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Sports

ISL: NorthEast United FC Inch Closer To Playoffs After 2-1 Win Over SC East Bengal | Football News

NorthEast United FC inched closer to a playoffs berth with a 2-1 win over 10-man SC East Bengal, in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium, on Tuesday. Suhair Vadakkepeedika's (48') strike and an own goal from Sarthak Golui (55') put the Highlanders ahead, before the latter pulled a goal back in the 87th minute. The win took Khalid Jamil's side back into the top four. They now have 30 points from 19 matches, level on points with FC Goa. The Highlanders now need just a point from their final league match against Kerala Blasters to qualify for the playoffs. NorthEast made one change as Nim Dorjee came in for Ashutosh Mehta. East Bengal m...
World

“Abuse, Guilt”: Boris Johnson Drops Hint On Why He Left Journalism

The opposition Labour Party said Johnson should apologise to journalists. (File)London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested on Tuesday that he had left journalism for politics, because in his original profession he often found himself abusing people in print.Johnson, 56, has displayed a colourful, sometimes combative speaking and writing style both as a journalist and as a politician, a trait which has fuelled many controversies during his three decades in the public eye."When you're a journalist, it's a great, great job. It's a great profession. But the trouble is that you always, sometimes, you find yourself always abusing people, attacking people," he said during a visit to a school on Tuesday."Not that you want to abuse and attack them, but you are being critical. You're ...
World

US Senate Confirms Biden UN Nominee Thomas-Greenfield

Thomas-Greenfield, 68, is a 35-year veteran of the Foreign Service.Washington: The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee, veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, adding a key member to his national security team nearly a month after her confirmation hearing.The 100-member Senate backed Thomas-Greenfield by 78 to 20 to be Washington's representative at the world body and a member of Biden's cabinet, comfortably exceeding the simple majority needed.All of the no votes came from Republicans.Thomas-Greenfield, 68, is a 35-year veteran of the Foreign Service who has served on four continents, most notably in Africa.Republicans who opposed her nomination focused on a 2019 speech she gave that some said was favorable...
Career and Education

Karnataka schools staff stage protest over fee cut order – Times of India

BENGALURU: Thousands of teachers, staff and heads of private schools across Karnataka on Tuesday staged a massive rally in the tech city against the state government's recent order to reduce fees by 30 per cent due to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting classes. "We have staged a rally in the city for the state government to reconsider its order to reduce the tuition fee by 30 per cent, as we are unable to run schools and pay salaries to teachers and other staff," said a member of the Karnataka private unaided school managements. The rally by nearly 50,000 people from the railway station to Freedom Park in the city centre blocked the 2-km road and disrupted traffic for hours. As hundreds of private and unaided schools across the southern state remained shut for over 10 months since April...
Career and Education

KU zoology professor Jitender Bhardwaj awarded Young Scientist award by ISSRF – Times of India

KURUKSHETRA: Kurukshetra University’s (KU) assistant professor Jitender Bhardwaj, of zoology department has been awarded 'Prof Sardul Singh Guraya Young Scientist Award” by the Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF), India in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the research field of reproductive health. The award was conferred by Padamshree Prof Balram Bhargav, director general, department of health research, ministry of health, government of India, Prof NK Lohiya president ISSRF on the occasion of 31st annual meeting of the ISSRF, 2021. The award ceremony was held on February 19-21, 2021 at New Delhi. KU vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Som Nath Sachdeva and registrar Sanjeev Kumar congratulated Prof Jitender Bhardwaj for this achievement. KU VC Prof ...
Career and Education

Positive encouragement may up academic outcomes in school kids – Times of India

NEW YORK: Offering students more positive encouragement not only reduces disruptive classroom behaviour, but can improve students' academic and social outcomes, say researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, indicated that a behaviour management intervention helped increase student engagement and boosted the teachers' confidence in their ability to manage disruptive behaviour. "As educators, we often focus on communicating what we don't want our students to be doing in class, but we have found that just doesn't work," said researcher Keith Herman from the University of Missouri in the US. "Instead, we need to be setting clear expectations of what behaviours we do want to be seeing," Herman added. For the study, the researchers implemented CHAMPS, a ...
Career and Education

Sensitise students, parents about cyber threats, online bullying: Delhi govt to schools – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has directed schools in the national capital to sensitise students and parents about cyber bullying and online threats during Covid-19 pandemic and how to protect children from these risks. The teaching and learning activities moved online since March last year when a nationwide lockdown was imposed in view of the pandemic. In a letter to school heads, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said school education has shifted from the carefree days of learning together in the safe school environment to online mode of gaining knowledge during Covid-19. "The internet spaces are growing and multiplying and data security, privacy and protection is inadequate to keep a check on this. It is important that everyone is aware of the risks that could be associated with...
Sports

Everton Secure Planning Permission For 53,000-Capacity Stadium | Football News

Everton have secured planning permission for a £500 million ($705 million) 53,000-capacity stadium in Liverpool's docklands as they seek to compete with the Premier League's "Big Six". The club, who currently play at Goodison Park, have been English champions nine times in their illustrious history but have not won any silverware since 1995. Chairman Bill Kenwright hailed the "very important step" in the Toffees' ambition to be a consistent challenger to Merseyside rivals Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.Goodison has been the club's home since 1892, but it has a capacity of less than 40,000 and outdated f...
Career and Education

PMCH turns 96: Foundation day function to be curtailed due to Covid norms – Times of India

PATNA: The historic PMCH, founded as the Prince of Wales Medical College, will turn 96 on Thursday but its birth anniversary celebrations this year will be heavily curtailed due to the Covid-19 safety norms, officials said. Former Union minister C P Thakur and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey are slated to attend the function as the main dignitaries at the event, which otherwise happens on a large-scale on February 25 annually. "The event will be heavily curtailed this year due to the Covid-19 safety norms in place. So, the foundation day event will be a very short programme this year. Every year, a large number of alumni from across the country and abroad also gather for it and celebrate it in a big way. This time, no alumni meet will take place," PMCH Principal V P Choudhary told...
Sports

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association Confirms India-South Africa Women Series In Lucknow From March 7 | Cricket News

A 22-member Indian team has been picked for the series but is yet to be announced.© Twitter The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association on Tuesday confirmed that it will be hosting the eight-match limited overs series, between the women's teams of India and South Africa in Lucknow from March 7. The series, comprising five ODIs and three T20Is, will mark the Indian team's return to competitive cricket after almost 1...