Travelling on a budget? These Indian destinations can give you an international experience

International tours make for great memories, but they also come with a heavy expense. Here are some places to visit within India that will give you an international vacation experience without burning a hole in your pocket: * Shillong—The Scotland of the East: With its surging meadows, rivers and lush widespread grasslands, Shillong and its surroundings can be compared to Scotland. Waterways are the means of transportation in Alleppey. (Shutterstock) * Pondicherry—The French Town: Pondicherry retains its Dutch and French architecture from colonial times. It is interesting to note the smooth transition of…

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UP board result 2017: Yogi Adityanath to give away cash rewards to 10 toppers

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will give away cash rewards to the 10 high school or Class 10 and intermediate or Class 12 students, who figured in the merit list of the UP Board examinations, the results of which were declaredon Friday. The CM expressed happiness over the performance of girls who scored better than boys once again. In the high school exam, 86.50% girls passed as against 76.75% boys. Similarly, the pass percentage of girls was 88.80 as compared to 77.16 of boys in the intermediate exam. “Girls…

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Technology to give dementia residents freedom

In a first in New Zealand, innovative technology will give dementia residents at Whare Aroha Care’s new village freedom and movement. The Ngongotaha-based dementia-friendly village has 13 homes, and when all stages are complete, will include a supermarket, cafe, hairdresser and clubrooms. It is set to open at the end of August. Therese Jeffs, chief executive at Whare Aroha Care, said the technology was always going to be key to the village. “It’s a move away from the institutional model to a health model, it’s the way forward for caring…

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Sir Lenny Henry’s appointment as Birmingham City University chancellor to give young people ‘life-changing opportunities’

His illustrious career has spanned four decades which has seen him play stand-up comedian, charity founder, actor, writer, and blues singer. Now, he can add university chancellor to his CV, a move which is hoped to inspire the students of tomorrow. Birmingham City University (BCU) made the announcement this week that Sir Lenny Henry had visited the campus to start preparing for his five-year term as chancellor. The 57-year-old, who was knighted in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity, said his new role will be…

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Tuition fees give England universities surplus worth £1.8bn

First full cohort paying £9,000 fee bolsters balances while Open University has £7m deficit due to fewer part-time students The University of Oxford had a larger surplus than Scotland’s entire university sector. Photograph: Alamy Universities in England accrued record operating surpluses worth nearly £1.8bn last year, as their bank balances were filled by the first full cohort of students paying the £9,000 tuition fee. The rise in university income in England outstripped those of their counterparts in other parts of the UK, with the University of Oxford boasting a larger…

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Congress Likely to Give Final OK to Local Internet Tax Ban

State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama. The Senate was expected to vote Thursday to approve the language, part of a wide-ranging measure that would also revamp trade laws. The Internet tax provision had broad support, with few senators eager to oppose the bill and open the door to taxing online access during an election year. Nonetheless, some were resisting the legislation because of trade provisions and…

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Top 5 Christmas Presents to Give Your Techie Friends

Have you started with your Christmas shopping yet? It is best to plan the gifts that you will give to ensure that the recipient will love it and also to save you some time from shopping. In this article, we will discuss some perfect gift ideas to give to your techie friends for Christmas. Many people love to receive electronic gadgets or techie items as gifts. Why? The fact that we are living in a modern day where everything functions in a touch or swipe or tap of a finger…

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