QKolkata: JU Tests To Stay; Teen Death Sparks Arson
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QKolkata: JU Tests To Stay; Teen Death Sparks Arson

1. JU Entry Tests To Stay 'Internal'

Entrance tests for six undergraduate arts courses at Jadavpur University "won't be outsourced", teachers were assured on Wednesday after the admissions committee fixed a 21-25 July schedule for the exams.

"The task of conducting the admission tests and evaluation of answer scripts won't be outsourced," acting registrar Chiranjeeb Bhattacharya said after the admissions committee meeting.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Also Read: My Report: JU Protests Against Removal Of Admission Tests

2. Teen Death Sparks Arson

A truck mowed down a Class 10 student on a cycle in Arambagh's Kamarpukur in Hooghly on Wednesday morning, prompting residents to set the vehicle on fire and assault the driver and his helper.

Police had to lathicharge and disperse the 100-odd people who went on the rampage, damaging the truck and setting it on fire.

Police said Arpita Pal was cycling home from tuition around 9.30am when the truck knocked her down on the Arambagh-Kotulpur road.

(Source: The Telegraph)

3. Gender Bias In Sterilisation

Bengal's men lag in family planning and birth control, health officials admitted on Wednesday, World Population Day.

The state has a low rate of male sterilisation. "According to the findings of the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), female sterilisation is the most preferred birth control measure in Bengal at almost 30 percent. In comparison, male sterilisation stands at 0.1 per cent," said Ajay Chakraborty, Bengal's director of health services. The national percentage for female and male sterilisation are 36 and 0.3 percent, respectively.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Also Read: What Makes Female Sterilisation a Popular Method of Contraception?

4. Guardians Protest Unclean Campus

Guardians of around 100 students of the primary unit of the government-run Hindu School blocked College Street on Wednesday morning to protest "unhygienic conditions" and an unchecked dog menace on the campus.

The guardians blocked the road in front of the 200-year-old institution from 8am to 10.30am demanding that the authorities regularly clean up the campus and drive away the dogs.

Classes in the primary section (till Class V) are held from 7am to 10.40am.

(Source: The Telegraph)

5. HC Orders Police Cover For Trafficking Survivors, Kin

In a landmark order, Calcutta High Court has asked trial courts to give police protection and other “necessary protective measures” to survivors of trafficking and the families of victims and survivors if they feel threatened and ask lower courts for it.

This order should be undertaken as “standard operating procedure” in the investigation and prosecution of a crime involving commercial sexual exploitation of women and children, the bench of justices Joymalya Bagchi and Ravi Krishnan Kapur directed.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: All You Need to Know About the Trafficking of Persons Bill

6. Blame Game Over Sec-V Metro Delay

Who is to blame for the delay in starting services of the East-West Metro Corridor between Salt Lake Sector-V and Salt Lake Stadium in October? While Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) blamed the software-supplying company for the delay, reliable sources in BEML Ltd — the firm supplying rakes for the corridor — claimed otherwise. According to a BEML source, the KMRCL and its signaling contractor are to blame for the schedule going haywire.

“There was a delay in deciding on the type of signaling system to be adopted. It was originally planned that trains would run using the “distance to go” (DTG) system. Later, this was changed to the “computer based train control” (CBTC) system. This was finalized in mid-2017. However, after several rounds of meetings with KMRCL’s signaling contractor, the technical issues could be sorted out only very recently,” the source added.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. Win Against Red Devils Lights Up Chandernagore

When referee Andres Cunha blew the final whistle in the France-Belgium match in St Petersburg on Tuesday night, the atmosphere turned electric in Chandernagore, thousands of kms from the match centre. The town, which was once a French colony, is now planning big for the final, which will take place this Sunday.

On Tuesday night, the excitement of France's qualification was palpable across Chandernagore — from Taldanga to Urdi Bazar, from The Strand to the Hospital More. “The entire town supports France when it’s playing in the World Cup. Former players like Zidane and Thierry Henry and current stars like Mbappe, Griezmann and Umtiti — after his winning goal against Belgium — have huge fan following here,” said Amit Ghosh, a student of Chandernagore College.

(Source: The Times of India)

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