Swine flu escape
New Delhi, June 12 (PTI): A rich and powerful businessman infected with swine flu and his mother, to whom he had passed on the virus, yesterday left hospital without informing the authorities.
The 34-year-old businessman had initially refused to get admitted and insisted on being treated at home, but later relented. A team of Delhi government officials and police went to their house and forcefully got them back to APHO hospital.
Mumbai (PTI): The Maharashtra government has filed cases against five TV production houses for employing child artistes and flouting the Child Labour Act. The houses — Meenakshi Sagar (that produces Jai Sri Krishna), Sphere Origins (Balika Vadhu), Hats Off (Jasuben Joshi Ki Joint Family), Film Farm (Utaran) and Saibaba Telefilms (Chak De Bachche) — have to file replies in a month.
Chennai (PTI): Madras High Court on Friday directed the closure of off-campus centres and study centres run by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) Society in Tamil Nadu. The centres cannot be opened without prior approval of the UGC and state governments, the bench said.
Chandigarh (PTI): A student has filed an FIR against 11 of his seniors at an engineering college in Punjab alleging he had been ragged. The Teg Bahadur Institute of Engineering authorities denied the charge.
New Delhi (PTI): Jaspal Singh, a Chandigarh resident, filed an RTI query on why 1.28 lakh voters, including himself, had been taken off the electoral rolls of the district. The Chandigarh chief electoral office replied that Hartron, a data collecting firm employed by it, had not revised the rolls correctly. A penalty of Rs 1 lakh has been slapped on the firm.
Dehra Dun (PTI): The Uttarakhand government has ordered an inquiry into the death of about 450 parrots at a university campus in Pantnagar.