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A taste of Italy up in Shimla hills

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The Himachal Pradesh capital is now offering a platter of authentic taste of Italy — an Italian thin crust, hand-rolled wood-fired pizzas laced with an assortment of organic herbs grown in its kitchen garden. The pizza will also have Italian tomatoes or pomodoros imported from Italy. Even the cheese is… Read more »

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… Read more »

Delhi government cuts funding of 28 Delhi University colleges

The Delhi government today ordered a freeze on funding of 28 Delhi University colleges which are either fully or partially funded by it following the varsity’s failure to appoint governing bodies since months. As first reported by The Indian Express on July 20, even after 11 communications in the past… Read more »

NCERT: No increase in price of books

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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Tuesday clarifies that it is not planning to increase the price of the books. “Certain speculative reports about price hike of NCERT books are likely to be exploited by some elements for hoarding and profiteering by creating an artificial shortage… Read more »

Now, medical college aspirants complain of confusion and chaos

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… Read more »

Manish Sisodia calls for CAG audit of 28 colleges: Cannot turn a blind eye to malpractices

“The government cannot turn a blind eye to… malpractices and irregularities potentially taking place in the 28 Delhi University colleges funded by it”, said Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a letter to Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, while requesting a “comprehensive… Read more »

Parents, beware. 3 hours of TV daily may up risk of diabetes in your kids

Parents, take note! Being glued to television or video games for more than three hours a day may put your children at increased risk of developing diabetes, a study warns. Researchers found that both adiposity, which describes total body fat, and insulin resistance, which occurs when cells fail to respond… Read more »

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Students oppose suspension of entrance test for college teachers

Students have opposed the Central Board of Scondary Education’s (CBSE’s) decision to skip University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for the first half of the year. The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) asking CBSE to take back its decision… Read more »

IGNOU extends last date of admission to BA, MA, diploma courses to August 18

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) said on Monday it has extended the last date for admission to the July 2017 session to masters and bachelor’s degree, diploma and PG diploma programmes, including the semester-based programmes, to August 18. Registrar in-charge of student registration division Prof Sri Latha said… Read more »

The desi version of a healthy soup

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Kanji or kanji water made of different rice varieties offers not just nutrition but also a lot of comfort Now that the rains are making their reluctant appearance, I long for kanji (rice gruel). It evokes memories of our annual childhood holiday in a small village on the banks of the Periyar… Read more »