Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

cuts to school funding MPs from both main parties seek clarity about education funding after pledge not to cut budgets was left out of Queen’s speech Protesters in Bristol last month campaigning against cuts to education. Photograph: Lynchpics/Alamy Live News View more sharing options Shares 176 Jessica Elgot Political reporter Wednesday 21 June 2017 20.13 BSTLast modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 00.50 BST Theresa May has indicated she is prepared to go back to the drawing board over school funding changes that Tory MPs said had been toxic on the doorstep,…

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Cancer drug prices must come down, say leading research institutes

Cancer drug prices must come down, say leading research institutes

The high price of new cancer drugs is indefensible and unsustainable, say two of the world’s leading cancer research institutions, who propose a different way to develop them that could sideline big pharma. “There is a clear and urgent necessity to lower cancer drug prices to keep lifesaving drugs available and affordable to patients,” say leading scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where many important new cancer drugs have been invented, in a paper in the journal…

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Recruitment at IITs continue to spiral down, top IITs record lower recruitment in 2016

Recruitment at IITs continue to spiral down, top IITs record lower recruitment in 2016

The placement offers in IITs are very low than the other years. International offers have taken a back seat whereas domestic offers taken a hit. Some of the country’s top technology campuses saw a major fall in job offers in the first phase of the recruitment process. IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Roorkee have registered a major slump in recruitments. But in IIT-Kanpur, almost 60 percent of the students got placed in the first place of the recruitment drive. The first phase of the recruitment drive at IIT-Kanpur remained for 23-days. The IIT-Kanpur authorities have decided…

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How An Entrepreneurial Prisoner Broke Down Jail Walls

How An Entrepreneurial Prisoner Broke Down Jail Walls

Santram has always loved books: the smell of their thick, dusty pages, the feel of their bound covers and the ideas and worlds that unfold when you read them. As a trained history teacher, he felt blessed to provide for his wife and daughters through such a fulfilling profession. But when he was found guilty of a crime a few years ago, he was forced to leave his family to fend for themselves while he served out his sentence in the Jhansi Jail. The prison’s tall stone facade didn’t just…

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How An Entrepreneurial Prisoner Broke Down Jail Walls

How An Entrepreneurial Prisoner Broke Down Jail Walls

Tamannaah Bhatia says the most unexpected thing of her decade-long career so far has been being part of S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali: The Beginning. “It came to me when I was going through the lowest lows of my career. After a series of failures, to be part of a project like Baahubali: The Beginning is dream-like, and it’s easily the most unexpected thing of my career,” Tamannaah told IANS. In the first part of Baahubali, she played a rebellious warrior, Avantika. She says she has an even better role…

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CU to repay fees collected from centres closed down under SDE

CU to repay fees collected from centres closed down under SDE

Kozhikode: Calicut Universityhas decided to repay the license renewal fee collected from around 156 closed down counselling centres and programme centres under the school of distance education(SDE) for the year 2015- 16. The varsity will repay the Rs 10,000 renewal fee paid by the centres for the year 2015- 16. The varsity had in October 2015 closed down all the counselling/ programme centres after the UGC withdrew the recognition for the varsity’s School of Distance Education (SDE) citing violation of rules governing Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes. The recognition…

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Supreme Court Shuts Down Mandatory Aadhaar Requirement in Modi’s Scholarship Portal

Supreme Court Shuts Down Mandatory Aadhaar Requirement in Modi’s Scholarship Portal

The court also essentially reaffirms that the Aadhaar scheme is completely voluntary, until it eventually decides one way or the other. A screenshot of the Supreme Court’s order last week on making Aadhaar mandatory for scholarship schemes. Credit: The Wire New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that the Modi government’s national scholarship portal cannot require students to sign up for an Aadhaar number as part of its registration process, in an order that not only reaffirms the court’s earlier decision to keep the identification scheme voluntary but also throws…

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Down with lung trouble, youth turns hospital into exam centre

Down with lung trouble, youth turns hospital into exam centre

Kolkata: A knock on his left chest was all Diganta Chakraborty could feel while taking his ISC examination on March 11. He kept writing his paper. But once home, the pain and breathlessness almost knocked him out. His guardians felt something was not right and rushed him to hospital. All his dreams seemed coming crashing down but the fighter that the Class XII student of DPS New Town is, Digant turned his hospital chamber into an examination hall. He is now preparing for his IIT entrance test. He even hopes…

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Gujarat University’s Distance Education To Be Closed Down

Gujarat University’s Distance Education To Be Closed Down

Gujarat University (GU) vice-chancellor MN Patel has hinted that the external courses or distance education for its various faculties may soon be closed down. There are around 15,000 external UG and PG students who are registered with GU. During a senate meeting on Monday, students raised the issue of external students. The VC said that he had told university officials that if they raised objection to the external courses, he would consider closing down them. He said after the university invited applications for external students, university officials were of the…

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