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College faces flak for debaring girl students for partying

Subrahmanya: A college here faced flak on social media for debaring two girls whos images with beer bottles and cigarretes went viral on whatsApp and Facebook recently.
The girls belonged to different communities were seen in the images sitting in the middle of liquor bottles and cigarrates. The girls were the students of second year BBM at a college in Subrahmanya.

However it was learnt later that the images were taken when the girls along with other friends had been to Madikeri two years ago. The girls had told the principal of the college that they had gone to Madikeri with the permission of their parents.
But the school administration was adamant on its decision and refused to revoke the order.

The act of the college adminitsration was condemned in socal media. Many have alleged that the college is curbing the student's rights by debaring them from the college.
  • Published in D.K.

West Bengal student lynched, angry students lock principal in the room, block state highway

Kolkata: A third-year college student and a Chhatra Parishad (CP) activist, was brutally beaten to death inside the students’ union room.

Blaming the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad for the tragic killing in Sajanikanta Mahavidyalay in Sabang, angry CP workers locked up college principal Kanailal Paria in his room and blocked the state highway in protest.

The gruesome murder inside the college campus sent shockwaves across the state, prompting leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra to call a state-wide student protest. “I am appealing to all students and youth in the state, irrespective of their political or ideological leanings, to come out on the streets on Saturday to protest the heinous murder of a student,” he said, adding that as a mark of protest even schools and colleges should be shut down.

The students’ union in Sabang College is under Chhatra Parishad’s control. “TMCP leaders came to the students’ union room and asked us (CP) members to attend state minister Soumen Mahapatra’s rally. The minister was scheduled to distribute relief among flood affected people in Sabang. When Krishna Prasad Jana refused to go, they attacked him with iron rods,” said a student.

According to veteran Congress MLA Manas Bhuniya when the classes were going on, TMCP goons first locked up the students’ union office and when the CP activists protested, they were beaten up. “Jana, a third year commerce student was hit on the head with lathis and iron rods. He succumbed to his injuries on his way to Sabang Hospital,” Mr Bhuniya added.

CP leaders accused two TMCP leaders Tarun Mishra and Amulya Maity of being behind the attack. Local CP leader Arijit Chakraborty said Jana was an active CP member and TMCP activists had tried to harm him in the past also. “Today on a minor issue, they ruthlessly attacked him with iron rods when other CP workers were not present. It was a pre-planned murder,” he added.

Mr Maity, block TMC president however denied all charges and claimed that he was not even present in the college when the incident took place. “I was at the minister’s programme,” he claimed.

State Trinamul Chhatra Parishad president Ashok Rudra said TMCP was not at all involved in Jana’s killing. Acknowledging that a student was murdered on the campus, principal Prof. Paria said he had no idea about the people who killed Jana. “The students protesting his death have locked me inside my office. The police is looking into the incident which was indeed heart-wrenching,” he said.

Voicing her profound anguish over Jana’s death, chief minister Mamata Banerjee promised strong action against the culprits. “The incident is unfortunate. It was a students’ clash inside the students’ union room. Chhatra Parishad controls the union The principal was locked up. The student died from injuries after he was hit with a bat. The police is investigating. I have said strong action must be taken,” she added. Education minister Partha Chatterjee also hinted at CP’s infighting as the cause of the violence when he said that outsiders were involved in the attack.

BJP MLA Samik Bhattacharya said that Jana’s death once again proved that Trinamul Congress was not a political party but a violent organisation, which indulges in murder and mayhem to remain in power.

  • Published in National

Two students assaulted by gang of three in Kumble

Kasargod: A gang of miscreants waylaid two students who were riding on a bike near Kumble and assaulted them with dangerous weapons. The incident took place on Friday july 31.

Shafiq (18), a resident of Kunnil in Mogral Puttur and Munawwar (20) are the victims. They were on thier way to home on the bike when a gang of three members stopped them near a petrol pump in Perawad and assaulted them with dangerous weapons, it is said.

The injured students informed the matter to the locals and then filed a complaint in the police station.

  • Published in Kerala

Dubai students' app for heart patients

A team of students from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has produced a mobile app, which has the potential to change the lives of cardiovascular patients worldwide, encouraging them to make positive life changes by making exercise more fun.

Cardio Builder, a ‘gamified’ mobile app created by four final-year Computer Science students, Mohammed Kazim Abbas, Afrah Ahmed, Yerlan Jumatayev and Digital Systems Security Major, Katia Freywat, uses data provided by popular wearable fitness trackers to monitor a patient’s pulse and exercise levels in real-time and challenges them to raise their heart rate and increase exercise in order to unlock achievement badges and new levels.

The app also allows patients to create a list of the medication they need to take, and rewards them with extra points if they take it on time, along with the ability to share their progress on social media and challenge their friends who are also users of the app.

"We noticed that there were fitness tracker-linked games on the market for diabetes patients and those fighting obesity, but nothing existed to help people suffering from cardiovascular disease," explained Project Manager, Mohammed Kazim Abbas. "With recent statistics from Dubai’s Rashid Hospital suggesting that smoking, obesity and lack of exercise cause fatal heart attacks in UAE residents 20 years earlier than the worldwide average, we wanted to turn to technology to create a solution that would encourage cardiovascular patients to make changes to their daily routine in the interest of a more positive prognosis."

For team member Afrah Ahmed, the inspiration for the app came from a family member who was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. "For many heart patients, the most difficult part of trying to improve their condition is sustaining long-term will-power and momentum. We wanted to create an app that would motivate them to continue with the positive life changes. Our research showed that by making things a little more fun, it helped users exhibit more self-control and reduced the stress many patients place on themselves to achieve a goal."

After receiving guidance from cardiologists at Dubai’s Rashid Hospital and Prime Medical Centre, the app has already attracted the attention of several of the UAE’s leading technology and academic experts. As a result, the team beat over 100 other computer scientists to bag an award at UOWD’s annual software development tradeshow.

The developers are currently working to link the app to a wider range of fitness tracker devices, and are hoping to launch the app on both Android and Apple devices later this year.
  • Published in UAE

Sharada Girl’s PU College Students Association Inaugurated

Sulya: Reading is a good habit and enhances confidence and motivates one to right. To gain knowledge reading is most important said KVG IPS Kannada lecturer Mamata B.S. inaugurating the Students Association at Sharada Girl’s PU College.

Cultural club, Readers club and Echo club were inaugurated at the same time in a program held at Sulya Amruta Bhavan. She said that love is innate to girls and must be given to the society. Rather than wasting time in WhatsApp, Facebook or social sites, must develope good habits.

Destroying or making life is in one’s own hand. One should write her fate with her own hand. Through hard work and dedication life must be built she said.

PT of the college Kartike gave away the oath to the students. Convener of the college Revathi, presided over the program. Treasurer S R Soorayya, Principal of Sharada  college Jyotsna, PU college principal Dayamani , and other teachers were present.
  • Published in D.K.

Violence in the college: Students urge authorities to withdraw the case

Belthangady: Students of Belthangady first Grade College handed over a memorandum to the home minister through tahashildar to withdraw the case against the students of the college in connection with the incident that happened in the college.

The students alleged that the innocent students have been booked in the case.

The students said that some students claiming as the members of ABVP forced us to join the protest. But when we refused they assaulted us. Police have filed a false complaint without even inquiring.

They also warned that a huge protest will be staged in front of the police station if the case is not withdrawn.
  • Published in D.K.

Thiya Welfare Association distributed financial help to the students

Mumbai: Thiya Welfare Association Mumbai distributed financial help to the deserving students of the community on 5th July, 2015 in a function held at Virar under the presidentship of Govind Manjeshwar, president of Thiya Welfare Association.

In his presidential speech addressing the students and the parents he said for the growth of our community it is very much essential to educate our children. It seems the girls of our community is more educated comparing to the boys. To maintain equality in education the boys of our community  should come forward like girls and maintain equality in education.

Former president Roopesh Rao. Vice presidents Satyawathi Palan, Yadav Rao, R. K Suvarna, Lazar Kotiyan, Kannappa Bademar, Cultural committee chairperson Chandrawati Vasant, Sashiprabha Bangera, Jaya Suvarna, Naveen Ira and other members of the committee were also present.

Sita Salian, Hon.General Secretary compared the programme and offered vote of thanks.

By Ishwar M. Ail

  • Published in Mumbai

Group of students indulge in fighting: Cases filed

Belthangady: Violence broke between two student’s unions in first grade college here and three complaints been filed in Belthangady police station regarding the incident.

In one complaint given by the student named Adarsh it is stated that, he was in the college campus while a few members of a student’s union insisted him to join them in a protest march. When Adarsh refused to join the protest members of the union assaulted him with hand and stones.

In another complaint lodged by Vinod Raj it is said that when the students of one group were holding a protest march the members of another union attacked and thrashed them.   

All the injured students were admitted to Belthangady hospital.

The principal of the college has filed a complaint against  a boy named Swasthik and stated that he entered the college premise and assaulted Adarsh.

A case has been filed in Belthangady police station.
  • Published in D.K.
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