1. DU gets disabled friendly: DU colleges are working proactively to improve differently abled students’ university experience by setting up dedicated buses, parking slots, scanners to convert books into the audio format, special computers, ramps and elevators. St. Stephen’s has installed voice activated computers for visually impaired students while Khalsa is installing elevators for people with motor deficiencies.
2. Supreme Court reserves verdict on Priyadarshini Mattoo murder case: Mattoo was murdered on 23rd Jan 1996 by her classmate Santosh Kumar Singh. Both were students of DU’s Law Faculty at the time. He was acquitted by the trial court in 1999, but the Delhi High Court reversed the order of the trial court and awarded him capital punishment on October 30, 2006.
3. Pakistan plane crash kills 152: All passengers on board were killed when an Airblue passenger jet that officials suspect veered off course in monsoon rains and thick clouds crashed into hills overlooking Pakistan’s capital last Wednesday. The deceased consist of 146 travellers and 6 crew members.
4. 1000 more seats to open up: DU colleges are inviting fresh applications for their unfilled OBC quota seats. The seats will be reopened to students between the 6th and 16th of August.