New Delhi: Two months before her tenure was supposed to end, head of DU’s Faculty of Law Ved Kumari resigned from the post, citing “non-cooperation of the varsity authorities”. Kumari had joined as Dean and Head, Faculty of Law from September 2, 2016 and her tenure was supposed to end this year on September 1. She said there had been “failure” in ensuring that justice was done to hardworking students who attend classes regularly. “Now students with as low as 31 per cent attendance are not only being permitted to take exam but are also being given marks for attendance by giving them additional attendance for tutorials at institutional-level without even holding the tutorial classes and maintaining fake records,” she said in her resignation letter sent on June 14. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkIn the letter addressed to the university’s vice-chancellor, Kumari also said there was a failure to secure any action against the “whimsical, arrogant and oppressive behaviour” of a faculty member despite there being complaints against her. The professor also said neither could she get long-due promotions for teachers, nor could she invite an experienced clinical teacher from abroad for essential training of teachers in Clinical Legal Education methods of teaching. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsShe said there was also a failure to secure any action on the recommendations of a disciplinary committee regarding a student who had physically assaulted a teacher. Kumari said the issues were “repeatedly” brought to the notice of university authorities with the request for necessary action “through written reminders, telephonic calls and messages, and repeated personal meetings” and she “felt embarrassed and humiliated at no action and no response”. “Due to non cooperation of the university authorities, I believe that as I have not succeeded in securing the standards of legal education as laid down by the Bar Council of India… I do not expect that anything will change in the remaining three months,” she said in the letter.
21 February 2012A five-member group of experts from the United Nations atomic energy watchdog is today continuing its visit to Iran, where the members are holding talks with officials about international concerns over the country’s nuclear programme. The talks in Tehran are “aimed at resolving all outstanding issues in relation to Iran’s nuclear programme,” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported today in a press release.“We hope to have a couple [of] good and constructive days in Tehran,” said Herman Nackaerts, the deputy director general for safeguards at IAEA and the head of the mission, before the team left Vienna – where the agency is headquartered – late on Sunday.“This is, of course, a complex issue that may take a while, but we hope it will be constructive,” he said, adding that the agency hopes “to have some concrete results after this trip.”IAEA experts also visited Tehran last month to discuss issues of concern, which focus on the clarification of possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme.Iran has repeatedly stated that its nuclear programme is for the peaceful purpose of providing energy, but some countries contend it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.The Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions against Iran, citing the proliferation risks of its nuclear programme and its continued failure to cooperate with the IAEA.