: The authorities at the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) on Monday decided to shut down all eatery shops and booths on the campus by 5 pm, two days after four persons, including a student, were shot at by three men over a monetary dispute inside the varsity campus.
A varsity spokesman said the authorities have expressed concern over the firing incident and all eatery shops will be closed by 5 pm every evening till further orders.
“In the meeting, it was also decided to tighten the security at the varsity and students need to carry their identity cards for entry into the campus. A committee has been formed to look after the entire process,” the spokesman added.
All the four persons, who were injured in the Saturday’s incident, are recovering. The doctors of a private hospital, where they are undergoing treatment, said two of them have been shifted to the normal ward and they will be discharged on Tuesday.
The incident happened outside the directorate of distance education in the varsity minutes after Haryana governor Bandaru Dattatreya left the campus after inaugurating the newly constructed faculty developmental centre amid high security.
A 40-year-old man was murdered an 18-year-old boy who lives in the same neighbourhood of Mohan Garden in west Delhi on Saturday night after a brief scuffle which began after a plate of momos that the latter was eating fell down when the former brushed past him near a local kiosk, police said on Sunday. His ailing parents live in their native village. Jitender used to work as a local building contractor.
The Delhi State Wetland Authority has prepared a detailed action plan to protect and rejuvenate Najafgarh Jheel, with departments under the Delhi governments having already issued instructions to begin work on the ground to transform the lake over the next one to two years, officials aware of the matter said. The revamp bid is part of the Environment Management Plan which had been prepared by the Delhi government following directions of the National Green Tribunal.
Students showing strong interest in school activities will be inducted into a Students Advisory Board in Delhi’s government schools to improve their leadership and project management skills, the directorate of education has decided. “SAB will contribute towards developing a sense of ownership in the students by designing, managing and executing various school activities,” it said. Members of SAB will be assisted by two teacher coordinators nominated by the head of the school.
Six persons including a couple and a mother-son duo were killed while two others were injured in two separate road accidents in Bhaderwah town of Doda district on Monday, said officials. Doda SSP, Abdul Qayoom said a car skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge near Galgander Pul Doda causing death of four passengers while another person was injured. The injured person was identified as Naseeb Singh.
A day after 10 persons, including five children, were critically injured after a joyride (drop tower) came crashing down during a carnival at the Dussehra Ground in Phase-8, an FIR was registered against the organisers on Monday. The fete, London Bridge, was supposed to end on August 31, but was extended till September 11. The injured were admitted to the civil hospital in Phase-6 and Fortis Hospital, Mohali.