Statistics show less than half of engg graduates get job through campus placement

NEW DELHI, DHNS: Though higher education institutions in India produce lakhs of engineers every year, less than half of the graduates get job opportunity through campus placements. The placement figures of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are better than other engineering colleges in the country as over 60% of their students are recorded to have job offers during placement drive on campus. But, the premier technical institutes also witnessed a fall in the placement of their students by 5% last year over those of the previous year.

K'taka polls: Cong releases first list of candidates, Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari

The Congress today released its first list of 218 candidates for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections, which includes the names of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state party chief G Parameshwara.
Siddaramaiah will contest from the Chamundeshwari Assembly seat and Parameshwara will be in the fray from the Korategere Assembly constituency.
The list also includes the names of some state ministers as party candidates for the polls.
The results of the election will be out on May 15.

Outrage over ticket denial to 12 MLAs

Sitting MLAs denied ticket B B Chimmankatti (Badami) Makbul S Baghwan (Vijayapura City) R Ramakrishna (Gulbarga Rural) Manohar Tahasildar (Hangal) B N Shivannavar (Byadgi) B M Nagaraj (Siraguppa) N Y Gopalakrishna (Ballari) H P Rajesh (Jagalur) Shivamurthy Naik (Mayakonda) G H Srinivas (Tarikere) K Shadakshari (Tiptur) S Jayanna (Kollegal) Rebellion exploded in the ruling Congress on Sunday with supporters of sitting MLAs raising a banner of revolt against the party for denying tickets to their leaders.

Not In My Name, say people after Kathua, Unnao incidents

Hundreds of people today participated in a protest march called "Not In My Name" at Parliament Street in the national capital against increasing incidents of rape and atrocities on Dalits and minorities. Gurgaon-based filmmaker Saba Dewan led the protest. The protest included artistes and students, who vented their anger over the incidents and claimed that Muslims in the country were living in fear. They said the rights of Dalits and Adivasis were being questioned. The protest comes as two incidents of rape in Jammu and Kashmir and in Uttar Pradesh provoked outrage across India.

Pak army chief backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes, including Kashmir

The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistan's Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. Bajwa's remarks came during his speech at the passing-out parade of cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul on Saturday, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the country's armed forces.