MUMBAI: The city woke up to a thick blanket of haze on Saturday as pollution levels rose and visibility dropped, delaying local trains, flights and slowing down traffic on highways.
According to the weather bureau, the haze during early hours of the morning was fog and later, with the increase in pollutants getting suspended into the air, it intensified and turned into smog.
The pollution levels, measured by the air quality index (AQI), rose sharply, making Saturday the most polluted day in the city since Diwali this year. The city had witnessed a thick cover of smog on Friday too. Continue reading
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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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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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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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BENGALURU: Salil Satish Parekh, who lost out to Vishal Sikka the last time Infosys was hunting for a new chief executive officer in 2014, has now been tasked with leading the company a little over four months after Sikka’s acrimonious exit, with chairman Nandan Nilekani and the board of India’s second largest outsourcing firm putting their faith in a technology industry experienced person of nearly three decades.
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The appointment of Parekh, who Continue reading
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Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer fiance Zaheer Khan had a registered marriage on Thursday morning. It will be followed by a grand reception for celebs and cricketers on November 27 in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower. There will also be a cocktail party and mehndi ceremony ahead of the grand reception. At the ceremony, Sagarika looked stunning in an orange sari with a maroon embroidered blouse as Zaheer also donned a traditional ensemble. Continue reading
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India’s Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the Miss World 2017 crown in China. The 21-year-old from Haryana, who is a medical student, edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico. The announcement about Chhillar winning the Miss World crown was also made on the pageant’s official Twitter handle as well as on its Facebook page. Continue reading
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AWANTIPORA: A 20-year-old Kashmiri man who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group surrendered after his mother launched a tearful appeal to him to return in a video widely shared on social media, police said on Friday.
A resident of Anantnag in south Kashmir, Majid Khan was a bright student and a popular goalkeeper before he became LeT’s latest recruit in the Valley last week, triggering grief among family members and neighbours.
Khan, dressed in a black pheran (a traditional Kashmiri overcoat) and a skull cap, was presented before the media at army headquarters here in south Kashmir. He reportedly took up arms after a close friend was killed in a shootout with security forces this year. Continue reading
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The DDA will launch its new housing scheme by June next year. At least 20,000 flats will be put up for sale. The construction of these flats — coming up in Narela, Dwarka, Rohini, Vasant Kunj and Jasola — will end by March 2018. “We have initiated the process to Continue reading
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