Japanese princess to lose royal status after marrying commoner

TOKYO –  Japanese Emperor Akihito’s oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said Sunday she is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and sincerity. Mako and fiance Kei Komuro, both 25, said at a news conference that their relationship started when the princess sat behind him at a campus meeting five years ago at Tokyo’s International Christian University, where they graduated. “First I was attracted by his bright smiles like the sun,” Mako said, smiling shyly. They talked for the first time at the event for…

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Women employees, officials fume after university in Lucknow says they can’t work after 6 pm

Lucknow An order that no woman official or employee of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) will work beyond 6 pm unless for a specific reason has drawn flak for not including students and teachers. BBAU vice chancellor Prof RC Sobti issued the order on Monday evening, stating the rule is to be strictly adhered to. In case of an emergency, prior permission has to be obtained from the V-C. “This step has been taken for security reasons,” reads the order. Women employees criticised the order, asking why female students and women…

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NEET Exam 2017: 4 Kerala teachers suspended after student was asked to remove innerwear

  Four teachers who asked a girl to remove her innerwear have been suspended by the school authorities. NEET Exam 2017: 4 Kerala teachers suspended after student was asked to remove innerwear The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 exam on May 7. A total of 11,38,890 candidates appeared for the exam in 10 languages at 1,921 centres in 103 cities. For the smooth conduction of the examination, 490 CBSE officials were deployed in all 103 cities to personally supervise the examination along…

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Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from the site, but managed to establish a base for army tanks nearby after days of fierce back-and-forth fighting, residents said. The rapid advance into the Wahda neighbourhood where the hospital is located marked a change of tactic after a month of fighting in east Mosul in which the army has sought to capture and clear neighbourhoods block by block. The ferocity of the fighting reflects the importance of…

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After hesitation, Carson accepts Trump’s offer to head U.S. housing department

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a rival-turned-supporter of Donald Trump, overcame his stated qualms about a lack of government experience on Monday to accept the president-elect’s nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Democrats criticized the Republican president-elect’s latest pick for his incoming administration, calling Carson unqualified to take over $48-billion agency that oversees public housing. Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump since he dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary contest and he is a vice…

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Qantas plane aborts landing at Sydney Airport after wheel drama

A QANTAS flight was forced to abort its landing on final approach to Sydney Airport this afternoon after a “malfunction” alert sounded in the cockpit moments after its wheels were lowered. The Dash 8-300 flight from Canberra to Sydney was descending to runway about 1.45pm and was at 1300ft when the captain suddenly pushed the thrust, raised the wheels and climbed away from the busy air hub before turning the plane out to sea. An emergency vehicle arrives just as the aircraft touched down. Picture: Kerrie BuhagiarSource:Supplied Passengers remained calm…

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Turkey set to release 38,000 prisoners, makes space in jails after coup

Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday as the arrests of tens of thousands of people suspected of links to last month’s attempted coup burden overstretched jails. The reform, extending an existing probation scheme, was one of a series of measures outlined on Wednesday in two new decrees under a state of emergency declared after the July 15 failed putsch during which 240 people were killed. The government gave no reason for the reform. Turkey’s Western allies worry President Tayyip Erdogan is using the…

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Brexit: Europe’s university leaders call for ‘continued collaboration’ after EU referendum result

University leaders from across Europe have come together in a “turbulent time” to stress the importance of continued higher education collaboration following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Signing a joint statement, the leaders from over 20 countries, including Germany and France, have highlighted the importance of international cooperation and exchange, and insist universities are strongest when they tackle issues collaboratively. Although they have acknowledged the UK will develop a new relationship with the EU, the signatories have called for continued “research and exchange relationships between Europe’s universities, for…

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US opens research into Tesla after fatal crash

US authorities are investigating the first loss of life potentially caused by self-driving generation. The driving force of a Tesla car died in Florida in Might also after colliding with a lorry. Beneath scrutiny is Tesla’s Autopilot characteristic, which mechanically modifications lanes and reacts to traffic. In a announcement, Tesla stated it regarded the Model S car changed into not able to realise “the white aspect of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky” that had pushed across the car‘s path. The organisation said the crash changed into a…

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After IITs, HRD Ministry hikes expenses in NITs, IISERs

The Ministry of Human aid development has okayed a charge hike of seventy nine percentage and 127 percent for countrywide Institutes of era (NITs) and Indian Institutes for technology education and research (IISERs), respectively. At present, there are 31 NITs and 6 IISERs within the u . s .. As in line with the revised fee structure, undergraduate and postgraduate students at NITs will now need to shell out Rs 1.25 lakh annually, up from Rs 70,000. drastically, the price hike in case of NITs is relevant handiest to college…

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