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    Jamia Milia protest: Students want show-cause notices against 5 protestors withdrawn

    Several students from Jamia Millia Islamia are protesting against the show cause notice issued to five students on campus for holding a symbolic protest against Israeli delegates being invited for an event. Even though the protest happened on October 5, the students say they have been continuously harassed by the administration since then. The students had...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Delhi government to set up 'job-oriented' Skills and Entrepreneurship University in a year

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government has decided to set up a job-oriented Skills and Entrepreneurship University in the city. A bill will be brought in the Delhi Assembly for the university with the approval of the Lt Governor, he said. "I hope within one year of LG's approval and the passage of the bill in the Assembly,...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    JNU, Presidency College alumni Abhijit 'Jhima' Banerjee wins Nobel in Economics for his work to alleviate poverty

    JNU and Presidency College alumni Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, fondly called Jhima by his friends and family,won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." Abhijit was born in Kolkata, to Nirmala Banerjee, a...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Indian youth prefer a stable job over higher salary, says study

    A survey on Monday revealed that job security, followed by a healthy work-life balance, drives Indian youth to opt for banking and government jobs. Based on the responses from 5000 banking and government jobs aspirants across the country, the survey from the online competitive exam preparation space — Oliveboard found that 44.3 per cent respondents voted for job stability,...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Where is Najeeb? Kavitha Lankesh to march with missing JNU student's mother to Amit Shah's house

    Tomorrow will mark three years since JNU studentNajeeb Ahmedmysteriously disappeared after being beaten up by students who were identified as ABVP members. His mother has, in the last three years, knocked on every door asking for the police and the government to find her son. But nobody has heard her knocks which is why she is taking out a march to...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    UK and Norway have swimming in school curriculum, so should India: Experts

    Taking inspiration from Norway and United Kingdom, India should consider introducing swimming and water safety training as a mandatory part of their physical education curriculum in schools to reduce drowning deaths and water-related accidents, experts have said. Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical...

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    Cops should have access to your WhatsApp messages: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

    IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said India respects encryption but insisted that law enforcement agencies should be able to identify the source of messages that are being circulated to fuel false rumours and violence. "We respect encryption but where the same message is being relayed repeatedly at the same time, same area and on...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Mother and daughters write literacy exam together in Kerala, 80-yr-olds prove age is no bar for education

    The literacy examination under the second edition of Aksharasree project, an initiative of Kerala State Literacy Mission (KSLM) Authority, was conducted in the capital here on Sunday with huge participation of candidates, including those above 80 years. As many as 2,050 candidates wrote the examination across various centres in the city. ...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    NCERT bans exam for pre-school students, calls it a result of 'misguided parental aspiration'

    No child in pre-school should be made to take a test —written or oral — the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has said, terming it as a harmful and undesirable practice resulting from misguided parental aspiration. According to the Council which is the HRD Ministry's curriculum developing body, the purpose of...

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    Were Tibetan students 'house-arrested' in Chennai college hostel during Xi visit?

    Several Tibetan students were allegedly detained in a room on a hostel in the Madras Christian College campus during Chinese President Xi's visit to the city. The students were apparently told that they were being detained since the police had directed the college administration to do so. According to a post by the group Students for a Free Tibet on social media,...

    • 2 days ago