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The Bihar Legislative Council today passed seven bills including the Bihar Private University (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which paved way for running private universities from rented premises in the state.


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today stressed on the need to set up a University Service Commission to expedite recruitment of teachers.

New VC appointed
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The Nalanda International University today rusticated a student who was suspended on the charge of sexually harassing fellow students, while Sunaina Singh was appointed as the university's new vice-chancellor.


Four women were killed and eight others, including a minor were injured when a vehicle carrying pilgrims from here met with a road accident at Chapar in Assam's Dhubri district today.


The ongoing session of Mizoram Legislative Assembly, which commenced from March 14 for presenting the state's annual budget, was today adjourned sine die by Speaker Hiphei.
The state budget of Rs 8,803.10 crore for 2017-18 was passed during the session.


Customs sleuths today seized 906 gram of heroin worth Rs 90.7 lakh from a train at Forbesganj railway station here, officials said.


Security forces caught one NSCN (K) militant from Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence sokesman said today.

Baripada (Odisha)

The headmaster of a school was arrested today for allegedly sexually abusing three minor girl students in this district, police said.


The mercury soared above 43 degrees Celsius mark in five Odisha towns today, with the IMD issuing heatwave warning in the state during next 48 hours.


President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the River festival 'Namami Brahmaputra'(Obesiance to Brahmaputra) here tomorrow.


A seminar cum workshop on Women Empowerment was organised in Metro Railway, Kolkata On Wednesday.


During the first three months of 2017 Bengal farmers have achieved some significant success, particularly in the field of potato and onions.  To encourage this new farming effort, Spencer’s Retail has initiated from today sales of giant-sized onions from its hyperstor

Dr. Sasha Raikhy

This year Women’s Day theme focuses on Equality in the World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.
Although workplace world is changing for women, we are still long way to go for “Work place equality”. We need more focus on equality of pay, leave entitlement, especially paid maternity and extended child care leaves, special leave entitlements for family & elderly care, protection during pregnancy, sensitivity during breast feeding leadership positions & even sexual harassment at work place.

Pandurang Hegde

India is one of the mega diversity countries in the world with different types of forests. Officially 20 per cent of geographical area in the country is under forest cover. The National Forest Policy (1988) aims to increase the forest cover to one third.
According to India State Forest Report released in 2015, the forest cover has increased by 5081 square kilometres between 2013 - 2015, increasing the carbon sinks by 103 million tonnes.

Pakistan recently declared that the Gilgit-Baltistan area of the Pakistan occupied part of Jammu and Kashmir is its fifth province, knowing full well that Pakistan has no locus standi in that land which is an inalienable part of the Indian State of J & K and Pakistan is in illegal possession of it. India immediately protested to Pakistan and made it clear that no unilateral action by Pakistan can make a patently illegal occupation legal and legitimate.