Mumbai University result delay: Students fear losing year, jobs, overseas seats

A FINAL-YEAR engineering student, who has been selected for a Masters in Business Administration course in the UK, has spent the past two weeks making rounds of the University of Mumbai, writing applications for an early declaration of results lest she lose the seat. “I had to submit my marksheets to the UK university by August 1. I have been requesting the University of Mumbai to see if the results could be declared confidentially to the UK university directly,” said the student, who spent all of Monday inside a newly set…

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H1N1 virus claims its first victim in Navi Mumbai this year

H1N1 influenza has claimed its first victim of the year in Navi Mumbai as a 44 year-old truck driver from Rabale succumbed to the viral fever. According to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s health department, Shahaji Dhondiram Dangade, a resident of Katkari Pada, who was admitted to DY Patil hospital, Nerul on June 30, was tested positive. He succumbed on July 7. “According to the hospital records, Dangade was a truck driver who made regular trips en-route Gujarat and Pune. After one such trip, he complained of uneasiness and breathless and was…

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More women join IIM Lucknow this year, 3.4% up from 2016

Lucknow: The new postgraduate programme batch at Lucknow’s Indian Institute of Management (2017-19) has more women than previous years. Some 30.4% students (156) out of the batch of 451 this year, are women as compared to 27% last year. The batch of 2013-2015 had 38% female candidates, an official said. IIM believes this will ensure diversity without compromising on merit. “This is a good sign. More participation of women students brings diversity and adds different perspective as well,” said IIM Lucknow director Ajit Prasad while talking to HT. IIM-L said that…

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Young Teens Beware- You May Just Be As Inactive As The 60 Year Olds

Kids perhaps its time to put the smart phone down and go for a jog, as according to a recent study, physical activity amongst teens and young adults may be at an all-time low. The alarming findings labelled the 19 year olds to be as sedantry as the 60 year olds.   The reduced physical activity levels has already been touted as one of the major contributors in the growing obesity epidemic, particularly among children and teens. At this point, the study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public…

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No-detention policy in school may be scrapped from next academic year: Union minister

The no-detention policy might be scrapped from the next academic year as the policy has negatively impacted affected quality of basic education in the country, Union minister of state for human resources development Mahendra Nath Pandey said on Thursday. “Many states have expressed worry over declining education quality due to the no-detention policy and supported to remove it. Eyeing this, a decision has been made where the Centre approved that the no-detention policy can be uprooted from the next academic year,” Pandey told the media at the BJP headquarters in…

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