The Delhi High Court today set aside the disciplinary action taken by JNU against 15 of its students, including ex-JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, in connection with a controversial event on February 9 last year in the varsity.
Set Aside by court means that the proceeding go back to claim stage and ant enforcement action is also cancelled. Justice V K Rao remanded the issue back to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to be decided afresh after allowing the students to inspect the records and hearing them.
The students in their pleas had also challenged their punishment, which ranges from rustication for a few semesters to withdrawal of hostel facilities.
Kanhaiya, Khalid and Bhattacharya were earlier arrested in a sedition case in connection with the February 9 event on the campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
Airtel to acquire Tata Tele almost for free
Bharti Airtel will acquire Tata Group’s loss-making mobile telephony business, almost for free, boosting its spectrum holding and raising subscriber base while saving the Tatas from the prospect of having to shut down the struggling unit.
With this deal, Airtel will have over 32 crore customers, way below 40 crore users with the merged Vodafone-Idea entity.
“Instead of closing down the consumer mobile business, which would have entailed a much higher cost and involved letting go of employees and vendors etc, we have chosen this route,” Tata Group chief financial officer Saurabh Agrawal told PTI.
TTSL and TTML employees in the 19 circles, managing the consumer mobile business, along with 178.5 MHz of spectrum across 800, 1800, 2100 Mhz (3G, 4G) bands would be transferred to Airtel.
The telecom sector is in a consolidation mode since the September 2016 entry of India’s richest man MukeshAmbani’s Reliance Jio, which has given incumbent operators a run for their money through free voice calling and cheap data offers.Jio has gained 12.8 crore subscribers with in a year.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Wagon R stotel in Delhi
The iconic blue Wagon R hatchback car used by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal until 2015 assembly polls was reported stolen outside Delhi Secretariat today, the police said.
The humble Blue hatchback, which became synonymous with Kejriwal’s ‘aamaadmi’ image, was being used by an AAP functionary these days.
“The car was parked outside the Delhi Secretariat. It went missing around 1 am,” a senior police official said.
The car was donated to Kejriwal by Kundan Sharma, a software enginner, in January 2013.