NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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Welcome to Open Thread, Our New Fashion Newsletter

This year should be particularly jaw-dropping, since the exhibit the gala celebrates is a one-woman show dedicated to Rei Kawakubo, the founder of the Japanese brand Comme des Garçons, and only the second living designer ever to be granted a retrospective at the museum. (The first was Yves Saint Laurent, in 1983.) Ms. Kawakubo’s work challenges all conventional notions of beauty, femininity and the way garments are constructed; she dares to go where most designers — and, frankly, people — do not. Once, I talked to her backstage after a…

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Larsen ice crack continues to open up

The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread. The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January. If the fissure propagates just 20km more, it will free a tabular berg one-quarter the size of Wales. That would make it one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, according to researchers at Swansea and Aberystwyth universities, and the British Antarctic Survey. News of the lengthening crack in the 350m-thick floating ice shelf on the eastern side…

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Girls Inc. partners with Nebraska Medicine to open health clinic

Girls Inc. members are going to get a real-world lesson in how to navigate the health care system. A health clinic will open in December at Girls Inc. headquarters, near 45th and Maple Streets. The clinic, in partnership with Nebraska Medicine, will serve as a primary care location for Girls Inc. members — girls ages 5 to 18. The nonprofit runs after-school programs for girls. Services offered at the location will include school and sports physicals, chronic disease management, wellness checks, reproductive health education and treatment for illnesses, such as…

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Super Saturday: Sindhu and Sameer enter Hong Kong Open final

NEW DELHI: PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma made it a Super Saturday for India as they entered the Hong Kong Open Super Series final in women’s and men’s singles respectively. Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu defeated Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong 21-14, 21-16 to reach her third Super Series final. Cheung, who had beaten former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal on Friday, was up against a charged-up Sindhu whose breathtaking smashes and returns draw awe from the crowd who were rooting for the local favourite. The first game went…

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Opportunities open for students from other nations in US

Thiruvananthapuram: The United States would continue to draw students from other countries to pursue their studies in universities and colleges in the country, a senior official of the US Consulate General here said Saturday. “I do not think so”, said Charles Luoma Overstreet, Consular Chief when asked if there would be any slowdown in students travelling to United States for studies in the wake of Donald Trump becoming the President-elect of America. He said universities and educational institutions in the United States are strong and offer a lot of opportunities…

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Haryana May Soon Have Open Jails

AMBALA: Haryana government is considering opening a few ‘open’ jails in line with the ones operating in states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. Talking to mediapersons today, Director General (Prisons) Yashpal Singhal said that he had talked to the DG (Prisons) Rajasthan recently and got the details of working of such jails there. “The necessity of setting up such jails is being examined. There are 18,000 inmates in various central and district jails in Haryana, out of which hardly 30 per cent are hardcore criminals,” said DG Singhal. He also said that…

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12 Killed, Many Injured After Terrorists Open Fire In Assam’s Kokrajhar

  HIGHLIGHTS Terrorists open fire at a market in Assam’s Kokrajhar 13 people have been killed, many injured Security forces kill one terrorist, others escape KOKRAJHAR: A dozen people were killed and many injured after two terrorists in army uniform opened fire at a crowded market near Assam’s Kokrajhar town. The terrorists came in an auto-rickshaw and started firing at a weekly market at Balajan Tiniali, around 220 km from Guwahati. One of the attackers also threw a grenade, setting off a fire at a building. Security forces killed one terrorist…

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