IGNOU announces admission to Masters, Bachelors programmes for July academic session

New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Sunday announced admissions to its various Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes for the July 2018 academic session. Last date of submission of online admission form is July 15. Programmes offered in MA are Philosophy, Gandhi & Peace Studies, Development Studies, Anthropology, Gender & Development Studies and […]

Announces free preparatory classes for PG entrance exams for economically weaker students

New Delhi:The Delhi University has announced two weeks of free preparatory classes for post graduate entrance examinations for students from economically weaker sections and minority communities. The classes will be held for eight disciplines — Commerce, Law, Journalism (Hindi and English), Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science and Zoology. “For the third consecutive year, the varsity […]

Yeddurappa steps down without facing trust vote

Bengaluru: The 3-day old B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka collapsed Saturday, with the chief minister announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote. The Supreme Court had yesterday ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 PM today, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to BJP […]

RSS-BJP should learn lesson: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by Saturday’s collapse of the 3-day-old BJP government in Karnataka, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi launched a strong attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of authorising buying off MLAs and disrespecting institutions. Gandhi also said while Modi talks of fighting corruption, “he is corruption”. Shortly of B S Yeddyurappa announced his […]

BJP has no respect for democracy: Goa Congress

Panaji: Defending its decision to stake a claim to form the government in Goa, the Congress today said the ruling BJP has very little respect for democracy. “The way BJP MPs Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar condemned our action of meeting the governor and submitting the letter, it indicates that the party (BJP) has scant […]

SC decision on K’taka trust vote showed Guv was at fault: Sena

MUMBAI: The Supreme Court’s decision of slashing the 15-day window given to BJP Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove majority showed that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had favoured the saffron party and he was at fault, the Shiv Sena said today. It also alleged that since the BJP has “money and muscle power”, it […]

Delhi court awards 3 yrs jail to ex-diplomat for spying for Pak ISI

NEW EKHI: Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who had served at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, was today sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court which convicted her for passing on sensitive information to Pakistan’s ISI. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma gave her the maximum sentence for the offences of spying and […]

UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

NEW Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities and higher educational institutions to ban use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles and bags on their campuses. The directive by the commission comes after the Union Environment Ministry issued an advisory, saying India is the global host of this year’s World Environment […]