NGT, HC pull up civic bodies over defacement, use of paper in DUSU polls

The Delhi High Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT) turned up the heat on the city’s civic bodies on Tuesday over the upcoming Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls. The Delhi High Court sought responses of the city police and civic bodies on a plea seeking ban on defacement of public properties by DUSU candidates while the NGT rapped authorities over the blatant use of paper in poll campaign. Issuing notice to the Delhi University on the issue, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also sought the…

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DU student union polls: AISA targets ABVP over ‘campus violence’

With Delhi University students set to go to the polls on September 12, to elect their next student representatives, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Association (AISA) released their election manifesto on Tuesday. Congress’ student wing, the National Students Union of India (NSUI), had released their manifesto ahead of the others earlier last month. With all three manifestos in, the run-up to the elections has gained momentum. Here is a look at how the three manifestoes address different campus issues: BEYOND ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORT All three seem to…

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Italians go to polls in drilling referendum Renzi did not want

Italy went to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on offshore oil and gas drilling rights, a vote which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he hopes people will not take part in. For the ballot to be valid, more than 50 percent of the Italian electorate must vote but Renzi has urged people to stay away, saying that the referendum is unnecessary and might end up hurting the economy. It would be a blow to Renzi if substantial numbers did turn out, suggesting voters were ready to snub…

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