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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Prez Kovind to visit Siachen base camp today
New Delhi:
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit the Siachen base camp in Jammu and Kashmir today and interact with soldiers posted there, an official statement said yesterday. Siachen is considered as the highest battlefield in the world. "He will be the first president to visit this camp since the visit of the then president APJ Abdul Kalam in 2004. The president will also visit the Kumar Post,' a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Justice Chelameswar declines SCBA invite for his farewell
New Delhi:
Justice J Chelameswar, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court who retires on June 22, has declined an invitation from the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for his farewell function citing personal reasons, SCBA office-bearers said. SCBA president Vikas Singh said the bar body had met him last week to invite him for the farewell on May 18, which is the last working day of the Supreme Court before the summer vacation. "He declined the invite for the farewell function," Singh said.

Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary observed
Kolkata/Shantiniketan:
School and college students participated in prayer songs and a large number of people visited Rabindranath Tagore's ancestral house here on the occasion of his 157th birth anniversary which is celebrated amid fervour and gaiety across West Bengal yesterday. At the Visva-Bharati university in Shantiniketan, set up by the bard, the day began early with its students singing the 'Baitalik' (prayer songs) and 'prabhat pheries' (cultural procession in the morning). A special prayer was also held at Udayan, the house in Shantiniketan where Tagore had celebrated his last birthday in 1941.

French International School in Delhi now open for Indians
New Delhi:
The French International School here, which was set up in 1960 and has students from 47 nationalities, has now opened its doors to Indian students. The Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, made an announcement in this regard on Tuesday. "The Lycée Français International de Delhi (French International School in Delhi) has been here for decades now and yet is not quite well known in the Delhi education landscape. "We want this to change. LFID is not only a French school. It actually enrolls students from 47 nationalities. But believe it or not, it couldn't till last year enroll Indian nationals. This absurd situation had to change," he told reporters.

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