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New Delhi: The chiefs of all IITs will be meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday to decide on how to fill up the admission seats left vacant in the quota reserved for scheduled caste.

IIT chiefs meeting to discuss vacant seats:

Chiefs of IITs will be meeting in New Delhi to decide on how to fill up the admission seats left vacant in the quota reserved for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates in the new IITs.

The older institutes are playing mentor to the six new IIT's that were opened by the government in the current academic session. The meeting will also decide on the preparatory courses to be offered to students.

LJP move to 'free' land acquired by Mayawati:

The Lok Janshakti Party will launch a 'free land movement' at Badalpur village in Uttar Pradesh. This is to protest against Chief Minister Mayawati who has acquired land in this village reportedly for the construction of a helipad among other structures. Under the aegis of 'Bhoomi Mukti Andolan' LJP party workers have been directed to court arrests in case of opposition.

FM-to meet PSU chief:

Finance Minister P Chidambaram is to meet heads of public sector banks to take stock of the recent hikes in interest rates. This after official data showed that industrial growth has slowed down in the first quarter due to rising costs of borrowing.

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