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Symbiosis Nagpur to allot 25% seats to locals, with a 15% fee concession

In a significant move that may catapult Nagpur into a major education hub in central India, Symbiosis International University (SIU) gained a foothold in the city. In a grand ground breaking ceremony at Wathoda, Dr SB Majumdar, Chancellor and the Founder President of SIU, laid the foundation stone of the universitys Nagpur campus on January 6, 2017. The Symbiosis group is investing 250 crores on the campus, which will be spread across 75 acres of land near Bhandewadi garbage depot. The presence of Nagpur stalwart leaders – chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and union minister Nitin Gadkari ? at the event underscored the significance of the event for the city. Both the leaders didn’t deliver any speech though, because of the model code of conduct having been implemented in the wake of local body elections in Nagpur.

The Principal Director of Symbiosis Society Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, in her speech during the event, said, My father Dr SB Mujumdar established Symbiosis Society in 1978. We now have campuses in Nashik, Hyderabad and Noida. We wanted to have a campus in Central India since quite sometime. So, we zeroed in on Nagpur for the campus, which will also impart education students from other parts of India and the world. I’m glad to announce that is going to be Symbiosis second largest campus after Pune. For the first time in the history of Symbiosis, we have reserved 25% seats for the local students (domiciles of Nagpur) with a 15% fee concession.

Yeravdekar (while referring to the 25% reservation) even chuckled as she said that now Nagpurians would no longer have to send recommendations for admissions through CM Devendra Fadnavis and Nitin Gadkari! She further added, Like our Hyderabad and Nashik campuses, even Nagpur campus will not be located in the heart of the city. This causes a gradual development in the local area around the campus. I have often been asked as to why did we choose east Nagpur (lesser developed area) over west Nagpur for setting up our campus. But, let me tell you, we were more than happy to build our campus in east Nagpur. With more and more of students graduating from here, would come more industries. This is how a city develops economically. My father is of the view that the local people should be empowered first.

Yeravdekar also said that Nagpur, being an aviation hub, courses in aviation and airport logistics, along with a top-notch architecture centre, would also be provided to the students.

Dr SB Mujumdar, in his speech, focussed on the need of skill development. He said that if students are skilled enough, they won’t have to run behind jobs, rather companies would chase them. Our priority shouldn’t just be getting employed. It should also be to become a good human being, said Mujumdar, addressing to a sizeable number of students in the audience. Stressing on the need of Indian style of education, he said, When we can design our own Indian model of universities, do we really need universities like Oxford, Cambridge, etc??

Dr Siddharth Kane, VC, Nagpur University, said, Nagpur, since few years, has been growing at a fast pace. It’s now known as the educational hub. Telling a tale of his interaction with a student, the VC said, I once asked a management graduate from Symbiosis the meaning of the word symbiosis. As expected, he said it never really intrigued him to find out the meaning! I then told him that it’s basically a relationship between the two living beings or groups that depend on each other. In fact, I would like to say that it would be great for Nagpurians to get symbiosis education in this era of interdependence. Talking about medias comparative analysis between the two universities, Kane said, Recently, some newspapers even mocked Nagpur University by saying that now with Symbiosis campus in the city, Nagpurians would get the quality education they deserve!

Expressing his contentment while addressing the media persons after the event, the CM said, Students from Nagpur, Vidarbha and Central India have go to Pune to pursue their higher education. Thanks to Symbiosis, students will now be able to gain high-end skills in Nagpur too. Also, this would generate employment. I’m genuinely happy for Nagpurians.

Nagpur Mayor Pravin Datke, NMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar and Vice Chancellor Dr Rajani Gupte, were also present during the occasion.

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Nagpur: Speeding car runs over crowd killing cop, injuring 7 others




Juhi Kochar | Nagpur

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Kamptee resident Parseoni Police Station officer Jayant Vishnu Sherekar (42) was killed and seven others were hurt when a speeding car lost control and crashed into a crowd of people standing near an accident scene in Nagpur on Wednesday November 23 night near Naya Kund.

Police claim that a carelessly driven truck struck a car travelling in the opposite way. Vikram Singh Bais, the car’s driver, was stuck inside the crumpled car with blood gushing out from his body. To look after this incident, Sherekar and other Parseoni police officers sped over to the scene. A sizable crowd had formed at the scene of the collision, halting traffic.

According to the police, a second automobile entered the scene at a high rate of speed, slammed into bystanders who were standing on the road, and then sped off.

Seven other people, including officer Sherekar, suffered severe injuries. They claim that the policeman was confirmed dead by doctors after being taken to the hospital in a hurry.

The automobile that struck the officer and other bystanders was eventually impounded by the police, but the driver got away.

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Kejriwal accuses PM Modi of waving off huge loan defaulters ‘behind closed doors’




Avani Arya | Nagpur
In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP's corruption allegations on AAP.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, PM Modi

In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP’s corruption allegations on AAP. He said, ‘BJP accuses us of corruption, they have not found one paisa. They have filed 167 cases against AAP leaders over the last 7 years, out of which not one has been proved in court.’

There were protests by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees due to delayed salaries. Following which, BJP accused AAP for not releasing funds. To which Kejriwal replied, ‘In the last 5 years, we have given ₹one lac cr to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).. ask them (BJP) where it is now? kha gaye saara’ He added, ‘Give me CBI and ED for 24 hours, and more than half of the BJP party will be in jail’

Kejriwal further stated, ‘Modi ji gives free ki revdi, I do that too. While he does it for the rich, I do it for the public. He is waiving off huge loan defaulters behind closed doors. I do it openly for the benefit of the people. Providing schools and hospitals to the public is not free ki revdi, these acts are called as punya in Hinduism.’

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If I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it’ll be his, if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai: Salim Khan




Elina Nayak | India

Salim Khan

Salim Khan is one legendary screenwriter of Indian cinema. And also a doting father of his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita Khan. Be it supporting his kids, to making them realise the value of money and fame, he’s done all. He has also been an inspiration to many. 

Few years back, Salim Khan was asked in an interview why he never penned a script for his own son, Salman. The legendary screenwriter had a perfect answer, “When a person goes to anybody, they say, ‘I’ve an amazing script. You just hear it’. The other person might wonder, if you really have such an amazing script, why don’t you make it with your son. And if I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it will be his, and if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai.”

When asked about his retirement plans, he stressed on the fact that he doesn’t feel he can ever. Thanks to his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita – they all turn up to him for everything. “They come to me for everything. If there’s no petrol in their vehicle, they come to me. What can I do about the petrol? If their vehicle isn’t working, they come to me. Koi income tax ka notice aaye toh daddy ke paas leke jao. Toh mujhe fursat hi nahi milti. There are times when I get a call at night 11 that ‘daddy, they want to meet you’. Hence, I’ve stopped writing,” revealed Salim Khan.

He admitted that he got stuck in his personal life duties so much, that he can’t dedicate time to writing. “I now feel I can’t give so much time to my writing. I won’t be able to write professionally. Earlier I would do it with dedication and focus, now I can’t, so I thought better I give up. And I’m in a happy space now,” he signed up.

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