Meenakshi Upreti

  • Did UP RTI activist fake his own death for love? 27-08-2014 07:28 PM

    Noida: Three months after the charred body of RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma was found in his car in Greater Noida, the plot has thickened. It has now emerged that the body may not be Sharma's. In fact, the police says that he may have faked his death to be...
  • Six passengers quarantined at Delhi airport hospital test negative for Ebola: Government 26-08-2014 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the six passengers who were quarantined at the Delhi airport hospital on fears of having been exposed to the Ebola virus have tested negative. The passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have now been shifted to the Ram...
  • Delhi: 6 passengers suspected to have been exposed to Ebola virus taken to hospital after arriving from Liberia 26-08-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: Six passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. These passengers are suspected to have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The six people will be quarantined at the hospital, where a check up will be done. They...
  • KBC under fire for fudging female foeticide figures in Haryana 24-08-2014 08:03 AM

    Madana: The hit quiz show - Kaun Banega Crorepati garnered the attention of viewers with its focus on social messages right from the beginning of their latest season. But questions are now being raised about the show's credibility. Contestant Rishi Raj from from the village of Madana in Haryana walked...
  • Centre sacks AIIMS CVO from his post, move seen as violation of CVC Act 21-08-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: Without citing a reason for the decision, the Health Ministry has removed the Chief Vigilance officer of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Sanjeev Chaturvedi from his post. However, amidst criticism for the decision Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that Chaturvedi was "not eligible" for...
  • Delhiites to pay Rs 500 fine for throwing trash in public places 20-08-2014 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to penalise citizens throwing trash in public places in a bid to curb littering in the national capital. The fines will range from Rs 100 to 500. The civic body has also planned on fining pet owners Rs 500 if...
  • UPSC CSAT row: NSUI members to protest outside Rajnath Singh's residence today 02-08-2014 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Members of the National Students' Union of India will protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence in the national capital on Saturday over the Union Public Service Commission CSAT examination row. In a setback to the protesting aspirants, the Arvind Verma committee report submitted to the government has...
  • UPSC aspirants burn admit cards, detained; Centre mulls solutions 28-07-2014 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission language bias protests intensified on Monday over the Civil Services Aptitude Test as aspirants burned their admit cards outside the UPSC Bhavan in the capital. The protestors have been detained after they burned their admit cards. The protests continue even as MoS Personnel...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants' exam preparation marred by protests 28-07-2014 08:09 AM

    New Delhi: As protests against the Civil Services Aptitude Test refuse to die down, several aspirants are unsure about the fate of the exam. It's been days since admit cards were issued for the UPSC preliminary exam. The students who should've been preparing are instead on the streets, protesting against...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs Narendra Modi on UPSC row 27-07-2014 03:51 PM

    New Delhi: In order to resolve the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi and briefed him about latest development in the matter. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Prime Minister's Cabinet and UPSC...
  • New lease of life for Delhiites as heavy rains lash capital city 13-07-2014 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: Delhiites finally breathed a sigh of relief as heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR region on Sunday afternoon bringing down the temperature considerably. With almost two weeks of humidity and temperature hovering around 42 degrees, the rains came as a huge respite to the NCR residents. The MeT department, although...
  • 80 pc chance of drought in North West, 75 pc in Central India: Skymet 04-07-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Weather forecast agency Skymet has predicted that there could be an 80 per cent chance of drought in North West India and 75 per cent chance of drought in Central India. It has also said that El Nino is gaining ground. India has recorded 42 per cent less...
  • Indian Railways conducts trial run of India's fastest train between Delhi and Agra 03-07-2014 12:04 PM

    New Delhi: In an effort to make travel between Delhi and Agra faster, the Indian Railways conducted a trial run of a semi high-speed train between the two destinations on Thursday. The train will run at a speed of 160 kmph on the Delhi-Agra route. It is expected to reduce...
  • UGC allows 4-year B Tech in Delhi University to continue for students enrolled in 2013 29-06-2014 01:17 PM

    New Delhi: In a relief for students admitted for the 4-year B Tech programme in Delhi University, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has agreed to let the varsity continue with the course for the students enrolled in 2013. The panel will also take a decision soon on the BMS students...
  • Fate of students at stake as DU scraps 4-year B Tech, BMS courses 28-06-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University bowing to UGC directives and scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), no more admissions will be taking place for the 4-year B Tech and Bachelor in Management Sciences (BMS) courses. The university's Principals' Association on Saturday cancelled the B Tech and BMS courses. Fate...
  • Delhi University admissions likely to begin on July 1 28-06-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: The much delayed admissions to Delhi University for undergraduate courses is likely to begin from July 1 with the first cut-off list expected to come out on June 30. While it comes as a breather to all the students aspiring to get a seat in the prestigious varsity,...
  • DU B Tech students protest against scrapping of their course 28-06-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: With the rollback of the four-year-undergraduate course now official, hundreds of B Tech students of Delhi University staged a protest outside the Vice Chancellor's office on Saturday, demanding that their four-year B Tech course not be scrapped. Pro FYUP students as well as protestors raised slogans against Human...
  • DU Academic Council passes resolution to scrap 4-year course 'without debate, discussion' 28-06-2014 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Academic Council on Saturday ratified the rollback of its Four-year Undergraduate Programme, going back to the three-year course. The council, in a meeting held a short while ago, passed the resolution with no discussion or debate. Pro-FYUP professors and members of the Academic Council, who...
  • Delhi University, UGC stand off ends, admission dates yet to be decided 27-06-2014 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Thousands of students and their parents celebrated as the week-long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). The move brought relief to thousands of students who have...
  • UGC forces Delhi University to scrap FYUP, revert to 3-year course 27-06-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Clarifying its stand over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), the Delhi University has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) stating that it has decided to roll back the course and will hold the admissions under the three-year undergraduate programme. "In line with the directive of...
  • DU 'ready to begin admissions in the spirit of UGC order', confusion prevails 27-06-2014 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the Delhi University on Friday wrote a letter to the University Grants Commission stating that "the University is in the process of drafting a response in accordance with the spirit of your directives to ensure that the admission process starts soon", there is still no clarity...
  • UGC rejects DU's proposal, asks it to begin admissions today itself 27-06-2014 08:19 AM

    New Delhi: Making its stand clear, the University Grants Commission has rejected the Delhi University's proposal to amend the four-year undergraduate programme. In a strongly worded letter, the UGC has asked the varsity to revert to its 3-year course and start the admissions on Friday itself. A senior UGC official,...
  • Watch: Students, teachers hold protest in Delhi University over FYUP 26-06-2014 06:09 PM

    Students, teachers protested outside the Art Faculty in Delhi University over the ongoing row regarding the Four-Year Undergraduate Progamme. There is no end yet to the stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for...
  • Delhi University sends a 3-year honours proposal to UGC, awaits reply 26-06-2014 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi University on Thursday said that it was considering the proposal of implementing the three-year course in a way that an honours degree will be given as part of this course. In this course, an honours will be given in three years and the last year is...
  • UGC trying to create fear: Former DU Teachers Association chief 26-06-2014 10:35 AM

    Former Delhi University Teachers Association President Aditya Narayan Mishra has been critical of the University Grants Commission since it gave its directive to the university to scrap the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. "They are only trying to create a fear psychosis. They are doing it deliberately to attack the university's autonomy,...
  • No admissions in Delhi University yet despite UGC directive 26-06-2014 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: There is no end yet to the stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for a third day on Thursday, much to the frustration of students. The University Grants Commission had issued...
  • DU aspirants suffer as confusion continuous over 4-year UG course 25-06-2014 09:27 PM

    Students from across the country who are aspiring for Delhi University are in a dilemma over the stand off between the varsity and the UGC. ...
  • Students caught in confusion over DU admissions, VC's resignation 25-06-2014 09:16 AM

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the UGC over the four-year undergraduate programme, most colleges in Delhi university have agreed to end the controversial four-year post graduate programme course. However, confusion persists with no official word from the authorities on when the admission process is due to start. While...
  • 4-year course row: DU students' fate remains uncertain 24-06-2014 11:44 PM

    A sense of uncertainty prevails among students seeking admission in Delhi University with 36 colleges announcing that they will not start the admission process till the time the conflict between the University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) does not end over the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). ...
  • DU professor who was beaten up by students wants PM to intervene 24-06-2014 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: Professors in favour of the Four-Year undergraduate programme were on a hunger strike outside the Vice Chancellor's office on Tuesday. One of these, who was assaulted by students on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must intervene. "I was assaulted brutally yesterday. Goons from the ABVP and...