Express News Briefs - Feb 11

Published: 11th February 2016 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2016 05:31 AM   |  A+A-

New Delhi   

Lens on Unsanctioned Afzal Guru JNU Event

Against the backdrop of Afzal Guru controversy at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the varsity on Tuesday constituted a committee headed by the Chief Proctor to investigate the reasons for the flashpoint between students after the event. “A proctorial committee which will look into the issue and find out the reasons which led to this has been formed. The committee is going to have three other members who are going to send a report after investigating the details” said JNU official. The university authorities canceled the protest “fearing” that it might “disrupt” peace on campus. However, the organisers went ahead with the programme. ABVP members gathered outside VC’s office and shouted slogans terming the event “anti national” and demanding the students’ “expulsion”. 

Now, Book Blankets Online on Train Journeys

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wedesday launched e-booking of disposable linen on trains at New Delhi Railway Station and Nizamuddin Railway Station and paperless unreserved ticketing through mobile phones in suburban section of the South Central Railway. Passengers can avail this facility by paying Rs 140 for two bed sheets and a pillow, and `110 for a blanket. These can be purchased together at a cost of Rs 250 or can be purchased separately. To bring in greater transparency in ticket-checking system, hand-held terminals for train ticket examiners (TTEs) onboard Shatabdi Express were also launched. Initially, TTEs in Shatabdi trains for Amritsar, Moga, Ludhiana, Bhopal and Lucknow have been provided with the hand-held terminals. 


Technical Snag Adjourns Headley Deposition     

A special court here on Wednesday adjourned the deposition of Pakistani-American terror agent David Headley following a technical glitch in the video conferencing facility. “The technical snag was from the US side. We could not connect because of the snag in spite of repeated attempts. The deposition will resume on Thursday morning,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. The court initially adjourned proceedings for an hour. However, when Nikam informed Judge G A Sanap that the glitch could not be rectified immediately, the proceedings were adjourned for a day. 

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