Roorkee

  • Three killed in firing outside Roorkee sub jail August 5, 2014

    Three associates of a notorious criminal Chinoo Pandit were killed and five others injured on Tuesday when a rival gang of criminals opened fire on them outside Roorkee sub jail in Haridwar district, police said. The clash took place just outside the gate of the sub jail at around...
  • Law and order has touched all-time low in UP: Mayawati May 3, 2014

    Alleging total collapse of law and order machinery under Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh, BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said the Akhilesh Yadav government was playing into the hands of the mafia and underworld dons. "Law and order has touched an all time low in Uttar Pradesh with mafia and...
  • Woman kidnaps 3 minor children from Mathura railway junction April 14, 2014

    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 to...
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee April 4, 2014

    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 through...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars April 1, 2014

    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 Technology-Roorkee...
  • Father-son duo to serve as IAS officers in MP March 24, 2014

    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 MP...
  • Gates Foundation selects IIT Roorkee to increase sanitation in India March 22, 2014

    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 School of...
  • 25-year-old IIT Roorkee student hangs himself to death February 13, 2014

    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 his...
  • IIT Roorkee professor found murdered with his throat slit August 29, 2013

    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 of...
  • Anna Hazare accuses UPA of betraying nation April 17, 2013

    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 November 15, 2012

    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...
  • IITs split over joint entrance test, to meet PM June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are split over the joint engineering exam for all centralised institutions. While IIT Madras and Guwahati back the government's proposal on the new format, IIT Kanpur and Kharagpur oppose it. The All India IIT Faculty Federation is likely to meet the Prime...
  • Short of faculty, IITs may hire foreign teachers September 8, 2010

    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...
  • Petrol pump guard misses aim, shoots at two IIT students October 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Two students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) were shot at during an altercation between a petrol pump guard and another man in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday. Harish, 19, and Kake, 20, were admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital after they were fired at while...
  • Teachers at 2 IITs want pay raise, go on mass leave August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Hundreds of faculty members of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Bombay and Roorkee went on mass casual leave on Monday protesting disparities in pay. IIT Delhi professors will go on leave on Tuesday. "The pay hike given by the government is at least 30 per cent less at...