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U.S. delegation calls on Mayor
Ms. Felder also conveyed the message sent by the Mayor of Orlando with regard to making the Capital a sister city of Orlando so that exchange of technical know-how and use of modern technology in better management of civic amenities could be ensured between the two cities.
Mr. Verma told the delegation that the civic body was providing free education, supplying free textbooks and uniforms to children studying in its primary schools. Besides, cooked nutritious mid-day meal was also being made available to children free of cost.
Teachers meet Arjun Singh
The delegation requested greater allocation of funds from the proposed education cess and proper supply of mid-day meals, infrastructure facilities such as school buildings, furniture, laboratory, library, toilets, drinking water, free books to poor children and recruitment of teachers.
The Minister assured to take positive steps in this regard.
STFI president, D. Rami Reddy, led the delegation, it's general secretary, Tushar Panchanan, Treasurer, Pradeep Biswas, vice president P Rajagopalan and others accompanied him.
A team representing Kerala School Teachers Association also submitted a separate memorandum to the Union Minister on the functioning of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan in Kerala, a release of the Federation said here.
Bank, Amity tie up for loans
According to a press release issued by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Chairman and Managing Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce, B.D. Narang, and the Chancellor of Amity University, Ashok K. Chauhan, at the Amity Campus in Noida.
On the occasion, Dr. Chauhan, said: "Amity University will continue to add new courses to respond to the market dynamics. The University is engaged in imparting professional as well as technical education with commendable placement tack record and there has been no compromise on quality."
As per the MOU, Amity University's students would be provided with education loan at a special interest of 9.75 per cent for loans over Rs.4 lakhs. However, loans up to Rs.4 lakhs would attract interest of 10.25 per cent.
`Aspirin can check heart attack'
He said garlic has the same properties as aspirin, but it was not a substitute for acute heart attack chest pain.
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