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Hyderabad Girls College Lifts Kurti As Dress Code After Protest

Following massive protests, Hyderabad's St Francis College for Women on Monday withdrew the directive that made wearing knee-length kurtis mandatory

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The students had been protesting against the dress code, which, they alleged, was an attempt at moral policing, since August. Wikimedia Commons

Following massive protests, Hyderabad’s St Francis College for Women on Monday withdrew the directive that made wearing knee-length kurtis mandatory for students.

The students had been protesting against the dress code, which, they alleged, was an attempt at moral policing, since August.

Many students objected to the decision to impose a dress code in the midst of a semester, while some said that they could not afford to refresh their wardrobe at the will of the college administration.

Far from bringing uniformity among students, the diktat for a dress code emanated from a patriarchal mindset, the protesters said.

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College girls in Kurtis seen in some college. Wikimedia Commons

The students trying put forward their points before the management claimed that they had to hear regressive comments such as parents sending them to the educational institution in order to “get good marriage proposals” in the future.

With the situation worsening on Friday after some students were allegedly hackled by security guards for wearing shorter kurtis than required by the dress code, protests intensified on Monday.

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In a bid to strike a conversation with the management, the protesting students blocked the entrance gate.

The students were euphoric after the college administration decided to lift the dress code requiring the students to wear long kurtis. (IANS)

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Bitfury to Set up a Blockchain Innovation Centre in Hyderabad

The Bitfury Group, the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world, plans to establish a Blockchain research and innovation centre in Hyderabad

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Blockchain District on Saturday forged new partnerships with Bitfury and Indian School of Business (ISB). Pixabay

The Bitfury Group, the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world, will establish a Blockchain research and innovation centre in Hyderabad.

Bitfury, a billion-dollar tech giant on Saturday entered into a partnership with Telangana’s Blockchain District in this regard.

It will also offer courses, necessary incubation and mentoring support to all associated members.

Blockchain District on Saturday forged new partnerships with Bitfury and Indian School of Business (ISB).

ISB will be offering co-working space, access to investor network, business expertise and many more benefits to Blockchain District startups.

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Bitfury will also offer courses, necessary incubation and mentoring support to all associated members. Pixabay

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Infornation Technology, Electronics and Communications Department, Government of Telangana launched Blockchain District logo and website on the occasion.

Ranjan said that after several rounds of consultations with industry and academia, the government conceptualized Blockchain District, which aims to be among the world’s top 10 leading Blockchain technology ecosystem by proactively driving key initiatives for developing talent pool, infrastructure, research and innovation and community building.

“Blockchain District provides a platform which enables the stakeholders to collaborate, co-create and build solutions in blockchain technology, which today is at a nascent stage, but has enormous potential in the coming years,” said Ranjan.

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The Bitfury Group, the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world, will establish a Blockchain research and innovation centre in Hyderabad. Pixabay

“Telangana being the hub of innovation and technology would always strive to be the first mover in tech-domains,” he added.

Government of Telangana, IIITH, C-DAC and Tech Mahindra are the founding members of Blockchain District.

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MLR Institute of Technology was also onboarded to extend support in research and development and incubation. (IANS)