Did Adele give a Grammy to Beyonce?

Did Adele give a Grammy to Beyonce?

Adele has apparently turned down the Grammy award for best album, saying Beyonce deserved it more. The pop star was given the night’s top honour for her multi-million selling record 25, but told the audience, “I can’t possibly accept this award”. “I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful, but Beyonce is the artist of my life”. Adele’s victory over Beyonce is certain to boost complaints that the Grammys habitually overlook black artists. Grammys 2017: As it happened In pictures: Red carpet and performances All the winners and nominees Adele fluffs…

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How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

Iwould like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, The Price of Admission. I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful. My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New…

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Did you know: Interest on education loans is tax deductible

Did you know: Interest on education loans is tax deductible

Getting educated in a premier institute is a costly affair. Course fees and other expenses can be in lakhs of rupees, and many parents or individuals may not have such amounts of money. For instance: it would cost about Rs20 lakh to complete a postgraduate programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, one of the country’s best management schools. Those who don’t have ready cash to finance higher education, can opt for education loans. The advantage of these loans is that they can be repaid after the borrower, or…

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Why did you take scholarship process online, HC asks Centre

Why did you take scholarship process online, HC asks Centre

The High Court has sought to know why it is mandatory for students from minority communities to apply online for availing scholarships when many of them might not be in a position to do so. “Why have you made it mandatory to apply online,” a Bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked the Centre. Aadhaar cards The Bench was hearing a petition filed by West Bengal-based Nasimuddin Educational Trust, which has challenged the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar cards mandatory for students from the minority…

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