About 28 Delhi University colleges to be audited over graft complaints: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday wrote to CAG demanding an audit of 28 Delhi University colleges, wholly or partially funded by the state government, after receiving complaints of corruption against them. The move comes a day after the Delhi government ordered a freeze on the funding of the 28 colleges following the varsity’s failure to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) for over 10 months. The Delhi University (DU) teachers, on the other hand, have written to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, urging him to complete the GB formation process so…

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Ancient wisdom: Learn more about Chanakya, Vidur and Indian culture at Banaras Hindu University

Do you know what Chanakya Neeti is, or for that matter Vidur Neeti or sage Kamandak’s treatise on military techniques and warfare management? If not, enrol at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra (BAK) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi to learn more about ancient Indian streams of knowledge. BAK aims to promote Sanskrit as well as ‘sanskriti’ (culture) and will initiate professors and students into Chanakya Neeti, Vidur Neeti and Vedic sciences and other skills and techniques. The centre will invite students of various departments in batches to spread awareness about…

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From a flying insect to robotics: Here’s what you should know about biofluid mechanics

What do the flapping wings of a bird and a swimmer’s flexible movement in the water have in common? The answer is biofluid mechanics. Though it’s generally not a topic of conversation amongst most people biofluid mechanics is everywhere in our daily lives, from the air we breathe or the flow of blood in our body, to the swimming of fish or plant circulation. A special subject of fluid mechanics – biofluid mechanics describes the motions and forces of fluids in a range of biological systems: from cells in complex…

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Everything you need to know about the deadly Blue Whale suicide game

Something macabre has been brewing on the internet, and it sounds like the perfect plot for a third rate horror film. A depressed youngster comes across a social media group called Blue Whales. The group encourages him to take his life. It also promises to make his exit from this world fun by turning the suicide into a thrilling game. After signing up, the youngster is assigned daily tasks for the next 50 days. It includes inflicting self-injury, watching horror movies, waking up at odd hours to wrap the task…

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Love coffee but worried about too much caffeine? Switch to green coffee instead

Can’t start your day without a cup of coffee? But worried about the caffeine and calories intake? Well, let your worries take a back seat, as you enjoy a wonderful cup of green coffee. Long-standing health debate on drinking coffee is not unknown to anyone. But, amidst all these, comes in a new study on green coffee, raw and unroasted coffee beans. Some researches show, green coffee may help with weight loss. In this regard, Greenbrrew, a brand with a new concept to bring a new revolution in coffee industry,…

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Worried about food-related hygiene this monsoon? Follow these 8 dos and don’ts

Monsoon brings with it an end to the scorching summer heat and a sigh of relief for everyone. It is also a time to be extra careful about infections, in particular, gastrointestinal infections. During this season, immunity tends to be weakened, making people more susceptible to infections. Coupled with this, the digestive enzymes have lower activity, and the digestive system as a whole becomes more sensitive and vulnerable to infections. Therefore, we should be extra careful about what we eat. During the rainy season, the moisture in the air increases…

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Here are some yummy ‘healthy’ recipes you can try without worrying about calories

Every day, we are exposed to a host of celebrities and brand marketing initiatives — endorsing health-food brands, conducting workout and yoga workshops, organising marathons and cyclathons, and so on. However, in their day-to-day lives, people also come up with ways, worthy of emulating to stay healthy and fit. HT Café speaks to a few such Mumbaiites who, in their own way, are doing their bit to build a better, fitter Mumbai. Sarojini Jose Sarojini Jose (HT PHOTO) Sarojini Jose, a retired teacher, gives a quirky twist to health drinks.…

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Can olive oil be used for frying? We debunk four myths about this wonder oil

Whether making the heart healthy or regulating sugar levels or bringing with itself vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil is an ideal companion for all who wish to lead a healthy life. Recent studies say it can also help in preventing brain cancer and reduce cholesterol levels. But due to a lack of precise knowledge about this oil, some are reluctant to make it part of their daily lives. This is, to some extent, a result of all the crazy marketing out there: Peruse the olive oils in a typical grocery store and you’ll…

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Scared to go to US: Indian students worry about physical safety, says survey

Washington Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, says a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the final outcome of the US Supreme Court order in June that temporarily upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict entry of nationals from six Muslim majority countries to America weighs on their mind. With over a million international students pursuing higher education in…

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IIT-JEE counselling: About 421 seats vacant in engineering institutes after round 5

After five rounds of seat allocation at Indian Institutes of Technology, one seat – at IIT Bhubaneswar – remained unclaimed. Close to 421 seats were vacant across all engineering institutes. In the latest round, which ended on Sunday, about 69 seats from various IITs allotted in previous rounds and not accepted by students were reassigned. Most of the seats were from IIT-Kharagpur, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad and IIT-Tirupati, among others. All seats were taken up in IIT-Bombay after the second round of allotment. “Since students are…

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