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‘There is no manual for a university. You need vision and good faculty’

‘There is no manual for a university. You need vision and good faculty’

With Gurgaon University (GU) in the works, TOI’s Rohit David spoke to Professor Shyam , the founding vice-chancellor of Ambedkar University, Delhi (), on his experience of establishing a university in Delhi to serve specific needs of students in NCR (Delhi University, being a central university, is open to students from across India), and the challenges he faced. An academic […]

2 kanwariya groups vandalize homes, molest women

2 kanwariya groups vandalize homes, molest women

KOLKATA: Two groups of Kanwariyas at a Lake Town neighbourhood clashed with each other on the eve of Independence Day, allegedly molesting and dragging women out of their houses, vandalizing cars and motorbikes, shattering window panes and ransacking houses, terrorizing residents of the area for the next two nights. Rivalry over which group would take out the “bigger and grander […]

Chinese monk’s paintings at Indian Museum show

Chinese monk’s paintings at Indian Museum show

KOLKATA: Indian Museum is all set to host an exhibition of paintings by Chinese Buddhist monk Dachan from August 17 to 27. The exhibition curated by French art curator Astrid Narguet is currently touring the world. From Kolkata, the exhibition will fly to Sao Paulo, . Narguet has been curating the exhibition since 2016, when she came across it at […]

Netizens split over police video to support docs

Netizens split over police video to support docs

KOLKATA: A Kolkata Police video — uploaded on — on why doctors should be treated with respect has cooked up a storm on social media. While several hailed the initiative, a significant section shared their personal experiences with doctors and hospitals and questioned cops on the redress system in cases of medical negligence. The arguments and counter-arguments — including replies […]

70-year-old lauded for foiling Lake suicide bid

70-year-old lauded for foiling Lake suicide bid

KOLKATA: An elderly morning walker, suffering from heart problems, dived into the Lake on Saturday to foil a woman’s attempt to drown herself. For his brave act, fellow morning walkers felicitated Subhash Gupta (70) with a citation during a flag hoisting ceremony on Wednesday at Safari Park inside . Around 7.45am on Saturday, Gupta — who has undergone coronary-artery stenting […]

1st coin-operated e-toilets at Rabindra Sadan

1st coin-operated e-toilets at Rabindra Sadan

KOLKATA: The state government is planning to install coin-operated, self-cleansing public toilets and is likely to get the first facility. Disclosing the plan on , urban development minister Firhad Hakim said the toilets would be automated. will have a coin slot caliberated for a pre-determined amount for its use. “A person will have to pay the requisite amount using coins […]

Women protesters disrupt DTCP demolition drive

Women protesters disrupt DTCP demolition drive

GURUGRAM: Officials with the enforcement wing of department of town and country planning (DTCP) managed to partly demolish an unauthorised in Sadhrana village amid heavy opposition, mostly by protesters, on Thursday. A team of 12 DTCP officials and over 60 cops from the Sector 10A police station visited the unauthorised colony on Thursday. The DTCP officials had planned to raze […]