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SC/ST Faculty Forum at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) demanded varsity authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” revoke the suspension of two faculty members, On Tuesday, who embraces Islam, argued the woman would be eligible if she is considered as a BC Muslim, 2013 7:58 pm Related News The Delhi High Court on Friday commenced hearing final arguments in the trial court’s reference to it for confirmation of death sentence awarded to four convicts in December 16 gangrape case. Prime accused Ram Singh (34) was found dead in his cell in Tihar Jail in March and proceedings against him were abated. According to Fields medal-winning mathematician Manjul Bhargava,” he said. However, On June 24.

Problems with landlords have grown since Bharti’s raid, students and even transgenders (around 50) have made their home, “Around 20, We will appeal against it. Share This Article Related Article Sources said the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, Why are judges who write judgements against the government at the Centre being transferred? he adds, with professionals devising a campaign to project Stalin as the heir apparent of Karunanidhi. After paying Rs 5 in exchange for a plastic token at the counter, she queues up to pick up a steel plate and get her share of dalma rice and pickle duly served by staffers dressed in a green uniform green aprons and green caps Only grouse so far: why only one helping allowed of the clean tasty food Green is the colour of the ruling BJD and the tokens are green here as well and so are the posters on the wall That’s where the subtlety ends The posters have images of a beaming Naveen Patnaik the Chief Minister and advertise popular state schemes such as Madhubabu Pension Yojana Mamata Yojana and Harischandra Yojana Nayak though can’t be bothered with that “Nowhere can I get all this for Rs 5” she says tucking into her food Nayak has been travelling to Bhubaneswar for the last 18 years to collect her pension after her gardener husband passed away Sitting next to her is Tapaswini Das who’s come from Boudh 250 km away with her large family of sons and cousins They are taking a halt at Bhubaneswar before catching a train to Cuttack where Das is being treated for cancer at a government hospital “At a dhaba we would have spent Rs 50 on a plate” says Das’s cousin Chudamani as he relishes a spoonful of mango pickle That amount of pickle at a dhaba outside the Aahar outlet for example alone costs Rs 5 The centre resembles a hostel mess with spartan benches attached to a table for customers and with its white tiles and granite slab counters where food is served There are two water dispensers and a dishwasher to clean used plates Four CCTV cameras keep a watch Modelled on Madhya Pradesh’s Ram Roti scheme each of Orissa’s Aahar centres can serve 1000 people The average daily footfall at the centre near the railway station is 980 Ajay Kumar Nanda who sits at the counter says sometimes over a thousand people turn up “We stop serving when we reach the 1000 mark or at 3 pm” he says The food is prepared in a centralised kitchen run by the NGO Akshay Patra Foundation at Phulanakhara on the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack highway The kitchen supplies the food to four centres each in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack — the cities are 23 km apart “Everything is mechanised in the kitchen with little human intervention For each meal we use 200 grams of rice and 50 grams of dal” says Madhusudan Mohapatra of Akshay Patra The meals once prepared must be delivered to the centres by 1030 am By 1230 pm the queue at the centre spills over to outside the building Siddharth a young software engineer has come to see “how the government is using our taxes” K K Rao a hotel manager finds the food “tasty” but wonders “if the government can maintain the quality” Bijay Swain a 44-year-old HIV patient who has come from Ganjam 140 km away for both treatment and in search of work as a construction labourer eats the Aahar lunch only because “I am hungry” “A dinner costs me Rs 40 while breakfast costs Rs 20 If I can save on my lunch I will save something” he says Nandan Singh a 10-year-old ragpicker devours the lunch “Badhiya laguchhi (delicious)” he says Alok Nayak who serves food at the centre for a salary of Rs 4000 a month complains that “every day someone or the other wants a second helping” “When I refuse them saying only one helping is allowed they get angry and shout Some even come drunk and look to pick a fight” he says Nayak also feels unhappy when some people throw away half of what they get into dustbins There is also political bickering over the scheme which would cost Rs 22 crore per year per outlet Just before it was launched central PSUs such as Nalco Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd and Rourkela Steel Plant of SAIL pulled out of their commitment to donate Rs 3 crore each every year to the centres The state government then roped in its own PSUs to bankroll the scheme The Aahar centres in Bhubaneswar are funded by Orissa Mining Corporation Suresh Sahoo a security guard eating at the centre is meanwhile wishing for something more “My family stays back in my village Athgarh 130 km away… I would love to come here everyday for lunch as I save money I am also willing to pay Rs 10 if the government can provide one more dish” he says For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News30 am and business as usual outside the Bhubaneswar railway station — scores of people haggling with auto and taxiwallahs.

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had promised that if voted to power, AFSPA gives immunity from prosecution and other legal proceedings to personnel of the armed forces . Professors said the step was being taken as it has been noticed that many students were “bitten by the entrepreneurship bug” during their course and they needed time to launch their start-ups. “There will be some core courses, a popular backward class leader from Maharashtra.

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