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Headlines: Delhi University To Announce 1st Cut Off List For UG Programmes Today

Delhi University To Announce 1st Cut Off List For UG Programmes Today

The Delhi University is all set to announce the 1st cut-off list for undergraduate programmes today, i.e. 1st October 2021. All colleges under DU will release separate cut-off lists on their official website – one for science, commerce, humanities, and BA programmes. Principles of some DU colleges have indicated that the 1st cut-off could go as high as touching 100% to avoid over-admission on the limited number of seats that every DU college has. Vibha Chauhan, the principal of Kirori Mal College, said: “There are students who have scored cent per cent marks and we might have to keep the cut-offs at 100 per cent,” However, Miranda House principal Dr Bijaylaxmi Nanda said: “We won’t have 100 per cent cut-offs. The cut-offs will be slightly calibrated than last time. The cut-offs will be close to 100, but we will be realistic with them,” Based on the response of 1st cut-off list, Delhi University plans to release 5 cut-off lists this year. The admission process of DU will start on 4th October at 10 am and end on 7th October at 7 pm. If seats remain vacant, Delhi University colleges will release their 2nd and 3rd cut-off lists on 9th October and 16th October, respectively. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 26,727 New covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.86% 

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 26,727 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 2,75,224, constituting 0.82% of total covid-19 cases reported in the country so far. The covid-19 active tally is the lowest in 196 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 28,246 fresh recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the country currently stand at 3,30,43,144. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.76% and 1.70% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 57.04 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 89.02 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Delhi Faces Alcohol Shortage Amid Closing Down Of 260 Private Liquor Shops

As Delhi’s new liquor regime takes shape, the national capital is facing an alcohol shortage. As per the new regime, 260 privately-run liquor shops  have been shut down from Thursday, and only 600 government-run shops will operate till 16th November. In the new rule, the government will make an exit from the liquor business and has given all licenses to private parties, allowing them to run 850 alcohol stores in 32 zones. The new liquor shops are expected to be spacious and modern as opposed to the government-run liquor shops. The 45-day transition period will be a challenge for both the government and customers due to problems in demand and supply chain. However, the government has instructed the state-run liquor shops to keep sufficient stocks for the 45-day transition period. On Thursday, the government released a statement: “We expect that in a situation where sufficient supply is maintained, crowding or any other incidents will not take place. We want to reassure the public that they do not need to hoard or rush to stores in this situation as all government-owned shops will continue to function. Delhi government is putting its best foot forward to ensure that the residents do not face much of a problem,” 

Supreme Court To Hear Kisan Mahapanchayat’s Plea To Allow Satyagraha At The Jantar Mantar 

A farmer group, Kisan Mahapanchayat, has approached the Supreme Court and directed the authorities to allow them to stage peaceful Satyagraha at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. The group has sought directions to the Lieutenant Governor, Commissioner of Delhi Police and the Union government to provide space for at least 200 farmers to stage a peaceful and non-violent protest against the three controversial agricultural laws. The Top Court will hear the petition today under a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar. Kisan Mahapanchayat also said that if the Top Court denies the permission of conducting a peaceful protest, it will be a violation of the basic democratic rights enunciated as fundamental rights under the constitution of India. 

Nadda-Shah Meet: Discussion Over Party Organization, Upcoming Assembly Polls

On Thursday, BJP Party President JP Nadda met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss party organization and upcoming assembly polls in 5 states. As per sources, the Punjab crisis and farmers issue have also been discussed in the meeting that lasted for an hour. Interestingly, the Nadda-Shah meet took place a day after former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh met Amit Shah in the national capital. Early next year, elections are due in 5 states, including Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur. Out of these 5 states, 4 states are ruled by BJP or BJP-led coalition except Punjab, which is ruled by the Congress party. 

Bigg Boss 15: Jay Bhanushali Becomes Another Contestant To Enter The House

Bigg Boss 15 is all set to come to your Television screens on 2nd October 2021, and fans can’t keep calm. As per reports, TV actor and host Jay Bhanushali has also been approached for the show and might enter the Bigg Boss 15 house. However, no official confirmation has been given by either the makers or Jay Bhanushali. A source close to the development said: “We were looking for a couple of popular TV actors, and the deal with Jay materialized just a day before the contestants had to go inside the house,” Meanwhile, other confirmed contestants are Pratik Sehajpal, Nishant Bhat, Shamita Shetty, Karan Kundrra, Tejasswi Prakash, Simba Nagpal, Akasa Singh, Donal Bisht, Sahil Shroff, Ieshaan Sehgaal, Miesha Iyer, Vidhi Pandya and Afsana Khan. 

Shweta Tiwari’s Estranged Husband Abhinav Kohli Gets Permission To Meet His Son Reyansh 

The Bombay High Court has granted permission to Shweta Tiwari’s estranged husband Abhinav Kohli to speak to his son Reyansh for half an hour daily through video conferencing and meet him for two hours over weekends. Abhinav Kohli had earlier filed a habeas corpus plea in court alleging that Shweta has illegally kept him away from his son. Shweta Tiwari married Abhinav Kohli in 2013. However, she filed domestic violence against Kohli in 2019, claiming that her husband hit her daughter Palak Tiwari under an intoxicated state, among other allegations. Abhinav Kohli, who is happy with the court’s decision, said: “Yes, the news is true. It is a huge relief for me. I have been fighting a tough and long battle. I haven’t met my son for 11 months now; I will finally meet him. I can’t express my happiness in words. This is just the beginning, and there’s a long way to go. I would like to thank Honorable Justice Shri S S Shinde and Honorable Justice Shri N.J. Jamadar for granting me access. I wish I could meet him daily; I am getting greedy as a father, I know, but I will struggle for it also. This is not a victory for me; it is my son Reyansh victory. He has won between Shweta and my fight. Reyansh will get to meet his father.” Shweta Tiwari’s reaction to the court’s decision is still awaited. 

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings Defeats Sunrisers Hyderabad By 6 Wickets

On Thursday, Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets and became the first team to qualify for the playoffs of IPL 2021. Star player and captain of CSK, MS Dhoni, finished the match in his own style. After suffering the big blow, Sunrisers Hyderabad is officially out from the playoffs of IPL 2021. The IPL 2021 points chart is now dominated by CSK at the top position with 18 points, followed by Delhi Capitals with 16 points. 

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