Dia Mirza Says Sanjay Dutt Biopic May Give Her Career ‘A New Direction’

Dia Mirza Says Sanjay Dutt Biopic May Give Her Career ‘A New Direction’

Dia Mirza in Mumbai. (Image courtesy: Dia MIrza) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Very excited about the Dutt biopic and my work in it: Dia Mirza Dia plays the role of Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanyata  Ranbir Kapoor plays lead role in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film Actress-producer Dia Mirza is excited to work on Rajkumar Hirani’s yet untitled Sanjay Dutt biopic, but doesn’t want to take stress by thinking how it will take her “career as an actor in a new direction.” Dia will be seen playing the role of Sanjay’s wife Maanyata in…

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We’re Not “Super Guardian”, Teen Can Choose To Stay With Father, Says Supreme Court

We’re Not “Super Guardian”, Teen Can Choose To Stay With Father, Says Supreme Court

The 19-year-old’s mother had alleged that her daughter was in illegal custody of her husband. NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Friday said it was not a “super guardian” as it allowed a woman, who is legally an adult, to stay with her father in Kuwait and pursue her career, rejecting the mother’s plea that she was in his illegal custody. “The daughter is entitled to enjoy her freedom as the law permits and the court should not assume the role of a super guardian being moved by any kind of…

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Education loans will count in credit ratings, says govt.

Education loans will count in credit ratings, says govt.

No exemption possible, Finance Ministry tells DMK MP The government has clarified that education loan defaults cannot be kept out of the ambit of credit rating bureaus such as the Credit Information Bureau of India (CIBIL). The government’s response was in reply to a question posed by DMK MP Tiruchi Siva. In a letter written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in August, Mr. Siva said student loans amounted only to 6.9 per cent of the total non-performing assets (NPAs), compared to industrial sectors such as steel that accounted for 36.4…

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Yoenis Cespedes Says He’d Like to Finish His MLB Career with Oakland Athletics

Yoenis Cespedes Says He’d Like to Finish His MLB Career with Oakland Athletics

In a dream world, Yoenis Cespedes would like to finish his Major League Baseball career with the Oakland Athletics. Prior to the start of the New York Mets’ three-game set with the A’s, Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser it would be a “dream” to bookend his career with stints in the Bay Area. “I wish that happens,” he said. “I told [pitcher Jerry] Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or…

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Norms don’t give flexibility for recruitment, says AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravi Kant

Norms don’t give flexibility for recruitment, says AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravi Kant

STALLED construction work and lack of flexibility in recruitment norms are the main reasons why there’s still some way to go before AIIMS Rishikesh becomes a preferred destination for the people of Uttarakhand, according to Prof Ravi Kant, who took charge as the institute’s director on April 15. Excerpts from an interview with The Indian Express: Many posts for doctors and faculty are vacant in AIIMS, Rishikesh. How do you plan to resolve this situation? There are certain bottlenecks… Had this been a private hospital, I would have got the…

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Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Is the sun setting on Serena Williams’ illustrious and trophy-laden career? Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said the 23-time grand slam champion is taking things day by day as she contemplates retirement. At 35 years of age and with her first baby on the way in September, the clock is ticking for former world number one Williams, who holds the Open Era record for slams. Williams has achieved it all – seven Australian Opens, as many Wimbledon titles, six US Opens and three French Open trophies, not to mention her 14 major doubles honours. However,…

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Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students The secular opposition has long argued that the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pursuing a covert Islamist agenda contrary to the republic’s founding values. Photograph: AP 8,796 aheen and Gözde Hatunoğlu in Istanbul Friday 23 June 2017 06.00 BSTLast modified on Friday 23 June 2017 07.04 BST Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country’s secular opposition. Alpaslan Durmuş, who…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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