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Mumbai University misses results deadline again, wants 5 more days now

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WITH OVER 2.94 lakh answersheets yet to be assessed, the University of Mumbai missed the Monday deadline set by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The future of over 4.5 lakh students is now uncertain with the university saying it needs at least five more days to come out… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Young e-cigarette users more likely to become tobacco users, says new study

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A recent UK study suggests that teenagers who have tried an e-cigarette are more likely to go on to smoke tobacco cigarettes. The study was led by the University of Stirling along with researchers from the Unversities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, and ScotCen. The team looked at pupils at… Read more »

Hypertension and diabetes kill more people in Delhi than other diseases, says report

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Each year, more people die of hypertension and diabetes in Delhi than dengue or malaria, says a new report released on Wednesday. The ‘State of Health of Delhi’ report was released by the NGO Praja Foundation. In 2015, 3,890 hypertension-related and 1,356 diabetes-related deaths were reported from hospitals and dispensaries… Read more »

Planning a weight-loss surgery? Don’t wait till you put on some more kilos

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Can you be too fat for a weight-loss surgery? Yes, say researchers. A large new study from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System showed that only one in three patients who have the operation succeed in getting their body-mass index (BMI) below 30, the cut-off for… Read more »

IIT-KGP to help eastern India students learn more about free online courses

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Kolkata The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will approach institutes of higher education in eastern India to familiarise students and teachers with free online courses offered by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). NPTEL, a joint initiative of the IITs and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, offers 160… Read more »

Consume more Vitamin C to prevent infections during monsoon: Doctors

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With the national capital witnessing humid weather making people vulnerable to infectious diseases, doctors have urged children to increase intake of Vitamin C rich food, thus helping in killing infected cells in the body. Though doctors call Vitamic C as one of the best boosters for the immune system, a… Read more »

Love pasta? Here’s why you should eat it more often

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People who regularly eat pasta — the fundamental component of Italian Mediterranean cuisine — may have better diet quality, greater intake of vitamin and minerals and can better manage blood sugar levels, compared to those who do not eat pasta, new research shows. Pasta is a low-sodium and cholesterol-free food with a… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

‘Indian packages’ let more South Asians opt for destination weddings

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When Sabrina Sandhu and her fiancé Kultar Rai first told their families they wanted a destination wedding, their Indian parents didn’t understand the concept. “Or how we could possibly carry out each event without losing the integrity of the traditions,” Sandhu tells Global News. “Once we explained the benefits, and… Read more »