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Fake Degree Case Filed To Harass Union Textiles Minister of India Smriti Irani, says Delhi Court

The Union Textiles Minister, Smriti Irani will not be summoned a Delhi court said on TuesdayThe petition accusing her of faking a college degree was filed to needlessly harass her

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New Delhi, 19, October, 2016: The Union Textiles Minister, Smriti Irani will not be summoned a Delhi court said on TuesdayThe petition accusing her of faking a college degree was filed to needlessly harass her.

According to PTI reports, the court while pronouncing the order said, “Therefore, prayer for summoning the proposed accused (Irani) is hereby declined.”

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Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh while declining the case said, the original evidence was lost due to the passage of several years and the court had to be “relieved of the burden of adjudicating such inconsequential claim or case”.

The order comes as a huge relief to the 40-year-old minister, who was in the Human Resource Development Ministry; in a cabinet reshuffle a few months ago she was given the textile department, which was seen as a demotion.

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The case was filed last year by a freelance writer named Ahmer Khan who accused the minister of making contradictory comments about her education in affidavits that was filed while she was contesting different elections.

The complainant that was claimed in the court was that, in her affidavit for April 2004 Lok Sabha polls, Smriti Irani had said she completed her BA in 1996 from Delhi University(School of Correspondence), whereas in the affidavit of July 11, 2011 while contesting Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat, she said her highest educational qualification was B.Com Part I from the School of Correspondence, Delhi University.

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It also claimed that in the affidavit filed for the nomination of April 16, 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Smriti Irani said  that she had completed the Bachelor of Commerce Part-I from School of Open Learning, Delhi University.

Mr Khan alleged that Mrs Irani deliberately provided incorrect details, and that is punishable by law.

-by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

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India wins the Enactus World Cup 2017

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New Delhi, Sep 30: After an extremely tough competition between different students across the world in the Enactus World Cup 2017, Team India, represented by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), Delhi University emerged as the winner. The winning projects were project UDAAN and Mission RAAHAT.

Supporting the Government of India’s Digital India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mission, RAAHAT strives to effectively eliminate open defecation and provide safe sanitation in the urban slums; whereas, UDAAN aims at narrowing the digital divide between rural and urban India by setting up computer centres.

The Delhi University college team was led by the college’s faculty advisor, Anuja Mathur and student president of SSCBS Student President Aditya Sharma. The winning projects included 34 more members. The Enactus India and Enactus SSCBS were presented the Ford Better World Award of USD 50,000.

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President and Global CEO, Enactus, Rachael A. Jarosh congratulated the Indian for winning the world cup and called the projects- RAAHAT and UDAAN, inspirational success stories of Enactus students, who are sowing businesses. She said that the projects address the real world challenges efficiently and innovatively. Enactus India President Farhan Pettiwala said that the two projects created by Delhi University students contribute to the country’s betterment, as they support the Government’s civil and social agenda.

Enactus is an international nonprofit organisation, with 72,000 students from 1,700 universities in 36 countries, which held its annual global event in London from September 26 to 28. A selected group of 3,500 students, business, government leaders and academicians across the globe were present at the event. Participants for the final competition round are qualified from over 72,000 university students. Each team has about 17 minutes to present their projects of entrepreneurial action.

Enactus works to nurture the entrepreneurial skills of students, and to address fundamental, social and economic challenges by developing innovative and experiential learning opportunities for students.

-by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. Megha can be reached at @ImMeghaacharya.