Agricultural scientists vying for V-C posts at GNDU, Punjabi University

Agricultural scientists and economists dominate the lists of names from whom the new vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala, will be picked. The state government’s screening-cum-selection committee has jointly shortlisted 20 candidates for both posts so far. It will be pruned further by Tuesday, it is learnt Among the scientists in fray are Dr Satvir Singh Gosal, a plant-breeding scientist who is a former director of research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and Dr Satwinder Singh Marwaha, coordinator of the Centre for Applied Agriculture at…

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Tall, obese men at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Men who are tall and obese may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer as well as death from the condition, according to a study. The findings showed that with every additional ten centimetres (3.9 inches) of height the risk of aggressive prostate cancer and death from it increased by 21 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively. Higher BMI was also found to be associated with increased risk of aggressive tumours as well as increased risk of death from prostate cancer. This may be due to…

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Enjoy a good Chinese meal at these restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru

A beautiful time to reminisce the year gone by, people wish for love, joy and prosperity for the coming year on the Chinese New Year. With cultural activities and social gatherings, the celebration consists of delightful surprises such as the dragon dance, lion dance and the emperor’s wedding. In North China, people perform different versions of the Rice Sprout Song, a traditional Chinese dance performed by groups dressed in colourful attires. This year, the Year of the Rooster falls on January 28. The community also place a lot of importance on food. The…

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Go for ‘Grills on Fire’ to relish heavenly kebabs at The Ancient Barbeque

Ever wondered how a dish named drunken fish or wine-glazed mushroom would taste? Head for the ongoing Grills on Fire — a fiery feast at The Ancient Barbeque (TAB) in this suburb of the national capital where an array of 24 kebabs — vegan and non-vegan — await the opportunity to tickle your tummy. TAB specialises in grilled delicacies and this makes it an ideal place for foodies who enjoy digging into starters more than the main course. “There are too many restaurants with the same menu. We thought of coming up with…

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Food Review: Make Some Noise at Cafe Yell

As you amble past Defence Bakery, pondering on the meaning of life or the availability of hot butter croissants and whether the twain shall meet, keep an eye out. That’s how we spotted Cafe Yell, newly situated right above its parent, Yell, which is a long-time tenant and also a popular fashion retail brand. You get small hints of this as you take a seat in the cafe’s intimate space. Spools and darns, framed tailors’ scissors and measuring scales, giant buttons in pop colours, all recalling bygone times when tailoring…

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Canadian ‘inventor’ of the pineapple-topping ‘Hawaiian’ pizza dies at 83

This year has seen many a debate on pineapple topping on the pizza. From Iceland’s President vehemently saying that the pineapple on pizza should be banned, to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay concurring with the idea. Well, a Canadian man who is widely credited with inventing the pineapple-topped pizza died at the age of 83. According to an obituary by his family, Sam Panopoulos had been in hospital in London, Ontario, when he died suddenly on Thursday (June 8). Panopoulos was born in Greece and emigrated to Canada in 1954. He told numerous…

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The food at Trend is a marriage of local flavours and Asian and French techniques

At the less-than-a-month-old restaurant, Trend, at Ansal Plaza in Delhi, one may not recognise the dish but the smell and the taste sure seem familiar. The restaurant experiments inventively with traditional Indian recipes by taking a modernist culinary approach. The food is not a “Frenchification” of Indian cuisine but a marriage of local flavours and Asian and French techniques of preparation and presentation. A simple version of the classic cheese souffle gussied-up with a small portion of charred asparagus was the first to make a dash to our table from…

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PU CET UG result 2017 date and time: Results to be out at puchd.ac.in

PU CET UG result 2017: Panjab University is likely to release the merit list for admission in the undergraduate Common Entrance Test (CET) 2017 today at puchd.ac.in. Students who have appeared for this exam can check their results from the official website of the university (see steps below to know how). The option filling too will start from July 14. The entrance exam was held on June 4. The provisional list will be released after July 18 while the candidates have to report to the alloted colleges on July 19…

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MPSC State Service exam 2017 final answer keys released at mpsc.gov.in

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has released the final answer keys of the State Service preliminary exam 2017 on its official website – mpsc.gov.in. The preliminary examination was held on April 2, 2017. The Commission has on April 12 published the preliminary answer keys. Candidates can raise their objections to the answer keys by April 12. For submitting the objections, one need to mention the name of the exam (State Service Pre Exam 2017), question number and paper set (A, B, C, D). MPSC answer keys 2017, here’s how to…

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HPBOSE 10th, 12th supplementary results 2017 declared at hpbose.org

HPBOSE 10th, 12th supplementary results 2017: The Himanchal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) has declared the results for the class 10 and 12 supplementary exams. Candidates who have appeared in these exams can check their results from the official website (see steps below to know how). The supplementary exams were conducted in the state for candidates who had failed the matriculation or the plus two exams. The plus two supplementary exam from June 12 to June 21 in two shifts— from 8.45 am and from 1.45 pm. The matric…

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