Scared to go to US: Indian students worry about physical safety, says survey

Washington Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, says a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the final outcome of the US Supreme Court order in June that temporarily upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict entry of nationals from six Muslim majority countries to America weighs on their mind. With over a million international students pursuing higher education in the…

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Dosa is India’s favourite breakfast, says survey

When you think of breakfast, which is the dish that comes to mind? One would imagine that it would differ depending on which part of the country you’re in. But it seems like the rather healthy option of the south Indian dish Dosa is a pan India favourite, as it recently emerged as the most preferred breakfast for Indians in metro cities across India. According to reports quoting a recent survey by food ordering app Swiggy, dosa is listed as the top 3 most ordered breakfast dish across the metro…

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More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways minister Gadkari told PTI. He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra had submitted its report in this regard. The seats in such…

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More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways minister Gadkari told PTI. He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra had submitted its report in this regard. The seats in such…

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Parent moves Madras HC, says TN Class 11 public exam to put extra burden on kids

Madurai A Madurai resident on Wednesday moved the Madras High Court challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to hold “public examination” at Class 11 level akin to the CBSE-held class 10 and 12-level board examinations. A Madurai bench of the high court posted the matter for detailed hearing on July 19 after a brief hearing on the issue. Petitioner K K Ramesh submitted to the bench of justices S S Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan that the government’s move to bring Class 11 students under the ambit of public exams, would…

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Relief for students: IIT-JEE counselling to resume, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court lifted on Monday the stay on admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), NITs and other colleges, bringing relief to thousands of students who took the joint entrance examination. The court had on Friday put on hold admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology and other colleges over the awarding of bonus marks in JEE, an all-India examination taken by aspiring engineers. Dismissing petitions challenging the award of grace marks, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also directed the institutes to give an undertaking that such…

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CBSE re-evaluation could change Delhi University merit list, says high court

The Delhi high court on Tuesday said the ongoing Delhi University admissions could be impacted by the Class XII examination answer sheets submitted to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for re-evaluation this year. A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar said “the merit position of students could change substantially” on the basis of marks obtained after re-evaluation. “Therefore, as a matter of abundant caution, colleges and admission-seeking students need to be kept informed about the pendency of the writ petition as well…

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Mamata Banerjee says ‘no’ to Wipro on SEZ status

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday categorically said that it is difficult for the state government to give SEZ status to Wipro for its second development centre in the state. “Premji’s (Azim Premji of Wipro) son wanted SEZ status for the second project here. But due to policy of the government, we will not be able to accord that,” Banerjee said at a Nasscom gathering here. She said that SEZs were approaching the sunset clause, so some other means could be thought of. In last year’s Union budget,…

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