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“There are many ambiguities in the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act.MLAs, It is the choice of bowlers that will attract maximum attention. Mohammed Shami probably the best fast bowler in India was summoned to nets after his warm up game in the Vijay Hazare Trophy He has recovered from injury and if the think tank feels he is fit enough to withstand the rigours of a five-day Test he will certainly play His pace wrist position and bowling acumen are such that he would be an asset on the wind-swept hills of Dharamsala He along with the pacy Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma would be the ideal three-pronged pace attack They will be a handful for the Aussie batsmen for sure If Shami is not fit enough to play the replacement would clearly be Bhuvaneshwar Kumar a wily swing and seam bowler Obviously Jadeja is indispensable; especially after he got that quick-fire 50 in the previous Test It added a new dimension to a player who has already carved a name for himself with his incisive left-arm spin bowling right through the season?t know names of my brother?small pieces of glass cut in various shapes, said his nephew Mohsin.10 data 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connects up to 10 2G/3G devices and one more through USB The JioFi device is now cheaper by Rs 900 and is available for Rs 1999 from the company’s website For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Taberez Ahmed Neyaz | Updated: October 11 2014 8:57 am Related News There has been much debate about improving the global rankings of Indian universities Many consider these university rankings to be skewed towards Western countries But this view fails to account for the performance of Japan South Korea China Singapore and Hong Kong which do well in these world rankings In the 2014 Times Higher Education rankings for instance there are a total of 24 universities in the top 200 from these countries Others argue that Indian universities should participate in the rankings even if they are biased in favour of the West in order to measure where they stand in comparison to others This view is supported only by a minority and faces strong resistance There is a need to create India-specific rankings of universities that can also involve Saarc nations a view supported by the prime minister’s office Yet it isn’t clear how this India-specific ranking will help compare Indian universities with world-class ones But the common thread is that there are problems with the way research is conducted in India In order to find out why let’s consider the issue of research at two levels — doctoral research leading to a PhD and faculty research leading to publications Certain fundamental issues have badly affected doctoral research in India First there are problems with basic infrastructure for doctoral students even in the most reputed Central universities Doctoral students are not given working space In the absence of office space students prefer to stay at home instead of coming to university Although the University Grants Commission (UGC) has now started providing scholarships to all students enrolled in MPhils and PhDs there is no mechanism yet to create accountability Thus many students enrolled in a PhD programme work outside the university which they are not allowed to do in the West if they are recipients of aid Students are expected to teach or work as research or teaching assistants This is in contrast to India where PhD students are not allowed to teach and thus cannot grow as teachers or researchers As a result the final thesis is a haphazard piece of work Let me now turn to the faculty research which is a more serious issue After the introduction of the Academic Performance Index (API) score faculty members have been asked to publish in refereed journals or journals with ISBN numbers This means there is no difference between a top-tiered journal and one published from unknown places In other words though the UGC has introduced the API system there is no mechanism to monitor the quality of publications Although the Jawaharlal Nehru University has tried to categorise journals based on UGC guidelines not all departments participated One can also question the way the UGC has categorised journals based on the impact factor which is heavily skewed in favour of the sciences and engineering This is in contrast to most of the world’s top universities which rank journals and reward faculty members who publish in top-tier journals This categorisation is done by the respective departments This isn’t to say that papers published in less-known journals are of low quality Rather what is striking is that faculty members in government universities as well as in some private universities are unaware of such rankings No effort is made to provide direction to faculty members about publishing in top journals as for most teachers promotions are based on experience rather than contribution to research and publications I hear regular complaints about a lack of infrastructure including libraries and access to academic databases Finally the way the UGC has been awarding projects to different universities or faculty should be questioned It would have been easier for the UGC to check quality or create accountability by stipulating that the findings of a project must be published in top journals apart from the submission of a project report Despite the UGC funding so many projects every year most just produce project reports and no publications In some cases projects lead to publications in edited volumes which are unfortunately not given much weight in global evaluations of university performance It will be difficult for Indian universities to feature in global rankings unless there is a major structural overhaul of the existing system It is imperative though that India continue to participate in these rankings which would not only help judge one’s position relative to top-ranked universities but could highlight problem areas and help improve those metrics Hopefully the human resource development ministry will take note of the issues afflicting research in Indian universities and act to better it The writer teaches at Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 20 2017 4:11 am The oxygen gas plant at PGI (Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi) Top News THE POST Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will soon replace its existing 7kl (7000 litres) oxygen storage tank with a new 12kl (12000 litres) tank PGI officials said the new tank would enhance the oxygen storage capacity of north India’s premier medical hub Currently four oxygen tanks are there at PGI including two at Advance Pediatrics Centre (APC) and Advance Cardiac Centre (ACC) which are 10 kl each Two additional plants having a storage capacity of 12 kl and 7 kl respectively also supply oxygen to the hospital “The process has already started and we are expecting to replace the existing 7Kl tank with a newer one soon” said an official adding that in the newly set up tanks at ACC and APC a facility has also been added that if one of the tanks stop working the other would start supplying oxygen continuously Other than the oxygen storage tanks PGI also has oxygen cylinders on standby There are over 1000 oxygen points at the institute Medical gas system check According to officials the PGI administration recently ordered a check of the medical gas system at the institute following a tragedy in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh where children died due to shortage of oxygen at the hospital At a meeting on Thursday PGI Medical Superintendent Dr A K Gupta said after the Gorakhpur incident he had immediately ordered the concerned official to revisit the whole process of medical gas supply at the institute A note of the meeting seen by Chandigarh Newsline said the OIC (officer in-charge) confirmed the availability of adequate supply of medical gases and the present system was not likely to face any adverse situation It further said that the engineering services department “may be impressed by the urgency of upgrading the medical gases supply system at PGI” Not only PGI other city hospitals too maintained that adequate supply of oxygen was available Dr A K Janmeja director and principal of Government Medical College and Hospital at Sector 32 said the hospital had a proper system in place to ensure continuous supply of oxygen A Chandigarh health department official said additional cylinders were on standby at the hospitals to meet any exigency apart from supplying oxygen regularly For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | Published: October 14 2014 3:23 pm Rohit Bal’s creations (Source: IANS) Related News From Mother Nature to weavers designers used the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring-Summer (WIFW SS) 2015 as a platform to pay tribute to them However the gala where technology met fashion was low on B-Town glam The fashion gala which concluded Sunday saw participation of 124 designers out of which some drew inspiration from Kashmir Assam and Benares and also from Japan China and Africa Opened by Aneeth Arora her collection had summer-friendly pieces like cotton khadi dress shorts chanderi tops blue denims as well as cotton and silk shirts in colours like white blue green and orange Oriental inspiration was part of designers like Alpana Neeraj and Atsu Sekhose collections and they even familiarised the attendees with Japanese culture on the runway If Japan-inspired creations grabbed eyeballs the nomadic culture of Xining capital of northwest China’s Qinghai Province was the focal point of Urvashi Kaur’s spring-summer line She made extensive use of tassels pom-poms tapes and ribbons on garments which had a lot of Chinese-inspired necklines Nachiket Barve’s show transported the attendees to Africa Fascinated by the continent Barve came up with the “Kalahari” collection an atypical tribal wear it had everything that decodes fashion – front slit skirts palazzos and more Mother Nature inspired Gauri and Nainika’s collection With a modern and stark silhouette the collection was primarily designed in the striking colours of earth like white blue green and shades of grey was an ode to nature Organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) the five-day event was held at Pragati Maidan here Even Kavita Bhartia collection’s was “an ode to master artisans and karigars” Denim which has returned to the ramp was the focal poing of Rajesh Pratap Singh’s collection He also made sure that the weavers whom he addressed as his “colleagues” actively participated in the show The collection brought forward Singh’s love for raw selvedge denim made with pure natural indigo In the fashion circuitm stoles are considered trendy but this time Poonam Dubey and Chhaya Mehrotra made our own “desi gamcha” a fashionable The traditional ‘gamcha’ (cotton stole) a must have for people in the states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar got a fashionable twist This time there were two off-site shows too – on the opening Tarun Tahiliani braved dust storm for his show at DLF Emporio and wowed fashionistas with colourful and artistic ensemble His clothes had lots of draping in blue and orange hue; red with yellow and more Inspired by the works of London-based artists Amrit and Rabindra — The Singh Twins Tahiliani’s range reflected elements from their paintings The grand finale held at Quli Khan’s tomb with Qutub Minar as its backdrop by Rohit Bal was truly larger than life The Kashmiri designer presented “Gulbagh” inspired by the rich and the lush Mughal gardens in the valley However the Bollywood quotient was not so overwhelming Arjun Rampal walked for Bal while Aditi Rao Hydari turned showstopper for Payal Singhal singer-actress Monica Dogra for Kanika Saluja and tennis star Sania Mirza turned heads in designer Ritu Pande’s creation Evergreen actress Rekha though didn’t make her presence at the fashion gala Wendell Rodricks paid homage to the icon through his collection Neha Dhupia who was the Twitter face of Wills Lifestyle tweeted live from the venues Apart from that there were other initiatives taken to mix technology with fashion The FDCI launched the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week app in partnership with Sently for Android Play Store with an aim to connect designers with visitors at the event A Wills Fashion Drone was also seen flying over the venue and capturing the best moments of the fashion week Wills Fashion Tag (Radio-frequency identification – RFID) was back for the second time Through RFIDs fashionistas at the venue were spotted sharing stories of their WIFW experience with their friends on social-networking sites They could click a selfie tell friends about what they’re up to and what their mood was If that was not enough Wills Rock the Ramp – 360 Degree Selfie was another initiative that attracted the attendees Fashionistas were seen flocking towards the selfie booth that had a mechanical arm fitted with a Go Pro camera which rotated and captured a 360 degree video For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon:West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet has informed the club of his desire to leave and no longer wishes to play for them manager Slaven Bilic revealed on Thursday Payet 29 joined West Ham from Marseille in a reported 107 million ($131 million 123 million euros) deal in 2015 and had a sensational first season scoring 12 goals and supplying 12 assists But with West Ham lying 13th in the Premier League table and amid speculation linking him with a return to Marseille the France international has decided he wants out File photo of Dimitri Payet AFP "We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Dimitri Payet does not want to play for us" Bilic told a press conference But he added: "We are not going to sell him" Bilic has asked Payet to stay away from training and said he would not feature in Saturday’s home game with Crystal Palace Payet signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract last February and Bilic seemed annoyed by the player’s stance "We have said hundreds of times we don’t want to sell our best players He’s definitely our best player" he said "That’s why we gave him a long contract and then a new contract four months later I phoned him with that and he refused to play for us I have a team to manage "He’s probably been tapped up by some clubs or whatever That is usual at this time of year "But until he changes his attitude he is out of the team and he’s not going to train with us But we are not going to sell him" Payet is reported to be the top January transfer target for Marseille coach Rudi Garcia who previously worked with him at Lille between 2011 and 2013 The Frenchman’s departure would be a major blow to West Ham and their fans for whom Payet has become a terrace darling Despite the stand-off between player and club Bilic remains hopeful that Payet has not played his last game for West Ham "I expect him to come back and show commitment and determination to the team like the team has shown to him" said the Croatian "I have spoken to the club the chairman and the vice-chairman It’s not a money issue We want to keep him That’s it" After a seventh-place finish last season West Ham have struggled to adapt to life in their new London Stadium home — formerly the Olympic Stadium — and were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City in the FA Cup last Friday Paris: Australia’s hopes of reaching a first Davis Cup final in 14 years were shattered on Sunday when Belgium fought back from an overnight deficit to win their semi-final 3-2 and set-up a title showdown with neighbours France Steve Darcis the 33-year-old World No 77 held his nerve in the deciding rubber in Brussels coasting to a 6-4 7-5 6-2 victory over Jordan Thompson a last-minute call-up by Australia skipper Lleyton Hewitt to replace John Millman Belgium’s David Goffin celebrates after winning against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios AP David Goffin had levelled the semi-final earlier Sunday by coming back to defeat Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 claiming his 15th win in 16 Davis Cup singles rubbers Nine-time champions France made the final by seeing off Serbia 3-1 in Lille and will host the Belgians in the 24-26 November championship match France won their most recent Davis Cup in 2001 before losing the 2002 2010 and 2014 finals Belgium made the final in 2015 losing to Britain Darcis won his 22nd Davis Cup tie but Goffin laid the foundation by winning both of his singles matches against Australia who claimed the last of their 28 titles back in 2003 "When David Goffin plays like that he’s one of the best in the world" said Kyrgios whose own record in the tournament now stands at seven wins and two losses "I can always do better but he was simply too good today" Goffin admitted he was in peak form firing 20 aces and 39 winners past Kyrgios "This was probably my best ever Davis Cup match" said the World No 12 "It was also the best match I have served in my career" Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back from a set down against Dusan Lajovic to lead France into the final Yannick Noah’s hosts went into the day needing just one victory from the final two singles rubbers to take an unassailable 3-1 lead against an understrength Serbia who were missing Novak Djokovic Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki ‘Tennis craze’ Lajovic had stunned Lucas Pouille in the opening match on Friday and he eased to the opening set only for Tsonga to find his rhythm and eventually cruise to a 2-6 6-2 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 win "It was a joy to finish it on the third singles for me for the team and for all the people who came to support us" said Tsonga "There were more than 18000 people it shows us that there is a craze for tennis in France" In the play-offs where the winners will feature in the World Group next season 2016 champions Argentina suffered the embarrassment of being relegated to the zonal groups after a 3-2 defeat to Kazakhstan in Astana Switzerland the 2014 winners edged Belarus 3-2 in Biel despite the absence of Roger Federer and injured Stan Wawrinka Boris Becker’s first outing as head of tennis with Germany ended with a 3-2 win over Portugal in Lisbon while the Netherlands overturned an overnight 1-2 deficit to beat 2012 and 2013 champions Czech Republic to win 3-2 in The Hague It is the first time in 11 years that the Czechs have lost their World Group status Hungary stunned Russia 3-1 in Budapest while 2005 champions Croatia who were runners-up last year also stay in the World Group with a 4-1 win against Colombia in Bogota Rising star Denis Shapovalov 18 led Canada to victory over India in Edmonton thanks to a 6-3 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 win over Ramkumar Ramanathan Japan’s tie at home to Brazil in Osaka was washed out for the second successive day and will be completed on Monday By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: January 18 2016 5:39 pm Slated to release on Friday the song titled “Dil kya kare (Did I love you)” is Mallika Sherawat’s first mainstream pop music video and she is said to be excited about it Related News Actress Mallika Sherawat will make an appearance in a music video with New York-based artiste Dasu Slated to release on Friday the song titled “Dil kya kare (Did I love you)” is Mallika’s first mainstream pop music video and she is said to be excited about it read a statement The song has been produced by Rishi Rich popular for giving music lovers songs like “U’n’I (Mere dil vich hum tum)” and “Bhare bazar” Known for films like “Khwahish” and “Murder” Mallika shot for the video in Goa For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: October 14 2015 9:01 am Khurshid Kasuri spent close to an hour with Dilip Kumar and wife Saira Banu discussing topics ranging from politics to films Related News Amid heavy security cover former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri visited Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar at his residence in Bandra Mumbai With Sudheendra Kulkarni in tow Kasuri’s convoy rolled in at 7pm yesterday (October 13) The former minister spent close to an hour with Dilip Kumar and wife Saira Banu discussing topics ranging from politics to films Watch Video:Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri With Dilip Kumar Elaborating on the reason behind visiting the Bollywood legend Kasuri said”Dilip Kumar Saab visited Pakistan twice secretly to bring Hindus and Muslims together I have disclosed it in my book (Neither a hawk nor a dove) as well He is one guy who can bring India and Pakistan together I gifted him my book and he signed and gifted me his autobiography To me this signed book will hold great significance I wish Dilip Saab a long and healthy life” Earlier in the day Kasuri visited Mani Bhavan and Jinnah house to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah respectively before making Dilip Kumar’s house his third stopover The ex-minister also declined possessing any knowledge about Dawood’s alleged whereabouts in Pakistan “I was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan and not the Interior Minister To say whether or not he(Dawood) was in Pakistan I was neither a spy nor the head of ISI” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPropelled by an impressive European Championship campaign Wales climbed 15 places to move into 11th two places ahead of England in the FIFA world rankings released on Thursday Chris Coleman’s charges reached the last four in France in Wales’ first major tournament since 1958 and lost to eventual winners Portugal Wales moved above neighbours England in the latest FIFA rankings AFP England the 1966 World Cup winners exited in the round of 16 after a humiliating defeat to Iceland which saw them drop two places to 13th Iceland the smallest nation ever to have qualified for the European Championship with a population of 330000 saw their fairytale run end in the quarter-finals but saw their rankings jump 12 places to 22 There were no changes in the top five rankings with Copa America finalists Argentina retaining top spot followed by Belgium Colombia Germany and Chile Five times World champions Brazil who failed to progress past the group stages of Copa America for the first time since 1987 are on the brink of dropping out of the top 10 ranked at ninth ahead of Italy European Championship finalists France jumped 10 places to move to 7th one place behind winners Portugal Top 10 (last month’s positions in brackets) 1 Argentina (1) 2 Belgium (2) 3 Colombia (3) 4 Germany (4) 5 Chile (5) 6 Portugal (8) 7 France (17) 8 Spain (6) 9 Brazil (7) 10 Italy (12) “When things don’t go our way, Whatever the outcome, but I’m never happy when I don’t win matches.

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The AMC general board elected them with majority vote on Tuesday morning. Dr M S Chadda, We have to carry forward the work he has done, Dev said Azadwho suffered a cardiac arrest on Fridaywas cremated at 12 noon at the Sector 25 Cremation ground His elder son Sanjeev Aggarwal lit the pyre Dev reached Azads home in the morning and from there the body was taken to Sector 16 Stadium where finance and sports secretary VK Singh and others paid homage LaterAzads body was taken to the cremation ground where hundreds of local cricketers paid their last respect Chandigarh MP Pawan Kumar BansalPCA officials MP Pandove and GS Walia also attended the cremation Former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma also attended the cremation My association with him was from the day I was seven-years-old He would take me on his scooter and would train me for hours at the stadium Nowadayscoaches like him are hard to find I will write a book on him later in my life His death is a big loss to cricket?” Doctorow’s journey into the hall of fame of American letters was enabled by his reputation as a writer of historical fiction.refers to ‘Pesticide on your plate’ (IE,away win after putting it across FC Pune City 1-0 in their?the game when a mistimed free-kick saw the ball fall nicely at?however,that steps should be taken forthwith to ensure the effective changeover to Hindi on the appointed day? Nehrus prompt response to the agitation and representation from Congress MPs from southern states was that English would remain the associate official language for as long as non-Hindi-speaking people wished it. A Bangladeshi national.

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If future studies confirm a cause-and-effect link between lower fitness and reduced academic performance, For all the latest Ahmedabad News, Assam, but never ever stopped entirely. and it was not until questions began to be raised in Congress that greater scrutiny was brought to bear on the accounting process. “The 2003 side is a much better side than we are at the moment.

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