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Narinder Batra set to become Indian Olympic Association’s Chief

Top tennis official Anil Khanna has decided not to contest the election for the Indian Olympic Association president’s post even though the December 3 deadline for the withdrawal of his nomination papers has passed.

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Khanna, a former All India Tennis Association chief, was in the fray for the president’s post along with International Hockey Federation president Narinder Batra.

But in a surprise move, Khanna has written to the IOA election commission, informing his decision to withdraw and support Batra for the president’s post in its elective AGM on December 14.

Khanna’s decision to withdraw will clear the decks for Batra to be elected as the IOA president. Batra will thus become one of a few sports administrators who heads a National Olympic Committee while holding the post of president of an important international federation.

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Chhattisgarh to recruit 35000 transgenders in police force

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh police will hire transgender constables in the next couple of months as part of the recruitment policy and deploy them to combat Maoist extremists whenever required.

The state government has asked police to hire transgender people in accordance with a Supreme Court judgement.

“We are set to recruit them if they pass a mandatory written exam and physical test,” said Pawan Deo, the state’s additional director general of police (recruitment), on Thursday.

In 2014, the SC declared transgender people as “third gender” and ruled they have equal privilege over the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. Continue reading

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AICTE issues new norms for technical institutions- Must Read

Failing to follow these norms will mean that colleges will have to pay a fine — the amount being twice the total fee collected per student.

Not only this, the AICTE can also suspend approval for NRI and supernumerary seats given to any institution for one academic year.

Also, according to the new rules, no institute will be able to name itself a way that the abbreviated form of the name matches the country’s premier institutes — IIM, IIT, IISc, NIT or government bodies such as AICTE, UGC, MHRD, GoI. Continue reading

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Taj Mahal second best UNESCO world heritage site after Angkor Wat

The Taj Mahal, India’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, is the second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey.

With over 8 million visitors per year, the monument of love built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, is rated after Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.

Conducted by online travel portal TripAdvisor, the survey lists the UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites best rated by travellers around the globe. Continue reading

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Implement the odd-even formula to reduce air pollution in the national capital.

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked the Delhi government on Wednesday to tell it within 24 hours if it would enforce the odd-even car rationing system with or without exemptions should the city’s air quality dip to severe again.

The tribunal’s order follows the government’s assurance to implement the odd-even formula to reduce air pollution in the national capital.

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CLEAN­UP Committee that sealed properties 10 years ago could be revived: SC

NEWDELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it could consider reviving its monitoring committee that had sealed thousands of illegal commercial establishments in Delhi a decade ago.

The top court also asked the Centre to respond to its proposal to restore the sealing powers to the monitoring committee, a move prompted by the failure of civic authorities to stop rampant unauthorised construction and misuse of residential premises.

“We cannot let Delhi go the way other cities are going and let it flood when there are heavy rains. Unauthorised construction takes a toll on the environment and affects sewage, parking and waste management,” a bench headed by Justice MB Lokur said.

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Body of Jamia student found with a gunshot wound in his car

NEW DELHI: The body of a 20-year old student from Jamia Millia Islamia, was found with a gunshot wound in his car parked inside a gated government colony in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Tuesday.

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The family of the student, Rizwan Khan, said he was a national level hockey player.

While DCP (south) Romil Baaniya said prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide, Khan’s family said they suspected foul play as the body was found in the same neighbourhood where his female friend, also a hockey player, lives.

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SHE WAS INSANE ! – Chapter 4 – Its too much Interesting

Soon enough,hanging out with her so called friends was a normal thing now. Getting up with her friends was easy tho apart from the sass they had. While which bonds between me and Rashi grew strong, we started exploring each other, our likes -dislikes were somewhat shared now.There were two boys in her group called Tanmay and Viren from which Tanmay was obsessed with flirting with any random girl he met , Viren was somewhat nerd like me but had the physic which somewhat resembled Captain America, While there was a girl called Ananya , the girl any guy kind of desired , she was like a wild fire for which any guy would melt off but she was kind of mean at the core. I usually stayed away from her and conversed with her only when Rashi was around, she kind of acted weird with me for which I felt insecure ,I don’t know why.
“Want some popcorn eh?”, Tanmay said while offering Ananya a bucket of popcorn.

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Pune will become a smart city soon with the help of Artificial Intelligence

TORONTO : Artificial intelligence (AI) will be deployed as part of a collaboration involving the University of Toronto and IIT-Bombay to make Pune a smart city. This will be among the first of the projects to be tackled under a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd, IIT-Bombay and University of Toronto (UofT).

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Mehbooba Mufti elected PDP chief for sixth consecutive time

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was re-elected as the president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) here on Saturday. After the death of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on January 7 last year, Mehbooba had become the party chief since the same month. Following her father’s death, Continue reading

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