Three students who battled all odds to make their Delhi University dream come true

Getting a coveted seat at a Delhi University college is dream come true for many. With sky high cutoffs and even greater competition, those who make it have already proved their worth. But for some students, this can seem like a bigger feat than others. Visually impaired Dev Narayan Prajapati, albino Roshan Kumar Sharma and government school educated Neha Gautam are three of the 50,000 students who had made their way to Delhi University colleges on Thursday for their first day of college. What sets them apart is the circumstances they…

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Not just flowers, even walls are in bloom all year in this Polish village. See pics

Danuta Dymon, 70, has been at it since the sun came up, dressed from head to toe in clothes also displaying her brushstroke. “As you can see I’m covered in flowers,” she said, adding neon green leaves to the fluorescent orange and pink garland spanning the fence’s brick base in front of her home in Zalipie, in southern Poland. Danuta Dymon painting traditional flower patterns on her fence in Zalipie. (AFP) Dymon is known around the farming village for having painted flowers on virtually everything under her roof: the ceiling,…

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TV singing champ from Noida scores 93% in CBSE 12th boards battling all odds

On the first day of the month of Ramzan, 17-year-old Minnatullah gave his Noida-based family a gift they will remember for ages — he scored 93% marks in his class 12 boards. What makes his achievement sweeter is that Minnatullah has already made a name for himself in the world of music. All this despite the fact that he comes from a family of meagre means. A former participant of popular talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, Minnatullah is a celebrity among his classmates at Delhi…

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Anabolic steroids-Jack of all trades

Anabolic steroids are drugs that are made synthetically to mimic the natural androgenic or male hormone such as testosterone. They are extensively employed by sportspersons especially athletes and weightlifters and even the footballers with the hope to enhance the androgenic properties of power and aggressiveness in themselves. Athletes desire to gain speed and vigor. These steroids have gained more fame with an exponential increase in the fitness enthusiasts all over the world. They are essentially produced by altering the structure of testosterone at various locations most of the times to…

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All that you need to know before deciding to take personal loan

The discretionary aspect of personal loans increases its attraction. You can use the loan in the way you want without having o commit about it. The loan injects quick cash to your kitty and it is up to you how it can be used.  The loan comes most handy at times when you are inconvenienced by sudden need for extra money to meet some expenses that you had never expected at that time.  Usually medical emergencies catch people on the wrong foot and there can be many other reasons, too. …

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In the heart of Madrid, El Campo de Cebada offers a space for all

At the crossroads in La Latina, the old-town barrio at the heart of Madrid, a scruffy blue-and-white painted fence of corrugated steel runs the curve of the corner. Peer through a porthole, and you’ll find yourself looking down into a wide, space of poured concrete and graffiti, scattered with tiered benches, a basketball hoop at either end. This is El Campo de la Cebada, a community space created por y para los vecinos – for and by the neighbours – when the local authority demolished the swimming pool. The money…

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Features not available in all mobile under 10000

Mobiles phone companies are trying to bring out phones under 10000 with a as many features as possible. But there are certain features that are not going to be available in all the mobiles phones of this range any time soon. Here are 3 such features: #1 – 2K screen:             Mobile phones are now coming out with 2K screens but this is something that won’t be seen in all mobiles under 10000 in the near future. 2K screens are a luxury and are only available in certain high-end devices….

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Hotels try new ‘things’ all the time but Melissa Hoyer never thought a bowling alley would star in London’s coolest hotel

THIS is a hotel with so many elements of surprise it just keeps giving and giving. From the heaving and buzzy bar to a smartypants and elegant library bar to an hypoxic gym and a theatrette, the Ham Yard hotel is a self-contained community right in the middle of what is the coolest part of London: Soho. But the one thing that really got me going? The bowling alley. Yup. I’ve seen some pretty interesting hotel additions in my travels but this is certainly one of the quirkiest. And cutest….

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Budget 2016: School days to become longer as all schools forced to become academies

Moves to force every English state school to leave council control and become an academy within six years will be set out by George Osborne in a Budget designed to “put the next generation first”. The Chancellor will also announce an initiative to enable thousands of head teachers to scrap schools’ traditional “home time” of 3.30pm and stay open longer. He is expected to present a cautious Budget package because of the growing strains on the public finances, but he is also determined to show ministers retain a zeal for…

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100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school – according to teachers

TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results. 1          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 2          Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian 3          Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 4          Matilda by Roald Dahl 5          The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson 6          The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis 7          The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 8          We’re Going on a Bear Hunt…

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