Delayed results: B Pharm students miss transfer deadline, may not get into colleges of preference

The delay in declaration of results at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has affected scores of second-year pharmacy students, who may lose out on the chance to get admission into colleges of their choice. According to students, the results of the first-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) courses were released on July 26. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) allows first-year students to switch colleges in the second year, as transfer cases. However, B Pharm students who had received their first-year results on July 26, said when they approached other…

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HOW TO GET PERFECT LOBSTER ROLLS WITHOUT THE DRIVE TO A SEAFOOD SHACK

While you certainly can trek out to a remote corner of the East Coast and pay upwards of $20 to devour a delicious, iconic lobster roll off a plastic patio chair with the warm ocean breeze in your hair, remember this: Anyone can make a truly perfect, succulent lobster roll at home—for about half the price. The quintessence of summer dining, lobster rolls ought to be made with fresh, live lobster and, usually are served in one of two styles: Maine-style, which come chilled and dressed in mayonnaise and usually…

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Mumbai, get fitter: Nutritionists reveal the truth behind diet and food myths

In the era of Internet and information overload, we can be easily misled and misinformed. We are surrounded by myths about certain foods and more often than not we believe whatever we read without questioning it. For example, “granolas and flavoured yogurt are healthy” or “salt only increases the risk of high blood pressure”. These statements are not necessarily true. To get a clearer picture, we spoke to nutritionists to reveal the facts about certain foods that we assume to be healthy or unhealthy for us. Unhealthy? So you thought!…

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Delhi govt schools class 10-12 students to soon get career counselling, says Manish Sisodia

From the upcoming academic session, the students of class 10 and 12 in Delhi government-run schools will soon get counselling from experts to resolve their career-related and personal problems, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on July 18. From the upcoming academic session, the government will also offer a merit-cum-means fee waiver scheme for needy students who pursue higher studies in any of the six state universities in the national capital. “There are around four lakh students enrolled in classes 10-12 in Delhi government schools. So far there has been no…

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On Mandela Day, Mumbai girls get hygiene kits, sanitary pads

The South Africa Consulate on July 18 commemorated Mandela Day by distributing packaged hygiene kits to school girls that contained sanitary napkins, soap, hand towel, sanitizer, toothpaste and toothbrush. The Consulate along with the Nargis Dutt Foundation, an NGO, also provided 176 of these girls with a year’s supply of sanitary napkins. “Not only will this help in maintaining hygiene but the making of sanitary pads will also create jobs for women with a special sanitary pad manufacturing machine launched by the Nargis Dutt Foundation,” the Consulate said in a…

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Skincare Tips for Men: How to Get Rid of Oily Skin, Acne and Pimples

I don’t know many men who are consciously worried about their skin, but I do know that earlier their mothers worried for them (more for their hair than skin) and now their girlfriends or wives. Most men don’t realise (and I do wish they did) that they need to look after themselves and groom well too. It’s not just women’s ‘thing to do’. I am appalled when I see men not worried about acne on their face or having oily skin. It’s worse if they suffer from bad body odour or dandruff and yet do very less…

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Do muscle building supplements really help you get a fit body?

Lifting heavy weights has many benefits, from improving brain function to boosting muscle strength. Those who lift weights might be familiar with Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). They are extremely popular within the fitness industry. However, a recent research suggests the popular muscle building supplements are ineffective when taken in isolation. The study, involving the universities of Exeter and Birmingham and published in Frontiers in Physiology, show that while BCAA supplements do stimulate the muscle building response in individuals after they lift weights, other muscle-building supplements are far more effective. Other supplements…

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Off the beaten track: Children from upper primary school in Varanasi get lessons from District Magistrate

The district magistrate of Varanasi dons a different role every Saturday when he reaches the upper primary school in Orderly Bazar to teach students. DM Yogeshwar Ram Mishra adopted the school on June 27 and decided to teach children from classes 1 to 8. “I adopted the school to improve the quality of education. As a part of the initiative, I teach students for about an hour every week. There is tremendous improvement in the knowledge and confidence of the students,” he said. Mishra teaches arithmetic, English and science in…

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Do those who abused Oxford student for solving JEE paper need to get their IQ checked?

The violent reaction to a third-year UK university student ’s online post that he “ breezed” through a Joint Entrance Exam or JEE question paper (entrance test for engineering colleges in India), in “a third of the allowed time, and with 100% correct answers,” leaves no doubt that the cyber world is overpopulated by creatures with a singular lack of intelligence. Jack Fraser, a third-year physics student at a top university in the UK, was at the receiving end of vicious online harassment after he reportedly solved the JEE paper…

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Poor Night Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk: How To Get Better Sleep According To Scientists

Long periods of poor sleep can boost levels of proteins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers of a new study have revealed. Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease In the study published in the journal Brain, Yo-El Ju, from the Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues found evidence suggesting that quality sleep is crucial for helping the body clear away amyloid and tau. The compounds are believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic deprivation of quality sleep over long periods can raise the likelihood of amyloid and tau building up and…

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