November 5, 2017

Cries of 'freedom' as Barca march on

Madrid: Barcelona continued their record- breaking start to a La Liga season by beating Sevilla 2-1 thanks to Paco Alcacer’s double in an atmosphere at the Camp Nou marked by the political upheaval in Catalonia. A huge Catalan flag and banners reading justice in Catalan and English were displayed before kick-off after eight ministers of the Catalan government deposed by Madrid were detained pending a possible trial for their roles

SC, HC judges get DA hike

New Delhi: The dearness allowance of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts has been increased even as proposals to give them a salary hike are pending approval of the Union Cabinet. In a letter to the secretary general of the apex court and registrars general of the high courts last month, the department of justice in the law ministry said that the DA of the judges

‘Computer Science, Engg preferred courses in US’

Chennai: As far as studies in US in concerned, Computer Science and Engineering are the most preferred courses by the Indian students. However, recently there is also an increase in the number of enquiries for alternative streams like Political Science, Media Science, Film Making and Animation, said United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), regional officer for Chennai, Maya Sundarajan. Speaking to News Today on the sidelines of the university fair organised

World is looking at India with hope: Mohan Bhagwat

Jaipur: The world wants India to show the path to other countries and is looking at it with hope, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said today. Speaking at a function here, Bhagwat said that the world is fed up of experiments and has expectations from India that it will lead the world. The world is looking at the east, towards India and China but there are doubts about China and the

No new projects without land acquisition: Railways

New Delhi: For the first time, no new rail lines will be built without completion of land acquisition to ensure that work does not get stuck midway because of non- availability of land, Railways has said. Under a new policy, the national transporter has virtually forbidden the issuance of tenders or start of work on any new project without land in hand or a written assurance from the state government

Construction workers' funds spent on laptops, says SC

New Delhi: Laptops and washing machines were bought out of a whopping Rs 29,000 crore fund meant for the welfare of construction workers and less than ten per cent spent on the actual purpose. Terming this as a “shocking” and “extremely distressing” state of affairs, the Supreme Court has said the funds, collected by the government through a cess under the construction workers law, were being “frittered away” and diverted,

UGC pulls up varsities on animal dissection

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has pulled up some varsities for conducting animal dissection without registration with a committee as mandated by the government. The commission had in 2014 announced discontinuation of animal dissection. However, following opposition from academicians and field experts that it was reducing practical exposure of students and turning zoology into a dead discipline, the Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) was formed.