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December 19, 2017

Odisha now mulling mobile ban in classrooms not campuses

Bhubaneswar: Amid protests from students, the Higher Education department of Odisha is now planning to ban use of mobile phones inside classrooms instead of campuses. According to sources, the ban will apply on students and teachers…

Chit fund dupes duped investors, again!

Cuttack: As if their existing woes were not enough, duped investors of a chit fund company were hoodwinked once again by the same company, albeit in a different manner. According to sources, a chit fund company named AM Fund Managers had…

Italian blue berets to teach Lebanese girls self-defence

Beirut: Italian blue berets serving in southern Lebanon with the UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL will give self-defence lessons to schoolgirls from the port city of Tyre, UNIFIL said on Tuesday. The self-defence lessons will train the girls…

Government to privatise stadiums

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday said that the government intends to privatise some of the stadiums under the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to improve their services. "We are keenly thinking of…

Helping strangers can boost confidence of teenagers: Study

New York: Helping a strangers can help teenagers improve self esteem and boost confidence, suggests new research. While adolescents who exhibited pro-social behaviour -- such as helping, sharing and comforting -- towards strangers had…

HRD Ministry approves 16 new State Universities

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved setting up of 16 State universities under its Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), informed Minister of State for HRD Satya Pal Singh in the Lok Sabha on…

115 new species found in Greater Mekong region

Bangkok: A crocodile lizard, a snail-eating turtle and a horseshoe bat are among the 115 new species discovered by scientists in Southeast Asia's Mekong River region in 2016, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Tuesday. Scientists…