Cops to Convene Regular Meets with African Pupils
To prevent incidents like the mob attack on a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru, a mechanism for regular interactions between police and the African students has been put in place, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. “A regular police-African community interaction is being put in place so that similar incidents do not occur again. Security for African students has been beefed up. The State authorities, college authorities and members of the local community will be involved in coordination committees to handle issues related to foreign students,” said ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
National Pharma Institute Head Arrested for Graft
The CBI on Friday arrested K K Bhutani, acting Director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at Mohali in Punjab, following raids at his premises and the offices of the Registrar and various other staff and faculty members of the institute. Sources in the agency said the raids and arrest followed a complaint that the funds granted to the institute for research were diverted for various other purposes. Several other NIPER officials were also grilled by the CBI.