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Lawyers assault JNU faculty and media At Patiala House court

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A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.

The faculty, however, refused to vacate the court forcing women police constables to arrive at the scene.Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar is due to be presented after he was arrested and charged with sedition by the Delhi Police last Friday. He was then sent to three-day police custody.

The group of lawyers, heard chanting ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and Vande Mataram also attacked students and the media present at the court premises.The lawyers then forcibly tried to evict the faculty present inside, following which women constables had to be summoned, requesting the faculty to leave.

Reports also suggest that the group of lawyers demanded that the media leave the court premises.Kanhaiya’s arrest had triggered widespread outrage among students and teachers and drawn severe criticism from non-BJP political parties.The university teachers had on Sunday rallied behind protesting students and questioned the administration’s decision to allow the police crackdown on the campus even as they appealed to the public not to “brand” the institution as “anti-national”.

Teachers representing 40 central universities as well as faculty from the Pune-based FTII had come out in support of the agitating students saying it was an issue of “indiscipline” and not “sedition”.

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Partly cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

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New Delhi, July 17: It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average, the weather office said.

“The sky will remain cloudy with chances of light rain and thunderstorm later in the day,” said an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 79 per cent.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 34.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.

Though monsoon clouds covered the capital city’s sky on Monday, rain was only seen in patches and similar conditions are expected throughout the week, the IMD said.

The maximum temperature settled at 35 degrees Celsius on Monday, while the minimum was 27.2 degree Celsius, the season’s average.

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Madhya Pradesh: Denied ambulance, woman forced to give birth in bus

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Chhatarpur, July 17: Yet in another case of medical apathy, a pregnant woman was forced to give birth in a moving bus after being allegedly denied an ambulance by community hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur area.

The medical representatives of the community hospital allegedly turned away a pregnant woman and referred her to a district medical centre.

The hospital didn’t even provide transportation to the woman in pain. She later gave birth in an unsanitary condition inside a moving bus, ANI reported.

Victims husband told media “I had taken her to a community hospital,from there she was referred to a district hospital. No vehicle was provided by the community hospital so I took a bus to district hospital. She delivered the baby on way”.

However, this is not the first incident of medical negligence. Last week a man brought dead body of his mother on a motorcycle for the post-mortem after being allegedly denied hearse van by district hospital in Mohangarh district of Madhya Pradesh.

In May, a man carried the dead body of his wife on his shoulders on being denied a hearse van in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun.

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Gurugram Metro station exits fail, cause overcrowding

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Gurugram, July 16: Hundreds of passengers struggled to get out of the HUDA City Centre Metro Station here on Monday morning when all but one of its Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates stopped working.

The station is one of the busiest on an ever busy Yellow Line — catering to eight to nine lakh passengers daily — and connecting Samaypur Badli in north Delhi and Gurugram in Haryana.

“AFC gates were off from 11.12 to 11.21 a.m. at HUDA City Centre today due to sudden MCB (miniature circuit breaker) trip. Token users were manually facilitated for exit whereas smart card users were facilitated from one wide AFC gates which was functional.

“This led to overcrowding at the station,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said in a statement.

In just nine minutes of breakdown, the crowds simply swelled up at the station, causing inconvenience to everyone, some passengers said.

Routine overcrowding at the station led the DMRC to increase the number of exits in 2015 from eight to 18.

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