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upGrad records 100 percent growth since start of fiscal year

The edtech major crossed 1 million learners in 5 years and aims to reach the next million in the 18 months; targets INR 2500 crore Revenue run-rate for FY’22.
(L-R) Phalgun Kompalli, Mayank Kumar, and Ronnie Screwvala - Co-founders of upGrad.(upGrad)
(L-R) Phalgun Kompalli, Mayank Kumar, and Ronnie Screwvala - Co-founders of upGrad.(upGrad)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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Unmasked in Delhi? Everyone has a reason to escape challan

Residents share their tried and tested excuses, which they cooked up to save themselves from not paying the challan for caught without wearing a mask amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Mask rule violators, wanting to escape challan, have been coming up with quite a few tried and tested excuses.(Photo: Biplov Bhuyan/HT)
Mask rule violators, wanting to escape challan, have been coming up with quite a few tried and tested excuses.(Photo: Biplov Bhuyan/HT)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 02:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Digital freshers’ party rocks DU campus, Hindu College makes first move

Delhi University students are taking the virtual route to host and enjoy freshers’ parties off campus, during the pandemic.
Delhi University freshers are gung ho about freshers’ parties that are being conducted digitally instead of being organised on campus, like pre-Covid times.(Photo:Manoj Verma/HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Delhi University freshers are gung ho about freshers’ parties that are being conducted digitally instead of being organised on campus, like pre-Covid times.(Photo:Manoj Verma/HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

International Kimchi Day: Indians share fondness for this Korean side dish

The date November 22, has been chosen as International Kimchi Day, basis a scientific research. Read on to know more.
Korean dish kimchi has gained popularity due to its flavour and texture that can be easily accompanied with Indian dishes, say chefs.(Photo: Instagram)
Korean dish kimchi has gained popularity due to its flavour and texture that can be easily accompanied with Indian dishes, say chefs.(Photo: Instagram)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi markets stay open: Shopkeepers geared up to take precautions, shoppers support

Shopkeepers in Delhi are happy that they will be allowed to continue business, and a majority of Delhiites are not supporting lockdown of markets if safety precautions are in place.
Delhi Government has decided that anyone found not wearing a mask in the markets will have to be provided with one, free of cost, by the market associations.(Photo: Money Sharma/AFP)
Delhi Government has decided that anyone found not wearing a mask in the markets will have to be provided with one, free of cost, by the market associations.(Photo: Money Sharma/AFP)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Theatres reopen: Private screenings in Delhi-NCR excites denizens

Private screenings in Delhi-NCR? Yay or Nay?
Some multiplexes are giving an option of private screening to woo customers.(Ronjoy Gogoi/HT)
Some multiplexes are giving an option of private screening to woo customers.(Ronjoy Gogoi/HT)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Desk aesthetics: College students spruce up desks for online impression

College students attending online classes have started paying extra attention to tidying their desks when it comes to online classes, since that’s what is mostly visible now.
College students are usually averse to tidying up their desk, room.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representation purpose only))
College students are usually averse to tidying up their desk, room.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representation purpose only))
Published on Sep 30, 2020 02:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

If you are a student looking out for accommodation, WeSettle can help!

WeSettle being India’s first accommodation and community provider, aims at helping students to make the most of their time in Delhi.
The two of them come from very different but equally trusted and respected backgrounds.
The two of them come from very different but equally trusted and respected backgrounds.
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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BMW mows down pedestrian in Chandigarh, woman driver gets bail

College student attempted to flee in car, but was followed at stopped by motorcyclist at Palsora Chowk
The man killed in an accident in Chandigarh on Saturday night remains unidentified.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
The man killed in an accident in Chandigarh on Saturday night remains unidentified.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Published on Aug 30, 2020 11:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

College students’ mental health worst-hit by Covid lockdown: Study

Conducted by YourDost, an online mental health platform, the study found that the second worst-affected segment of people was working professionals. They were not affected at the beginning of lockdown, but were severely hit with a drastic deterioration in feelings of anxiety, anger and loneliness.
Published on Aug 29, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Nandini

Miss Masala Dosa team resumes shoot of the film with creating set of Shimla location in Dahisar, Mumbai

‘Miss Masala Dosa’ is a love story of a college student & her professor based in Palampur Himachal Pradesh.
The writer,director & producer of the film, Alok Shrivastava, told us that the first schedule has been shot in Shimla & other parts of Himachal Pradesh.
The writer,director & producer of the film, Alok Shrivastava, told us that the first schedule has been shot in Shimla & other parts of Himachal Pradesh.
Published on Aug 25, 2020 09:46 PM IST
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Campus capers by Zuni Chopra: Wilful hatred, wilful change

Believe that the person you want to be, the world that you want to create, is only a few determined decisions away... be your own wilful change.
College students now confront an uncertainty so absolute that to face it is like staring into the heart of unperceivable darkness(Shutterstock)
College students now confront an uncertainty so absolute that to face it is like staring into the heart of unperceivable darkness(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 12, 2020 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByZuni Chopra

Here’s how our brain links interpersonal ties and self-representation

The closer you feel to people emotionally, the more similarly you represent them in your brain, while, people who feel social disconnection tend to have a lonelier, neural self-representation.
The findings illustrate how loneliness seems to be associated with distortions in the neural mapping of social connections with others.(UNSPLASH)
The findings illustrate how loneliness seems to be associated with distortions in the neural mapping of social connections with others.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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Washington DC | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Campus life by Zuni Chopra: Down the rabbit hole

Conviction will lead us down the most winding, shadowy, unlikely paths we could imagine
All that we can do now is move forward, and search for the little drops of fulfilment that splatter against the bolted windows(Shutterstock)
All that we can do now is move forward, and search for the little drops of fulfilment that splatter against the bolted windows(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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ByZuni Chopra

Review: My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories by Sumana Roy

A collection of 14 short stories about people who suffer from curious ailments
Plastic, not fantastic: One of the stories in this collection features a woman who attempts to throw every bit of plastic out of her home.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Plastic, not fantastic: One of the stories in this collection features a woman who attempts to throw every bit of plastic out of her home.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Updated on May 28, 2020 04:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaudamini Jain

Techilicious by Rajiv Makhni: Shouldn’t mobiles and laptops be tagged as essentials?

In a lockdown, nothing is more important than your device. So why isn’t it classified as essential?
With everything happening online, mobile phones and laptops are a crucial part of our living
With everything happening online, mobile phones and laptops are a crucial part of our living
Updated on May 10, 2020 12:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRajiv Makhni

Uttarakhand govt advises colleges, varsities in state to start online classes

A government order dated April 17 (Friday) said the closure of schools and educational institutions to stop the spread of COVID-19 is badly affecting the studies of college students.
The online classes can be conducted using Skype, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.(File photo)
The online classes can be conducted using Skype, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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Dehradun | ByPress Trust of India

Student-startup ‘develops’ low-cost ventilator

The ventilator was made with re-engineered design of an international open source ventilator project, a press release said.
The device has the potential of meeting the huge demand for ventilators in the country and abroad.(HT File Photo)
The device has the potential of meeting the huge demand for ventilators in the country and abroad.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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Coimbatore | ByPress Trust of India

Airline refutes Mexican authority’s account of spring break coronavirus outbreak

College students from Texas who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after spring break in Los Cabos travelled to the Mexican beach resort on Viva Aerobus, the airline said, and were there a week later than reported by the local tourist board.
While the outbreak has led to speculation that coronavirus may be more prevalent in Mexico than official numbers reveal, it is still not clear where the students became infected.(Unsplash)
While the outbreak has led to speculation that coronavirus may be more prevalent in Mexico than official numbers reveal, it is still not clear where the students became infected.(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 04, 2020 03:18 PM IST
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Mexico City | ByReuters

Hansi’s historical sites now den of drug addicts

Even as the Hisar administration is planning to start a special bus service to take tourists to various historical sites in the city, it is faced with a peculiar challenge— most of these sites have become a safe haven for drug addicts and have been encroached upon by squatters.
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Updated on Mar 04, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hisar | By, Hansi (hisar)

Post re-evaluation, Panjab University-affiliated college student’s marks revised from 6 to 69

PU says there was a printing error in the marksheet of PGGC-11 student
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Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByDar Ovais, Chandigarh

Suicides: Chandigarh saw 41% jump in suicide cases in 2018, second-highest in country

As per the record, 88% suicide victims had studied up to class 12 or less and 87% of them earned less than 1 lakh a year
In 2018, there were 160 suicides in the city, while in 2017 there were only 113 cases.(Getty Images)
In 2018, there were 160 suicides in the city, while in 2017 there were only 113 cases.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

Fourth accused in Chandigarh double murder case held

Two college students were shot at an apartment in Sector 15 on December 19
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Updated on Jan 03, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Two college students shot dead in Chandigarh

Two college students were shot dead at their rented apartment in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The victims have been identified as Ajay and Vineet, both in their early 20s. Police suspect it to be a case of old rivalry. While Vineet was a second-year BA student at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Ajay was pursuing MA course from GGDSD College, Sector 32, said superintendent of police (SP, city) Vineet Kumar.
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Updated on Dec 19, 2019 01:10 AM IST
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As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

On some campuses, the number of students seeking treatment has nearly doubled over the last five years while overall enrollment has remained relatively flat.
More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.(Unsplash)
More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 26, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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A war of words is brewing, as Delhi-NCR prepares to ‘Speak For India’

Federal Bank, in association with Hindustan Times and Hindustan, has launched Delhi-NCR’s biggest inter-collegiate debate competition to hunt for the country’s best orators.
Raju Hormis, head of corporate social responsibility, Federal Bank believes Speak For India is giving students a platform for developing and acknowledging their oratory skills(Federal Bank)
Raju Hormis, head of corporate social responsibility, Federal Bank believes Speak For India is giving students a platform for developing and acknowledging their oratory skills(Federal Bank)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Oh my Greek God! Let’s talk about self-pleasure

A bunch of college students from Mumbai launched an initiative to encourage girls like them to talk openly about sex and female desire. Within a few months, they’ve earned a sizeable following, and the coveted blue tick from Instagram
Ohmyhrithik.com, is a space for young women to express their fantasies, anonymously or otherwise(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Ohmyhrithik.com, is a space for young women to express their fantasies, anonymously or otherwise(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBy Anil Sadarangani

Odisha human rights body questions govt’s relaxation on MV Act

Expressing concern over the public resentment over strict enforcement of the provisions of the amended MV Act, Patnaik had given a three months’ breather to motorists so as to enable them get all their vehicle documents ready.
In their order, OHRC chairperson BK Das and member secretary Asim Amitabh Das said some people are bent upon not to abide by law and are obstructing officials from discharging the duties.(HT image)
In their order, OHRC chairperson BK Das and member secretary Asim Amitabh Das said some people are bent upon not to abide by law and are obstructing officials from discharging the duties.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 08:58 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

High decibel horns, silencers fall silent as steep fines put off youngsters

The youth are now running scared of the hefty penalties that high decibel pressure horns and modified silencers attract after enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act from September 1
According to the amended Motor Vehicles Act, any horn or modification to the silencer , which produces noise more than 80 decibels, is not allowed.(HT PHOTO)
According to the amended Motor Vehicles Act, any horn or modification to the silencer , which produces noise more than 80 decibels, is not allowed.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

Video games blamed for school shootings if culprit is white

Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”(Unsplash)
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 12:29 PM IST
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