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Month: August 2015

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  • Opportunities Down Under

    Opportunities Down Under

    Debanjali Bose knew exactly where she wanted to go, and with a little help from the United States-India Educational Foundation&’s Study Abroad office she&’s already in Columbia. “I always wanted to pursue higher studies in the USA,” she said by way of explaining how she went about it. New York was always her first choice …

    August 31, 2015
  • Bucking the trend

    Bucking the trend

    People were quite surprised when 2014&’s IIT-JEE topper Chitraang Murdia, who was studying computer science in IIT Mumbai, decided to quit and join the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA. This Udaipur student opted to study basic science with a focus on physics in MIT and his decision created ripples in the Indian …

    August 31, 2015
  • Taking a hike for the needy

    Taking a hike for the needy

    Set up on 14 April 1986 in Chennai by Meena Dadha, Mukti Clinic continues to raise funds to treat, free of charge, around 30 patients every day and gives amputees and the polio-striken the ability to walk, work, be independent and dream again. With priority given to children and young people, this clinic attracted the …

    August 31, 2015
  • Presi standoff: Protesters wait for recommendations

    Presi standoff: Protesters wait for recommendations

    The students of Presidency University on Monday claimed that they were yet to receive the recommendations from the university authorities as they have already sent a written proposal regarding their demand. The university authorities were supposed to provide the recommendations on Monday and according to the officials, since the VC was busy on Monday with …

    August 31, 2015
  • Twin murders: Cops probe money angle

    Twin murders: Cops probe money angle

    Two days after the dead bodies of a mother and daughter were found stuffed in a suitcase in river Hooghly, more shocking details continue to emerge making the gory murder murkier. Investigators suspect that it could be the greed for money and not only the extramarital affair that may have driven bank manager Samaresh Sarkar …

    August 31, 2015
  • Pay hike for DTC drivers

    Pay hike for DTC drivers

    From September onwards, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) drivers will get a salary raise. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that on an average the salary of contractual drivers will be enhanced in the range of Rs 2500 to Rs 4500 per month. During the best performance reward function held at Talkatora Stadium, Kejriwal said Rs …

    August 31, 2015
  • Demand for talks should come from Pakistan

    Demand for talks should come from Pakistan

    Demand for talks should come from Pakistan

    August 31, 2015
  • Maken submits memo to DU VC

    Maken submits memo to DU VC

    Alleging that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) student wing Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samity (CYSS) is violating Lyngdoh Committee recommendations, the Delhi Congresss chief, Ajay Maken, today met Delhi Univeristy Vice Chancellor Prof Dinesh Singh at his office and submitted a memorandum about the malpractices being committed by the CYSS in the run-up to the DUSU elections. …

    August 31, 2015
  • Social movements need better linkages

    Social movements need better linkages

    Despite the increasing presence and recognition of social movements in all parts of the world, they have not yet been able to make any decisive impact on resolution of most urgent issues. While respecting their many-sided creative and constructive contributions, the need for improvements and greater effectiveness should be re-emphasised, so that these movements can …

    August 31, 2015
  • 60 FIRs filed against DUSU candidates

    60 FIRs filed against DUSU candidates

    Over 60 FIRs have been registered so far against DUSU candidates belongiong to various student outfits for defacement of public property, police said. Notwithstanding strict laws against defacement of public places, posters of student leaders often backed by major political parties can be seen in subways, on flyovers, overbridges and walls across the capital in …

    August 31, 2015
  • Move to let land ordinance relapse ”shameful confession”: CPI

    Move to let land ordinance relapse ”shameful confession”: CPI

    CPI on Monday termed the Centre’s decision not to re-promulgate the land acquisition ordinance as a "shameful confession" of it being anti-farmer and asked the government whether it would also withdraw a bill suggesting changes to the 2013 UPA law. The BJP-led NDA Government’s bill proposing amendments to UPA’s Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency …

    August 31, 2015
  • Roadblock in ties

    Roadblock in ties

    What to make of the latest setback in Indo-Pak talks? Once again, expectations were raised, preparations made, and a buzz of anticipation generated, only to be brought to an abrupt and sudden halt. Pakistan&’s representative was all set to leave for New Delhi where arrangements to receive him were more or less complete, and the …

    August 31, 2015
  • TET disaster

    TET disaster

    There was a hollow ring to Mamata Banerjee’s bluster that it would "take a minute" to strike down the "CPI-M’s challenge". As it turned out, the rhetorical flourish at the Chhatra Parishad foundation day was advanced in parallel with the "breaking news" that a packet containing question papers for the Teachers’ Eligibility Test had been …

    August 31, 2015
  • 3 held for running racket to dupe NRIs

    3 held for running racket to dupe NRIs

    Two Delhi University graduates and an agent for an international money transfer company have been arrested for allegedly running a racket wherein they duped NRIs residing in the UK, Delhi Police on Monday said. The three accused have been identified as Pawan Kumar (24), Gaurav Pingolia (31) and Aman Chhabra (24), Additional DCP (EOW) Anyesh …

    August 31, 2015
  • PM wants concrete outcome on UNSC reforms at upcoming meet

    PM wants concrete outcome on UNSC reforms at upcoming meet

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for concrete outcomes to the long-pending issues of UN Security Council reforms and a proposed treaty to counter terrorism at the upcoming session of the world body as he met Mogens Lykketoft, President-elect of UNGA’s 70th Session. Modi, while telling Lykketoft that he was looking forward to participating …

    August 31, 2015
  • Electoral diktat

    Electoral diktat

    There was not even a veneer of camouflage to the Prime Minister&’s election-oriented declaration that the land acquisition ordinance would not be re-issued. The timing, during his radio-pep talk (will AlR dare to release the listenership ratings?), was a blatant bid to try and de-fang the flak he expected to receive a few hours later …

    August 31, 2015
  • BJP will win despite JD-U-RJD-Cong alliance: Irani

    BJP will win despite JD-U-RJD-Cong alliance: Irani

    Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said the JD-U-RJD-Congress and SP Secular Grand Alliance will not work in the forthcoming Bihar Assembly elections and "BJP will win despite all their efforts". "These forces had also come together during the Lok Sabha polls, but BJP led-by Narendra Modi won. They have united again for the …

    August 31, 2015