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Britain shows interest in tying up with Kerala B-school


May 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Britain is keen to forge ties with the city-based Asian School of Business (ASB) for conducting collaborative studies in areas like climate change, agriculture and energy, ... Read more...

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Elite Himachal school in trouble over land deal


May 14th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) The 40-year-old chapter of academic excellence being run by Dalhousie Public School (DPS) may be slammed shut, with a one-man commission of the Himachal Pradesh government ... Read more...

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NCC to redefine training philosophy


April 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon redefine its training philosophy to provide its cadets skills needed to face challenges of the new millennium.To thrash ... Read more...

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IIT-Kanpur alumni heading city’s administration, police


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, March 23 (IANS) Call it a coincidence or routine bureaucratic reshuffle, the industrial city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh now has two former IIT-Kanpur students heading the administration and ... Read more...

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Shiv Nadar Foundation to run 25 schools across India


September 14th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Shiv Nadar, one of India's better known information technology entrepreneurs and noted philanthropist, Wednesday announced that his foundation will run 25 schools in India by ... Read more...

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GM Viswanathan Anand pleased with children taking to chess


July 6th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) World chess champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand Wednesday expressed happiness that young minds are taking to the game."It is heartening to note that young children ... Read more...

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Harvard named world’s top university


March 11th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Harvard has been ranked as the top university in the world, a new research has revealed.Cambridge has been named as the most highly regarded universities in the world, ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights - 6


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday.* Earnings for 2010-11 set to exceed Rs.1 lakh crore.* Integrated suburban network ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 4


February 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Upgraded class of air conditioned travel to be introduced shortly.* Anti-collision device, ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets Kapil Sibal over student union poll issue


October 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi met Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal here today to discuss the issue of student elections not being held in three ... Read more...

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Rahul bats for student elections — with Sibal (Second Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Saturday after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi that the issue of student elections not held in three Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets Sibal over student union elections (Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday said the issue of student elections not being held in three Uttar Pradesh universities would be forwarded to the ... Read more...

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Education key to empowering people: President


October 28th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said that education is the most potent instrument for empowering people and called upon schools and teachers to promote high moral and cultural ... Read more...

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Indian student wins scholarship to study in Canada


August 13th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): Sanjana Rajgarhia from Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai has been conferred the Council of International Schools (CIS) Student Award for Canadian University Study, in recognition of her ... Read more...

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President Obama announces Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge


February 20th, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The first annual Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge, to promote academic excellence, was announced on Friday by President Barack Obama and the Department of ... Read more...

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Karnataka should maintain lead in IT, BT: Governor


January 26th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj Tuesday called upon the government to ensure that the state maintained its lead in information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT). "As a frontrunner in ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to await apex court verdict over deemed varsities


January 19th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to wait for the Supreme Court judgement on how to integrate students of 16 deemed universities in regular colleges. On Monday the ... Read more...

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Government to divest 44 universities of deemed status


January 18th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The central government Monday told the Supreme Court that it was all set to divest 44 universities of their special "deemed university" status as they were being ... Read more...

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Liberhan suggests revamp of civil, police recruitment


November 25th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The recruitment into the civil and police services should be extensively revamped and aptitude, education and experience should be preferred over academic excellence, the Liberhan Commission that ... Read more...

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Sibal asks new central universities to have common entrance test


October 13th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said the new central universities should conduct a common entrance test for admissions, while having different courses from one another. "The ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan diplomat who advocated power sharing is sacked


July 19th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) One of Sri Lanka's most outspoken diplomats who consistently argued for devolution of power to the country's minorities has been sacked by Colombo.In one ... Read more...

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Boy makes Patnaik say ‘let there be light’


June 6th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) A small village in Orissa, like many in the country has been without electricity. A boy with a desire to study didn't let that come in his way ... Read more...

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Second sex scandal in South African school ‘disappoints’ Oprah


April 1st, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey is 'disappointed' as her all-girls boarding school in South Africa has been hit by a second sex scandal since opening two years ago.According to the ... Read more...

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School sex scandal disappoints Oprah Winfrey


April 1st, 2009 - 11:00 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Oprah Winfrey is disappointed due to the sex scandal news coming out of her South Africa girls school. Few students of the school are been accused of sexually harassing fellow schoolmates ... Read more...

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Badal pays surprise visit to village school, rewards kids


February 17th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday paid a surprise visit to a government-run school in this district and rewarded 20 students from poor families with Rs.5,000 ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice inks deal with Hollywood agency


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has inked a deal with the William Morris Agency (WMA).The deal will focus on books, lecture appearances and new business initiatives ... Read more...

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Malay Indian party to monitor development of Tamil schools


October 4th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , Oct 4 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress will continue to monitor the development of Tamil schools in the country and extend its help in their growth.Deputy Minister in ... Read more...

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Tata scholarships for South African university


August 5th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, Aug 5 (IANS) A prestigious scholarship programme announced here will see Tata Africa providing funding to allow postgraduate students at the University of the Witwatersrand to research projects for ... Read more...

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Trouble may spark student exodus, fear Darjeeling schools


June 19th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Darjeeling (West Bengal), June 19 (IANS) The unrest in the Darjeeling Hills over a separate state of Gorkhaland is casting its shadow on the many schools here, including some of ... Read more...

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Honorary doctorate for Pallam Raju


April 1st, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, is to confer an honorary doctorate on Minister Of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju for his "outstanding achievements and ... Read more...

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Less sleep may increase childhood obesity risk


February 8th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has revealed that less sleep can increase a childs risk of being overweight or ... Read more...

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