Programmes

  • Orientation programme for first-time members of Rajya Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A two-day orientation programme for the newly-elected and nominated members of Rajya Sabha is being organized on Saturday which aims at familiarizing them with various aspects of the functioning of parliament. The programme, to be inaugurated by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, will have lectures on topics such as...
  • 1,537 people killed in floods across India last year: Government July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 1,537 people lost their lives during floods in different parts of the country last year, government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Water Resources Santosh Kumar Gangwar said, nearly 1,10,399 cattle were lost and crops worth of...
  • Vladimir Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina July 13, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence in the region. Argentina has been building nuclear-powered electricity plants to revive its nuclear programme and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels amid...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • DU asks department heads to expedite restructuring process July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University has asked heads of various departments to expedite the restructuring of undergraduate courses in the three-year format days after it had scrapped the controversial four-year programme. The Assistant Registrar of DU on Thursday instructed the concerned department heads to work in tandem with the Committee of Courses...
  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • India introduces four new vaccines in immunisation programme July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India introduced 4 new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunization Programme on Thursday. Three new vaccines were introduced for children to fight the menace of rotavirus and rubella. For adults, a vaccine to combat Japanese Encephalitis was introduced, especially in high-priority districts. Speaking on the new development, Prime...
  • Snapdeal introduces Alpha Feather smartphone, Click Pro sports camera; available online at Rs 10,999 onwards July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Online marketplace Snapdeal today said it will showcase the first set of consumer-centric products, including a smartphone and a sports cam, created under its 'Launchpad' programme. In April, Snapdeal had unveiled 'Launchpad' offering a platform for innovators and inventors across the country. "Innovation and technology is the DNA of Snapdeal.com....
  • Delhi University first cut-off list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the three-year course, scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • DU Academic Council passes resolution to scrap 4-year course 'without debate, discussion' June 28, 2014

    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 attended...
  • DU admissions likely to begin next week, pro-FYUP students protest June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Admissions in Delhi University are likely to begin from next week, now that the week long deadlock between the university and the University Grants Commission has finally come to an end. This came after DU agreed to revert to the three-year undergraduate system, rolling back the Four-year Undergraduate...
  • While many students cheer, those enrolled under FYUP feel betrayed by DU June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Delhi University's decision to scrap Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)has brought cheers to many DU aspirants, the students who are already enrolled under the programme are a worried lot. These B Tech students are holding protests outside the office of University Grants Commission demanding a written assurance...
  • Delhi University sends a 3-year honours proposal to UGC, awaits reply June 26, 2014

    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...
  • Delhi University admissions remain stalled, AISA protesters detained over four-year course row June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University continues over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme with no admissions for a third day on Thursday. More than 20 members of the All India Students Association have been detained and brought to the police station after they protested against...
  • UGC trying to create fear: Former DU Teachers Association chief June 26, 2014

    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 June 26, 2014

    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 a...
  • Students caught in confusion over DU admissions, VC's resignation June 25, 2014

    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 57...
  • Confusion over DU VC's resignation, HRD Ministry yet to receive letter June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the four-year undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. Sources in the HRD ministry said if the resignation had...
  • HRD summons Pro VC of Delhi University to hold talks about future June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday summoned Pro Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University to hold talks about the future. The move came after Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh stepped down following a row with the University Grants Commission over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). Singh...
  • Delhi University Vice Chancellor quits over four year course row June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst protests and confusion over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh has resigned from his position. Singh had been adamant on not scrapping the four-year course as against the University Grants Commission order. The DU Teachers Association welcomed Singh's resignation saying this will make way...
  • DU mess reaches court, SC refuses to intervene, says HC should take a call June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi University Teachers Association President Aditya Narayan Mishra approached the Supreme Court against the University Grants Commission order on scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. The court refused to take up the case and directed the Delhi High Court to take up the matter. It is likely to...
  • DU professor who was beaten up by students wants PM to intervene June 24, 2014

    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 NSUI...
  • Four-year course mess angers students seeking admission in Delhi University June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: 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). "I...
  • DU teachers in favour of the 4-year course go on a hunger strike June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University teachers who are in favour of the Four-year Undergraduate Programme will hold a hunger strike on Tuesday. They allege political interference in the issue and say that the Human Resource Development Ministry and the University Grants Commission are responsible for the mess. "It is all a...
  • Students caught in DU-UGC crossfire over 4-year course, admissions delayed June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission and Delhi University are in an open war over the Four-year undergraduate programme. Caught in the crossfire are students with 36 colleges deciding at the last minute not to issue their first cut-off lists till the crisis is resolved. On the eve of the first...
  • Student's body protest over DU's 4-year course, UGC advises to scrap it June 23, 2014

    The Students for Academic Excellence and Inclusive Growth (SAEIG) on Monday held a protest at Jantar Mantar against the UGC for directing the Delhi University to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). The conflict has now hit the admissions process which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The Delhi University...
  • UGC vs DU: Is the 3-year vs 4-year course debate caught in a web of politics? June 23, 2014

    There has been an open war between the University Grants Commission and the Delhi University over the 4-year Undergraduate Program offered by the university. The conflict has now hit the admissions process which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The Delhi University Principals Association has said that the admissions process...
  • AAP welcomes UGC direction to DU to roll back 4-year course June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP on Monday welcomed the UGC for directing Delhi University to roll back the four year under-graduate programme (FYUP), but said that necessary precaution should be taken while making transition to three-year under-graduate programme. "The AAP is of the view that FYUP should have never been implemented...
  • IAEA to get more access to India's nuclear programme June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India said on Monday it was ratifying an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to expand oversight of its civilian nuclear programme, in a move aimed at unblocking a major nuclear partnership with the United States. The ratification sends a strong signal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • Should Delhi University's 4-year Undergraduate programme be scrapped? June 23, 2014

    Stepping up pressure, the University Grants Commission on Saturday asked the Delhi University (DU) to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) even as the DU Vice Chancellor is understood to have cautioned against taking any step "in a hurry". According to officials in the university, Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh received...