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Shemilt appointed VP, Sommet Education

New Delhi, Jan. 23 -- Pete Shemilt has been appointed as Vice-President (Marketing and Enrolment) of Sommet Education, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.

He will be based in London, United Kingdom.

In his new role, Pete Shemilt will be responsible for providing overall leadership and expertise to the international marketing and enrolment teams of Sommet Education, ensuring the institutions' growth and brand awareness across markets.

"Sommet Educati... Read More


BML Munjal University, the new hub for aspiring engineers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

New Delhi, Sept. 7 -- BML Munjal University (BMU), founded by The Hero Group, and located in Gurugram (National Capital Region of Delhi) has emerged as the new hub for aspiring engineers from the South. Prof. B S Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, BMU and senior staff members of the University were in Hyderabad on 7th April 2017 to strengthen this growing relationship by interacting with media persons and parents of students who hail from the city. ... Read More


Tagore's Memorial Auditorium in Colombo

New Delhi, July 25 -- India laid foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in the University of Ruhuna, Matara, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.

The foundation stone was laid by YK Sinha, High Commissioner of India on July 21, 2016.

As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of higher education, the Government of India is undertaking a project to set up the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in the U... Read More


India world's 5th largest military spender: 7 weapon systems govt is buying

India, April 25 -- India in April signed billion-dollar deals for the execution of two contracts to buy advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems from Israel and 155mm/52-calibre tracked self-propelled artillery guns from South Korea.

The deals were finalised days before a report released on Monday put India in fifth place on the list of the world's largest military spenders in 2016. The Stockholm International Peace Research ... Read More


Sukma attack an outcome of intelligence failure?

Raipur, April 25 -- At least 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred and six others were injured in a Maoist attack at Burkapal in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh yesterday.

This was the second attack in just over one month in the same district. The last was on March 11 when 12 security personnel were killed.

Despite having sophisticated weapons and training, each attack by Maoists leave the forces helpless. Yesterday's at... Read More


Life returns to normal in Srinagar after day-long clashes

Srinagar, April 25 -- Life returned to normal in summer capital, Srinagar, where day-long clashes between students and police left at least 20 people, including 12 security personnel, three of them officers injured.

Dozens of workers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation were put into service since early this morning to clear stones and bricks from the Moulana Azad road, particularly near S P Higher Secondary Institute and Government Women's Colle... Read More


DMK bandh gets mixed response in Tamil Nadu, Stalin held for blocking traffic

India, April 25 -- A one-day shutdown called on Tuesday by the Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu to express solidarity with the state's drought-struck farmers has hit business but buses and autos are moving as usual.

While shops, hotels downed their shutters in the capital Chennai and other parts of the southern state, government buses were seen on roads. Offices, too, were open.

DMK working president MK Stalin and his senior party colleagues were a... Read More


India world's fifth largest military spender: Seven weapon systems govt

India, April 25 -- India in April signed billion-dollar deals for the execution of two contracts to buy advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems from Israel and 155mm/52-calibre tracked self-propelled artillery guns from South Korea.

The deals were finalised days before a report released on Monday put India in fifth place on the list of the world's largest military spenders in 2016. The Stockholm International Peace Research ... Read More


TUT students in false prophets scam

Midrand, April 25 -- A number of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students at the Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa campuses have fallen prey to thieves claiming to be prophets. Ga-Rankuwa police spokesperson Capt Matthews Nkoadi said more than five students recently opened cases against the false prophets. The "prophets", both male and female, targeted items such as laptops, cellphones, money and even groceries belonging to the students. He said t... Read More


First-time NSFAS student funding limited

Midrand, April 25 -- Only 78 413 out of a total of 225 753 first-time applications for student funding by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) at tertiary institutions have been assisted. This was disclosed in a written reply by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to a parliamentary question from DA Member of Parliament Prof Belinda Bozzoli. Nzimande said financial help could only be provided to 27 020 out of 118 538 application... Read More