In Assam’s Sipajhar, Bengali Muslim residents claim they were targetted in eviction drive

In Assam’s Sipajhar, Bengali Muslim residents claim they were targetted in eviction drive

Abu Sama in front of his demolished house. | Arunabh Saikia “My father would have been alive had those Bangladeshis been evicted before,” said Kalyan Das, a student of Class 11 who lives in Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang district. The body of his father, 58-year-old Ananda Das, was found next to a wetland in the area on the afternoon of November 23. Das, a farmer, had gone missing two days earlier. According to Mukut Ali, the police officer investigating his alleged murder, the body bore “no signs of external injuries”. In…

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Bajrang Dal rolls out recruitment drive to mark Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Bajrang Dal rolls out recruitment drive to mark Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

To mark the 25th year of the Babri Masjid demolition, the Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has started a recruitment drive among youth. The programme will go on till December 6, the day when the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in 1992. Hindutva outfits led by the RSS celebrate the day as “Shaurya Diwas”. Camps across U.P. The Bajrang Dal is holding camps across Uttar Pradesh to attract youth. A pamphlet distributed by the outfit in a camp in Ballia district in Purvanchal appeals to youth to join…

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Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Gen Rawat for special recruitment drive in Gurez in JK

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today asked his officers to organise a special recruitment drive in Gurez that would cater to the youth who lived in and around the region in Jammu and Kashmir. Rawat’s instructions came after a free-wheeling discussion with a group of youngsters from the Gurez Valley, during which they listed the problems they faced such as unemployment in the region. The group is here on a National Integration Tour, organised by the Army. Under the programme, youth from Jammu and Kashmir are taken to different parts…

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Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

ST. LEO — When Arthur Kirk became president of what was then Saint Leo College in 1997, the school was on the brink of bankruptcy. Enrollment had dropped; deficits had climbed. Faculty salaries were depressed. It seemed that every roof on campus leaked. This was during the first heady months of the dot-com boom, and Kirk believed the Web could help solve Saint Leo’s financial woes. Saint Leo launched its online education program in the fall of 1998. The school pulled together $600,000 to create the Web infrastructure, cutting a…

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Gurgaon: Special Police Officers’ recruitment drive begins, 275 applications received on Day One

Gurgaon: Special Police Officers’ recruitment drive begins, 275 applications received on Day One

The recruitment drive of Special Police Officers (SPOs) being carried out by Gurgaon police evoked a warm response with applicants from across Haryana submitting applications for the job. Ex-servicemen from all services and former employees of Haryana State Industrial force are eligible to apply for the one-year contract job. Both men and women from across the state submitted 275 forms on Monday that will be scrutinised by the recruitment board constituted by the Gurgaon police. Long queues were seen at the Gurgaon police commissionerate where these forms were being submitted….

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Federal budget 2017: Police recruitment drive to get $321.4 million

Federal budget 2017: Police recruitment drive to get $321.4 million

The Australian Federal Police will receive $321.4 million in this year’s federal budget to go on a big recruitment drive for anti-terrorism specialists, such as bomb squad technicians, tactical response officers, forensic scientists and negotiators. The cash splash has been described by Justice Minister Michael Keenan as the “largest single domestic policing funding boost in a decade”, and is more than double the $153.6 million the AFP and the Australian Crime Commission received in last year’s budget, to be rolled out over five years, to boost security arrangements. Australian Federal Police…

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DU to recruit 378 permanent teachers across departments, first major recruitment drive after 7 years

DU to recruit 378 permanent teachers across departments, first major recruitment drive after 7 years

Delhi University has finally started recruiting permanent teachers as vacancies mount up to around 4,500. For the first time in more than seven years, the university has announced it would be hiring 378 posts of permanent teachers across departments. DU teachers have been protesting against the hiring freeze for a long time. According to the TOI reports, the sources said the HRD ministry had asked DU to fill up most vacancies by the end of this year, following which the university has sought rosters from its colleges. While the current hirings…

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Isil ‘kills 50 deserters and goes on recruitment drive for child soldiers’ in Mosul, as Iraqi forces recapture six districts

Isil ‘kills 50 deserters and goes on recruitment drive for child soldiers’ in Mosul, as Iraqi forces recapture six districts

Isil militants have killed hundreds of people, including 50 deserters and 180 former Iraqi government employees, around their stronghold of Mosul, UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Friday. The 50 were executed for desertion on Monday at the Ghazlani military base in Mosul, and the 180 died on Wednesday as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was retreating from Kokjali town, she told a regular UN briefing in Geneva, citing “credible reports” from multiple sources, including from Isil-occupied areas. The militants transported 1,600 abducted civilians from the…

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“Days of mass recruitment drive by IT companies are over”

“Days of mass recruitment drive by IT companies are over”

The days of mass recruitment drive where information technology companies recruited hundreds of candidates and later provided them on-the-job training were over, said Manikandan Thangarathnam, Director, Alexa Voice Service, Amazon India. Delivering the convocation address at Kalasalingam University here on Sunday, Mr. Thangarathnam, said that though employment opportunities still abound, the companies now expect the graduating engineers to be highly skilled during recruitment itself. “There is a perception that job opportunities are low. But if you ask the IT companies, they will say that there are several vacancies but they…

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