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CAT for IIMs to be computer-based this year onwards

Common Admission TestA change over to computer-based examination from the 33-year-old paper-based examination system Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted for admissions to the country's seven IIMs, is on the cards this year onwards!

The prestigious management institutes - at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Shillong, and Kozhikode, - have arrived at a consensus for changing over to an online Internet-based CAT, which will bring to an end the gargantuan task involving a lot of paper work and logistic arrangements for conducting the test.

Radio Pakistan comes to the aid of Dalits in India

Radio Pakistan comes to the aid of Dalits in IndiaAbohar, April 28: Instead of looking at its country’s depleting reputation in the world for being a haven for terrorists and the Taliban in Swat Valley, Radio Pakistan’s prime concern is the welfare of lower caste people in India.

In the latest Punjabi Durbar programme, Radio Pakistan has alleged that people belonging to the SC (Scheduled Caste) and ST
(Scheduled Tribes) in India are subjected to inhuman treatment in India.

Noted Yakshagana artiste Chipparu Krishnayya Ballal passes away

Noted Yakshagana artiste Chipparu Krishnayya Ballal passes awayNew Delhi, April 28: Noted Yakshagana artiste, Chende and Maddale player Chipparu Krishnayya Ballal passed away on Monday while performing a Chouki Puja, a ritual worship performed in the green room before the main performance in Bangalore. He was 80.

Ballal, who came to Bangalore on April 24 as a member of the Edaneeru troupe for a weeklong programme in various parts of the city, performed till Sunday.

CPI-M’s Yechury blames BJP for Babri mosque demolition

CPI-M’s Yechury blames BJP for Babri mosque demolitionPatna, Apr 28: Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

Yechury also criticized the Congress for failing in its duties to prevent the national shame.

“The BJP played the role of the murderer and the Congress failed in its duty as police captain to protect the Babri mosque,” Yechury said at a press conference here.

Law Minister denies attempt to save Quattrocchi

Law Minister denies attempt to save QuattrocchiNew Delhi, Apr 28: Union Law Minister H R Bhardwaj on Tuesday dismissed BJP leader L K Advani''s allegation that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was working at the behest of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government and clarified that no attempt has been made to save Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, the lone surviving suspect in the Bofors payoff case.

We need to undertake challenge of providing gainful employment: Ansari

We need to undertake challenge of providing gainful employment: AnsariNew Delhi, Apr 28: Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday acknowledged an immediate need to undertake the challenge of providing gainful employment to millions of youth, who are in need of it.

Addressing the ''JRD Tata Young Entrepreneurs Awards'' at the Conference on ''Entrepreneurship - A Solution to Youth Unemployment'' organised by Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, here today, Ansari said: "We need to comprehend the dimensions of the problem of youth unemployment."

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