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10 November, 2017 3:59 PM Times Higher Education Ranking 2018: IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, AMU, IIT Delhi Best For Life Sciences In India

New Delhi: The new life sciences subject ranking by Times Higher Education 2018 is led by Harvard University, while unlike medicine ranking released along with it, 11 Indian universities found their place in the top 500. From India, the list has Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in top 300, while 57

25 October, 2017 6:14 AM Mumbai to get two more metro lines, costing up to Rs 15,088 crore

In what might come as a respite to daily commuters in the city, Mumbai will now get two more metro lines. This move would ease transportation across the city. The project is likely to cost Rs 15,088 crore and would link major industrial and commercial hubs of the metropolitan city. The two new metro lines sanctioned are the 5th and 6th lines. Metro 5 is 24 km long and will run in the Thane 31

25 October, 2017 2:06 AM Delhi Pollution: Aerial Sprinkling Impractical, Say Experts

New Delhi: To bring down air pollution in the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party government wants to use choppers for aerial water sprinkling in Delhi that should help settle the dust particles. According to Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, aerial sprinkling is the only option to quickly combat rising PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels. "Since we don't 45

22 October, 2017 12:19 AM Doctors, IIT experts demand law to regulate salt content

CHENNAI: Your packet of bread may display nutritional details such as energy, protein, carbohydrate and fat content, but is mostly silent on salts. After studies established that bread and biscuits — in fact just any processed food — may have more salts than, say, a packet of wafers, a group of doctors and scientists from IITs are joining hands to lobby 41

19 October, 2017 9:14 AM Diwali effect: Chennai and Mumbai choke, Delhi goes quiet

The maximum city woke up to a smoggy morning, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at Mumbai US Consulate reaching a hazardous level of 341 at 6 am. The System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) warns that the situation is likely to worsen post-Diwali celebrations. In Chennai, the situation was worse. The AQI touched a hazardous 685 in Manali 33

17 October, 2017 6:25 PM IIT-B ranking rises to 34 from 35 on QS Asia charts

Mumbai: First the good news. This year, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)'s rank has risen a notch—to 34 from 35 last year—on the Asian charts of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings. On the other hand, the city's other public institution, the University of Mumbai, has slid to the 801-1,000 range from the 701-750 bracket last year. Globally 29

10 October, 2017 12:41 PM IIT Kanpur Suspends 22 Students On 'Very Serious' Ragging Charges

The students would not have the right to go for a mercy appeal during the suspension period Kanpur: Twenty two students have been suspended for ragging their juniors at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, an official said today. The decision was taken by the IIT senate yesterday, he added. "Sixteen students have been suspended for three 58

10 October, 2017 5:37 AM 5 reasons why ban on sale of firecrackers won't curb pollution in Delhi

The Supreme Court’s decision of banning sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region comes just nine days before the festival of lights – Diwali – celebrated with much gusto across the country especially north India. This has been done to keep rising pollution levels in check. Here are five reasons why this ban is unlikely to be effective on the ground 47

9 October, 2017 4:04 AM UGC suggests Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University to drop ‘Muslim’, ‘Hindu’; here is why

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have been suggested to drop the words ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’, respectively, from the names. A government audit of central universities has suggested the educational institutes to remove the words so as to reflect their secular character, reported the Indian Express. To investigate the complaints 65

8 October, 2017 5:24 AM In PM's Roadshow, Meetings In Hometown, BJP's Big Push For Gujarat Polls

While the entire town of Vadnagar has got a facelift for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, the main attraction is the railway station where PM Modi helped his father sell tea when he was a child Vadnagar, Gujarat: A small dilapidated tea kiosk has now been spruced up and decked up with flowers. Right next to it a small photography exhibition and a coffee 73