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Dress diktat

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 16: Whimpers of protest notwithstanding, students in most of the 23 autonomous colleges in Orissa today turned up in uniforms, reports our correspondent.

The state higher education department had issued a diktat asking students in these colleges to wear uniforms after August 15. Higher education minister Samir Dey had said a dress code would bring a sense of discipline in them.

In the state capitalís Ramadevi Womenís College, almost all plus-two students turned up in white and blue kameez and white salwar while the degree students wore white-green kameez and green salwar.

But BJB College extended the deadline to August 31 as the colours prescribed for its uniform were not available.

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