LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

658 schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector reopened today after remaining closed for a week following cross-border shelling by Pakistan. Authorities had closed 67l schools in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on August 5 for safety and security of students in view of heavy and indiscriminate shelling. Thirteen schools in vulnerable areas would remain closed till further orders, officials said. Deputy Commissioner (Rajouri) Shahid Iqbal Choudhary had ordered reopening of the schools in the sector from today on the recommendation of the chief…

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After ‘Brainstorming Workshop’, Top 50 Institutes Propose IIT Delhi To Research On Cow Products

After ‘Brainstorming Workshop’, Top 50 Institutes Propose IIT Delhi To Research On Cow Products

The cow is flavour of the season and it remains in headlines for one reason or the other. And now even places like IITs too are engulfed the in the cow saga as IIT Delhi has received 50 proposals from top research institutions to explore the benefits of Panchagavya – a mixture of cow products such as urine, ghee, curd, dung and milk. AFP The research proposals follow a brainstorming workshop held at IIT Delhi on the subject, the ministry of science and technology informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday….

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J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.  Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning. (Photo: Habib Naqash/DC) Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer…

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IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

Globally Wharton, Yale and Harvard are the best known institutes whose students believe in giving back pickups once they are established in their life. And the trend seems to be catching up well with Indian business schools as well. This month, IIM-Ahmedabad has raised Rs 7.5 crore from its alumni Vishwavir Ahuja, managing director of RBL Bank, and Aprameya R and Raghunandan G, cofounders of TaxiForSure, to support infrastructure funding, according to an ET news report. “Alumni response has been overwhelming,” Ajit K Motwani, head of the development office at IIM-A told ET. What helped was…

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PM scholarship scheme: 2600 seats filled after first round of counseling

PM scholarship scheme: 2600 seats filled after first round of counseling

Under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for J&K students, 2628 out of 3430 seats have been filled after the first round of counseling which culminated on 6 July 2017, an official handout here said. According to the information provided by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in the professional streams including engineering, pharmacy, nursing, architecture and hotel management all the 1537 seats have been filled under the open category. “From amongst the reserved categories under professional stream, 607 seats have been filled while 686 seats are…

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Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have decided to move the in-house social protection office (SPO) after the institute decided to scrap the educational assistance provided to students from socially backward categories. The SPO is responsible to ensure that measures taken to benefit students are implemented properly. The move came after TISS issued a clarification following an uproar from students. The clarification said that the institute would provide assistance to the students from scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward category (OBC) students who are eligible…

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Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington state after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats. The Evergreen State College in Olympia announced on its website that it reopened its campus as of 3 p.m. Monday. Administrators didn’t immediately provide further explanation. The college had been closed for the third consecutive weekday Monday. Officials said police were reviewing new “external threat information” received over the weekend. FILE – In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, hundreds of students at…

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Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman believes good grades are important, and he put his money where his mouth is for one student. According to Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the All-Pro cornerback promised to personally fund a scholarship for Hershai James of Varina High School in Virginia on the condition she became an honor roll student as a senior. When James held up her end of the bargain, so did Sherman. “It goes back to knowledge is power and if you have knowledge you’re going…

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Har Ber High School To Hold Online Classes After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

Har Ber High School To Hold Online Classes After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale Har-Ber High School will hold online classes on Friday (April 28) because of electrical issues at the school. The district said the issue will not be solved before classes are scheduled to resume Friday, so the school will have a non-traditional digital instruction day. Students are not expected to be on campus but will receive their instruction from the school digitally on Friday only. Electrical issues shut down power at the school on Thursday afternoon (April 27). Students were not in any danger. Students should look for instruction…

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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday. Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. This means that Mr Trump’s directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan…

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