India by train — with dogs? One couple shares their story

(CNN) — It’s a cool November morning, and my husband and I are waiting at a crowded railway station in New Delhi, India, about to set off on yet another journey with our furry travel companions, Marco-polo and Tigress. Now accustomed to train travel, the dogs are eager to board the first car they see. A sea of people stares at us, some asking why we are traveling with them, laughing at us. Others question us about the dogs’ breeds — a mixed coonhound and an Indie. More people come over to join the…

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7 Types of Student Loans Offered By the Department of Education

Paying for school can feel like a huge burden, especially as the cost of college continues to increase. Even public universities — typically a much cheaper option than private schools — saw a 7.2 percent price hike during the 2015-2016 school year. With a higher education costing more than ever, finding affordable financing options is essential. One of the best places to start is the federal government. Department of Education student loans tend to have lower interest rates and more generous repayment terms than private loans, making them a smart way…

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How To Earn Monthly Regular Income By Investing In Mutual Funds

Under the SWP option, the mutual fund investor gets a specified amount as a monthly payout. Bank fixed deposits, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, and Post Office Monthly Income Schemes are some of the popular investment options for retired and semi-retired people who like to earn regular monthly income. Can mutual funds do the job? Many debt funds as well as some balanced fund offer a monthly dividend option. But remember, dividends are not guaranteed. They are distributed from gains made by the scheme, which is market linked, In other words,…

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KPSC answer key AE/JE exam 2017 released, send objections by Sept 20

Karnataka Public service Commission (KPSC) has published the answer key of assistant engineer and Junior engineer 2017 exams on its official website. The examination was held on September 9 and 10 to fill 889 vacancies in the water resource department. Steps to check the answer key: 1) Visit KPSC’s official website 2) Click on link for “ Key Answers” on the top navigation bar 3) Click on link for answer keys of assistant engineer ofJunior engineerexam as desired 4) In the assistant engineer exam key page click on the links for General Paper 1-…

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BSNL to start field trials of 5G services by end of March 2018

BSNL’s chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava on Wednesday said that the company is aiming to begin field trials of its 5G services by end of this financial year. The state-run telecom operator is also in talks with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices for deploying 5G services, he added. “We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year,” Shrivastava told reporters today.…

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India to have 600m broadband connections by 2020: Communications minister

There were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the internet penetration (internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 per cent in the country as on March 31, 2017, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats (around 2.5 lakh) in the country. Under the first…

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DU’s second cutoff likely to dip by up to 3% points, many seats left

The second cutoff list for admissions to colleges under the Delhi University will be announced on July 1. Many colleges are likely to drop their cutoff by 0.25% to 3% points across the courses. The admission under the second cutoff list will start on July 1 and will continue till July 4. At Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), admission to Economic (Hons) in general and OBC categories will be closed, but BCom (Hons) will have a second list. “The drop will not be much. There is a possibility of…

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Skoda Kodiaq gets a 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP recently tested four brand new cars for safety, including the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq. The Kodiaq, in fact, was awarded a 5-star rating in the stringent crash tests. The Skoda was tested for adult occupant protection, child protection and pedestrian protection.  The inclusion of advanced driver assistance systems also played a key role in the full 5-star rating as the Kodiaq is equipped as standard with an AEB system that detects pedestrians as well as other cars. The Kodiaq’s five-star rating continues Skoda’s recent good form: all recently tested…

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Pondering ‘The Essential Tao of Travel’ by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is travel writing legend. I’ve always wanted to comment on Theroux’s Essential Tao of Travel, but I never had enough travel experience to think that my opinion is worth more than 10 rubles. However, I recently passed two significant travel milestones. First, I’ve been traveling nonstop for more than a decade (since 2006). Second, I’ve been to over 100 countries (111 to be exact). Therefore, I’m feeling cocky enough to pretend to be an authority. Here are Theroux’s 10 travel tips listed in his Essential Tao of Travel book  and…

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Uber’s Bid to Move Waymo Case to Arbitration Rejected by US Judge

A US judge on Thursday rejected Uber’s bid to send its high-profile trade secret dispute with Alphabet’s self-driving Waymo unit to a private legal forum, a setback for the ride services company. US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco also partially granted Waymo’s bid for an injunction against Uber over its self-driving car program. However, Alsup filed his injunction opinion temporarily under seal, meaning its scope and details could not immediately be learned. The acrimonious trade secrets battle between Silicon Valley’s two tech rivals has serious strategic and financial…

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