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June 2014

Retain BMS but make it three-year course, UGC tells DU

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The UGC Monday directed Delhi University to continue with the bachelor's degree in management studies (BMS) for the students admitted last year, but asked the university to reduce the course duration to three years.The degree course was introduced as part of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), and with the scrapping of the FYUP, the BMS was also rolled out. "Students admitted to the BMS FYUP programme of 2013-2014 by colleges under DU may continue the programme. However, the duration…

Amarnath Yatra to start from Pahalgam route Wednesday

Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) The annual Amarnath Yatra, which began from the Baltal route in north Kashmir June 28, will also start from its traditional Pahalgam route Wednesday, the shrine board announced."At a high level meeting, chaired by Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan today (Monday), it was decided that the Pahalgam-Chandanwari route shall be opened for the Amarnathji Yatra on Wednesday, July 2," said a statement issued by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB). Jammu and Kashmir police chief K. Rajendra,…

Explain open defecation: NHRC

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sought an explanation from the central and state governments over the lack of toilets which lead to open defecation in the country."We have sought reports from the secretary, union ministry of drinking water and sanitation and the chief secretaries of all states and union territories within four weeks on the issue of defecation in open and lack of toilets," said an NHRC official. Citing a survey which said 30 percent of the women who…

SGPC to seek legal opinion on Haryana move for separate Sikh body

Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will seek legal opinion on a move by the Haryana government to announce a separate managing committee for gurdwaras (Sikh shrines) in Haryana.SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar Monday said that a decision to seek legal opinion and oppose the move by the Congress-led government of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was taken at a meeting of senior SGPC leaders here. Commenting on the move by the Hooda government to set up a separate Sikh body to…

One error can send us back home: Lahm

Porto Alegre, June 30 (IANS/EFE) Germany’s Philipp Lahm said his team cannot afford to make any error against Algeria in their pre-quarterfinal World Cup clash slated for Monday.Lahm said that "one error can send us home" and admitted that the match against Algeria won't be easy, reports EFE. “There are important players in Algeria. We know what we will face. They will try to prove they deserve to be in the knockout stage," Lahm said. “We want to qualify to the quarterfinals. We…
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