Demand to increase seats in DUNEW DELHI: Nationalist Students' Congress (NSC), the student wing of Nationalist Congress Party, organised a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor's office at Delhi University demanding a 25 per cent increase of seats in all faculties, introduction of shift system in more colleges and hostel facilities for girls in their own colleges.

Addressing the agitating students, K.J. Josemon, national president NSC, said University education in India was largely becoming a luxury for a privileged few. Rural and urban poor were deprived of their right to have higher education and only 7 per cent of the youth have access to University education, he said.

PWD to construct two foot over bridgesNEW DELHI: Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia on Tuesday took a round of the Jangpura Assembly segment. He was accompanied by Chief Engineer of Public Works Department (PWD) and senior engineers of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

While taking a round of the main Mathura Raod, Dr. Walia observed that pedestrians were finding it difficult to cross the road. He announced that PWD would construct two foot over bridges on Mathura Road near Hari Nagar Ashram and Soochna Bhawan.

Korean Ambassador calls on SheilaNEW DELHI: The Ambassador of Republic of Korea Choi Jung-Li on Tuesday called on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at her office in Delhi Secretariat here.

Both Ms. Dikshit and Mr. Jung-Li interacted on issues related to civic services. Mr. Jung-Li evinced keen interest in the infrastructure development in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi. He also wanted to be apprised about development of number of cities in the National Capital Region.

The Korean Ambassador also expressed a desire to share expertise available in his country for development of a reliable public transport system including monorail, infrastructure for the Commonwealth Games and waste management in Delhi.

Video conferencingNEW DELHI: For the first time in the history of the country, the technology of video conferencing is being used extensively to train school teachers. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in association with Indian Space Research Organisation and Indira Gandhi National Open University is training school teachers using the latest technology of satellite.

NCERT has initiated the training of teachers of Central Board of Secondary Education-affiliated schools on how to use textbooks through the video-conferencing mode utilising EDUSAT.