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That Letter From Italy? Lazy Postman Hides Mail For Three Years

LA STAMPA (Italy)

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ROME- Ever mail something that just flat disappears? Wondering where it wound up? For thousands of Italians whose mail was lost, the only consolation is that they now know where it went. For some, the answer may be exactly what they'd feared: in a pile in some lazy postman's house.

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Simone Ramella

Two hundred kilograms (440 lbs) of mail was discovered by an Italian police Carabinieri unit in the small town of Agosta, east of Rome, with some dating back to 2011 reports La Stampa. Officers discovered the bags of mail during a normal patrol, spotting the emblem of the Italian Post Office. Eventually, they traced the mail to a 50-year-old mailman who, on occasions, had left work early -- leaving letters and parcels undelivered to businesses and homes -- and just bringing it all back to his house, to throw it away later.

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The surviving post was sent back to the distribution center to be delivered (better late than never!) to the addressees. The postman was charged with multiple offenses including property infringement and suppression of correspondence.

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India Higher Education Inferior Complex: Where Are The Foreign University Campuses?

The proposed UGC guidelines are ill-conceived and populist, and hardly take note of the educational and financial interests of foreign universities.

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M.M Ansari and Mohammad Naushad Khan

NEW DELHI — Nearly 800,000 young people from India attend foreign universities every year in search of quality education and entrepreneurial training, resulting in a massive outflow of resources – $3 billion – to finance their education. These students look for greener pastures abroad because of the lack of quality teaching and research in most of India’s higher education institutions.

Over 40,000 colleges and 1,000 universities are producing unemployable graduates who cannot function in a knowledge- and technology-intensive economy.

The Indian government's solution is to open doors to foreign universities, with a proposed set of regulations aiming to provide higher education and research services to match global standards, and to control the outflow of resources. But this decision raises many questions.

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