Chandigarh University Shut After Massive Student Protests Over Video Leak

Chandigarh University Shut After Massive Student Protests Over Video Leak

After massive protests by students over the alleged objectionable video leak, the Chandigarh University administration has been shut till Saturday. The Chandigarh University girls hostel warden Rajvinder Kaur has also been suspended. In the alleged video leak case, 3 people have been arrested so far, including The accused girl, her boyfriend, who is a resident of Shimla and a 23-year-old Sunny Mehta, who works at a travel agency. Protests had erupted in Chandigarh University over rumours that around 50+ videos of several women students bathing have been leaked. As per students, the Chandigarh University administration and the Chandigarh police are trying to cover up the cases of suicides. Mohali's top police officer Navreet Singh Virk said that only four videos have been found on the phone of the accused woman, who has been arrested for taking and releasing obscene videos of girls at the hostel but all of the videos are of this woman, which she sent to her boyfriend. However, the students of Chandigarh University have refused to accept the police findings. "Objectionable video was made of any students except a personal video shot by a girl, which she shared with her boyfriend. All the rumors of objectionable videos shot of other girl students are totally false and baseless," said RS Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, Punjab.  https://youtu.be/wm-XsSzE-yg

PM Modi Names 4-Year-Old cheetah 'Asha' Who Wil Help Increase The Big Cat's Population In India

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eight cheetahs brought from Namibia in the wilderness of the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The new members have been brought to revive the big cat population in the country after it went extinct 70 years ago. This is the first time that a large carnivore has moved from one continent to another and is being introduced to new wildlife. According to a news report, Narendra Modi has named a 4-year-old cheetah Asha, which means hope in Hindi. The name finds its meaning in the hope that the 4-year-old will help increase the big cat population in Kuno National Park. The report further stated that a 2.5-year-old who was born in April 2020 has been named Bilsi. The oldest big cat has been named Sasha, who is said to be a close friend of another cheetah Savannah. Sunday is only the second day for the African cheetahs in the Indian land, but an expert said that the species are adaptable, and India has had a history of their presence. As per the ED of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, more cheetahs from Namibia are expected to come to India in the coming years.  https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1571161121532547072 https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1571150696292163589

Centre To Constitute National Commission To Study Status of SC, Dalit Who Converted To Islam And Christianity 

The central government is set to constitute a National Commission to study the social, educational, and economic status of the Scheduled Castes and Dalits who converted into religions other than Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. The proposal is being discussed actively, and a decision will be taken soon. The move to set up such a Commission is accelerated due to several petitions pending before the Supreme Court seeking SC reservation benefits for Dalits who converted to Islam or Christianity. As per the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, under Article 341, no person practicing a religion different from Hinduism, Sikhism, or Buddhism can deem to be a member of a Scheduled Caste. The proposed Commission will study the impact of adding more members to the current SC list in addition to mapping changes in the status and situation of Dalits. They have converted to Islam and Christianity. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 4,858 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.71%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 4,858 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 48,027. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 4,735 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached to 4,39,62,664. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 2.76% and 1.78%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 89.17 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 216.70 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.  https://twitter.com/MoHFW_INDIA/status/1571718241147555840

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