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DUTA for DU shut down to protest ‘privatisation’ of varsity

According to a section of teachers, the move will “disintegrate” the university and “privatise” the system.

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New Delhi, Oct 22 : The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) on Tuesday called for a complete shut down of Delhi University on October 25 to protest against the administration’s proposal to set up nine new centres with power to decide their own fee structure, admission and appointment criteria.

According to a section of teachers, the move will “disintegrate” the university and “privatise” the system.

The decision to call for a complete shut down was taken after the association called an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue.

At present, the DU administration controls the fee structure, admission and appointment criteria in all its departments and colleges.

As per the DU’s proposal, these nine centres will offer courses in public health, climate change and sustainability, governance and public policy, skill enhancement, entrepreneurship and performing arts, among others.

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10 killed in road accidents in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Nov 12 : A total of 10 people lost their lives in two accidents reported in Bikaner and Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

A passenger bus and a Bolero collided head-on on Tuesday morning, killing seven people and leaving same number of people injured, confirmed police officials.

The accident was reported in Palana village of Deshnok town in Bikaner. The deceased include four women and three men.

While six died on spot, the seventh casualty was reported in hospital.

According to police sources, the bodies were kept in mortuary for identification while the injured were rushed to PBM Hospital Bikaner.

Two of the injured are reportedly critical, confirmed officials.

Meanwhile district collector Kumar Pal Gautam reached PMB hospital to meet the injured. Speaking to media, he said that the injured have been admitted here and are getting the right treatment.”

As per preliminary information, the deceased are from a village near Ratangarh here.

In another accident, three people were killed on the highway in Pachpadra of Barmer district when a car collided with a truck. The car caught fire during the accident, killing three people inside.

All three of them from Jodhpur were returning to visit the Nakoda Jain Tirtha, when their car crashed into the truck.

Case have been registered in both the accidens and investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, Chief minister Ashok Gehlot took to tweet to express his condolence to the family members of the deceased in his tweets in both the accidents.

He said, “Saddened to know of a tragic road accident in Deshnok area, #Bikaner on NH 89 in which seven people have lost lives. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May God give them strength to bear this terrible loss. Hope and pray those injured recover soon.”

For the other accident, he tweeted, “Deeply pained to know about the demise of three people from #Jodhpur in an unfortunate road accident on NH 15, Pachpadra #Barmer. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, may God give them strength to bear this irreparable loss.”

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Haze blankets Delhi as air quality worsens to ‘severe’

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New Delhi: Thick toxic haze engulfed the national capital on Tuesday, with the air quality index (AQI) dipping to 453 in the “Severe” category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

The AQI of Delhi was 416 at 10 a.m., according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The AQI of the national capital region was also high with Ghaziabad (445), Noida and Greater Noida (436), Faridabad (404) having a similar experience. Haryana’s Panipat (462), Hisar (406) and Jind (439), too, were in the “severe” category.

SAFAR predicts that the air quality will improve towards “very poor” only by Thursday.

“The AQI is likely to deteriorate to ‘severe’ category for the next two days and improvement towards ‘very poor’ is predicted only by November 14,” the SAFAR said in its forecast.

It said under the influence of a western disturbance, no rainfall is expected in the Delhi region but the sky will be partly cloudy with cool temperature during the next two days which may lead to lowering of boundary layer height and accumulation of pollutants near the surface.

The effective stubble fire counts estimated by SAFAR-integrated multi-satellite methodology were 1,846 on Sunday.

“Stubble plume intrusion is expected to increase and a decrease in surface wind speed over the Delhi region is forecasted for the next two days,” the forecast said.

SAFAR has advised people to avoid all physical activity outdoors.

“Give a miss to walk today. If the room has windows, close them. If the air conditioner provides a fresh air intake option, close it. Keep the room clean – don’t vacuum. Do wet mopping frequently,” it said.

It also advised people to stop any activity level if they experience any unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing, breathing difficulty, or fatigue and consult doctor.

“Masks known as N-95 or P-100 respirators may only help if you go out. Do not rely on dust masks for protection,” it added.

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Toxic air leaves Delhiites gasping for breath

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New Delhi, Nov 12: The pollution in New Delhi and Gurugram remained in the very poor category as Noida touched the ‘severe’ category on Tuesday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 376, according to the Center-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

The AQI was recorded the highest in Mathura Road at 394, followed by Chandani Chowk at 393, Dhirpur at 388, Ayanagr at 385, Delhi University at 382, IIT Delhi at 369, Airport at 366, Pusa at 365, and Lodhi Road at 360. The AQI in Noida stood at 416 and at Gurugram at 396. The AQI in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram (441), Anand Vihar (441) and Rohini (440) also dipped to ‘severe’ category’.

The major pollutants of PM2.5 and PM10 were at 456 (severe) and 287 (poor) respectively in Lodhi Road monitoring system, according to AQI data.

SAFAR had said that the air quality is likely to improve slightly on Wednesday due to an increase in wind speed. According to SAFAR, there is no estimate of rain for the next few days. But the sky will remain cloudy.

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