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1. People protest DU student’s murder
Angry relatives and neighbours of 20-year-old Kamal Singh Rawat, a Delhi University commerce student who was brutally murdered by some young men at Sonia Vihar in the trans-Yamuna area on Monday, went on the rampage, setting afire the houses of three of the suspects, damaging vehicles and hurling stones at the police on Tuesday. While two of the murder accused have been nabbed, the police have arrested 38 people on charges of arson and rioting.

2. Attendance relaxation awarded to pregnant women
The Delhi High Court has said a woman student cannot be prevented from appearing in examinations in any semester on the ground of shortage of attendance in class due to her pregnancy.
The court said, “Law should be an instrument of social change and not a defender of it. Motherhood is not a medical condition but a promise. We all kow-tow to our mothers to whom we owe our existence and to punish a woman for becoming a mother would surely be the mother of all ironies”.

3. Facebook launches panic button.
Social networking website Facebook on Monday introduced a new Internet safety application which will allow British teenagers to report suspicious or inappropriate online behavior.
The “panic button”, which was launched after months of negotiations between the website and Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), is aimed at young children who can report abuse to child protection authorities.

4. All Games venues to be completed in 15 days: CPWD
The Central Public Works Department, the main construction arm of the government, on Monday said that upgrading of all venues for the Commonwealth Games will be completed in a fortnight.
The venues which remain uncompleted so far are the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the SPM Swimming Pool complex and the new weightlifting stadium in the Nehru Stadium complex.

Apple goes transparent.
Apple’s new iTransparent concept phone is the new talk of the town. This so-called Window Phone has one impressive feature – its transparent housing varies depending on the weather! Thus, in the sunny days, the screen will be completely transparent, on a rainy day it will show virtual drops on the screen, and on a snowy day it is totally covered with frost, i.e. the translucent screen will look like as well as present a window into a variety of weather.

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