50% fee cut in nursing, architecture studies in cluster varsities in J-K

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced a 50% fee cut for students in nursing and architecture courses in constituent colleges of cluster universities in the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu. The announcement was made by Education Minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari in Srinagar during a meeting to review the functioning of Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) and Cluster University Jammu (CUJ) and to discuss the action plan for the speedy growth and development of these varsities. The minister directed the officers concerned to cut down the existing annual fee…

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50% in-house quota in PG medical admissions: SC to pass order on BHU, AMU’s plea

The Banaras Hindu University, the Aligarh Muslim University and the Medical Council of India on Tuesday joined hands to challenge in the Supreme Court an Allahabad High Court order setting aside 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats. A vacation bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta, after hearing the arguments, reserved its verdict for Wednesday. During the brief submission, the two universities said that the high court verdict was violative of earlier apex court judgement and MCI regulations which allow institutes to take admissions on 50%…

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Mali suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Gao military camp

A suicide bomber in a vehicle full of explosives has attacked a camp in northern Mali, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens of soldiers and former fighters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on Islamic extremist groups operating in the area. The attack marks a significant setback for efforts to achieve peace in the region. The blast hit the joint operational mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who had signed a peace agreement…

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U.N. alarmed at attacks on Syria hospitals, schools; nearly 50 dead

People gather near what is said to be a hospital damaged by missile attacks in Azaz, Aleppo, Syria, February 15, 2016 in this still image taken from a video on a social media website. REUTERS/SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE VIA REUTERS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced alarm at reports of deadly attacks on Syrian schools and hospitals, including a medical center run by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF), a U.N. spokesman said. “The secretary-general is deeply concerned by reports of missile attacks on at least five medical…

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Missile strikes on north Syria schools, hospitals kill 50: UN

Air strikes have hit at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, killing 50 people, the United Nations said Monday, calling the attacks “blatant violations of international law.” The United States also condemned the attacks on civilian targets, which it said included two hospitals in the Aleppo area — a Medecins Sans Frontieres facility and the Women`s and Children`s Hospital in Aziz city. The upsurge in violence comes just days after international powers, meeting in Munich, proposed a “cessation of hostilities” within a week as a step…

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Kia’s Niro crossover looks like any other, but gets 50 mpg

Kia globally debuted its production Niro hybrid crossover at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, after many months of sketch-teasing. The Niro debuted in concept form in 2013, as a glimpse into Kia’s eco-conscious future, with production teaser sketches releasing prior to the Detroit and LA Auto Shows. Sculpted as a crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the clever folks at Kia decided the Niro needed a new marketing classification: hybrid utility vehicle (HUV), because CUV wasn’t specific enough. The Niro is Kia’s first hybrid vehicle engineered from the ground up with a…

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