DU authorities appeal aspirants to use public transport

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 20:29

New Delhi: With the admission season in
Delhi University beginning this week, hopeful students who
will spend the next few days frequenting the campus are being
advised to stick to using public transport as against their
private vehicles.

Parking space available at the campus has been
squeezed significantly due to the large scale of civil works
underway in the run up to the Commonwealth Games and a large
number of private vehicles might create problems, the
University administration says.
In an appeal to the people who are expected to flock
the University in the next few days, the University has asked
them to use the Metro facility and other modes of public
transport.

"... the University would appeal to the public to use
the Metro Rail facility, wherever available, or public
transport to the maximum extent possible to arrive at the
Campus and to avoid bringing private transport," a statement
said today.

The process of admissions for the 54,000 seats in the
University`s colleges is set to begin from May 28 and the last
date of sale of forms and the deadline for submission of
completed application forms is June 11.

The University has added 5,000 seats to its last
year`s kitty of 49,000, completing the process of
implementation of the 27 per cent OBC quota.

The first admission list will be out on June 22 and
three subsequent cut-off lists will follow on June 26, July 1
and July 6.
The Proctorial Board met concerned University and
police officials on Monday to discuss security and related
arrangements for the smooth conduct of admissions.

The Centre`s in-charge have been asked to keep in
touch
with the Station House Officers of their respective areas to
make sure security arrangements are satisfactory.

Police pickets would also be strengthened at all
Women`s hostels, the University said in a statement.

PTI
London: Britain`s new coalition
government for the first time revealed Wednesday that the
country`s nuclear weapons stockpile will not exceed 225
warheads as the maximum number of operationally available
warheads remained at 160.

Foreign secretary William Hague today told parliament
that Britain`s nuclear weapons stockpile will not exceed 225
warheads.

Speaking in the House of Commons, he said the maximum
number of operationally available warheads in the UK stockpile
remained at 160.

It is for the first time that the government has
revealed the full size of the UK?s atomic arsenal, spelling
out the number of operational and non-operational warheads the
country possesses.

Until now, the British government has only revealed
that it possesses 160 operational nuclear warheads.

Hague told lawmakers that the time was right to be
"more open" about the overall number of warheads held in the
nuclear arsenal. He said the move was a "significant step".

The announcement comes as a UN nuclear
non-proliferation review conference in New York is due to
close on Friday.

We judge that this will assist in building a climate
of trust between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons states and
contribute therefore to future efforts to reduce the number of
nuclear weapons worldwide," Hague said.

The United States and France have made similar
announcements of their total stockpile numbers.

In March, the US revealed it has a stockpile of
5,113 nuclear warheads and "several thousand" more retired
warheads that await dismantling in a move intended to
encourage other countries to adopt non-proliferation rules.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 20:29

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