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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Govt may spend over Rs20,000 crore on six new IITs

The central government is looking to spend above an amount of Rs 20,000 crore to build six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) it first announced in 2015, at least two government officials said. Of this, Rs7,000 crore will be spent in the first phase ending in March 2020 and the rest over the next four years ending in March 2024, the officials said on condition of anonymity. MORE FROM LIVEMINT » New IITs incur less expense in the first couple of years as they operate from temporary premises with…

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SGPC’s medical college: Confusion over turning Punjab govt seats into management quota

With just a day remaining in counselling for MBBS and BDS courses in Punjab, confusion prevails over whether or not the government will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government quota MBBS seats into management quota on account of its being a Sikh minority institute run by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). Eligible candidates will appear for counselling at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday. The SGRDC has 150 seats: 75 in government quota and 75 in management/minority quota.…

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Educational game apps for your children for over the school holidays

School holidays are the ideal time for children to unwind and refresh themselves in preparation for the upcoming school holidays. But how often do parents have to hear the classic line, “I’m bored, what can I do?” Well, thanks to technology, there is a solution. Here are 10 educational gaming apps you can download on your tablet for your children to enjoy these holidays. 1. Ant Smasher This is a free application where children can bash away at ants. While it might seem somewhat senseless, this game can be addictive for children…

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Move Over Pakodas, Try Karnataka’s Bonda for Tea-Time

While we enjoy the initial spell of showers, we also get busy finding excuses to binge on our favourite fried foods. If the Northern part of the country is relishing monsoon-favourite snacks like pakodas and bhajiyas with a cup of tea, the Southern half is seems to be a fan of their own regional favourite – Bonda. A popular tea time snack, Bonda is a deep fried delicacy popular across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Traditionally, the process of making a bonda involves a spicy potato filling dipped in a gram flour…

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Late Bedtime Habit Linked to Less Control Over OCD Symptoms

There’s a common saying – “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. And it holds true because following a proper schedule helps your body in carrying out its various daily functions as well as recover from damage. When we break the balance, sleeping late or not getting adequate sleep, we hamper our health. A new study done by Binghamton University, State University of New York suggests that people who go to bed late appear to have less control over their obsessive thoughts. The researchers…

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GST Impact: Prices Of Supercars Go Down By Over ₹ 1 Crore In India

There was much joy for luxury carmakers when the GST rates saw car prices slide down and making them more affordable but now even supercar makers get to bask in that same glory as the road tax has been capped at ₹ 20 lakh. This comes as good news to a lot of future supercar and luxury car or SUV owners who in Mumbai would pay huge amounts of road tax to get their cars registered inside state limits. This also means that supercars will become even cheaper with the…

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India will be base to the economic pole of global growth over the coming decade: Study

India will be the base to the economic pole of global growth over the coming decade, remaining ahead of China, according to a Harvard University research. The study also warns of a continued slowdown in global growth over the coming decade. India and Uganda top the list of the fastest growing economies to 2025, at 7.7% annually. “The economic pole of global growth has moved over the past few years from China to neighbouring India, where it is likely to stay over the coming decade,” new growth projections presented by…

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