Phone boxes across the UK are being turned into free 1Gbps Wi-Fi hotspots and charging stations

Abandoned phone boxes scattered around London and other major UK cities are being transformed into Wi-Fi hotspots offering free calls and digital services. BT has partnered with Intersection and Primesight to launch LinkUK, following the launch of LinkNYC in New York in January 2016. As part of the scheme, existing phone boxes are being turned into “sleek, ultramodern kiosks” – called InLinks – across the capital and new kiosks are being installed in areas where phone boxes have been removed. The partnership was unveiled in October and now the first…

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Punjab girls to get free education up to doctorate; five new colleges this fiscal: CM

Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday announced free education for girls from nursery to the doctorate level in government institutions of Punjab. He was speaking in the Vidhan Sabha. Also, a spokesman said the government will introduce free textbooks to all students of government schools, and will introduce pre-primary classes (nursery and LKG) in government schools from the next academic session as part of the reforms it has initiated in the state, which will also see free internet service in 13,000 primary schools and all 48 government colleges. Amarinder…

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Children of HIV patients to get free education in private schools

Priyangi Agarwal| Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 02.47 PM IST (TOI File Photo) BAREILLY: Children of HIV positive patients will now be entitled to free education in private schools up to Class XII under the Right to Education (RTE). Children between three and seven years will be given admissions in nursery and Class I from this academic year (2017-18). The anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centre in Bareilly has so far identified 19 children in this Officials said that irrespective of their family’s financial condition, children of HIV positive people can now apply…

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Free Travel On Offer For Palace Trip

The fixture at Selhurst Park on Sunday 14th May (KO 12noon) could be a vital one in the battle for Premier League survival and a vociferous away following could provide Marco Silva’s side with an extra edge in their quest for points. We’ve teamed up with SportPesa to give fans the opportunity to take advantage of free return coach travel from the KCOM Stadium for this game. Coaches will depart from the South Stand Car Park at 5am, with 500 free places available on a first come, first served basis. Travel…

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How to Spend Your Post grad Life Traveling the World for Free

Entering the post-grad phase can be tough. You’re thrust into the real world for the first time with big decisions to make and daunting goals to accomplish, the safety net of campus life in the rear-view mirror. But if you’re a college senior in the U.K. who wants to avoid all that (at least for a while), we have very good news: You could win an all-expenses-paid trip around the world after graduation. Price comparison site Comparethemarket.com wants to send one student who is currently in their final year to…

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India’s Bharti offers free data, deepening price war with rivals

  Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s top wireless carrier, said on Tuesday it would offer free data to woo new and existing 4G customers, intensifying a price war in the sector and sending share prices tumbling. The package is Bharti’s latest response to the entry last year of new operator Reliance Jio, backed by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, which shook India’s telecom sector by offering free data services until March 31. Bharti said it would offer three gigabytes of free 4G data per month until the end of the year for customers…

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Plane crash survivor wins duty free lottery in Dubai

THIS could be the luckiest man on Earth. Just days after surviving a fiery plane crash, Mohammed Basheer has won the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire lottery — pocketing a cool $130 million.\ The Indian national, who works in the United Arab Emirates, was one of 282 passengers on-board Emirates Flight 521 when the Boeing 777’s landing gear failed to deploy last Thursday. It ploughed down the runway on its belly, coming to a rest as smoke filled the cabin. Crew managed to safely evacuate everyone on board, although incredible…

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MOOCs move from free to fee as skills demand grows

Career development continues to be a large motivation for students to enrol in MOOCs, meaning demand for credit certification is growing. In response, a number of providers have introduced fees for a handful of course certifications and assessment services. The number of computer programming courses has grown the most over the past three years. Photo: Christiaan Colen. Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to…

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Canadian government makes tuition fees virtually free for poorer students

Canada has announced education will be virtually free for cash-strapped students but wealthier ones will still have to cough up. In the most radical shift in decades, the government unveiled a package of new measures designed to make college and university education more accessible to low-income families in Ontario. Setting the government budget on February 25, the Ontario Student Grant replaces the current system of tuition tax credits and educations credits. The move is estimated to save $145 million next year, which will go towards funding the plans. But despite…

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