DTU students suspend strike on government assurance

Will wait for further response from government


Jasleen Kaur | April 7, 2010

Students of Delhi Technological University (DTU) decided on Wednesday to suspend their agitation for a few days to give government some time to consider their demands.
"We will attend classes till Friday and will decide further action on the weekend," said Praveen Kumar, a DTU student who has participated in the protests against conversion of Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) into DTU.
The students’ strike had been suspended to give government some time to consider their demands, Kumar added.
The students’ representatives had a long discussion with the newly appointed registrar and the government officials on Wednesday.
The government told the students that it will take necessary steps to protect the DCE brand provided they bring normalcy in the campus for three days.
DTU students have been protesting since March 4th against Delhi government’s measure turning DCE into DTU, and demanding that the conversion be revoked.
They are also demanding the removal of the DTU Vice Chancellor P.B Sharma. As part of their protest students also boycotted their exam.



Other News

Manmohan Singh favours ‘time-tested measures’ for economy

The much hyped ‘double engine’ model of governance on which the BJP is seeking votes has utterly failed, and Mumbai and Maharashtra have had to face some of the worst effects of economic slowdown, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said. A lot of problems facing Maharashtra

“If the oppn is weak you can’t blame the govt for that”

A three-term Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Raut is the Shiv Sena spokesperson and its voice in parliament. He is also the executive editor of Marathi newspaper Samana, started by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Raut spoke with Geetanjali Minhas on his party’s seat-sharing agreement

Ashish Shelar of BJP says, “We are very confident of victory”

Ashish Shelar, 47, was the president of the Mumbai city unit of the BJP, before he became the minister of school education, sports and youth welfare in the Maharashta government this year. He has represented the Vandre West constituency in the state assembly and seeking re-election. In a chat with

Nobel for economics goes to `global fight against poverty`

The Nobel Prize in economics for 2019 goes to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." The prize, known as “The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel”, was announc

Modi-Xi script a new chapter in bilateral relations

Prime minister Narendra Modi has accepted president Xi Jinping’s invitation to visit China in 2020 for their third informal summit after Wuhan and Mamallapuram, indicating both sides’ realization of the importance of the mechanism which gives the two leaders of the Asian giants an opportunity t

Dharma as the original Idea of India

Dharma: Hinduism and Religions in India By Chaturvedi Badrinath Edited by Tulsi Badrinath Penguin, 194+ xiii pages, Rs 499 How to live: That is the most fundamental question of human existence.


Current Issue


CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar


Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter