SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

SC suspends engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001, orders CBI probe

he Supreme Court directs the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain deemed universities from using the word ‘University’ within one month from Friday. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday restrained all deemed universities across the country from continuing any distance learning courses from the 2018-19 without prior approval of the regulatory authorities and ordered a CBI probe into granting of retrospective approvals to four of them. The top court also directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to restrain such institutions from using the word ‘University’ within one month…

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Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Attacks on the “fake news” media have become a staple of the Trump administration — and nearly half of voters, including the vast majority of Republicans, believe the president when he claims that the media is making up stories about him. Forty-six percent of voters believe that major news organizations fabricate stories about Trump, while 37 percent do not and 17 percent are undecided, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11…

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Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate temporary restraining orders on the open-ended travel ban. Both judges cited Mr Trump’s campaign description of it as a “Muslim ban”. The policy targets travellers from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. Two previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, and were widely referred to by Trump officials as…

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Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

Spain will move to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader drops his push for independence, the deputy prime minister says. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría gave the warning a day before a Spanish deadline to Carles Puigdemont was due to expire. Catalonia’s government has insisted it will not meet Madrid’s demands in the wake of a disputed vote on secession. There have been protests over the detention of two leaders of the separatist movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart are being held while they are investigated for sedition – a…

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France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

Two US tourists have had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces at Marseille train station, French media say. The victims in their early 20s have been taken to hospital for treatment, La Provence newspaper reported. Two other members of their group were also attacked at Saint-Charles station, but did not get acid in their faces. The incident is not believed to be terror-related. The attacker, described by police as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman, has been arrested. The report says she remained at the site after the attack, and showed photographs…

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Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

The UK terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical, its highest level, following Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the attack. The 21-year-old was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror offence over the Parsons Green explosion. The “severe” terror threat level means an attack…

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Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Television can be a welcome relief for a president. Ronald Reagan liked to watch Family Ties in his spare moments. George HW Bush was said to enjoy Murder, She Wrote. Barack Obama loved The Wire. But the show Donald Trump most enjoys isn’t fiction. At least, not strictly. Trump’s favorite program is Fox & Friends – Fox News’s flagship breakfast show. Fox News, which gave Trump a platform for his conspiracy theories about Barack Obama long before he ran for president, has always been a platform for the right. When it launched…

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The Worst Nightmare For A Business

The Worst Nightmare For A Business

The digitalization of data is the most common way to store it. This digital form is prone to many risks throughout its use. These risks can damage or totally delete the data from the device. The risks include viruses, hacking, crashes, malware etc. which are very dangerous to the privacy and accessibility of data. There has to be safety of data to prosper the business as it can be very dangerous for the growth of business if it is lost that easily. The privacy of data should be the utmost…

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Venezuela’s Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul

Venezuela’s Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul

Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition. The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election. It also called for more protests on Monday. Sunday’s election was marred by violence, with widespread protests and at least 10 people killed. President Nicolás Maduro hailed the poll as a “vote for the revolution”. Image copyrightEPAImage captionPresident Maduro hailed the vote as a victory Vote highlights polarisation – Katy Watson, BBC South…

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Passchendaele: Ceremony honours ‘bravery’

Passchendaele: Ceremony honours ‘bravery’

The “courage and bravery” of those who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of World War One has been remembered, 100 years after it began. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May were among those who paid tribute to soldiers who fought at Passchendaele, in Belgium. Some 4,000 relatives attended the ceremony at Tyne Cot cemetery, Ypres. In the three months of fighting, half a million Allied and German soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing. Prince Charles addressed the service, saying: “We remember it not only…

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