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JNU introduces buses for the differently abled, and Kejriwal to induct new anti-corruption officer

Aseem posted on 17 February

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JNU Buses for Differently-Abled | In an effort to make the campus barrier-free for differently-abled students, Jawaharlal Nehru University is set to run an air-conditioned bus for travel. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited {BHEL} will extend funding of INR 30.35 lakh for the project. Mohib Anwar, a representative of the Visually Challenged Students' Forum in JNU, said, "We are very happy with this initiative. This was among our long-standing demands."

Book Stalls | With the New Delhi World Book Fair in full swing, it seems only fitting that there are new campaigns to promote reading and literacy. That’s why the Human Resource Development {HRD} Ministry announced that it has approached the Railway and the Civil Aviation ministries to set up book stalls by the National Book Trust {NBT} on platforms and in airports. "We will get in touch with the Railway and the Civil Aviation ministries to set up book stalls in all railway stations and airports. Books of all languages would be available in these stalls," stated HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Anti-Corruption Officer | We all know about Kejriwal’s campaign to end corruption in Delhi. That’s why he is keen on inducting whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi as Delhi's top anti-corruption officer. AAP had alleged that Mr Chaturvedi, an Indian Forest Service officer, had been victimised for exposing corruption in the AIIMS central government-run hospital. However, this appointment won’t be easy as it will need to be cleared by the Central Vigilance Commission and also the Cabinet Committee on Appointments, which is headed by the Prime Minister.

Flyover Collapse Probe | The Public Works Department today created a three-member committee to probe the collapsing of a flyover in Pitam Pura area, a day after it fell and injured three people. On Thursday the 12th, a portion of the flyover collapsed, injuring three persons and damaging two cars. The committee will examine the quality of construction material, and stated that the government will take strict action against those found guilty.

Modi Summons Police Chief After Christian School Attack | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday summoned Delhi's police commissioner after the sixth attack on a Christian building in the capital in the last two months, fuelling concerns that religious minorities are being targeted. Even after the attacks, Modi, a self-proclaimed Hindu nationalist, has yet to publicly comment on the violence. In a statement on Friday, Modi said he summoned the Delhi police commissioner to express concerns over the "rising crime rate in the capital." Incidents of arson, vandalism and burglary have been reported from at least six Christian buildings since December.

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