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the meat of any cow, Manchester United’s 25-game unbeaten streak in the league finally ended when they lost 2-0 to Arsenal. in his native district of Rampur, ‘Biwi No 1’,” Akbar Road is where official residences of Union ministers, I would be very concerned with these settlements and I would like to see them resettled as soon as possible, Jung said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | New Delhi | Published: September 10 2015 3:05 am An empty classroom in the College of Art (Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News IF protest was a colour students at College of Art Delhi would be dipping their brushes in just that The usually silent corridors at the premier art institute are now home to protest with over 200 students refusing to attend classes sighting mismanagement in the college Their woes range from shortage of staff to archaic equipment non-provision of stationary and pitiable sanitation conditions “We want details on the allocation and management of funds The studio lights and computer lab need upgradation no basic stationery is provided to us and the stationery shop too is shut for eight months We have been told that our education tour promised during admissions will also not take place neither do we have an active placement cell” said a student of Bachelors in Applied Art Officiating principal S N Lahiri said “There is a 70 per cent shortage of staff No recruitment has taken place for almost a decade now and new courses have been added Officers from the Directorate of Technical Education visited the campus on Friday and we have explained the situation to them action needs to be taken by them and the Delhi government” He added that no department – except applied art headed by him – has a head and most people in the staff are on contractual basis with their contracts ending in December this year A 23-year-old fourth-year student in the painting department said students aren’t provided basic stationery “We need to be provided with basics but are told that is not available” he said adding that students also want the college to remain open till later hours beyond the current 5 pm “We can’t lug material to practice outside there are times when we need equipment and college premises to work in” he added The concerns are not new according to the alumnus “These issues have bothered students for several years now The authorities have been dominating” said Neeraj Rawal who completed his Bachelors in Sculpture from the college in 2012 He feels that the course too requires tweaking since not much has changed since the establishment of the institute in 1940s Artist and well-known printmaker Anupam Sud who taught at the college for over two decades and retired as the head of department painting in 2003 said “It is unfortunate that things have come to this and students have to protest No college can run without adequate staff” Lahiri said he is not the deciding authority but is working on temporary alternatives on some matters “We have invited people to sell stationery out of a van in the premises till the tender for the shop is finalised A private company has been hired for sanitation Students have requested for Wi-Fi and studio lights and computer lab equipment for which we have requested the government and the directorate” he said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Garima Rakesh Mishra | Pune | Published: October 4 2016 12:25 am The Animal Birth Control programme is implemented through sterilisation of stray animals Top News While the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) may claim that its Animal Birth Control programme is in place animal welfare volunteers have been complaining about how the programme which is implemented through sterilisation is not being conducted in the right manner On October 1 Saurabh Kalokhe filed a police complaint with the Chaturshringi police station alleging that a sterilised stray dog died due to negligence by a veterinarian Dr Vivek Manganale What what else is in the news According to the complaint the dog was picked up on September 26 After the surgery it was brought back from the Naidu Hospital pound on September 30 where the PMC sterilised the dog and left it from where it was picked up at Baner On October 1 it was found in a terrible condition with its intestines coming out and was taken to a private doctor where it died during treatment Sushma Date an animal welfare volunteer said “Over the past week animal welfare volunteers who help the PMC teams in catching dogs in their areas for sterilisation have been complaining of botched surgeries infections and failure to notch ears (which is done to indicate that the dog has been neutered) of the dogs released from the pound” Talking about the dog mentioned in Kalokhe Date said “Her surgical wound had opened up and her intestines were lying outside her abdomen Her intestine had ruptured in two places with the contents spilling out” Date mentioned a similar case where a dog was picked up and left after surgery within four days “When volunteers found her the next day she was looking dull and hence was taken to ResQ shelter in Bhugaon where she was found to have a temperature of 106 degrees It appears to be a case of septicemia probably due to unhygienic conditions at the PMC pound operation theater” she said Another female dog that was picked up from Karvenagar on September 14 and released on 17 suddenly died four days after her release Besides several male dogs have been returned with huge swellings in their scrotal areas — probably post-surgical scrotal hematomas Date added Surprisingly a male dog who was operated at the pound returned without a notch in his ear As per the ABC guidelines one of the ears has to be notched to indicate that the dog has been sterilised All the above cases were reported from Zone 1 which includes Aundh Baner Deccan Warje Karvenagar Sus and Pashan The ABC contract for Zone 1 has been given to the NGO SPCA (Nanded) whose veterinary surgeon is Dr Manganale Animal Wefare Officer Meher Mathrani said that the PMC Commissioner Kunal Kumar has been extremely supportive in revamping the sterilisation protocol after inadequacies were brought to his notice by her last month and is working closely with her on the project However the problem she added is due to several reasons the main one being fund shortage “The sterlisation amount — `550 per animal — includes the entire process of catching surgery post-op medication food and release This is completely irrational and inadequate and hence leads to compromising of quality of staff; hygiene and maintenance of operational and holding facilities; medicines; the care and safety procedures “There is a need to increase the budget atleast three to four fold” said Mathrani “Most complaints about stray dog population are received from the elected members of wards who want to appease their vote bank by getting rid of dogs in their areas The PMC attends these complaints but cannot respond positively as it’s a violation of law to relocate However relocation goes on illegally and this is also counter productive and slows down the ABC programme Stressing on the need of effective ABC programme to avoid man-animal conflicts Date added “A well-implemented ABC programme to reduce the stray dog population is the urgent need of the hour But it should not happen at the cost of the lives of the dogs” Just last week an FIR was registered against a man named Milind Kale for assaulting a mother-daughter duo for feeding puppies For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSix months on Grenfell fire survivors weep at London memorial | Reuters World Reuters Dec 14 2017 22:02:30 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Dec 14 2017 22:02 PM | Updated Date: Dec 14 2017 22:02 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 19 2013 1:28 am Related News Notorious gangster Kamlakar Kisan Bodke alias Baba Bodke (40) who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an attempt to murder case was remanded in police custody till July 22 by a magisterial court on Thursday Police saidBodkea resident of Vishrantwadihad allegedly plotted an attack on Nikhil Ramrao Avghade (27) of Sahkar Nagar on June 13 following a dispute over vacating an old wada in Budhwar Peth area Police had earlier arrested Anand alias Anil Siddhu Kadam (19)Avinash Laxman Rite (19)Manoj Kailas Jagtap (29) of Dandekar bridgeManoj alias Manya Gorakh Sonawane alias Sahabotya (27) of Jambhulwadi roadAmbegaon and Vinod Pandurang Kataram (37) of Budhwar Peth Police also detained a minor boywho has later send to an observation home On June 13the suspects had attacked Avghade near Janata hotel with sharp weapons Avghade was admitted to hospital He lodged an attempt to murder complaint with the Faraskhana police Acting on a tip-offassistant inspector Geeta Bagwade and policeman Sunil Pawar nabbed Kadam and Rite Police then nabbed other suspects Investigations revealed that one Popatlal had approached Bodke for vacating an old wada in Budhwar Peth Bodke assigned the job to his aide Kataram Some people residing in the wada were not ready to vacate it They reportedly approached Avghade for help Avghade then opposed Bodke gang Bodke and Kataram allegedly gave Rs 50000 supari to the youths from Dandekar bridge area for attacking Avghade A team led by senior police inspector Bhanupratap Barge of Faraskhana police station arrested Bodke as his role in the crime was confirmed Bodke was recently acquitted in the sensational Pradeep Sonawne murder case He has 11 crimes registered against him including murderextortionriotingrobbery and illegal possession of arms For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 2 2013 3:16 am Related News Goyal sisters- Arunima and Tarini- once again came up with stellar performances to take the lead in u-25 and u-13 categories respectively in the Chandigarh Under-25 Youth and Under-13 Open and Girl chess championship being held at St Xavier’s SchoolSector 44on Saturday While elder sister Arunima was leading in u-25 category with three points along with Piyush after third roundthe younger one was sharing the lead along with KashishJaskeerat SinghAnubhav Tuknayat after garnering three points A total of 53 players from different Schools of Chandigarh are participating in this Championship There are 12 international rated players participating in this championship Two boys and two girls in each category will be selected to represent Chandigarh at the Nationals to be held at Kerala (Under-25) from October 1 to 10 and Pondicherry (Under-13) from June 29 to July 8 Point Position: After Rd 3: U-25: 3 Points: PiyushArunima Goyal; 2 Points: Simranjeet Kaur; 2 Points: Devender MauryaRahulKaranveer BhullarManish MandalAmartya BhattacharjeeKaranvir SainiPrateek MunjalYogik Khurana; 1 Points: Utsav DattaSimranjeet SinghGagandeep Singh; 1 Point: Arshdeep SinghKrishna KumarTanul DograVijayWebel SinghHarshNavrattan Randhawa; U-13: 3 Points: TariniKashishJaskeerat SinghAnubhav Tuknayat; 2 Points: Ishaan MendirattaAditya BediPunya GargLevanshuYash MishraRishabh JainJaspreetSaumya LambaYash YakhmiShishir Lamba; 1 Points: Surbhi Singh For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: November 25 2016 2:15 am The BMC has pegged the misappropriated amount at Rs 959 crore (Express Archive) Related News Following two rounds of inquiries into the roads scam which was unearthed in September last year the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has pegged the misappropriated amount to be to the tune of Rs 959 crore To ensure that the BMC is able to recover the losses it has incurred due to the shoddy work of 16 contractors civic chief Ajoy Mehta has issued directions to withhold the same amount as payments of pending and ongoing works until the submission of the second inquiry report The BMC had conducted two inquiries since the scam broke out one on 34 roads and the second on 200 roads The total value of the work on all roads was estimated to be at least Rs 1700 crore and as per the civic administration’s calculations the shoddy work amounts to more than 50 per cent of the cost “The likely estimate of the misappropriated amount is Rs 959 crore which will be withheld until the final outcome of the inquiry in order to protect the interest of the civic body” said Mehta As per recommendations made by the chief engineer of the roads department on November 16 which were approved by the civic chief it was proposed that Rs 959 crore would be withheld and adjusted against the various deposits and future payments to the contractual agencies While the 1000 page report of the inquiry on 200 odd roads was submitted a couple of months ago the final report which will include the quantum of criminal action against the contractors as well as other civic officials is yet to completed According to the BMC’s calculations while the losses incurred for the 34 roads inspected in the first inquiry is Rs 114 crore the amount for the 200 roads in the second inquiry is Rs 845 crore Senior civic officials stated that the civic chief’s order of withholding payments will not affect other contractors who were not named in the roads inquiry reports “Since the contractors who had been named in the first inquiry report were not blacklisted they were able to participate in the tendering process for new works Records show that the poor quality of the contractors’ work on 234 roads has amounted to a loss of Rs 959 crore Once we make all the payments to the contractors we will not be able to recover the amount and we will be stuck We thus stopped all further payments to the 16 contractors until the conclusion of the inquiry” said a senior official Corporators from various parties however pointed out that this move of withholding payments will provoke contractors to stop work on existing works and hold the city to ransom [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | New York | Published: September 2 2016 9:43 am Del Potro was competing on centre court in Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013 (Source: Reuters) Top News Wild card Juan Martin del Potro showed himself a force to be reckoned with at Flushing Meadows as the Argentine swept aside American Steve Johnson in three sets to reach the third round of the US Open on Thursday Del Potro who won the 2009 US Open in a thrilling five-setter over Roger Federer has come through a long battle with a left wrist injury that has dropped him to 142 in the rankings The power hitter now appears back to full strength coming off a rousing silver medal performance at the Rio Olympics In Rio del Potro beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the first round 14-times major winner Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals and battled Andy Murray to four tough sets in the final Del Potro playing the final match of the day at Arthur Ashe Stadium was competing on centre court in Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013 “It’s amazing the stadium It’s amazing the atmosphere out there” del Potro said on court after his emphatic 7-6(5) 6-3 6-2 victory “I’m so happy to be playing tennis again after my third surgery on the wrist and I think I did a really good job to come back at tennis” The big Argentine belted 15 aces past 19th seed Johnson and yielded only one break of serve in the two hour nine-minute match “I’m trying to play as I did in 2009 but it’s not easy I’m getting older” said de Potro 27 “But I’m so happy to be here” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published: September 26 2015 3:00 am Sopnesh’s parents (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey) Related News “He was interested in dancing and this interest got him killed” said the father of 13-year-old Sopnesh Gupta who was allegedly abducted and murdered by two youngsters who were his dance mentors once Sopnesh had joined a dance academy in Badarpur along with his friends in June his father Rajesh Gupta said Friday “He practiced for 15 days but the dance academy was shut down He kept in touch with the two mentors” The two dance mentors — a boy and a girl both 17 years old — are now accused of killing Sopnesh “Sometimes he used to practice at home but we told him only studies would help” said Rajesh sitting disconsolate at his home in South Delhi’s Badarpur area “We just wanted him to complete Class X and wished he would look for job along with continuing studies thereafter” added Rajesh who works in private security Share This Article Related Article The accused allegedly abducted Sopnesh on September 15 and took him to Uttarakhand Desperate to make it to a popular dance show on TV the duo wanted a ransom of Rs 60000 according to police However they developed cold feet and allegedly strangled him with a belt at a hilltop in Ranikhet and pushed the body from the cliff said the police On September 15 Rajesh said his son went to school in the morning “When he did not return home we looked around We got to know he was last seen with his two dance mentors near his school” added Rajesh According to Madhu they called the two dance mentors who said they did not know where Sopnesh was “On September 19 at 230pm we received a call demanding a ransom of Rs 60000 We had already lodged a complaint at Badarpur police station and told the police about the call” said Madhu Despite having killed the boy the duo tried to extort money from his family and this led to their capture said the police For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rajeev Jain | Jaipur | Published: September 9 2015 10:01 am Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje ((Source: PTI Photo) Related News In the run-up to the Rajasthan Assembly monsoon session the BJP is under pressure on many fronts from within the party as well as outside Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is reportedly upset with the police department due to the increasing crime rate in the state especially after the escape of ‘gangster’ Anandpal Singh from police custody Raje is also under pressure from her MLAs to expand the cabinet and fill vacancies in government boards commissions and corporations Share This Article Related Article The Opposition has added to the government’s worries by declaring it will take the offensive against the BJP in the Assembly and focus on issues such as corruption and crime In terms of numbers the Congress has only 24 MLAs in the 200-member Assembly while the BJP has 160 However the ruling party seems to be taking steps to ensure that it is not on the backfoot in the House Concerned about the track record of the police administration Raje held a meeting with Home Minister Gulab Chand Katariya Additional Chief Secretary (Home) DG Police Manoj Bhatt and other senior officers She reprimanded them for the escape of Anandpal and ordered that he be nabbed as soon as possible She also expressed discontent with SPs of Ajmer and Nagaur To ensure the support of BJP MLAs during a stormy Assembly session plans are under way to expand the cabinet and appoint MLAs as Parliament secretaries During a training camp for the 64 newly elected MLAs Raje clarified that first-time legislators would not be considered for the post of minister However they should maintain contact with the public and make sure that government schemes reach them she added For all the latest Jaipur News download Indian Express App More Related Newss capabilities have prompted LU Vice-Chancellor Dr S B Nimse to recommend her name to the admission coordinator.who have 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