Sundeep Sharma, Srijan Kaushik, Sonali Thakker, Maheep Singh, Vikramjit Singh, Pratyush Chaubey, Sourav Ghosh and Neeti Palta.

“Stand-up comedy space has taken India by storm, and now addresses a large number of issues that are integral to the lives of the youth, and to the political and social commentary of the nation.

“With ‘BAK BAK’, we aim to further promote the art, and make this an annual property, across various cities in India,” said festival organiser Digant Sharma.

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Major fire breaks out at shanties in outer Delhi’s Shahbad dairy

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New Delhi, April 24: A major fire broke out at shanties in outer Delhi’s Shahbad dairy on Tuesday in which around 100 shanties have been burnt, reported News 18.

As per the latest reports, 21 fire tenders are on the spot.

However, no casualties have been reported yet.

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