Top 10 news today: RSS’ Govindacharya says Sushma, Raje should quit, Muslim women’s college bans tight jeans, Govt denies RTI on Lalit Modi issue, more
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Govindacharya today said Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje should quit on moral grounds in the wake of the Lalit Modi controversy as from common man’s perception they are “guilty”. Cracking down on tight jeans, short tops and leggings, a north Kerala women’s college has decided to introduce uniforms for its students from this academic year which also gives the go-by to the ‘naqab’ for Muslim students. The dress code will be implemented from July 8 when the academic session begins for the first-year students at the women’s college run by the Muslim Educational Society (MES) at Nadakkavu in Kozhikode. At a time when Sushma Swaraj is under fierce opposition attack for “helping” Lalit Modi obtain UK travel documents, her External Affairs Ministry has refused to provide any information about the passport issue involving the scandal-tainted former IPL boss. In an early morning shocker, as many as 85 vehicles, most of them two-wheelers, were set on fire by unknown miscreants in the parking lots of various residential societies in Sun City area here today. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today alleged “irregularities” in the medical exam and counselling process of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University, which the varsity refuted. Opposition leader Vijendra Gupta and two other BJP MLAs – O P Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan – today met LG-appointed ACB chief M K Meena and filed their written complaint. In their complaint, they said, “There is allegation of grave irregularities in the conduct of the medical exam and counselling process by the University. Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over recent controversies involving Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde and former IPL boss Lalit Modi. In light of senior BJP leader LK Advani emphasising the need for probity in public life, opposition parties today said that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje must “own up responsibility” in the Lalit Modi controversy. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Dharmpuri constituency in the district, Kallusingh Thakur escaped unhurt after he was allegedly shot at by four men under the Mandu police station limits, a police official said here today. The West Bengal government cancelled today’s scheduled Industrial Training Institute entrance examination and deferred it to July 5 after question papers were allegedly leaked. Announcing this here today, state’s Technical Education and Training Minister Ujjal Biswas said the decision was taken following complaints of question paper leaks in several newspapers. The Director of a leading school died today after being thrashed by a mob following recovery of the bodies of two students from a ditch in Bihar’s Nalanda district. Devendra Prasad, director of Devendra Public School, succumbed during treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Nalanda’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Sidharth Mohan Jain told PTI.