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What UK’s new visa rules mean for Indian students and migrants, as per experts

If this policy is tweaked to restrict visas to only “the best and the brightest” and curb the influx of students, Indian students will be the most affected.

With the number of Indian students pursuing higher education in UK expected to rise to 170,000 by 2025, any policy amendment will have direct impact on the number of Indian students choosing the UK as their study abroad destination.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 24, 2024 11:44 AM IST

International Tea Day 2024: Step into the world’s best tearooms and houses

Celebrate International Tea Day 2024 by exploring the world's finest tearooms and houses, from historic Kyoto to modern New York, offering unique tea culture.

Discover the best places to enjoy a perfect cup of tea and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this beloved beverage.(Pexels)
Published on May 21, 2024 08:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Bee Day: Bees are buzzing again in Goa as locals, govt promote beekeeping

Globally, May 20 is celebrated as World Bee Day. As bee population is declining in Goa, locals are stepping up to create awareness about importance of bees.

World Bee Day 2024: With bee population declining considerably in Goa, concerted efforts are being made by individuals and the state government to encourage beekeeping.(Freepik)
Published on May 20, 2024 08:18 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election: Remembering Sanyogita Rane, Goa’s first & only female MP

With BJP having fielded Pallavi Dempo as its first female Lok Sabha candidate in Goa, old-timers remember Sanyogita Rane, the state's first and only female MP.

Sanyogita Rane was known to be one of the most talking members in the Parliament and she raised many questions about issues ailing Goa.
Published on May 06, 2024 04:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections: Remembering Peter Alvares, Goa’s first member of Parliament

As Goa votes on May 7, old timers remember Peter Alvares, the man who played a key role in Goa’s liberation and later elected as its first MP.

A view of the old Parliament building.
Published on Apr 28, 2024 04:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections: It is raining cash, alcohol, drugs, freebies in Goa

Between March 1 and April 13, cash totalling ₹15.64 crore, more than 1 lakh litres of alcohol, precious metal worth ₹3.78 crore have been seized.

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded on April 19.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 11:16 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections: When only ‘privileged’ Goans were eligible to vote

On May 7, 11,66,939 Goans will vote for 2 seats. But during Portuguese regime, voters had to be educated and taxpayers to be eligible to vote.

Eligible voters had to be educated, had to pay taxes and the voting age was reduced from 25 to 21 years for married men. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 03:58 PM IST

Study Abroad: All about UniCreds’ 50 lakh Fly High Scholarship

UniCreds' Fly High Scholarship Program offering up to ₹50 lakhs scholarships for Indian students aiming for higher education in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada

Study Abroad: All about UniCreds’ <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 lakh Fly High Scholarship(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 05:01 PM IST

Study Abroad: Take a look at University of Glasgow’s new India Merit award 2024

The University of Glasgow is among the world's top 100 universities, and its brand new India Merit Award is a huge incentive for Indian students.

All you need to know about University of Glasgow’s new India Merit award 2024(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 02:32 PM IST

Eid Special: 10 most beautiful mosques in the world

As the world gets ready to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, let’s discover some of the most beautiful mosques in the world.

As the world gets ready to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, let’s look at some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. (Unsplash, AP)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 11:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Know all about migrating to world’s top 3 happiest countries

Finland, Denmark & Iceland are the world’s top 3 happiest countries.

Migrate to happiest countries: Finland, Denmark, Iceland(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 02:51 PM IST

Study Abroad: 10 most affordable universities every Indian student must know

Worried about finances for an education abroad? Don’t. There are several affordable universities, with a few not charging even a single penny as tuition fee.

Study Abroad: 10 most affordable universities every Indian student must know(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 03:58 PM IST

Planning for Goa for Good Friday/Easter holidays? Do not miss these festivals

From a ‘joyful horse’ dance to walking on embers, a festival of thieves and Shigmo, this holiday shun the touristy attractions and partake in Goan festivals.

Planning to be in Goa for Good Friday/Easter holidays? Do not miss these unusual(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 03:34 PM IST
By, Delhi

Beverage Travel: Check out iconic Irish dry stout and the best pubs in Dublin

Want a beoir? Then, say sláinte. Beoir is Gaelic for beer and sláinte is cheers in Irish. Know this and more before stepping into Dublin.

Explore the rich beer history of Ireland and Dublin's iconic pubs(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 17, 2024 12:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

10 most expensive universities in the world that every Indian student must know

Studying abroad can be a huge financial challenge, especially if one is planning to enrol in one of the world’s best universities/colleges.

If you add the annual cost of attendance (including tuition fee, accommodation, food, travel, insurance, etc.) it could touch a staggering <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>73 lakhs and above.(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 11:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Fasting and flying during Ramadan? Here’s what airlines are offering

Several airlines are offering special Iftar meals and traditional culinary delicacies in their lounges as well as flight discounts during the month of Ramadan

Fasting and flying during Ramadan? Here’s what airlines are offering (Photo by Twitter/SaudiAirlinesEn)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 02:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Study Abroad: All About DET, English test accepted by 5,000+ programs worldwide

Duolingo English Test is an online-only English Language Test that is now accepted by all major universities worldwide, with India being its largest market.

Interested in studying a good course abroad? Getting a scholarship can make it much easier for many students.(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 10, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Heading to the Ed Sheeran concert today? Know all the dos and don’ts

Ed Sheeran is performing in India today. Here's all you need to know about tickets, parking space and more at the Mumbai concert.

Ed Sheeran will be in Mumbai for a concert on March 16.
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 08:53 AM IST

Women's Day 2024: Meet the women raising the spirit of the alcohol sector

India’s alcoholic beverage market is targeted to touch $64 billion by 2030 and is now being driven by a slew of women. This Women’s Day, meet a few of them.

The Indian alcohol market that is projected to grow at 8.61% (2024-2028) is being driven by a slew of women - as head honchos, founders, master brewers, and brilliant bartenders. This Women’s Day, meet a few of them.
Published on Mar 08, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Tinder launches Let’s Talk Consent, an online course on consent

Tinder has launched Let’s Talk Consent, a first-of-its-kind online self-learning course focused on interpersonal consent.

Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, has launched Let’s Talk Consent, a first-of-its-kind online self-learning course focused on interpersonal consent. (Unsplash)
Published on Mar 06, 2024 04:05 PM IST

Crisp whites and bold reds in Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region

Plan a trip to Hunter Valley in Australia to meet the passionate winemakers, sample world-famous vintages and sip semillon in the sun.

Home to 150 wineries, Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest wine region.(F Delventhal - Flickr: Hunter Valley Means Vineyards, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16222015)
Published on Mar 02, 2024 09:22 AM IST

Beverage Travel: Beer and beer bath in Prague, the world’s drinking capital

Known as Beer Drinking Capital of the World, Prague is the best place for beer lovers. Here, you can also soak in a vat filled with beer. That’s a beer bath.

Known as the Beer Drinking Capital of the World, here’s all you wanted to know about beer in Prague, including beer baths & beer spa.(Freepik)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 04:29 PM IST

Study Abroad: 71 UK universities offering 210 postgraduate GREAT scholarships

For the 2024-25 academic year, 210 GREAT Scholarships are being offered by 71 UK universities to students across 15 countries.

This year, 25 UK universities are providing 26 postgraduate GREAT scholarships to Indian students.(AFP)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 03:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Going abroad to study? Know these insurance, banking and tax essentials

Every Indian student should know the basics of insurance, banking & taxes in their study-abroad destination.

Choosing a suitable insurance is of utmost importance. So is understanding banking options.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 12:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Study Abroad: Ireland Virtual Education Fair on February 8

Ireland is hosting a virtual education fair on Feb 8 where students can interact with HEIs and Visa Office along with seminars with faculty and alumni session.

Ireland is hosting a virtual education fair on February 8 wherein students can
chat and have video interactions with HEIs and Visa Office along with seminars with faculty and alumni session. There is no participation fee and registrations are open.(Handout)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 06:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Study Abroad: How a student must successfully apply to an Ivy League institution

How difficult is it to get admission? Here’s all a student should before applying for admission to an Ivy League school

Study Abroad: How a student must successfully apply to an Ivy League institution(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 02:58 PM IST

Explore the unforgettable scotch whisky trail in Scotland

Annually, over 1.6 billion bottles of Scotch Whisky are shipped from Scotland to around 180 markets around the world.

There are nearly 150 active whisky distilleries spread across Scotland, which are split into five whisky-producing regions: Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside.(Scotch Whisky Association)
Published on Feb 04, 2024 12:59 PM IST

Explore the finest wine experiences in France’s Bordeaux

With 270,000 acres under vine, 5,300 wine growers, 13,000 wine brands and 300 wine merchants, Bordeaux is where Bacchus is at his glorious best.

This year, Bordeaux Fête le Vin, the annual wine tourism festival will be held from June 27-30 on the banks of the Garonne.(Freepik)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 02:36 PM IST

What Indian students should know about France as a study abroad destination

With President Macron reiterating that France is willing to welcome 30,000 Indian students by 2030, the focus is now on France as an destination for Indian.

France has a large number of higher education programmes available, accessible to foreign students whether they speak French or not.(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 01:51 PM IST

University of Birmingham’s £1 million scholarships for Indian students open now

The University of Birmingham has announced a series of scholarships worth more than £1 million. Applications for 2024-2025 academic year are open now

Study abroad Scholarship for UK in 2024: University of Birmingham’s £1 million scholarships for Indian students open now (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 03:59 PM IST
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