Medical admission: Students upset as Punjab govt doubles reservation for Backward Classes

The Punjab government’s decision to double reservation for Backward Classes (BCs) in the state from 5% to 10% in all government medical and dental colleges has upset general category students, who have threatened to move court. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday, on instructions from secretary, department of medical education and research, Vikas Pratap. Anxious students and parents are reaching out to the BFUHS authorities seeking the withdrawal of the decision. A parent said, “The Punjab government should also think about…

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Rio 2016: India’s PV Sindhu in Olympic upset

A 21-year-old badminton player has become India’s latest hope for an Olympic medal at the Rio 2016 games, after a shock win against the world number two. PV Sindhu upset China’s Wang Yihan in the women’s singles quarter final on Tuesday. Wang, 28, was favoured to win having won silver at the 2012 London Olympics. Many on social media praised her achievement and voiced their hope for her to win a medal. Sindhu beat Wang 22-20, 21-19 in a 54-minute match. The Indian athlete will go up against Japanese player…

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