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NDMC agrees to admit all students in its schools

No child residing within the limits of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in the capital will be denied admission in any school run by the council. This was agreed upon in a meeting between the NDMC chairperson and former Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, who represents the New Delhi constituency in the council. The matter was taken up by Kejriwal with Mr Jalaj Srivastava on Thursday following a large number of complaints by parents about the difficulties being faced by them in getting their children admitted in schools. Read More

LS Speaker should order a probe into Maharashtra Sadan incident

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the Lok Sabha Speaker should immediately order a time-bound probe into the highly condemnable, shameful and inhuman act committed by Shiv Sena MPs inside Maharashtra Sadan.

The country is outraged at the shameful incident and is in a state of shock, and the Lok Sabha Speaker is duty-bound to prevent the institution of Parliament from being disgraced by such MPs who neither understand their responsibility as public representatives, nor do they have any respect for the right to religious freedom of citizens of the country.

There are precedents before the Speaker to set-up a special parliamentary committee and ask for a report within a definite time frame, following which exemplary action should be taken against these MPs. The Indian Express news story now stands corroborated by video evidence, which leaves no doubt that the Shiv Sena MPs, drunk with arrogance of power, resorted to inhuman behavior against a catering supervisor. Read More

Delhi Police must not yield to political pressure in NE youth murder case

News reports appearing in some newspapers suggest that one of the accused arrested in the case is a close relative of a prominent Delhi BJP leader and since the Delhi Police reports directly to union home ministry, therefore the apprehension of undue influence to dilute the case cannot be ruled out. What is more disturbing is that BJP leaders are already giving statements to show the gruesome incident as a case of road rage, which is completely uncalled for, since the case is at investigation stage. Read More

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