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Uncertainty over DU 4-year course

Friday, June 06, 2014

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New Delhi: Even as students stand in long queues for admission forms, the question on everyone’s mind is that whether the four year course in the Delhi University will be scrapped. The newly appointed Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani is in consultation with various stakeholders for reviewing the course. However, the uncertainty over the fate …

Defence tribunal bench set at Bangalore

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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Bangalore: Defence personnel based in Karnataka need not travel to Kochi for service related disputes as tribunal Circuit branch is started in Bangalore. According to Ministry of Defence Circuit Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal will hold two sittings a month in Bangalore. Personnel from Karnataka would now be able to file their cases at …

Indian Airports among world’s best

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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New Delhi: Two of India’s International airports are amongst the top five of the best service providers in the world. New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged as the second best in the 25-40 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category in the world in the ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) while Mumbai’s …

Metro commuters put 1511 on your speed dials!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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New Delhi: The Delhi Police will soon have a dedicated four-digit helpline number to check incidents of pickpocketing, misbehaviour and molestation in the Delhi Metro. This move comes after plainclothes cops were deployed to meet passengers and hear their problems.  Metro also installed a public assistance booth at Chandni Chowk station on Wednesday.  “A four …

Unknown men rob woman off her belongings

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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Gurgaon: A 22-year-old woman working in a MNC was on Tuesday thrashed and looted in a moving car by three men who later dropped her near Hooda City Centre metro station, said police. The woman was kidnapped from Sector 31 market by three men. She was dragged into the car and beaten up. The accused …

RTI now a subject for MU

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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Mumbai: Mumbai University (MU) is planning to start a six-month certificate course on RTI Act under the department of civics and politics. The course, likely to start from January 2015, aims at targeting social activists, journalists, bureaucrats and members of civil society, to ensure more effective use of the tool. “The idea has been conceived …

Delhi police station best in Asia

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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New Delhi: Delhi Police’s Barakhamba Road Station has been adjudged as the best police station in Asia, according to a survey conducted by a global alliance of NGOs. The survey was a part of Global Police Station Visitors Week organised by Altus Global Alliance (AGA) in which 45 stations of Delhi Police had participated. Total …

KKR fans face police wrath outside Eden Gardens

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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Kolkata: The die-hard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the Eden Gardens for the team’s felicitation ceremony. Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This resulted in utter chaos with KKR followers breaking through the barriers and running wildly through them, …

Campa Cola residents’ plea dismissed

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of Mumbai’s Campa Cola resident’s association against the eviction and demolition of 102 illegal flats in the housing complex. Last week, the top court had declined to stay the eviction of residents of unauthorised flats. The bench of justices Jagdish Singh Khehar and C Nagappan had, …

School proms in Bulgaria a vanity fair in EUs poorest country

Monday, June 02, 2014

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Honking limousines and cheerful shouts by boys in suits resound across downtown Sofia as girls in lush evening gowns totter around on high heels or dance to loud music. At the end of May, thousands of graduating high-school students, aged 18 to 19, hold their extravagant proms — a vanity fair in the EU’s poorest …

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