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Indians top list in Asia category in overseas education, claims study

More and more parents are sending their children overseas for higher education with around 62 per cent of the parents in a poll saying they sent their kids to foreign universities in 2017 as against 47 per cent in 2016, claims a study.The findings are based on the study of over 8,000 parents across 15 countries and territories which found that 42 per cent parents would consider sending their children to universities abroad, compared to 35 per cent in 2016.Ambitious parents in Asia are boosting the trend where India leads the tray with 62 per cent of the parents doing so, followed by Indonesia (61), China (59), Hong Kong (52), Malaysia (51) and Singapore (47), as per an HSBC report.”With the rise of the information economy and a challenging job market, education has never been more important than it’s today. Parents know this and they are willing to go to great lengths to secure the right education for their children,” HSBC group head for wealth management Charlie Nunn said in the report.Asian parents appear to be much more focused on the competitive advantage an overseas university can offer their child, it said.Parents see the main benefits of a university education abroad as being to help their child gain international work experience (49 per cent), develop foreign language skills (49 per cent) and to be exposed to new experiences, ideas and cultures (48 per cent).Overall, the US is the most considered international education destination (47 per cent), ahead of Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany and France.Nearly 73 per cent parents consider a foreign university education for their kids and are ready to make a significant financial contribution for the same.The overall average cost for an undergraduate and postgraduate degree abroad is around USD 1,57,782 (USD71,580 for an undergraduate and USD 86,202 for a postgraduate course), it said.Around 45 per cent of parents would go further and consider buying a property in the country where their child is studying, claim survey.

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In the name of Charlie! Every dog in Vikhroli to have a feast

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the interveniong night of November 30 and December 1, 160 stray dogs in VIkhroli area are going to have a feast. They will be served rice, dal and chicken by a family that actually serves them food everyday without fail. However, what’s special this time is December 1, marks the birth anniversary of Charlie, one of the pet dog the Singh family lost on November 8. Another pet dog in the family, Blackie, also celebrates his birthday on December 1.Actually, the Singhs, who reside in Vikhroli East, have two special days every year when they go serve the dogs in their vicinity with special food. However, this year, they have decided to even the common public. Daniel Singh, took to the online platforms and announced the feeding of the strays. “We do this every year. This year, we have invited people too to come along with us and this will spread awareness about what we do. There are many who help us as we require 400 kilograms of rice a month, more than 1 kilograms of chicken and other products and it’s a big task for us to get it on a daily basis. But we somehow manage, there are people who do support,” she said.On November 30, they will be in the day feeding some 60 strays and in the night around 100-110. “There are some dogs who don’t ventur out in day time, while some come out only in night so on Charlie’s Birthday, whom we lost on November 8, we will be feeding all the starts with special food, a pulao or biryani like wholesome meal.”Most of the meal is sponsored by the salary of Singh’s brother. Those who want to be there on November 30 can personally visit and feed or even contribute to them.Normally the Singh’s on every Thanksgiving and Christmas feed the dogs with special food, and this year also they are continuing the tradition just that the day has changed. Their home is filled with stray dogs whom they have adopted and all of them stay with the family.

CRPF man killed in highway terror attack

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>For the third time in three days, terror revisited the Kashmir valley on Monday when terrorists attacked Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, killing one soldier and injuring six others, apart from a 10-year-old girl, near Sempora-Pantha Chowk on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.The incident took place in the afternoon when Charlie 97 (C/97) election company of the CRPF was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu for poll duties. Militants surfaced near Sempora in the Kashmir valley and fired indiscriminately on a civil bus carrying the CRPF men. Of the six soldiers who were wounded in the process, one later succumbed to his injuries while in hospital.“The militants targeted the vehicles of C/97 election company. Six of our jawans were injured. One of them later embraced martyrdom. Two others are critical and have been put on ventilator support. A civilian girl was also injured,” Rajesh Yadav, the CRPF spokesman for Kashmir, told DNA.The slain soldier has been identified as Head Constable Basappa. The injured soldiers are constables Bhoor Singh Meena, Bharat Bharti, Rambabu and Dwarka PD, and Head Constable Devidas Kawle.The CRPF exercised maximum restraint during the incident to avoid civilian casualties and other collateral damage. “There is a lot of civil transport and civilian movement and there is no point in firing when you do not know where to fire,” Yadav said.More than 250 companies of paramilitary forces are being deployed for poll-related duties in the Srinagar and Anantnag constituencies, where bypolls will be held on April 9 and April 12 respectively.

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