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Day: August 12, 2020

Career and Education

Mahindra University announces eligibility criterion for BTech admissions – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Mahindra University’s Ecole Centrale School of Engineering (MEC), Hyderabad announced the eligibility criterion for admissions to the 4-year BTech programme at its Hyderabad campus for the academic session 2020-2024. The students who apply on www.mechyd.ac.in by August 15, 2020, will be eligible for the early round of counselling. Eligible students will be counselled online on the branches available to them and online offers will be rolled out. “Mahindra University is focused on students’ welfare and in these Covid times when the exams JEE Mains and SAT are being cancelled and rescheduled, the students and their guardians are justifiably worried about the admissions of their wards. Our eligibility parameters have therefore included the Boards results to ensure that the elig...
Health and Lifestyle

John Grisham’s new book to be out in October – Times of India

Master of legal thrillers, John Grisham's new novel 'A Time for Mercy' is set to be released in October this year. The upcoming book will be Grisham's third novel featuring lawyer Jack Brigance. Just like the first two Jack Brigance novels 'A Time to Kill' and 'Sycamore Row', 'A Time for Mercy' will also be set in Clanton, Mississippi. The upcoming novel's blurb reads: "Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he's turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the floor before passing out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, knows he only has this one chance to save them. He picks up a gun and takes the law into his own hands. In Clanto...
India

In Absence Of Roads, Woman Carried To Hospital On Cot In Madhya Pradesh

Family members carried the woman on a cot to reach a hospital.Anuppur: Family members carried a woman on a cot suspended from a bamboo stick with ropes to reach a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Anuppur district on August 10 in the absence of paved roads connecting the village to the hospital.Speaking to ANI, Som Lal Yadav said, "My mother has a heart-related ailment. We are from Dongra Panchayat. There are no roads here and it becomes difficult to travel especially in times of rains. The officials from the administration also came and gave an assurance that a road will be made, but the problem was not solved.""Our home is about 2 km away from the main road. Seeing my mother ill, I decided to call an ambulance but they said that they will take two hours to reach so we decided to take her t...
India

Congress Lost One Of Its Lions, Says Rahul Gandhi On Rajiv Tyagi’s Death

Rajiv Tyagi died due to a cardiac arrest this evening. (File)New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condoled the death of party spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi due to a cardiac arrest this evening.Rajiv Tyagi, who participated in a television debate earlier today, complained of chest pains shortly after the programme ended. Minutes later he fell unconscious and was rushed to the Yashoda Hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him.He would have celebrated his 54th birthday next month.Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, "Congress has lost one of its lions today. Congress will forever remember his love for the party and struggles. I pay my homage to him and condolences to his family."Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said: "The untimely death of Co...
World

Kamala Harris “Committed To Human Decency”, Says Her Uncle

Kamala Harris's maternal uncle Balachandran Gopalan said she can't speak Tamil, "can understand a little"New Delhi: Kamala Harris's late mother left India in 1960, but half a world away from Washington the uncle and aunt of the US vice-president hopeful follow her every move -- and are very proud.Ms Harris was born in California in 1964 to a Jamaican father, economics professor John Harris, and breast cancer specialist Shyamala Gopalan.She was the first black attorney general of California -- the first woman to hold the post -- and the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the US Senate.Following her nomination on Tuesday as presidential hopeful Joe Biden's running mate, the 55-year-old is now seeking to become the first female vice president of the United States."There i...
India

“Shameful To Say Can Be Indian Only If I Know Hindi”: DMK MP Kanimozhi

Tamil Nadu DMK MP Kanimozhi has hit out at suggestions "being Indian" is linked to Hindi (File)Chennai: DMK MP Kanimozhi said on Wednesday that equating knowledge of Hindi with nationalism was "shameful" and expressed concern that it had already edged out languages in establishing one's identity.The Lok Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi also rubbished claims by H Raja, a BJP leader in the state, that despite her assertions to the contrary she was fluent in Hindi and served as a translator for the late former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal on his visit to the southern state."The issue is not about knowing Hindi or not. It is shameful (to say) I can be Indian only if I know Hindi," Ms Kanimozhi, who is the daughter of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, told reporters in C...
Sports

England vs Pakistan: Waqar Younis Wants Pakistan To “Cash In” On Ben Stokes Absence | Cricket News

Pakistan assistant coach Waqar Younis said on Wednesday he hopes the tourists will be able to "cash in" on England being without Ben Stokes during this week's second Test. Star all-rounder Stokes is heading to New Zealand, where his father is convalescing following a serious illness and will miss both the second Test, which starts in Southampton on Thursday, as well as the series finale, which also takes place at Hampshire's headquarters ground. As well as being a good-enough batsman to feature in the top order, paceman Stokes is capable of match-changing spells with the ball and is an ...
World

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Admits “Hard Times Are Here” As UK Plunges Into Deep Recession: Report

UK's economy plunged into a deep recession as it shrank 20.4 per cent between April and JuneLondon: The UK economy plunged into a deep recession as it shrank 20.4 per cent between April and June at the height of the coronavirus lockdown, according to new figures released today.Reacting to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak admitted that it indicated that the "hard times" had warned about are here and that many more jobs will be lost."I've said before that hard times were ahead, and today''s figures confirm that hard times are here," Mr Sunak told Sky News."Hundreds of thousands of people have already lost their jobs, and sadly in the coming months many more will. But while there are difficult choices to be made ahead, we will get through this, and I...
India

J&K Governor Promises Better Security Arrangements For Local Leaders

Manoj Sinha also urged the local leaders to adopt precautionary measures for their own safety. (File)Srinagar: Newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday promised better security arrangement for grassroots level elected leaders but asked them to take precautionary measures as well."Many people have spoken about security issues. We have lost several colleagues recently...My sympathies and the administration stand with their families. Whatever possible security arrangements have been made, these have also been reviewed. I want to assure you that we will make our efforts to provide best security arrangements to you," Mr Sinha said while addressing a function to felicitate COVID warriors here at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC).The l...
India

Hope To “Openly” Discuss COVID-19 Situation During Assembly Session: Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot also hoped for the support from the Opposition in Rajasthan.(File)Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he hoped that members of the Rajasthan assembly will openly discuss various issues of the state during the upcoming session beginning on August 14.He also hoped for the support from the Opposition in providing good governance in the state."The legislative assembly is beginning on August 14, I hope that during the session, we will be able to openly discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state and its financial conditions due to the lockdown," Mr Gehlot said in a tweet."I am sure, there will be support from the ruling as well as opposition sides in providing good governance and this will give new confidence to the people of the state," he added. Source link