The AP High Court on Thursday imposed certain conditions while giving permission to medicos to hold Telangana Vaidya Garjana at Osmania Medical College on January 22. Justice Tamada Gopalakrishna was dealing with a lunch motion moved by B Sreekanth and others challenging the city police commissioners order refusing permission to the meeting . Suspending the commissioners order, the judge directed the police to allow the organisers to hold the meeting. However, he said only medicos and paramedical staff would be permitted to attend the meeting. Police have been directed to allow participants through a single entry after verifying their identitities. The meet would commence at 2 pm and conclude at 6 pm, the judge said.
Justice Gopalakrishna also directed the organisers not to take out rallies or processions before or after the meeting. It should also be ensured that the speeches do not hurt the sentiments of people of any region, he said.
Cops deny permission to BJPs T- Ranabheri
State BJP on Thursday announced that it would go ahead with its plan to organise Telangana Vidyarthi Ranabheri on January 23 though the police had refused permission for the meeting at Nizam College grounds. The meeting is being planned by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the opposition leader in Lok Sabha is likely to participate in the meeting. Talking to media, BJP leader G Kishan Reddy condemned the police decision and termed it as unfortunate. The ABVP and the BJP had given a clear assurance to the police that it would be a peaceful meeting. This shows the adamant attitude of the government which does not even respect the leader of opposition in Parliament, he said.
The BJP leaders even met CM K Rosaiah and asked him to intervene in the issue. However, CM seems to have replied in the negative. Kishan Reddy said BJP would, however, go ahead with the programme and Sushma Swaraj would also be participating in it. He said if the police arrests them, they would not hesitate to hold the meeting in jail also.
3 varsities put off exams - Eamcet & Other Common Tests Are Also In The Line
Osmania University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) and Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University on Thursday decided to postpone their semester exams until further notice. The higher education department may also postpone the common entrance tests, expected to begin in the first week of May, by at least a week. There are indications that Eamcet for admissions into engineering , agriculture and medical colleges may be held only by the end of May or beginning of June.
Interestingly, M Kodandaram, JAC convener, made representations to secretary, Board of Intermediate Examinations and director , Board of government examinations which conducts SSC, to postpone the exams scheduled to be held on March 3 and March 22 respectively. Kodandaram also said that he will make further representations to higher education and secondary education ministers to postpone the exams. The two departments had earlier announced that there will be no postponement of IPE and SSC exams. JAC members said that they will seek indefinite postponement of all exams till the Centre announces its decision on Telangana.
On Thursday, OU students held a protest before the University College of Engineering demanding postponement of their examination . The authorities then postponed all the exams of the autonomous engineering college situated on the campus and announced that their academic schedule will begin on January 25. The examinations of affiliated engineering colleges will continue as per schedule, university officials clarified. The university had on Wednesday postponed the examinations of all its courses other than engineering, pharmacy and hotel management. The Ist,IInd,IIIrd and IVth year bachelor of fine arts, painting, sculpture and printmaking , first and second-year MA and MCJ semester exams of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University were also postponed on Thursday. JNTU, Hyderabad , however, postponed only the examinations which were to be held on January 21.
The university authorities have also decided to work for two extra weeks in May to make up for the lost teaching hours. The university might have to postpone the last working day from end of April to second week of May to complete portions. We are also thinking of holding examinations a little late in the next semester so that students will get enough time to study, said D N Reddy, VC of JNTU.
Meanwhile, K C Reddy, chairman , state council of higher education , declared that the universities in the state should think of extending the last date of instruction by one month to complete the portions . The VCs of all the universities in the state will meet with the governor to discuss how to go about with the academic schedule to prevent students from losing a year.
(source : toi)