PV Sindhu jumps to career-best No. 5 in BWF rankings, Saina Nehwal stays put at No. 9

Mumbai: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu attained her career best BWF women’s singles ranking, jumping to the fifth spot, on Wednesday. Sindhu, who was previously on the sixth spot, surged ahead of Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, to attain her career best ranking. Saina Nehwal, who stayed put at No. 9, is the second Indian in the top 10 spots of the BWF rankings, which is headed by Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei. BWF women’s singles rankings. (Photo: Screengrab) BWF women’s singles rankings. (Photo: Screengrab) Meanwhile, Spain’s Carolina Marin remains…

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High Court stays FIRs against colleges in scholarship scam

NAGPUR: In a setback to the Special Task Force (STF) probing the multi-crore scholarship scam in Maharashtra colleges, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim stay on a police complaint lodged against two city colleges. A division bench comprising justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and justice Swapna Joshi restrained police officials from any coercive action against the two college managements till further orders. Bharat Tokalwar, president of Bhandara-based Dhyandeep Bahuddeshiya Shikshan Sanstha, which runs Vivekanand Mahavidyalaya, and Shashikant Jambhulkar, president of Village Care Society, which manages National College…

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HC stays recruitment of jail warders in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday stayed the ongoing recruitment process for 210 posts of jail warders in Punjab. While staying the process, HC also issued a notice to the principal secretary (home) and inspector-general of police (IGP)-cum-chairman of recruitment committee of jail warders, seeking their reply on the petition challenging the appointments.   Punjab had advertised to fill 210 posts of jail warders on November 8, and the process of their recruitment was going on, when the matter reached the high court in the wake of…

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SC stays order making Aadhaar mandatory for scholarship

The supreme court (SC) has ruled that the national scholarship portal cannot mandate students to submit Aadhaar number for registration. It has reiterated its position, stating that the Aadhaar card scheme is purely voluntary. The court pronounced an interim ruling on September 14 while responding to a petition filed by the All Bengal Minority Students Council. The council contested a communication, dated July 14, sent from the central government to all states asking them to make Aadhaar mandatory for the submission of the application forms for scholarships. The schemes include…

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