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JNU security guard cracks university’s entrance exam

A security guard at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to study at the college after he cracked an entrance exam of the prestigious university. Ramjal Meena, who is securing the fences of JNU since 2014, has cleared the entrance examination for the admission into BA Russian (Hons). “I come from a village in Rajasthan. I was a bright student but I couldn't continue my education due to financial constraints. Later, I completed my graduation through distance education & now I am pursuing my post-graduation. As I started working here in JNU from 2014 I got the inspiration to study more, it was then I decided to continue my education,” Meena told ANI about his struggles and passion to complete his education.

Watch: Unique ‘Cricket Ganesh’ temple attracts enthusiasts in Chennai

A cricket enthusiast in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai has built a ‘Cricket Ganesh’ temple where the Ganesh idols could be seen in different cricketing avatars. Ramakrishnan, who is the founder of temple, said he is a Ganesh devotee, and always wanted to set up a temple of Hindu god since there was no Ganesh temple in his society in Anna Nagar East. Ramakrishnan named the temple ‘Cricket Ganesh’ following India’s famous test victory against Australia in Kolkata.

Watch: Is Bengaluru heading for a 'dry run'?

Bengaluru, with a population of around 10 million, consumes approximately 1.4 billion litres of water in single day. 58 per cent of its sewage water can be treated and reused. Much of that waste water is being pumped into the city’s many lakes. With a crisis looming large, the IT capital of the country is supposedly heading the Cape Town way. ET's Indulekha Aravind dives deep to find out what lies ahead for the city and its people.

Egg prices have jumped by up to 40 per cent

Egg prices have jumped by up to 40 per cent to Rs 7-7.50 per piece in retail markets in most parts of the country, hit by tight supply, Poultry Federation of India President Ramesh Katri said today


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