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UGC asks learning centres to observe Armed Forces Flag Day

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday asked all institutions of higher learning to observe the Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7 to commemorate the supreme sacrifices made by the armed forces personnel during conflicts. In a letter sent to the heads of such institutions, the central funding agency urged them to observe the day for the supreme sacrifi...

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Seven Indian doctors win BMJ Awards South Asia 2017

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seven Indian doctors have secured prizes from across 10 categories in the fourth edition of BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 that seeks to reward individuals and teams working tirelessly to improve the quality of healthcare across the region. The 2017 Awards, which received over 2000 high-quality nominations from eight countries across South Asia including India, Sri L...

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P.R. Dasmunsi: Brilliant organiser who rose during golden hour of student politics

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that took West Bengal by storm in the late 1960s, to sideline the Communists and bring back the Congress to power in 1972. It was a time when the Maoist movement went from strength to strength in the state, with bright youngsters leav...

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J&K youth gives up weapons, returns home

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that another youth who had joined the militant ranks, gave up weapons and has returned to his family. In a statement the state police said: Responding to the appeal of parents, one more youth who had joined militant ranks has returned home in South Kashmir. Monday's development comes after Majid Khan, a second ye...

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'SOTY 2': Tiger, KJo release first look of 'coolest school ever'

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Tiger Shroff on Monday released the first look of their upcoming film Student of the Year 2. In the first look, Tiger can be seen wearing a green jacket, white T-shirt and denims, as he flaunts a smile to the camera. Thank you Karan Johar sir and Punit Malhotra sir for giving me admission into the coolest school ever! 'Student...

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Playing video games may help rehabilitate stroke patients

London, Nov 20 (IANS) A novel video game that will enable patients recovering from stroke to engage and play as a form of rehabilitation has been developed. The video game called Balloon Buddies is designed to level the playing field by allowing healthy participants to support the less abled player. The findings showed that the performance of the patient was boosted when they pl...

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Can Haryana's women achievers help wash off 'girl killer' tag?

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Success as in the movies, international sporting medals, scaling Mt. Everest and now bagging the coveted Miss World title. Women achievers from Haryana -- which has lived with the tag of being a girl killer with the worst sex-ratio among Indian states -- are re-writing the script of the state's infamy. The crowning of Manushi Chhillar, 21, who was born in Rohtak...

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58 Army men ride motorbike in Bengaluru for world record

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) In a spectacular display of daredevilry, 58 men of the Indian Army set a world record on Sunday by riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in the city's northern outskirts, official sources said. The 58-member motorcycle team of the Army Service Corps (ASC) christened 'Tornadoes' set another world record by riding a 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metr...

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CPI-M office stoned in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's district office here was stoned on Sunday evening, a day after City Mayor V.K. Prasanth suffered injuries in a scuffle between CPI-M and BJP councillors. Windowpanes of the CPI-M office were broken and other property damaged in the stone-throwing incident. Skirmishes were also reported between CPI-M and Bharatiya Ja...

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Arunachal development scenario changed from 2001: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the development scenario of Arunachal Pradesh has changed since 2001. The state's development scenario has changed since 2001 with the execution of Trans Arunachal Highway, road connectivity to the remote interior areas, besides construction of advanced landing grounds at Pasighat, Mechukha, Ziro, Tuting and Walong to facil...

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Arunachal government to set up Skill University

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced the setting up of a Skill University to provide employment opportunities outside the government space. The biggest challenge facing the youth of Arunachal today is the dearth of adequate and gainful employment opportunities outside the government space, Khandu told President Ram Nath Kovind at a gath...

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Researchers develop novel motion sensors

New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed new motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. For sensor technology, you need it to be flexible, you need it to be affordable and you need it to be scalable, said Richard Liang, director of the High-Performance Materials Institute and professor at the FAMU-FSU Colle...

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From 'Miss Campus Princess' to 'Miss World': Manushi Chillar's ascent within a year

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) It has been a title bagging year for a doctor-in-the-making. Manushi Chillar, the Miss World 2017, has been bagging beauty titles in the past one year even while pursuing her course in medicine in an all-girls medical college in Haryana's Sonepat district. The 21-year-old beauty was crowed Miss World 2017 at a glittering ceremony in the seaside resort city of Sa...

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Tripura makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory

Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday. We have recently issued notification making it compulsory that tribal name and languages must be displayed on the signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all...

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Transwomen turn teachers for Dalit children in Bengal

Malda/Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Motherhood transcends gender. Unconditional love knows no caste barriers. Defying norms, in a rundown neighbourhood in Malda in West Bengal, transwoman Arindam Saha Kundu (now known as Priyanka) and her fellow transgender friends (Abhijit Nag and Bapon Jemadar) are busy imparting education to more than 40 children belonging to the Dalit community that is larg...

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Computer graduate, accomplice held in Delhi with 1,310 cartridges

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bachelor in Computer Application and his accomplice, who used to smuggle illegal ammunition to criminals and various gangs in Delhi and the National Capital Region, have been arrested with 1,310 live cartridges, police said here on Saturday. According to the police, Sandeep Yadav, 25, and Mahipal, 42 -- hailing from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh -- had been supplyin...

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Dyal Singh College is named Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya, triggers controversy

Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Controversy erupted on Saturday after Delhi University's Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, decided to change its name to Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. The Congress' student wing NSUI criticised the move, saying the governing board should have focused on improving the college infrastructure rather than name chan...

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India's Manushi Chillar wins Miss World crown

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant. Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000. Chillar, 21, looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle. <...

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Indian contestant in top five of Miss World 2017

Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chillar, a 21-year-old from Haryana, has made it to the top five at the Miss World 2017 pageant here. India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico grabbed the top five spots at the peagant. Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in...

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Dyal Singh College renamed Vande Mataram to clear confusion: Governing body head

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi University's Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, has decided to rename itself as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. Amitabh Sinha, Chairperson of governing body of Dyal Singh College, said on Saturday that the decision was taken to overcome the confusion in the name. A notification to change...

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