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Higher education a privilege not available to many, says President Kovind

Calling upon the stakeholders to focus on University Social Responsibility’ (USR), the President said, “In order to fulfil USR obligations, students of this university may spend time at some villages and also stay the night, if it is workable. They (students) should help the villagers deal with their problems.” WT24 Desk Noting that higher education is a privilege not available ...

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Rohit blames ‘unsmart fielding’ for Bangladesh defeat

WT24 Desk Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma rued the fact that his team could not come out a good performance on the field in the first T20I against Bangladesh which the visitors won by seven wickets, IANS reports. Put in to bat, India managed 148 for 6 as they lost wickets at regular intervals during the course of their allotted ...

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BBC asks private sector to subsidise local reporters scheme

Broadcaster wants local democracy reporters to be paid for by charity that can seek own funding WT24 Desk The BBC is asking private companies to pay the salaries of reporters who will scrutinise local councils in another sign that there is currently no commercial business model that can support much of traditional regional journalism, The Guardian reports. While the US has a ...

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Selling spree pulls bourses down

WT24 Desk Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) bounced back to the downbeat leaving behind the positive vibe of previous session as the risk-averse investors continued their selling spree, BSS reports. The market started the session on a flat note, but the risk-averse investors immediately rushed for sell offs to avoid any loss that continued till the closer. Notable ...

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Maryland couple lead efforts to capture loose goat in the road

WT24 Desk A goat on the loose outside of Washington, D.C., was rescued thanks to the actions of a couple of animal lovers and some gathered bystanders. Sandra Harris of Davidsonville, Md., said she called her fiance, Jim Anderson, when he didn’t arrive home at the scheduled time Saturday and he told her he had spotted a goat on Rutland Road. ...

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Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk

WT24 Desk Even in environments with low air pollution, long term exposure to traffic exhaust near people’s homes may heighten their risk of stroke, according to a new study from Sweden. The culprit appears to be a fine particle air pollutant called black carbon, according to MNT. The researchers came to this conclusion after investigating links between exposure to different ...

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Delhi faces highest pollution levels, citizens advised to curtail outside exposure, try working from home

According to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) this sharp increase in air pollution levels in Delhi is mainly attributed to agricultural burning activities in neighbouring states. WT24 Desk The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Sunday urged people to curtail outside exposure and try to work from home in view of the hazardous pollution levels in the national capital, PTI reports. ...

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