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IIT Kharagpur to launch undergraduate research programme by year end

The new programme will fund select research ideas proposed by students on a competitive basis.
education

Muslim girls less likely to drop out of school than boys at higher education level

A study by IIT-Kharagpur researchers shows that while boys drop out to support their families, the attitude towards educating girls among Muslims is changing.

ConQuest 2018 finalists from eastern region were chosen in Kolkata

Two teams from NUJS, Kolkata, and IIT Khargpur won this regional round and will now be headed for final national round to be held in Bengaluru.
A file photo of IIT-KGP Main Building

All-women teams bag top 3 positions in Smart India Hackathon at IIT

The teams devised innovative prototypes for the agriculture sector such as smart drip irrigation, mechanical harvesters and soil testers.

On Camera

Tablighi Jamaat will have to change its ways in post-Covid world order

Jamaat’s religious puritanism can’t be an excuse for endangering public health, nor can its criminal negligence in keeping infected foreign preachers be condoned.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.