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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


Two arrested in Bengal with 200 pieces of fake Rs 2000 notes



Kolkata, March 23: The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday seized 200 pieces of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of Rs. 2000 denomination from the state’s Malda district and arrested two persons in this connection, a senior official said.

The seizure happened at a bus stand in Malda district’s Kaliachak on Friday

“Two persons named Mohibur Rahaman (19) and Amir Hossain (20) were arrested from Sujapur bus stand in Kaliachak and 200 pieces of fake Rs. 2000 notes were seized from them,” Nishad Parvez, Deputy Inspector General, West Bengal CID, said in a release.

The official said both the accused are residents of Kaliachak.

“The seized fake notes are said to be of very high quality,” he added.


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On way to Parliament, JNU protesters clash with police

In the melee, several demonstrators and media persons suffered injuries as the police initially used water cannons to stop their movement followed by a lathi charge.



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New Delhi, March 23 : The Delhi Police on Friday ordered a lathi charge here on thousands of JNU students and teachers, who were marching towards Parliament protesting against removal of several department heads and a coordinator for not complying with the universitys new attendance rules.

The police action took place this afternoon in south Delhi’s INA area when the demonstrators, belonging to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union and teachers’ association clashed with the police, who tried to stop their march, calling it violation of law.

In the melee, several demonstrators and media persons suffered injuries as the police initially used water cannons to stop their movement followed by a lathi charge.

According to the demonstrators, the police were stopping them from marching towards Parliament as they were not granted permission for the protest programme.

“As per schedule, we organised a ‘padyatra’ (walk) to Parliament. But the police stopped us at INA. They told us that we have permission to protest only at INA and that moving towards Parliament without prior permission is illegal,” a demonstrator said.

Senior Delhi Police officials could not be reached over phone for their comments on the clash.

The JNU teachers are protesting against the removal of several department heads and a coordinator for not complying with the university’s new attendance rules, and a number of them are on a hunger strike.

The association said the university’s administration has not reached out to the faculty members who have been on the hunger strike for the past three days. It has also demanded that the management withdraw its notification removing the department heads and other circulars issued without consulting relevant university authorities.

The association also criticised the JNU administration over what it called “selective inaction” by the university against a professor accused of sexual harassment.

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Haryana cancels 42 retail liquor licences



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Gurugram, March 23: The Excise and Taxation Department has cancelled the licences of 42 zones of retail liquor distributors in Gurugram and Faridabad in Haryana allotted for fiscal 2018-19, an official said on Friday.

The Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Finance Commissioner) issued the orders under section 36 A (11) of Haryana Liquor License Rule 1970 and the state excise policy 2018-19.

Earlier, licenses were allotted to these firms through e-tendering procedure for the upcoming financial year. The reasons behind the cancellation could not established immediately.

The department has rejected 27 and 15 allotment licenses from Gurugram (two zones) and Faridabad respectively.

The move came on the recommendations by concerned Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioners.

“Concerned firms will be informed at least a week ahead of new financial year starting April 1 and Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) and security installment of liquor sellers will be refunded soon,” a senior excise officer told IANS.

Gurugram, the Millennium City, on an average, consumes over four lakh beer cans and nearly 1.24 lakh bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) and country liquor daily through authorised vends, according to Haryana government data.


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