Higher Education Institutes Should Broadcast Modi’s ‘Life-Changing’ Speech, Says Centre

The prime minister will be addressing a student leaders’ convention in the capital to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address at the World Parliament of Religions on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI New Delhi: The Centre has reportedly asked close to 40,000 higher-education institutions to install projectors or televisions sets to broadcast Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Monday (September 11). It has also said that students at the institutions, including IITs and IIMs, must be encouraged to watch what could be a “life-changing” speech, Telegraph reported. Modi will…

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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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Remembering DU days: Actor Gulshan Grover says nobody leads a wild life at SRCC

For actor Gulshan Grover, bagging a seat in Shri Ram College of Commerce, (SRCC), Delhi University (DU) was the ultimate goal, and it boosted his self-confidence. “ I had to get more than 90% to get in. So, I couldn’t contain my happiness when the admission was confirmed,” says the actor, The years spent at DU gave him strength, vision and a foundation for his acting career.“As DU’s winter festivals [cultural fests] were fantastic and interactive, I rose as an actor,” says Grover. who has been praised for the portrayal…

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Don’t take results too seriously, says Delhi boy who came third in JEE Advanced

Delhi boy Ananye Agarwal secured All Indian Rank of three in 2017 IIT-JEE Advanced, and emerged as the state topper on Sunday. With over 1,70,000 students appearing for the exam last month, topping the prestigious exam can prove to be a herculean task. However, Agarwal is rather composed for someone who has managed the feat. “It is important not to take the results too seriously. It can get stressful otherwise,” said Agarwal, who had scored 97.8% in his CBSE Class 12 exam. Agarwal, a resident of Gulmohar Park, attended the Hope…

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UPSC 2016 results declared: Have realised my dream, says topper Nandini KR

Nandini KR of Karnataka’s Kolar who topped the Union Public Service Commission’s civil services examination for 2016, is a civil engineering graduate from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore. “This is a very happy moment for me, I have realised my dream,” Nandini told news agency ANI. In her last attempt, she had made the grade for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). “It is like a dream come true. I always wanted to be an IAS officer,” she told PTI from the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics…

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Ex-education official vouches for Kake papers, says he has copies

The education ministry’s former top bureaucrat fired up the simmering Kake Gakuen scandal at a news conference Thursday by vouching for the authenticity of documents that suggest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swayed its decision to approve the opening of a new veterinary medicine department run by his friend at a university in Shikoku. The government flatly denied Abe was involved in the decision, and the ruling coalition led by his party spurned a call by the opposition camp to summon former Vice Education Minister Kihei Maekawa as an unsworn witness…

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AAA says plan ahead: Busy Memorial Day travel weekend expected

HARTFORD — Whether you’re taking to the roads, rails, waters, or skies this Memorial Day weekend, you can expect a lot of company! AAA expects 39.3 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more away from home. That’s one million more travelers than last year, and the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. This will also be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend across New England since 2005. AAA says almost 1.8 million people will be traveling – and more than 90 percent of them, or 1.6 million, are planning…

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WeChat Blocked in Russia: Tencent Says It’s ‘Deeply Sorry’

Chinese Internet giant Tencent said Saturday it was “deeply sorry” its messaging app WeChat was blocked in Russia, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue. WeChat, which had 889 million global users by the end of 2016, was not properly registered with Russian regulators, Tencent said. It is not clear how many Russia-based users the app has. “We’re experiencing a block and we’re deeply sorry,” a company official said on a Tencent microblog. “Russian regulations say online service providers have to register with the government but…

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Tech-savvy targeted by ID thieves, says Experian

Nearly a quarter of identity fraud victims in the UK last year were tech-savvy mobile and social media users, according to a credit checking service. Experian identified the group, which only made up 8% of the population, as suffering the biggest rise in ID theft. There was a 17% rise in victims among this group compared with 2014. The analysis comes shortly after fraud prevention service Cifas said Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn had become a “hunting ground” for identity thieves. Experian said those on social media should be cautious about…

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UK: no let-up for student migrants, says May

May is expected to instruct officials at the Home Office and newly beefed-upDepartment for Education to examine student visa regulations to restrict access to poor quality ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses, according to the Telegraph. May reaffirmed her commitment to the net migration target, despite suggestions by ministers that the government may back away from the target Other options that may be considered include preventing universities from marketing their courses as a route to working in the UK and looking at what can be further done to ensure students don’t overstay their visas. Ensuring students return…

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