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Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.

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1.7 lakh students wait for uniforms, writing material in Delhi govt schools

Delhi govt’s inspection of 118 schools had revealed that out of the 7.6 lakh students enrolled in classes 1 to 8, almost 1.7 lakh were yet to get the benefits for uniforms and writing material

According to the document filed during the proceedings of a PIL filed by the NGO Justice for All, out of the 118 schools, ‘85 have reported that 50-80% students received the benefits’.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Aug 24, 2017 12:18 PM IST

Delhi farmhouse, venue of TV soaps, ran illegal casino, 13 luxury cars seized

An illegal casino and bar were being run inside a 13-acre farmhouse in Fatehpur Beri in south Delhi. Police also seized 13 luxury cars from the site.

Police arrested 30 people from the site, including 14 players and five female attendants.(Picture: Sourced)
Updated on Aug 23, 2017 10:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShiv Sunny and A Mariyam Alavi

Jaypee homebuyers protest at Jantar Mantar, say insolvency a fraud

Buyers are worried that if the insolvency procedure is initiated, then the banks would be at liberty to auction the flats to recover their money, leaving the buyers with nowhere to go.

Jaypee homebuyers protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 19, 2017 10:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

East Delhi gets technological university campus, one more in the pipeline

The east campus of the DTU currently offers two undergraduate courses— BA(Hons) Economics and BBA — and an MBA programme. The UG courses have 120 seats each, while the MBA programme has 60.

New Delhi, India - Aug. 18, 2017: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurate the East Delhi Campus of Delhi technological University at Vivek Vihar, Phase II. in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 18, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2017 10:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

He pulled me into shed to rape me: JNU girl after attack on students near Delhi

The students have claimed that the Haryana Police at Asola near Surajkund refused to file an FIR and forced them instead to write an apology letter. A zero FIR was later lodged at the Vasant Kunj police station.

The students were returning from Bhardwaj Lake in Asola when they were stopped by a group of people who threw communal slurs at them and threatened the woman with rape.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 18, 2017 04:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

JNU not filling up research seats, say teachers who smell a rat

The JNUTA alleged this difference is mainly because the administration is arbitrarily making up rules and misinterpreting the UGC gazette notification of 2016.

The JNUTA alleged this difference is mainly because the administration is arbitrarily making up rules and misinterpreting the UGC gazette notification of 2016. The UGC notification had created unrest among the students and faculty, as it had allegedly led to an over 80% cut in research seats at the university.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 05, 2017 11:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Students protest, recite poetry against ‘hate’ in Delhi University

At Ramjas College, some students protested the march being taken to the college grounds. Slogans of “AISA campus chodo” and “Deshdrohi naare lagane walon, wapas jao” were heard here.

Some 100 odd studentstook out a march, with the theme “Harmony Shall Win,” through campus visiting Ramjas College, Hindu College and Kirori Mal College, protesting against the allegedly growing number of violent incidents on campus.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 04, 2017 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi govt, schools back Centre decision’s to scrap no-detention policy

On Wednesday, the Union cabinet decided that they would scrap this no detention policy, and students would have to clear exams in class 5 and 8 to be promoted to higher classes. These students would be given two chances to clear the exams.

New Delhi, India - Aug. 29, 2016: Students study in ‘model classes’ at Zeenat Mahal Govt.Sarvodaya Girls Sr. School at Jafrabad, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, August 29, 2016. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) **To go with Heena
Updated on Aug 03, 2017 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Tamil Nadu farmer ‘attempts suicide’ at Jantar Mantar, cops say overdose of pills

A group of farmers from Tamil Nadu had come back to Jantar Mantar nine days ago, asking the central government to intervene to give them loan waivers, fair prices for their produce, a revised drought relief package and to constitute a Cauvery river management board, among other things.

A group of farmers from Tamil Nadu had come back to Jantar Mantar nine days ago, asking the central government to intervene to give them loan waivers, fair prices for their produce, a revised drought relief package and to constitute a Cauvery river management board, among other things.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 25, 2017 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Battle tank, martyr’s photos at JNU’s ‘Kargil Remembrance Hut’

After Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar’s demand for an ‘tank’ to remind students of the ’army’s sacrifices’, university officials say they will also build a “Kargil remembrance hut” on campus, as part of MHRD’s initiative of Vidya Veerta Abhiyan.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and Maj Gen (retd) GD Bakshi at the Tiranga March organised on the JNU campus on Sunday. The JNU VC had demanded that a tank should be installed on the campus to make students learn about the sacrifices made by the soldiers.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2017 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Delhi metro support staff hold protest, warn of ‘total shutdown’ on Monday

Non-executive staff of Delhi metro, including train operators and station crew, have started a sit in at several stations demanding pay parity.

The non-executive staff of DMRC have started a sit in at multiple stations such as Dwarka, Yamuna Bank, Badarpur, Shahdara, Qutub Minar, and Vishwa Vidyalaya.(Picture: Sourced)
Updated on Jul 21, 2017 06:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Three students who battled all odds to make their Delhi University dream come true

Admitted to the 60-odd colleges over the last month, the students optimistically made their way to experience their first day of college life on Thursday.

Classes and orientation sessions have begun in DU.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 21, 2017 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Smiles and anxiety as DU’s ‘fucchas’ begin a new chapter of life in college

Miranda House plastered their campus with quirky anti-ragging caricatures and cartoons to make their stance on the illegal activity clear.

Ragging can be a concern for many first-year students but the fears were laid to rest at colleges such as Miranda House and Ramjas where seniors welcomed freshers by a symbolic red tilak.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 21, 2017 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

94% Delhi University seats taken, colleges may not release sixth cutoff

Delhi University colleges released the fifth cutoff list for admissions on Monday, which saw most sought-after colleges close admissions to popular course choices.

Delhi University colleges released the fifth cutoff list for admissions on Monday, which saw most sought-after colleges close admissions to popular course choices.(Anupam Prashant Minz/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 10:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

1000 farmers protest their plight at Jantar Mantar, traffic suffers

With over 1000 farmers from different parts of the country pouring in at Jantar Mantar to take part in a protest, heavy traffic jams were reported across several roads in central Delhi.

Traffic jams were reported at Connaught Place, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Janpath and Barakhamba Road on Tuesday.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2017 10:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Tamil Nadu farmers return to Jantar Mantar with skulls and chains

The group of almost a 100 farmers resumed their protest, demanding loan waivers, revised drought packages, a Cauvery Management Committee, and fair prices for their products, among other things. The farmers had grabbed headlines earlier this year for their unique methods of protest.

Farmers from Tamil Nadu during their protest for loan waiver and drought-relief package at Jantar Mantar on Monday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 11:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

HC order could delay further admissions, frets DU

DU officials are concerned about how their “sacrosanct” number of seats and the calendar will be affected by Delhi High Court’s impending orders

For students who may have their grades increased, DU officials said that they will follow the current admission guidelines, unless ordered otherwise by the high court.(Hindustan Times/Raj K Raj)
Updated on Jul 13, 2017 11:03 AM IST

HC order could delay further admissions, frets DU

DU officials are concerned about how their “sacrosanct” number of seats and the calendar will be affected by Delhi High Court’s impending orders

For students who may have their grades increased, DU officials said that they will follow the current admission guidelines, unless ordered otherwise by the high court.(Hindustan Times/Raj K Raj)
Updated on Jul 17, 2017 02:31 PM IST

ECA quota list out, DU to start admissions from Tuesday

DU expects five cycles of admissions to take place under the ECA, with the first cycle set to start on Tuesday.

DU expects five cycles of admissions to take place under the ECA, with the first cycle set to start on Tuesday.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 10, 2017 10:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

CBSE: Confusion prevails among students on last day to apply for scrutiny of marks

CBSE had reintroduced its scrapped re-evaluation policy after the high court intervened last month. However, the board had placed several conditions.

The Delhi high court lifted all conditions imposed by the CBSE on students looking to revaluate their class 12 exam results, giving succour to thousands of candidates denied scrutiny of answer sheets beyond 12 major subjects.
Updated on Jul 07, 2017 10:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Second list: Road to DU still tough for those who got less than 90%

The highest cutoff for Mathematics is at Hindu College at 96.75% and the lowest is at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women at 90%.

The highest cutoff for Mathematics is at Hindu College at 96.75% and the lowest is at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women at 90%.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 03, 2017 11:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHeena Kausar, A Mariyam Alavi and Sukriti Kapoor, New Delhi

DU admissions: Students complain about lapses ahead of entrance tests

DU admits students to nine of its undergraduate programmes based on entrance exams. However, applicants were seen at the undergraduate admissions help desk and at the grievance cell on Saturday, complaining that they have been facing difficulties with the procedures.

While for some the application fee payment doesn’t reflect in the portal, others have not been able to view or download their admit cards.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 01, 2017 11:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DU admissions: Second cutoff dips across colleges, seats in popular courses still open

The second cutoff list for admission to Delhi University has dipped by 0.25-3 percentage points and admissions to popular courses is still open in most colleges.

For Economics (hons) cutoffs have dropped by up to 2 percentage points with the highest dip from 97.50% to 95.50% at Gargi College.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 11:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Protest at DU’s Daulat Ram college after students ‘denied admissions’

Members of the ABVP and a few parents alleged that some students were allegedly denied admission to the BA programme. They said college officials claimed that seats have already been filled up.

DU will declare the second list on July 1.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2017 05:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Diksha Katoch, New Delhi

DU admission: Confusion over subjects, guidelines, outstation applicants flock to grievance cell

Many students were left in tears as they saw their dream of a seat at a prestigious DU college crumbling right before their eyes

Students and parents are flocking to Delhi University for admissions.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 11:06 PM IST
ByA Mariyam Alavi

Outstation applicants flock to DU grievance cell as confusion over subjects, guidelines persist

A DU official said that though there were glitches around noon, they had been resolved by late afternoon. Approximately 6,200 students have completed their payments and confirmed their admissions by Tuesday night.

Admissions have picked up pace in DU.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 28, 2017 06:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

DU Admissions: Cluster Innovation Centre has many choices for you

CIC offers two UG programmes, BTech in information technology and mathematical innovation and BA (Hons) in humanities and social sciences, and a PG course, MSc in mathematical education

Want to be prepared for a fast-changing innovative world? Check out the Cluster Innovation Centre(Hindustan Times/Saumya Khandelwal/Cluster Innovation Centre)
Updated on Jun 27, 2017 11:44 AM IST

Day 1: Students wait and watch as few take admissions despite low cutoffs in Delhi University

Students usually indulge in ‘admission tourism’ on the first days, where they go visit multiple campuses and ‘window shop.’ They then start clamouring for seats on the last day

Admission was yet to pick up pace on the first day after the cutoff.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 05:28 PM IST
ByA Mariyam Alavi and Diksha Katoch, New Delhi

Delhi University admissions: Get your best four score right to book your seat

Students have until June 28 to visit Delhi University colleges and secure a seat for the highly sought-after programmes.

The admissions process has begun in earnest at Delhi University.(Hindustan Times/Raj K Raj)
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 05:28 PM IST

Highlights | DU’s 1st admission cut-off list released, admissions from Saturday

The Delhi University is announcing its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses. Catch live updates here:

The Delhi University is announcing its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2017 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi
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