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Tripura: Class XII exams rescheduled to avoid clash with assembly elections, to start from March 8

By: PTI | Agartala |

Published: January 21, 2018 6:33 pm

This year, around 27,000 candidates will be appearing for Class XII examinations and nearly 55,000 students will sit for Class X examinations, TBSE president Mihir Kanti Deb said
The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has rescheduled Class XII examinations to avoid a clash with the ensuing assembly elections.“The Class XII examinations, which were scheduled to begin on March 5, will now commence on March 8 in view of the upcoming elections,” TBSE president Mihir Kanti Deb told reporters here Sunday.

Cost of a life at Bawana unit: Rs 200 a day

Written by Abhishek Angad
, Anand Mohan J
| New Delhi |

Updated: January 21, 2018 8:46 am

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Bawana on Saturday night.Forty-year-old Sunita, one of the two confirmed survivors so far, said she had started working at the unit two days ago: “I was getting Rs 6,000 per month… Rs 200 a day… I was packing gunpowder inside firecrackers when I noticed some smoke collecting.

Goalkeeper scores outrageous goal from own half; watch video

By: Express Web Desk |

Published: January 21, 2018 6:45 pm

Lugo keeper Juan Carlos scored an outrageous goal from his own half.On Saturday, Lugo goalkeeper Juan Carlos produced one of the all-time greats as he caught his Sporting Gijon counterpart Diego Marino off his line with a wonderfully weighted lob from inside his own half.

Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as new Chief Election Commissioner

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: January 21, 2018 7:22 pm

Om Prakash Rawat (Source: ECI)
Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), succeeding incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti to the post, the Law Ministry said on Sunday.AK Joti is expected to hand over the reigns of the Election Commission to Rawat on January 23.

How shutdown affects key parts of federal government

How key parts of the federal government would be affected by a shutdown:
A shutdown plan posted on the Treasury Department’s website shows that nearly 44 percent of the IRS’ 80,565 employees will be exempt from being furloughed during a shutdown.While they can be kept on the job, federal workers can’t be paid for days worked during a shutdown.

UK school forced to reverse hijab ban

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One of the UK’s leading state-funded schools which had hit the headlines as one of the first to impose a ban on the hijab for girls under eight has been forced to reverse its decision after widespread criticism.“The school’s uniform policy is based on the health, safety and welfare of our children.

Viswanathan Anand suffers shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik

(Source: File)
Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand’s quest for a record sixth title suffered a setback as he slumped to a shock defeat against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament, in Netherlands.Having done quite well so far, Anand went for unwarranted complications against Kramnik who was at his best to match his opponent.

Yamuna Expressway accident: One killed, two injured

By: PTI | Mathura |

Updated: January 21, 2018 7:18 pm

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Bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu draws flak from political parties

The bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu drew all-round flak from political parties, including the main opposition DMK, which accused the government of being ‘sadistic’ and giving a ‘thunderbolt’ to the people.The Tamil Nadu government last night hiked the fares of buses under State-run transport corporations and private entities approximately by 20 to 54.

Who Can Beat the Patriots?

Yes, it appears: Another season, another Patriots Super Bowl.The Patriots have won two of the last three Super Bowls and a minimum of 10 games for 15 consecutive seasons.