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DU releases second cut-off with no drastic changes




New Delhi, July 1, 2017: The Delhi University colleges have announced their second cut-offs for this admission season with the top colleges still trading in the above-90 realm for more popular courses.

In the announcement made late Friday night, Hansraj and Hindu College lowered their Economic (Honours) cut-off to 97 and 97.25 per cent respectively, down from earlier 97.50 per cent.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), releasing its second cut-off a little earlier than the rest, declared admission closed in its Economics (Honours) course.

Reducing its cut-off by 0.25 per cent for (Honours), it kept admission open in the course at 97.5 per cent.

Economic (Honours) remained in high demand, with at least four colleges– Miranda, Kirori Mal, Venkateswara, and Shri Guru Teg Bhadur (SGTB) Khalsa — anchoring their cut-offs hardly any lower at 96.75 per cent.

Throwing a surprise with a 99.66 per cent cut-off in B.Sc. (Electronics) course first time around, SGTB Khalsa brought it down sharply to 96 per cent in the second cut-off.

A similar reduction was seen in its Political Science course, which was pegged at 99 per cent in first cut-off, which came down to 97.25 per cent.

Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College’s psychology course remained pricey at 98.25 per cent. It relented its journalism cut-off by 0.25 per cent and pegged it at 97.75.

English and Political Science cut-off here remained still high at 97.5 per cent for both courses.

It closed admissions for: Economics (Honours), History, Philosophy, Sociology, Maths, Statistics and B.Com (Honours).

Hindu College closed admissions for B.A. (Programme), Political Science, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Botany and Statistics, among other courses.

Earlier at 97 per cent, the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce reduced its cut-off to 96.5 per cent for the course of Journalism, similar to Kamla Nehru College’s in the same course.

The journalism cut-off for off-campus Maharaja Agrasen and Kalindi College settled at 93.5 and 94 per cent.

Candidates who meet these cut-offs can seek admissions in colleges till July 4 with required documents.

The third cut-off, in case the colleges decide, will be announced on July 6.

Wefornews Bureau


12 dead in Mumbai shop blaze



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The 12 dead were pulled out of the rubble around 8am, after four hours of rescue operations on Monday. (Photo Credit: BMC)

Mumbai, Dec 18: At least 12 people have died and several others are feared trapped after a shop in Saki Naka, Andheri (east), caught fire and collapsed early on Monday.

According to the BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported in the Bhanu Farsan shop on Khairani Raod, near Laxmi Narayan Temple of Sakinaka, around 4.15 a.m.

Later the structure, said to be around 200 feet in area, came crashing down.

The fire spread to huge stock of eatables, cloth sheets and furniture, trapping many of the workers employed in the shop, according to the shop proprietor.

The cause of the fire is not clear, but around five to six workers managed to escape to safety, eyewitnesses said.

Three fire-tenders, four jumbo water tankers and ambulances fought the blaze which was extinguished within a few minutes, but left a huge trail of deaths and destruction.


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Three held for misbehaving with Bengali actor at Kolkata airport



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Kolkata, Dec 18: Three airport parking agency employees have been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with Bengali actor Kaushik Sen and his son at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here, police said on Sunday.

An altercation broke out between an airport parking employee and the actor on Saturday night after the employee allegedly misbehaved with Sen’s driver and slapped a fine on them, claiming that they had exceeded the free car parking time of 10 minutes at the airport gate.

Police said the actor complained the employee and others continued to misbehave with his family even after they paid the fine.

“We have arrested three parking lot employees including primary accused Rangabendra Singh on Saturday night for allegedly misbehaving with the actor and his family and verbally abusing them,” said an officer from NSCBI police station.

“All three are employed with a private agency named SS Enterprise that has been recruited by the airport authority for collecting parking fee at the airport. We would produce them in court and appeal for their police remand,” the officer added.


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Girl sexually assaulted, friend attacked in Delhi



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New Delhi, Dec 18: A 16-year-old girl, who was sitting with her male friend in a park here, was sexually assaulted by three unknown assailants, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred in a park at north Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh on Saturday evening.

“The victim works as a maid in residential localities near Haidarpur slums. She had gone to meet her male friend. When they both were chatting, the three accused persons came and started misbehaving with her. When her male friend opposed them, they beat him and sexually assaulted the victim,” said Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma said.

“The accused later escaped from the spot threatening the victim and her friend with dire consequences. The two later informed local police.

“We have registered a case against the accused persons and are examining the CCTV footage of near by shops and area to ascertain the identities of accused persons,” Verma added.


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