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statistics show less than half of engg graduates get job through campus placement

new delhi, dhns: though higher education institutions in india produce lakhs of engineers every year, less than half of the graduates get job opportunity through campus placements.the placement figures of the indian institutes of technology (iits) are better than other engineering colleges in the country as over 60% of their students are recorded to have job offers during placement drive on campus.but, the premier technical institutes also witnessed a fall in the placement of their students by 5% last year over those of the previous year.as per government statistics, 41.57% of the engineering graduates could get job offers through campus placement in 2012-13, 41.49% in 2013-14, 44.08% in 2014-15 and 46.13% in 2015-16 while the number of stud...




stalin's son takes baby steps in politics

it is time for the rise of another son in the dravida munnetra kazhagam (dmk).udayanidhi, son of dmk working president m k stalin, who is an established actor has begun taking baby steps in the rough and tumble field of politics.for long, stalin had kept his immediate family out of politics, but the script has undergone tremendous change in the past few months.in january, udayanidhi himself announced that he was interested in taking a plunge in politics and since then he has been the cynosure of all eyes in dmk events.it was hard to miss udayanidhi in the week-long cauvery rights retrieval walk that stalin undertook on april 7.stalin's only son was with his father through the week, learning the nitty-gritty of politics, for now, it is sure ...




body of girl found from canal in haryana

the body of an unidentified girl, aged about six-seven years, was fished out today from a canal in titoli village in haryana's rohtak district, police said.the body, which was in a bag, appeared to be about a week old, they added.the locals spotted the bag floating in the canal. some parts of the body were visible from the bag and the v...




no question of sidhu resigning over road rage case: amarinder singh

with opposition mounting attack on punjab minister navjot singh sidhu in connection with a 30-year-old road rage case, chief minister amarinder singh on sunday scotched speculation that the congress leader would be resigning from the state cabinet. the chief minister said there was no question of asking sidhu, the tourism, culture and local government minister, to quit.last week, the state government in the supreme court had favoured the punjab and haryana high court verdict convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to sidhu in the 1988 case. gurnam singh, a patiala resident, had died after he was given fist blow by sidhu.amarinder pointed out that the apex court had stayed sidhu's conviction in 2007 and was yet to pronounce its fina...




radicalised youths will soon realise guns not a solution: army chief

a day before top army commanders met in the national capital to review the "management of the extant security dynamics", army chief general bipin rawat said the radicalised youths of kashmir valley would soon realise that gun was not the solution to their problems."there is hope that the situation in kashmir will improve... it's not gone wrong. there are some youths in kashmir who have strayed and have been radicalised. they think they can achieve their goal through guns. but the time is not far when even they will be convinced that neither the forces nor the terrorists will be able to achieve their goal. we have to together find a way for peace and we will be successful in that," rawat said here at the 70th foundation day of jammu and ...




pak army chief backs dialogue with india to resolve disputes, including kashmir

the peaceful resolution of india-pakistan disputes, including the core issue of kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, pakistan's army chief gen qamar javed bajwa has said.bajwa's remarks came during his speech at the passing-out parade of cadets at the pakistan military academy in kakul on saturday, according to a statement by the inter-services public relations (ispr), the media wing of the country's armed forces."it is our sincere belief that the route to peaceful resolution of pak-india disputes - including the core issue of kashmir - runs through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue."while such dialogue is no favour to any party, it remains the inevitable precursor to peace across the region. pakista...




not in my name, say people after kathua, unnao incidents

hundreds of people today participated in a protest march called "not in my name" at parliament street in the national capital against increasing incidents of rape and atrocities on dalits and minorities.gurgaon-based filmmaker saba dewan led the protest.the protest included artistes and students, who vented their anger over the incidents and claimed that muslims in the country were living in fear. they said the rights of dalits and adivasis were being questioned.the protest comes as two incidents of rape in jammu and kashmir and in uttar pradesh provoked outrage across india. several similar protests have been organised over the past week to demand justice to the victims of the two cases.the protestors demanded immediate dismissal of the y...




outrage over ticket denial to 12 mlas

sitting mlas denied ticketb b chimmankatti (badami)makbul s baghwan (vijayapura city)r ramakrishna (gulbarga rural)manohar tahasildar (hangal)b n shivannavar (byadgi)b m nagaraj (siraguppa)n y gopalakrishna (ballari)h p rajesh (jagalur)shivamurthy naik (mayakonda)g h srinivas (tarikere)k shadakshari (tiptur)s jayanna (kollegal)rebellion exploded in the ruling congress on sunday with supporters of sitting mlas raising a banner of revolt against the party for denying tickets to their leaders.of the 218 candidates announced by the party, as many as 12 sitting mlas do not figure in the list. age factor, health issues, image and poor performance as legislators are said to be the reason for denying them tickets.the revolt commenced even before the...




cong releases first list of candidates, siddaramaiah to contest from chamundeshwari

the congress today released its first list of 218 candidates for the may 12 karnataka assembly elections, which includes the names of chief minister siddaramaiah and state party chief g parameshwara.siddaramaiah will contest from the chamund...




mobile internet services suspended for 24 hrs in 4 districts of punjab

mobile internet services, including 2g, 3g, 4g, cdma and gprs, all sms services and all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except voice calls, in kapurthala, jalandhar, hoshiarpur and sbs nagar shall remain suspended till april 16. image for representationmobile internet and sms services were suspended for 24 hours in four districts of punjab following arrest of four people in connection with a clash between members of a dalit outfit and hindu groups, an official spokesperson said.mobile internet services, including 2g, 3g, 4g, cdma and gprs, all sms services and all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except voice calls, in kapurthala, jalandhar, hoshiarpur and sbs nagar shall remain suspended till april 16, he said.the ...




unnao rape victim's family alleges harassment by bjp mla's goons

jailed rape-accused bjp mla kuldeep senger's goons are reportedly "terrorising" the victim's family members and have asked them to leave the village.the uncle of the victim claimed on sunday that the goons of the legislator and his brother atul senger, who is also in jail on rape charges, have been issuing threats to him and his family."we have been asked to either keep silent or leave the village quietly," the uncle said in unnao, about 60 km from here.he said that the goons of the senger brothers also made video films when they spoke to the villagers. the uncle said that his nephew had been missing for the past four days and apprehended that his life might be in danger."we have not been able to contact him since thursday," he said.the ...




alleged conspirator's family wants cbi probe

the family members of sanji ram, the alleged conspirator of the kathua rape and murder case, have said that he should be hanged publicly but only if a cbi probe into the case finds him guilty.the family members also criticised the national media for portraying their agitation for a cbi probe into the case as "pro-rapists" and "pro-culprits", and said the scribes were "delivering judgments without investigation".huddled together under a tree in a nondescript hamlet in their village in jammu and kashmir's kathua district, ram's family members have been demanding an "impartial investigation by a credible agency". sixteen women, who were on a fast demanding a cbi probe into the case, have been hospitalised in past 15 days."my father (sa...




resignations of bjp ministers in j&k to save mufti govt: tariq karra

former mp tariq hameed karra today on sunday down resignations of two bjp ministers in jammu and kashmir, saying it was aimed at saving mehbooba mufti-led government in the state.forest minister choudhary lal singh and industries minister chander prakash ganga, who courted controversy by attending a rally supporting the accused in the kathua rape and murder case, submitted their resignation to the party on april 13.mufti on sunday accepted their resignations."both the pdp and bjp are trying to play smart by the way of fixing the match through rhetoric and pre-emptive measures like withdrawing the ministers from cabinet simply to save this government and remain glued to the power," karra, one of the founding members of the pdp, said in ...




mehbooba mufti accepts resignations of bjp ministers

the two ministers were present at the rally in support of the rape-accused where the tricolour was also wavedjammu and kashmir chief minister mehbooba mufti on sunday accepted the resignations of two controversial bjp ministers, who had participated in a rally in support of the people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old muslim girl in kathua, officials said.the resignations of lal singh and chander prakash ganga were received from bjp state chief sat sharma this morning which were immediately accepted and forwarded to governor n n vohra for completing the procedural formalities, they said.with these resignations, the number of ministers in the state government has come down to 22, including nine from the bjp...




six wagons of goods train travel without engine

six coal-laden wagons of a goods train travelled for 2 km without an engine here, an incident which comes a week after an express train in titlagarh travelled for 13 km without an engine.the incident occurred when six wagons of a goods train travelling from dhamara to jamshedpur got detached from the rest of the train and travelled about 2 km, without an engine, between khantapada and bahanaga stations on saturday night, a railway official said.however, a mishap was averted and nobody was hurt as the incident was detected immediately and the railway officials acted quickly, he said."the last six wagons got detached from the train due t...




debate on rewriting history unnecessary, exaggerations need to be removed: ichr chief

the debate in the country on rewriting history is unnecessary as some "exaggerations" need to be removed from time to time, indian council of historical research (ichr) chairman arvind jamkhedkar has said.in an interview to pti, he also said the mandate of the ichr, a body under the hrd ministry, was not to dictate history or decide curriculum but to encourage research to facilitate the rewriting of history.rewriting is part of the writing of history, he stated.the ichr chief supported his argument by stressing that rewriting was a "healthy" trend."over a period of time certain awareness comes among historians and they find certain lacunae which would have been l...




sjm bats for dropping nachiket mor from rbi board

the rss-affiliated sjm has written to prime minister narendra modi demanding the removal of nachiket mor from the rbi board on grounds of conflict of interest...there is no case for retaining nachiket mor on the board of reserve bank of india (rbi). it is a fit case of conflict of interest, as his principal employer bmgf receives foreign funds and the rbi is regulator of the fund, the swadeshi jagran manch co-convener ashwani mahajan said in his letter to modi.he further alleged that the activities of bill and melinda gates foundation (bmgf) are suspicious.we request you to take stringent action so that the message must go to all that they can't take india for granted, the letter added.mor is full-time india representative of bmgf, which is...




four-year-old girl sexually assaulted in odisha

a four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in nilagiri area of odisha's balasore district.a resident of hatasahi under the jurisdiction of nilagiri police station on saturday lodged a complaint alleging that his daughter was sexually assaulted by his neighbour on april 13, police said.the girl was playing outside the house when the neighbour offered her chocolates and called her to his house where she was sexually assa...




bjp demands sacking of j&k congress chief

the bjp on sunday demanded the sacking of jammu and kashmir congress chief ghulam ahmad mir, claiming that he was seen in a video terming the police probe in the kathua rape-and-murder case motivated and defending the public protests against it.citing the bjp's decision to remove two of its jammu and kashmir ministers, who had joined the public protests against the probe, union minister prakash javadekar wondered if congress president rahul gandhi would only point fingers at others but maintain silence on the comments of his party's jammu and kashmir unit chief.in the video, which was played during a press conference at the bjp headquarters here, mir is purportedly telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated...




haryana government to give rs 1.5 crore to cwg gold winners from state

manu bhaker of india, center, poses with the gold medal accompanied by silver medalist sidhu heena of india, left, and bronze medalist elena galiabovitch of australia right, during the women's 10m air pistol final at the belmont shooting centre during the 2018 commonwealth games in brisbane. ap/pti photocommonwealth games gold medal winners, hailing from haryana, will get rs 1.5 crore from the state government, sports minister anil vij announced on sunday.vij congratulated athletes from haryana for winning 22 medals including nine gold, six silver and s...