Meerut in Uttar Pradesh has become a giant garbage tip, with the city's striking municipal sanitation workers dumping fetid trash on all major roads over the last four days. They want a pay hike announced last year to be implemented.
Meerut police on Friday used batons to disperse protesting students caught in a turf war between the Vice Chancellor and Registrar of Chaudhary Charan Singh University, who have been at loggerheads for the last several months. Seven students were arrested and a few sustained minor injuries.
Police yesterday announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the two absconding accused in connection with the incident where a woman took on a group of attackers singlehandedly on a busy street here after they attacked her husband.