The circular was issued on August 19

Central University of Gujarat bans conduct of political events on campus, students shocked

The student political associations have condemned the move and called the circular unconstitutional — protests will erupt across the varsity

The new IISc logo

'This resembles a detergent brand': Why IISc students are unhappy over the new logo

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) unveiled its new logo on Tuesday, 67 years after the first logo/seal was hand-drawn

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Rules for private varsities too generic and low in specifics, say disappointed academicians

Deemed Universities, for example, are allowed to have a maximum of five off-campuses. But in the absence of any specific guidelines, there is an apprehension that there could be mushrooming of PUs

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Patriarchy, moral policing and gender roles: How kids in Chennai school are conditioned

Gender segregation and patriarchal values are seemed to be taught from a young age. Here's a look at a few schools in Chennai

A final year student of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hyderabad, Drishti Nagda, started her stint with the typewriter in March 2018

Armed with a 100-year-old typewriter, Drishti Nagda is typing heartfelt messages for strangers in Hyderabad

This 23-year-old from Hyderabad helps strangers to open up to her and then she pens down a note for them — and the impact that she is having is immense

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In a bid to curb its space crunch in hostel, IIT Delhi to house students off-campus in OYOs and Airbnbs

IIT-Delhi has been facing a space crunch for the past few years and hostel rooms meant for a single student are, in many cases, being shared by two students

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HSPA threatens contempt case against government over school fee issue

Parents have sought details like - If checks have been carried out to see if any school has deposited increased fee in a separate account, in how many such schools checks have been done

Jesu Joseph James has taken three commercial documentaries too (Pic: Jesu Joseph James)

Meet this 24-year-old from Thiruvananthapuram who tries to shout out the positive life of transgenders 

Jesu Joseph James directed the documentary 'Marubhumiyile Mazha' portraying the lives of three transgenders who overcame all their struggles  

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With democracy under threat at UoH, students to hold March to protest police action, admin crackdown

Students at UoH were detained and later released for protesting against a movie screening being halted by the administration and the police on campus on August 20

On Tuesday evening, 28 students received show-cause notices from the administration

TISS-Hyderabad issues 28 notices to students, but some weren't even on campus, or protesting

On Tuesday evening, 28 students received show-cause notices and have been asked to submit their explanation, failing which 'appropriate action' would be taken against them

The busts those were installed on Tuesday

DUSU puts up Savarkar statue sans anyone's permission. Even the ABVP wants them to pull it down

The busts were installed in the university on Tuesday without necessary permissions. DUSU says that it will protest if the university takes it down 

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MP govt asks school to take back expelled girls after they write to CM, PM alleging racial slurs

The principal of the school, P Bhuvendram said that some students were teasing those girls and calling them 'Nepali'. He also accused the girls' parents of misbehaving with one of their teachers

The project is based on women who are empowering themselves through economic independence

Why Newcastle Uni's WiDeN project is telling the stories of women who deserve the attention

Newcastle University's Professor Karen Ross speaks about Project WiDeN which aims to tell stories about underprivileged women across the globe 

ROCK SOLID: Participants at an On The Soil workshop

Gifty Bright creates terrariums from the real terra firma 

Gifty Bright speaks about her terrarium workshops and how the art form helps her find peace

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Kochi's very own progressive rock quartet, Chidakasha, is all set to take their music to the national level

The band speaks about introducing the city to their special brand of music and plans to take it on the road

Prof Mydhili Nair and her team that worked to develop software

MSRIT team creates app that can print maps for visually impaired students at just Rs 5

Prof Mydhili Nair of MSRIT talks about their new applications, designed especially for visually-impaired students to make map and image reading easier

Visitors observe the gravitational waves in a device

What research projects are Indians working on that the world is in awe of? Visit this travelling expo to find out

We explore the travelling Science exhibition Vigyan Samagam to explore what it has to offer and how it will help students  

'I am in that phase of my life where I feel that I can correct the mistakes I made in the past,' says Rhiti | (Pic: Rhiti Chatterjee Bose)

From LGBT positivity to zentangle pandas, why Rhiti Chatterjee Bose's art is important

Rhiti studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and was looking for a job keenly, that's when the assignment with the Refugee Council came up

The Vice-Chancellor assured that the cognizance will be taken into the incident

Seniors tonsure heads of first-year MBBS students in UP, force them to 'bow in reverence'

A video of the incident that has gone viral on the Internet the first-year students are seen moving in a single file with backpacks and saluting their seniors as they pass by.

Beautiful wall plate | (Pic: Maavni Designs)

Why Maavni's stunning Odia-style hand-painted home decor is what every home needs

"Luckily for us, word of mouth of our good work has attracted artists to join us and now, we are a strong team focused on portraying Odisha art and craft in the most creative way," says Smaranika

One of their blocks | (Pic: The Gaudium School)

How Gaudium Sportopia will be a high-tech sports school unlike no other in South India

The different kind of sports that will be offered are badminton, table tennis, tennis, football, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, billiards and snooker, hockey, equestrian, skating, shooting and more

Udit operating the machine | (Pic: Education New Zealand)

Glass bottles turned to sand? Udit Singhal's Glass2Sand managed it with this Kiwi contraption

The machine is the size of a small fridge, four feet in height and two feet in width. It takes five to ten seconds for a bottle to be crushed into sand which can, in turn, be used commercially

Gulab jamun cake | (Pic: Love at First Bite)

Craving rasmalai and cake? Why not order a rasmalai cake from Hyderabad's Love at First Bite 

On weekdays, Ishika gets at least two orders and on weekends, about five. She works from home and has a fully-equipped kitchen right at her place — all thanks to her quirky combos

They also conduct workshops in schools and corporate companies | (Pic: Coliseum Productions) 

Love the stage? Why Fortius is the theatre workshop you've always wanted to attend

They also conduct a ten-day intensive workshop of the same format. They also put up plays in Hyderabad quite often and one can catch the duo at the performance 

Madras High Court (Photo | D Sampath Kumar, EPS)

Madras HC judge withdraws remark about safety of Christian institutions, at the behest of Madras Christian College's lawyer

After widespread criticism and outrage for his observations while dismissing a plea by a professor accused of sexual harassment, the Madras HC judge had his comments expunged 

The last hop(e) documentary is all about the conservation of the frogs

Why everyone needs to watch this docu on how our frogs are going extinct

Dheeraj Aithal, a young filmmaker, tells Rashmi Patil why he shot a documentary on frog conservation and what role they play in the environment

HELP SQUAD: IEEE Kerala had a sum total of 1050+ reported activities in 2016 and 720+ in 2015

How engineering students from IEEE saved lives by setting up Keralarescue.in

The student volunteers of IEEE Kerala speak about their portal which has helped people through two consecutive disasters — and what their motivation to keep things open source is

Vaishak J P (Pics: Vaishak)

Meet Vaishak, a 22-year old mountaineer who has been helping the blind summit peaks

 Vaishak J P, popularly known as The Trek Guy shares some of his experiences of guiding the visually impaired through trekking paths

The team of book, Yaksha along with the child artists

Archana Mohan wants to revive interest in Yakshagana. This is how she's doing it

Author Archana Mohan speaks about her new book, Yaksha, especially for children, and how she hopes it will preserve the dying art form of Yakshagana 

Phani with students | (Pics: S Senbagapandiyan)

This Hyderabadi youngster is leveraging youth power to set up Kalam libraries across Telangana

Yuva Thirang's objective through Kalam Bharat, and their other programmes, is to awaken the spirit of Dr APJ Kalam within all youngsters. The organisation's founder is Phanindra Kumar 

Milind Chandwani with kids from one of the camps

How Milind Chandwani is giving govt school kids the chance to fall in love with camps

Milind Chandwani, founder, Camp Diaries, tells us about his initiative that has helped more than 4,000 children from poor backgrounds realise their full potential through fun activities

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Puducherry Society Colleges' staff begin indefinite sit-in after CM fails to implement Seventh Pay Commission

21 society colleges in the UT had organised a series of agitations to press the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations

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Madhya Pradesh Shocker: Drunken teacher abuses students, sleeps in classroom, video goes viral

A school teacher was seen lying down and sleeping on chairs in an inebriated state in a classroom in Betul, Madhya Pradesh

Narendra Dabholkar was murdered on August 20, 2013

The other Narendra: Six years since activist Narendra Dabholkar's assassination, here's all you need to know

Dabholkar was criticised for indulging in 'anti-Hindu' campaigns through his organisation and eventually his refusal to give up cost him his life

Shunthini Kumar

This 24-year-old is making a killing off her Calligraphy. Here's how

Self-taught calligraphy artist Shunthini Kumar tells us why anyone can easily learn the art – even if their handwriting is bad!

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JIPMER to build 400-bed Organ Transplant Centre at a cost of Rs 900 crore

The Government of Puducherry has given 50 acres of land to Jipmer for building this campus. Jipmer will spend an estimated Rs 900 crore on these buildings

The insights from the research would be leveraged by Wipro for its customers and the industry ecosystem

Wipro and IISc, Bangalore join hands to research AI, robotics, 5G, driver-less cars

The two organisations have jointly set up the Wipro IISc Research and Innovation Network (WIRIN), an industry-academia collaboration unit.

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Article 370 Aftermath: Classes resume in Rajouri's Government PG college in the valley

Students also expressed their happiness on the revival of normal duties in the college

Dr Rama S Verma (Centre), Department of Biotechnology, IIT ... the Research Team at the laboratory in IIT Madras Campus

IIT-M team grows giant cancer cells using NASA-developed device that'll revolutionise cancer research

Stem cells are difficult to isolate and grow. Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) generally make up just 1 per cent to 3 per cent of all cells in a tumour

Initially, Vanitha was reluctant to take up the Chandrayaan-2 Project Director assignment

Meet M Vanitha, the College of Engineering, Guindy alumnus who is at the helm of Chandrayaan-2

At ISRO, Vanitha has earned the reputation for handling the data sent by Indian remote sensing satellites and managing a team of about 60 officials

The VC is still to hold talks with the State government but said he will try to convince them to support them as much as they can

Unfair that IIT Madras gets funded, but we don't: Can Anna University cough up Rs 1750 crore for IoE tag?   

Jadavpur University and Anna University were both taken aback by the new norm since the State governments may not be able to afford more than 50 percent of the funds   

Prof Renu John with a colleague who is holding the device

With this new sensor developed by IIT Hyderabad researchers, a heart problem can now be detected within 3 minutes

It was formulated as a result of the joint efforts of a multimember research team led by Prof Renu John, Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad  

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SC ready to hear TN govt's demand to link FB-Aadhar to check fake news, porn, anti-national threats

The bench said the hearing in cases related to linkage of social media use profiles with Aadhaar pending before the Madras High Court will continue but no final order will be passed

The Sona Group is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, in fact, their origins can be traced back to pre-Independence India

Technology will bridge the gap, help curb the impending job crisis: Chocko Valliappa, Sona Group of Institutions

Chocko Valliappa, Vice-Chairman, Sona Group of Institutions, explains what the prevalent job crisis is all about and what skills job-givers are looking for right now

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After Chandrayaan, ISRO to launch missions to Sun, Venus and Mars again

Inter-planetary missions aside, ISRO is also busy with its ambitious Rs.10,000 crore man-in-the-space mission or Gaganyaan mission

The allegations came up in March and the ICC came to a decision in April

Wrong to generalise for the actions of some: National Commission for Minorities reacts to Madras HC's comment on Christian colleges

The HC had made the remark while hearing a complaint against a professor of Madras Christian College (MCC) who is facing a sexual harassment charge

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Women soldiers to be recruited in Indian Army from Sep 12, 4458 candidates expected to attend

The candidates were advised to be beware of touts or fraudulent persons and avoid use of drugs and would be debarred if found involved in such nefarious practices

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Para-teachers should take classes instead of agitating, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Para-teachers, contractual educators in government and government-aided schools of the state, had recently staged a protest demanding pay hike, following which they were allegedly lathicharged

Charles Darwin, 161 years of Evolution theory

161 years of Evolution theory: When religious outfits couldn't accept Darwin

Believe him or not. But you cannot ignore Darwin and his theory of evolution. Here's how offended religious groups got about it

Hans Raj Hans with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

I never wanted JNU to be renamed. Nehru is a great man: BJP MP Hans Raj Hans

There were reports that said that Hans Raj Hans wanted JNU to be renamed as Modi Narendra University

A shot from Vanz'47's earlier song Kaathadi

From Jaffna to Montreal, how Navz-47 escaped war and is making music to fight bullies  

The Canadian-Tamil singer's latest single has 81,000 views on YouTube and has been praised by musicians in the Tamil music industry

Hans Raj Hans is a singer turned politician

Slow Clap: JNU is yesterday. Like Hans Raj Hans, we want it to be called MNU too. Here's why

BJP MP Hans Raj Hans' idea is absolutely brilliant and JNU must be called Modi Narendra University. We'll tell you all the reasons behind it

This is not the first time that Shehla Rashid has been trolled on social media, she has often been a target in the past as well

#ArrestShehlaRashid trends on Twitter after army slams her allegations of harassment in Kashmir  

Rashid had also given other updates on the situation including movement in Srinagar and neighbouring cities, cooking gas shortage, food supplies, communication blackouts.     

Kerala faced the floods in 2018 and 2019

Engineering students make emergency power banks for flood-hit Kerala

The power banks are made with a facility to charge any kind of smartphone battery by up to 1 hour. The powerbanks are for use only in the case of emergency

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IIT Guwahati researchers develop lotus leaf-inspired device to separate oil from water

The team developed the system of materials by combining the lotus leaf-inspired super-water repellence and fish scale-mimicked underwater super-oil repellence

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Article 370 Aftermath: 20 per cent schools reopen in Srinagar, but no students turn up

The city administration had on Sunday announced the reopening of schools, after the Centre on August 5 abrogated Article 370

Inauguration ceremony at the Chettinad Academy of Research and Education

Chennai law school allots Rs 10 crore for scholarship — Former CJI Dipak Misra hands over cheque to students

The course will have capsule courses in Jurisprudence, Tort Law etc by renowned international scholars and will look at a far-ranging look at legal issues

N Sai Balaji sticking posters

British punished Bhagat Singh, JNU punishing us for adorning walls with his words: JNUSU's response in poster row

13 JNU students were sent Show Cause Notices on August 9, for sticking posters on the university's walls. It is banned under the Delhi Defacement Act

Former Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra

Law requires communicating, so you need to know the language well: Former CJI Dipak Misra

The newly formed institute has 30 students in its first batch and is spread across a 33-acre vast campus

The Chairperson of a Centre in terms of working of the University as well as the JNU Statute 27(2) is a necessary part of the Selection Committee for any appointments to faculty positions of Professor

JNU Prof Ayesha Kidwai gets Delhi HC to stop admin from hiring new linguistic centre faculty. Here's why

The Chairperson of a Centre in terms of working of the University as well as the JNU Statute 27(2) is a necessary part of the Selection Committee for any appointments to faculty positions

Shehla Rashid

Sedition complaint filed against Shehla Rashid for spreading 'fake news' against Indian army

The complaint copy stated that Rashid is deliberately and intentionally spreading fake news with the intention to incite violence in Jammu and Kashmir

The fish scale earrings made by the students (Pic: Mahaalakshmi A)

These Zoology students use fish scales to create really cool jewellery. Check it out!  

Nivetha Balakrishnan, Mahalakshmi A and their group made earrings, bracelets, chains and much more with treated fish scales as part of their undergraduate project

The suggestions were submitted on June 6

National Education Policy: Research Scholars ask for helpline, body to curb harassment

The suggestions were submitted by a team of six research scholars from various research institutes in the country

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After #MeToo, men more likely to shame victims, empathise with perps in harassment cases

The second study was an experiment where people were asked to focus on the man's or the woman's point of view before reading the same information

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Sweating much? This device can measure and tell you exactly how much your perspire 

The researchers also developed a way to quickly manufacture the sensor patches in a roll-to-roll processing technique similar to screen printing

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Start-up India, can't stand up India: Crippled by economy slowdown, start-ups hope for revival

Industry experts say the government will have to ensure stepped up spending, particularly in sectors like infrastructure, education, healthcare and connectivity, to revive the growth Start-up India,

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It's Official. Google Assistant can understand you better than Siri and Alexa

In its annual test, research-driven venture capital firm Loup Ventures found that Google Assistant understood every single query and answered correctly 92.9 per cent of the time

Sudeep Gupta and Joy Sharma, Founding Partners, Impactify

Why NGOs looking for corporate funding need to check out this platform ASAP

They are working hand-in-hand with NGOs to ensure that they build capabilities that are required to work in a more professional manner

Tarun Jami at Edex 40 Under 40, 2019

Comparing a building to a mango tree? Ask Tarun Jami to explain how that works

He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science. Along with running GreenJams, he is also pursuing a PhD from AcSIR at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee

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Caste In Stone: Why caste bands in Tamil Nadu schools are just the tip of the discrimination iceberg 

Activists say that casteist teachers are primarily to blame for the perpetuation of caste in schools, powerful dominant caste leaders also have a huge stake in the school's affairs  

Now, for free.

YouTube Originals released post-Sep 24 to finally be free but there's one catch — ads

The video-sharing site, in an email to Premium subscribers, said that Premium members will have early access to the shows, along with bonus footage.

While winning medals in sports is one aspect of their rehabilitation, they are winners for having already won over cancer

How these cancer-surviving children fought against all odds to bring laurels to the country

The children, many of them underprivileged, come from various corners of the country. What threads them together are their long and tough personal battles against cancer

Three other students rushed to save the two but all of them died, police said.

5 Karnataka school students electrocuted as they tried to move Independence day flagpole at govt hostel

Two students got electrocuted first as they came in contact with adjacent power line as they attempted to remove the flagpole from the first floor of the hostel building

Dattatri's speech was a visual treat | (Pic: Express)

Caring for nature and the environment should be everyone’s concern: Wildlife and conservation filmmaker Shekar Dattatri on why the wildlife needs our attention 

His hard-hitting advocacy films have exposed the destruction of nature and helped bring about positive outcomes

The A-team

In Bhubaneswar, One Life is a budding helpline that offers counselling to the dejected and depressed

They have conducted seminars on emotional intelligence and other topics in universities like Utkal University, SOA, CV Raman College of Engineering and other places 

Aditi Anand on stage

Aditi Anand established why it is ‘cool to care’ and how youngsters across India are taking up the cause of conservation very seriously 

Her recent achievements include representing India at the International Art Festival “Planet of Art” conducted by UNESCO clubs association in Kazakhstan

Medha Patkar speaks at the 40 Under 40 event

Don't think we can save even one river in this country: Medha Patkar 

Medha Patkar speaks about the social, political and legal ways through which the country's natural resources can be conserved

Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi

IGNOU extends application submission date to August 27

IGNOU provides fee exemption to SC/ST learners (who are not employed) for certificate, diploma and under-graduate programmes

The allegations came up in March and the ICC came to a decision in April

Christian coed institutions 'highly unsafe' for future of girl children, says Madras HC, refuses to quash show-cause against MCC prof

Assistant Professor Samuel Tennyson of the Tambaram-based MCC moved the court to quash the findings of a Committee of Enquiry which probed the sexual harassment complaints against him

SATO pan toilets

#SwachhBharat: How SATO's unique toilets are changing India's sanitation scene

With its unique features, mainly the automatic flap door, SATO toilets ensure that flies and insects are kept away and people get to live in more hygienic conditions

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Can happiness really be taught in a classroom?

The Happiness Curriculum launched by the Delhi government focuses on holistic education, including meditation, value education and mental exercises

Trainees attending a course as part of the programme at a KLAY centre

This course can certify you as a skilled pre-school teacher in just 25 weeks

Meghna Yadav, Head, Training and Development, KLAY, tells us why their latest preschool teacher training programme is going to be a game-changer in the field

Kerala faced the floods in 2018 and 2019

Kerala Floods: Here's how Grama Sabhas can help in avoiding disasters

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil who chaired Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), which came up with a report that says that the Kerala disasters are also manmade

IIT Bombay

Bombay HC pulls up IIT researcher accused of sexual harassment for comments on complainant’s personality

The petitioner also argued that he is not an employee of the complainant or the university and thus the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act doesn't apply

The film was released on August 15

Akshay Kumar hosts screening of 'Mission Mangal' for school students

The actor addressed the students before the screening, answered their queries and even advised them to follow their dreams, aspirations and work hard for whatever they wish to be in life

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JNU teachers hail Delhi HC for stay order on 48 academics charged with 'misconduct'

The teachers were charged for violation of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules during their protest back in 2018

Jiju Jacob with the Kozhikode Collector

Viral 12-year-old displaced by the floods isn't an orphan. But she's still getting a home

Jiju Jacob had previously offered a house to a couple who wanted to adopt the 12-year-old, who was supposedly orphaned

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Instagram starts allowing users to flag misinformation

According to a report in Poynter.org, while the roll-out of the feature has started in the US, it should be available for all international users in about two weeks

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Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former PM's statue to be unveiled in Lucknow on December 25

Addressing a function, Adityanath said that Vajpayee pursued the politics of values for more than six decades and has remained an inspiration for millions of people

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Arvind Kejriwal turns 51: Some lesser-known facts about the Delhi Chief Minister

Kejriwal began his professional career at TATA Steels and worked for almost four years from 1989 till 1992. This is the story of how he went on to become a Chief Minister

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IIT Madras faculty works on breakthrough technology to derive power from estuaries

Rapidly dwindling fossil fuel reserves, coupled with concerns of environmental pollution and global warming issues have led to the exploration of alternate energy sources

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Remembering Elvis Presley: Do you know who used the phrase 'Elvis has left the building' first?

On Elvis Presley's 42nd death anniversary we go back to the famous phrase and explore its origin and who actually said it first

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80 years of Marvel: Your favourite superhero stories are now available in a book format

Now, read about your favourite Marvel Superhero in book format with the seven titles that have been released making waves worldwide and also in India, where they recently debuted

Sengottaiyan said the circular was issued without his knowledge.

TN School Education minister says caste bands not banned, traditional practices to continue

The usage of caste bands has been in practice for the last several years, especially in the northern districts of the State

Vajpayee was India's PM from 1998 to 2004

Tributes paid to Vajpayee on his first death anniversary

The leaders, including BJP President Amit Shah and Working President J.P. Nadda, paid their floral tributes at 'Sadaiv Atal', the memorial of the former prime minister

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Swiggy co-founder, filmmaker among 19 to receive IIT-Kharagpur award

The award will be conferred on the former students on August 18 following the Foundation Day celebrations

VB Padode

Spread the knowledge that you have: Vijaysingh Padode, the fearless journalist and educationist who passed away at 84

Vijaysingh believed that the biggest contribution one can do is share their knowledge and expertise as this enables the world to benefit

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Books washed away in floods? Kerala Government to replace them for free

The Kerala government's General Education Department has decided to replace books and study materials for the flood victims

upGrad is an online higher education platform (Pic: upGrad)

Independence Day: Online learning platform, upGrad announces 10% fee waiver for armed forces, families

upGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry-relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty