DU admissions 2017: Varsity to release 8th and 9th cut off for reserved category

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University of Delhi has announced the special drive for reserved/ quota applicant category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/CW/KM) including sports/ ECA for admissions to merit-based undergraduate programme. In this special drive, only those candidates would be considered for admission who are registered with Delhi University but are not admitted in any college irrespective of the category under any cut-off list.

DU has said no fresh registrations shall be allowed in this special drive.  The varsity has said corrections related to category changes are allowed from UR to SC/ST/OBC /PWD /KM/CW subject to verification of original certificates.

For the sports category applicants who are not admitted to any college, their request for modification in colleges/ course in sports/ ECA admission shall be permitted by the Delhi University. The corrections will be allowed from July 31, 2017 to August 2 at room number 1, Conference Center, Gate No. 4, North Campus.

Note: The applicants have to bring their registration/application form and original/copies of relevant certificates.

Moreover, the eighth cut off for the special category will be declared on August 3 and the admission process will continue till August 4. DU will release the ninth cut off on August 7 and the admission will start on August 8.

ICAI declares IPCC results 2017: Check result and ranks online at icaiexam.icai.org and caresults.icai.org

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Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced the result of the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) Examination at icaiexam.icai.org. While ICAI has said the result will release at 6 pm, it has announced it nearly two hours before the scheduled time. The exam was held in May, 2017. IPCC is held after passing CPT exam. Those who clear the second level, that is, IPCC will have to complete articleship and CA final exam.

Churu’s Gaurav Sarawagi has bagged the AIR 1 by scoring 80.71 per cent. The second position is won by Ronak Rajendra Jain from Nashik while Hasan Mohammad Ibrahim Iqbal Usama from Nagpur has secured the third rank.

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A total of 2,07,577 students has appeared for the exam at 443 centres across India.

The All India merit list of candidates securing a minimum of 55 per cent and above marks and up to the maximum of 50th Rank on all India basis will also be made available on the above website. View | ICAI IPCC result 2017 declared at icaiexam.icai.org, know how to download, click here

1. ICAI IPCC results 2017: How to check
2. ICAI IPCC results 2017: Check result via SMS
3. ICAI IPCC results 2017: Check result through E-mail

1. ICAI IPCC results 2017: How to check
Step 1: Go to the official websites mentioned above
Step 2: A new page will open
Step 3: Enter your registration number, exam name and other details
Step 4: The result will appear on the screen

2. ICAI IPCC results 2017: Check result via SMS

For getting results through SMS students should type:

CAINTER(Space)XXXXXX (where XXXXXX is the six digit Intermediate (IPC) examination roll number of the candidate)

e.g. CAINTER 302971 and
send the message to 58888 – for all mobile services – India Times

3. ICAI IPCC results 2017: Check result through E-mail

Those candidates who wish to receive the result through email can do so by pre-registering their requests from July 27, 2017 at icaiexam.icai.org.

The All India merit list of candidates securing a minimum of 55 per cent and above marks and up to the maximum of 50th Rank on all India basis will also be made available on the above website.

IGNOU admissions 2017: Last date extended to apply for M Phil and Ph D programmes

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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes of the university to August 3, 2017. IGNOU invites applications for the following programmes:

M.Phil. in Chemistry and Geography, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, French, Gender and Development Studies, Geography, Geology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Physics, Theatre Arts, Statistics and Women’s Studies.

For eligibility criteria and submission of online forms, interested candidates are requested to go through onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/entrancersunit/

The application fee will be accepted online via netbanking. The candidates can also pay via visa or master card. The entrance test will be conducted by the University on August 20, 2017 (Sunday) at the national level in selected examination centers across the country.

Indira Gandhi National Open University has also extended the last date to apply for July 2017 session for admission to masters, bachelor’s degree, diploma, and PG Diploma programmes, including the semester based programmes have been up to August 18, 2017.

Now, medical college aspirants complain of confusion and chaos

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MEDICAL COLLEGE aspirants, who got their admissions confirmed in a deemed college before the joint merit list for government and private colleges was declared on Monday, will not be able to switch to a government or private college despite their name appearing on the list. The last date for confirming or cancelling admissions to deemed colleges was July 30, two days before the joint merit list was declared. So, applicants who now have the option to move to a college with a lower fee will not be able to avail of the option.

“My daughter was offered admission at MGM college and had to confirm her seat by July 30. The list came out today and she has been offered admission in a college with lower fees. Despite the offer, she is unable to switch. This is injustice,” said Pranay Kapadia, the father of a medical aspirant.

Delays over releasing medical college cut-off lists have left many students in the lurch. The issue started with the postponement of some colleges’ cut-off lists from the original deadline of July 25. While the deemed colleges released their lists as planned, the merit list for private and government colleges was delayed owing to court cases over the domicile criteria. Thereafter, private unaided colleges refused to admit students until their fee was restructured, causing further delay. Finally, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) released a combined list on Tuesday with 6,000 names on it.

Mahesh Choudhari, another parent, said, “We do not know where my child is getting admission even though the list has been released. There is too much confusion. Getting all documents ready by August 5 is stressful.”

“There are a few names missing from the paramedical colleges. Parents and students are unsure of their admission status because not all the lists have been released. Under the uncertainty surrounding admissions, many have taken seats in deemed colleges as a safe bet,” said Sudha Shenoy, a parent activist working towards streamlining the admission process.

DMER director Pravin Shingare, however, said that several applicants had got a better option than the previous list declared last week. “In the last list, of the 2,450 names on the list, 2,100 had got their first preferences. They need not change,” said Shingare, adding that those already admitted to deemed colleges will not be allowed to reconsider.

IGNOU signs MoU with NHRC to develop and update human rights courses for police personnel

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Students of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) can now look out for a new advanced programme on human rights for police personnel. The university signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to develop the new course and update the existing one.

NHRC and IGNOU will jointly develop the programme to generate awareness among the judiciary, police personnel, public servants, parliamentarians, universities, colleges and common people. IGNOU admin registrar SK Sharma and NHRC joint secretary JS Kochher signed the MoU on Wednesday at INA, Delhi. Read | Schools’ syllabus should include human rights, gender studies and health, click here

“IGNOU’s Inter University Consortium (IUC) platform and SWAYAM portal will be used for disseminating information on Human Rights to the proposed target groups. IGNOU’s regional centers will be used as training centers for spreading human rights education. The material developed will be in the form of e-books and printed books,” IGNOU vice chancellor Ravindra Kumar said.

Six units of the current programme on human rights for police personnel and the e-content on the IGNOU website will be updated. The programme will aim to simplify the subject by using interactive and multimedia tools so that about 80 per cent of the police force which includes personnel from the posts such as constables to posts such as sub-inspectors understand.


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

BHU’s  Bharat Adhyayan Kendra  will invite students of various departments in batches to spread awareness of ancient art and knowledge by holding a series of lectures and seminars.

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 ancient art and knowledge by holding a series of lectures and seminars.

The initiative has been taken to preserve ancient Indian knowledge by giving an idea to students, professors and research scholars of polity and state management as mentioned in Vidur Neeti and Chanakya Neeti. The ancient texts are mainly in Sanskrit.

“Vidur Neeti and Chanakya Neeti can be utilised in the management of state administration. In the present scenario, a large number of students haven’t even heard about these texts, let alone studying them. Therefore, scholars at the centre started working on these texts to find out its relevance in present times,” he added.

The subjects to be covered in the programmes include 64 ‘kalas’ (art forms), 18 ‘vidyas’ (techniques or skills), Vedic studies, Vedanga (including Jyotish, Dharmashastra and Puranas), and schools of Indian philosophy.

It will also focus on research on rajshastra (polity), ayurveda (ancient medical science) and arthshashtra (economics).

Foreign students at various faculties of the BHU will also be invited to the seminars and lectures by scholars and professors who have indepth knowledge on these topics.

Only one topic will be covered in a lecture.

Five centenary research fellows and three centenary chair professors –including Prof Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi, Prof Yugal Kishore Mishra and Prof Rakesh Upadhyaya – have been roped in to carry out research in ancient disciplines. Foreign scholars will also be involved in research work in future.

“Research on 64 ‘kalas’ (art forms) and 18 ‘vidyas’ (techniques or streams) has already been completed. We will inform the students and professors about its importance in present times by holding a conference in the near future,” said coordinator, BAK, Prof Sadashiv Dwivedi.

The scholars will prepare papers on these subjects and discuss these in detail.

“Our students should be aware of ancient Indian knowledge widely discussed in classical texts,” he added.

“Professors and students of political science, management, Vedic sciences, military science and management will be invited to the programmes to discuss ancient topics. We will inform them why Sanskrit and ‘Bharatiya sanskriti’ are equally important and complementary to each other. One who knows Sanskrit will understand the essence of ancient texts,” Prof Dwivedi said.

In ancient times, sage Kamandak gave ‘Kamandak Neeti’ on warfare management and techniques. “Not many know about sage Kamandak today,” Prof Dwivedi he said, adding regular programmes and efforts would help in generating interest among students and teachers.

“Students may start learning Sanskrit. Scholars at BAK are trying to study and preserve ancient Indian texts and promote Sanskrit. If the language flourishes, Indian culture will be further consolidated,” he said.

BAK was founded about one and a half years ago on the initiative of BHU vice-chancellor Prof Girish Chandra Tripathi to study, preserve and promote ancient knowledge.

SSC SI, ASI, CAPFs Paper I exam 2017 answer key released, check and raise objections now

SSC has released candidates’ response sheet along with the tentative answer keys of Paper–I of recruitment of Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF exam.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Monday released candidates’ response sheet along with the tentative answer keys of Paper–I of recruitment of Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF Examination 2017 on its official website. The examinations were held from July 1 to July 7, 2017.

Click here to go to the login page to check the answer keys. As the website is running slow, it may take time to login. Enter the same user id and password which were used during the examination. Candidates can raise objection/s to the answer key/s from July 31 to 5pm on August 6, 2017 on payment of Rs 100 per answer. Any representation received after the due date will not be entertained.

The Paper II exam is scheduled to be held on October 8.

Paper II will be of two hours’ duration and carry 200 marks for questions from English language and comprehension. Questions in this paper will test candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idiomatic use of words, comprehension etc.

Questions in both papers will be of objective multiple choice type. Questions will in Hindi and English in Parts A, B and C of Paper I. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in both the papers.

The commission reserves the right to add an additional tier in the scheme of the exam. It can fix different minimum qualifying standards in each part of Paper I.

Those who clear Paper I will have to appear in the physical endurance test/medical exam. Only those who clear the PET/PST and found medically fit will be allowed to appear in Paper II.

The commission will fill 2221 (tentative vacancy) posts through this exam.

Details of tentative vacancy:

Sub-inspector in Delhi Police/Male: 616

Sub-inspector in Delhi Police/ Female: 256

Sub-inspector (GD) in CAPFs/Male: 697

Sub-inspector (GD) in CAPFs/Female: 89

ASI (executive) in CISF/Male: 507

ASI (executive) in CISF/Female: 56





A healthy meal: Quinoa, Avocado, Mango and Spiced Chicken Salad

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A salad can be a meal in itself or just a side dish. Most of us are too lazy to make one and would prefer the veggies in the raw form, washed and cut, straight out of the fridge. But what do you do on days when you are too tired to cook a complete Indian meal or running out of time? We suggest you try out this wholesome Quinoa, Avocado, Mango and Spiced Chicken Salad recipe by Jamie’s Italian, New Delhi. Healthy and nutritious, you don’t have to worry about what’s going inside your mouth.

Quinoa – 75g
Fresh Red Chilli – 1
Baby Spinach – 10g
Spring Onion – 5g
Fresh Coriander – 5g
Fresh Mint – 5g
Ripe Mango – 1
Lemon – 2
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 10ml
Avocado – 1
Feta Cheese – 50g
Balsamic Vinegar – 15ml
Alfalfa – 5g
Chicken Breasts (Skinless)- 200g
Olive Oil (For cooking)- 20ml
Allspice – 20g
Smoked Paprika- 5g
Pomegranate – 50g
Salt – 5g
Black pepper – 1g

* In a mixing bowl put all-spice powder, smoked paprika, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper and mix everything together.
* Score the chicken breast gently and rub the marination it. Leave it aside for 15-20 mins.
* In a pan add olive oil and heat it. Once the pan is sizzling put chicken breast on it and sear it on both sides for 2-3 mins and then shift it to a pre-heated oven (200 degree C) for 7-8 mins.
* Remove chicken from the oven and slice it into 6-7 slices.
* Take a clean mixing bowl, add quinoa, sliced fresh chilli, baby spinach, diced mango, sliced avocado, spring onion, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Add extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper.
* Toss everything gently and place it in a serving dish. Add sliced cooked chicken on top.
* Garnish the salad with alfalfa, pomegranate and crumbled feta. Drizzle a few drops of olive oil and serve.

On The Menu: Controversies, tragedy and demonetisation

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Culinary Controversies
Following on the heels of 2015’s beef ban debate, 2016 had its own share of scandals. A fine-dining restaurant in Kolkata came under heavy fire for not allowing the driver of a patron to dine on its premises; apparently everyone forgot the sign that says “Right of Admission Reserved” on the front. On the other end of the country, in Mumbai, a Christian group in the city filed a complaint against a popular dining venue in Goregaon, citing their “blasphemous and offensive interior decor”, which includes illustrations of Moses holding a computer tablet and
St Anthony sporting glasses. There’s no pleasing some people.

Swiss Tragedy
The world’s best chef, according to French Foreign Ministry’s La Liste, Benoît Violier committed suicide on January 31. Chef-owner of the three Michelin-starred Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland, Violier did not leave a note behind but was allegedly the victim of a million-dollar wine scam, according to later reports. The culinary world reacted with shock, even as the late Violier’s establishment retained its three stars, which are considered the highest accolade in the restaurant business, this year.

Where’s My Money?
In the nationwide scramble that followed the introduction of demonetisation on November 8, one major casualty was the restaurant employee. Even as people were reluctant to spend cash earned after long waits in queues and resorted to eating out less or paying only by cards, the tips earned by waiters and their colleagues dipped heavily in restaurants across the country. While most places have a service charge, which in theory at least, is disbursed among the staff, employees also depend on the largesse of patrons and their tips in cash to supplement their income.

How to make Angara Murgh Tikka and Blue Cheese Naan

Chicken Tikka and Naan combo is probably the favourite of Indians.

Is Chicken Tikka and Naan your favourite combo? Do you prowl around the city, trying to find outlets that serve the best? What if we tell you that you don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant or waste your time hunting for a place any more to have a delicious meal? It’s possible to get that great combo with an interesting twist right at home.

Subrata Debnath, Executive Chef, Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon, shares his amazing Angara Murgh Tikka and Blue Cheese Naan recipe with us.

Angara Murgh Tikka
500g – Boneless chicken thigh and leg
100g – Yogurt
1 tsp – Ginger paste
2 tsp – Garlic paste
1 tsp – Roasted cumin powder
1 tsp – Red chilli powder
½ tsp – Garam masala powder
½ tsp – Coriander powder
½ tsp – Yellow chilli powder
1 tsp – Kasoori methi
2 tsp – Lemon juice
2 tbsp – Clarified butter (ghee)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp – Melted butter

Blue Cheese Naan
300g – Refined flour (maida)
100ml – Warm water
10g – Yeast
5g – Salt
2 tbsp – Yogurt
75g – Blue cheese
1 ½ tbsp – Clarified butter (ghee)
1 tsp – Melted butter

For Angara Murgh Tikka

* In a large mixing bowl, prepare the marinade by mixing in all the ingredients well except the chicken and the butter.

* Add the chicken cubes and mix well.

* Refrigerate for 2 hours.

* Skewer the chicken cubes on wooden shashlik sticks and cook over a charcoal grill or inside a grill tandoor. If unavailable, cook on gentle heat with a dash of ghee in a large non-stick skillet.

* While the chicken cooks, baste it with melted butter for added flavour.

For Blue Cheese Naan

* Combine the yeast and water in a bowl and set aside.

* Mix together flour, salt, yogurt and ghee in a large bowl.

* Add the yeast-water mix to the dry ingredient mix and knead it into a soft dough. Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and allow it to rest for 2 hours until it’s well-risen.

* Once the dough has risen, add the blue cheese and knead again.

* Dust a clean surface with flour and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into small bite sized naan pieces (approx 5 inch in diameter).

* Roast the naan inside a charcoal tandoor or over a small charcoal grill. Alternatively, stick the rolled out dough inside the walls of a pressure cooker and allow it cook without the cover.

To serve

* Place the bite-sized naan on a plate and brush with melted butter.

* Place the chicken tikka on the naan pieces.

* Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

* Serve hot with thin slices of onion, beetroot, mint chutney and lemon wedges.