Roorkee

  • Woman kidnaps 3 minor children from Mathura railway junction 14-04-2014 08:41 AM

    A woman has allegedly kidnapped three minor children of a family on a pilgrimage to Kaliyar Dargah in Roorkee after befriending them at Mathura railway junction, police said on Sunday. The woman disappeared along with the children, Raj (5), Sana (2) and Saba (3), late Saturday night, and was yet...
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee 04-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Ninety per cent undergraduate students at IIT-Roorkee received campus placement offers this year from globally renowned companies, with the highest international placement offer standing at Rs 73 lakh. As many as 1,047 out of 1,631 students registered at the institute got job offers from global giants like Google and Microsoft...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of...
  • Father-son duo to serve as IAS officers in MP 24-03-2014 02:47 PM

    In a first instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh, a father-son duo will be serving together as IAS officers in the state. Iqbal Singh Bains who is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch is now on deputation to New Delhi while his son Amanveer Singh was alloted the...
  • Gates Foundation selects IIT Roorkee to increase sanitation in India 22-03-2014 11:15 PM

    Six Indian institutions were on Saturday selected for financial aid from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work out solutions to the poor sanitation levels in the country. The institutions were given two years to develop innovative, safe and affordable technologies to improve sanitation. Eram Scientific Solutions and Amrita...
  • 25-year-old IIT Roorkee student hangs himself to death 13-02-2014 02:44 PM

    An IIT Roorkee student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan inside his room in the hostel premises at Roorkee in Haridwar, police said on Thursday. 25-year-old Udai Tanajirao Biradare, a second year M tech student at IIT Roorkee was found hanging from the ceiling fan of...
  • IIT Roorkee professor found murdered with his throat slit 29-08-2013 12:51 PM

    A senior professor at IIT Roorkee, was found dead at his flat on the campus with his throat slit, a senior police official said on Thursday. The maid servant found the 60-year-old Arun Kumar, a senior professor in the Electrical Computer Science Department of the Institution, lying in a pool...
  • Anna Hazare accuses UPA of betraying nation 17-04-2013 08:00 AM

    Roorkee: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday threatened to return the Padma Bhushan conferred upon him, accusing the UPA of betraying the nation on the issue of Lokpal. "This is an unpardonable betrayal of the nation...I don't want any awards from a government which does not act against corruption," Hazare...
  • Dutch woman tourist pushed out of running train 15-11-2012 07:33 PM

    Roorkee: A woman tourist from Holland was injured after she was pushed out off a running train by an unidentified person who robbed her in Haridwar district, police said on Thursday. Flair de Noozle (34) from Holland was going to Amritsar by Dehradun-Amritsar Express on the night of November 12...
  • Short of faculty, IITs may hire foreign teachers 08-09-2010 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a massive shortage of well-qualified teachers, the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have mooted a proposal for hiring foreign nationals as permanent faculty members. With one-third teaching positions lying vacant, the proposal as a solution to meet the unprecedented staff crunch is expected to be deliberated...