Decision on SGPC-run medical college’s plea to scrap general quota tomorrow

Decision on SGPC-run medical college’s plea to scrap general quota tomorrow

The state government will take a call on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRD), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota on Tuesday. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)-run institute has 150 seats, with 75 in the government (general) quota and 75 in the management/minority quota. The fee for minority/management quota is around Rs 40 lakh. This is about four times the cost (around Rs 10 lakh) of a seat in the government quota. On Tuesday, additional chief secretary, higher education, SK…

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Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity , researchers wrote in the journal `Sleep’. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality ,” lead author Chang-Ho Yun of the Seoul National University Budang Hospital said. Sleeping in may be better than…

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Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Popular media server Plex has just brought a major update to its app for Android. You can now open and play pretty much any video file stored on your Android device or SD card, and you no longer have to play it through a third-party player. The company says that with this update, you will no longer face the problem of opening video files stored locally. The latest update for Android will now let you play local video files including .MP4s, .MKVs, .AVIs, .WMVs, and .WMDs, among other formats, within…

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 59,990

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 59,990

The new Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which had been launched earlier this month, has gone on sale in India. Sony Xperia XZ Premium, priced in India at Rs. 59,990 (best buy price), is now available to buy via Amazon India, Sony Centres, and select retail outlets across the country. Interested users can head to Amazon India to buy the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which is available in two colours: Luminuous Chrome currently on sale, and Deep Sea Black in stock from Wednesday. With Sony Xperia XZ Premium availability in India,…

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Gian Sagar row: BFUHS shifts 200 MBBS students, another 300 to be adjusted on Tuesday

Gian Sagar row: BFUHS shifts 200 MBBS students, another 300 to be adjusted on Tuesday

Faridkot-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday shifted 200 MBBS students of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, to other colleges across the state. The Punjab government had on May 10 withdrawn permission to Gian Sagar Trust to run medical, dental, nursing and physiotherapy colleges. The classes in the college remained suspended since February 1 after the staff went on indefinite strike against the management for not clearing their dues. Of the 1,437 MBBS, BDS and nursing students of the 2012-2013 batch, 200 were shifted to government medical…

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Yu Yureka Black Goes on Sale in India via Flipkart

Yu Yureka Black Goes on Sale in India via Flipkart

The Yu Yureka Black has gone on sale in India via Flipkart from Tuesday. The Yureka Black is the latest offering from Micromax’s Yu Televentures, the first smartphone from its stables in more than six months. The smartphone was launched in Chrome Black and Matte Black colour variants. The Yu Yureka Black price in India is Rs. 8,999, and it competes with the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Coolpad Note 3 Lite. Though it runs the dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Yu Yureka Black packs a few software features. These include…

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Samsung Carnival on Amazon India Kicks Off Tuesday With Discounts on Smartphones, TVs, and More

Samsung Carnival on Amazon India Kicks Off Tuesday With Discounts on Smartphones, TVs, and More

Amazon’s Great Indian Sale may have ended, but the online marketplace is still giving a chance for Samsung fans out there to grab some exciting deals on some its products ranging from TVs to mobile phones. The ‘Samsung Carnival’ will take place on Amazon India between June 6 to June 8. Amazon India’s Samsung Carnival sale on mobiles According to Samsung and Amazon, the recently launched Galaxy C7 Pro sees the biggest discount of Rs. 4,000. However, the discount on the smartphone has been available for a while now, being…

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CBSE Class 12 Board results: Son scores 82% in school where father worked on daily wages

CBSE Class 12 Board results: Son scores 82% in school where father worked on daily wages

LUCKNOW: The story of daily wager’s son, Ashok Yadav, is a tale of human grit, determination, sweat and glory. Ashok’s father, Rajesh, works as a marble mason on daily wages. The young man has secured 82% aggregate and 93% in a much-loved subject, physics, in the CBSE Class 12 Board Exams. Destiny took Yadav to St Anjani’s Public School in Rajajipuram, Lucknow, where he studied in a one-room house without electricity, which till sometime back had no drinking water facility. He was admitted to the school after its founder-director MD…

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India, the global destination for higher education: IIT Kharagpur alumni to organise conclave on June 10

India, the global destination for higher education: IIT Kharagpur alumni to organise conclave on June 10

Every year, India has an outflow of $16 billion as about 2.5 lakh Indian students leave for foreign shores to pursue higher education. At the same time, Indian universities and colleges attract just 42,000 international students, as against the US with nearly 10.5 lakh students, UK with five lakh and China with about four lakh. Even France and Australia have about three lakh foreign students each. There’s an urgent need to reinvent India as a study destination for international students as it has the potential to bring in an estimated…

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

After announcing several discounts for the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, Amazon India is now offering a Rs. 2,000 discount on the smartphone, which is an Amazon-exclusive. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is now available at a price of Rs. 25,990. Amazon India is also offering Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro buyers an additional Rs. 2,000 discount on exchange, though that didn’t seem to apply when we tried. If you choose to pay using the credit card EMI option from select banks, you can further avail up to Rs. 2,000 cashback as…

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