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1. Full Speed Ahead for CWG
In an optimistic statement, Lalit Bhanot, the CWG Secretary General has assured the media that India will be ready to host the games even as officials and labourers race against time to finish the remaining jobs like cabling, landscaping and removal of debris at the games venues.

2. DUSU election to be held on Sep. 3
Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) elections will take place on September 3,2010 and the date of display of final list of candidates is August 26. Issues like- inconvenience caused to students due to upcoming CWG, semester system and infrastructural problems are likely to be a part of election agenda of various students’ parties.

3. DU colleges to help evicted students
In a long-awaited and much needed manoeuvre, a number of DU colleges like Kirori Mal College (KMC), Daulat Ram (DR), and Miranda House (MH) extended a helping hand to the students who had to forgo hostel accomodation due to CWG. Physically challenged students are being accomodated in the warden’s quarter at KMC while DR is to put up hostelers in the seminar hall and MH has offered to help identify suitable accomodation as well as provide meals in the college mess for the hostelers.

4. Airlines to compensate for delays, cancellations
Did the flight get cancelled without prior information? The Aviation Ministry will come to the rescue in the form of monetary compensation (along with a full refund) for the inconvenience caused by flight delays and cancellations in case alternate tranport arrangement is refused by the passengers.

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